The Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo is the only one of its kind in Southwest Virginia and raises awareness of the diverse outdoor recreation opportunities that are abundant across the region. Local businesses, clubs, outdoor organizations, and others will be on hand to share information about these wonderful outdoor opportunities. This event serves as a platform for businesses, organizations, and communities to connect, network and build relationships that will increase economic development in Southwest Virginia. This event is made possible by the Friends of Southwest Virginia organization and is an Appalachian Spring community and economic development initiative.

This is the third annual expo and will be the first time the event is held in the New River Valley. Each of the two previous expos had over 1,000 visitors and nearly 100 vendors. The Expo is FREE with live music, craft beer and wine, raffle tickets, giveaways, and more. The event will be held April 22nd, 2017 in Radford’s Bisset Park on the bank of the New River from 10am – 4pm.

There is still time to become vendor and/or sponsor for the event. Vendors will be exposed to upwards of 2,000-3,000 visitors and will have the opportunity to connect with as many as 200 other vendors. Sponsors will have the opportunity to get exposure to tens of thousands of people in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Tennessee with the sponsorship benefits that are available. For more information and to become a vendor and/or sponsor please visit our website at or email James Jones for any questions about the event.

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