Trail participation is open to Virginia artisans, farms and craft venues that are members of the Artisans Center of Virginia and meet certain criteria, as well as to supporting trail site businesses that provide food, lodging or are a point of interest.
The Artisan Trail Network with its community loops are designed to attract visitors to artisan studios, agri-artisan farms and local craft businesses (Research, based on similar trails in western North Carolina, has shown that 97% of travelers make a purchase somewhere along the trail, artisan studios and farms have shown an increase of 23% in sales and craft shops and galleries reported a 28% increase in revenue).
As a trail participant, you have the opportunity to be featured in the Artisan Trail Network online trip planning section of the ACV website as well as having the added-value opportunity to advertise your location in a printed map brochure (deadlines for various trail regions vary).
Current Trail Systems Accepting Enrollment:
The Monticello Artisan Trail - encompassing Nelson & Albemarle Counties including the City of Charlottesville and other townships in their jurisdictions.
The Staunton Augusta Waynesboro Trail – encompassing Augusta County including the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and other townships within their jurisdiction.
The Virginia’s Western Highlands Trail – encompassing Alleghany, Bath, Craig and Highland Counties and the townships within their jurisdiction.
The O Shenandoah Artisan Trail encompassing Shenandoah County
Coming Soon! The Bedford County Artisan Trail encompassing Bedford County
Coming Soon! The Rappahannock County Artisan Trail encompassing Rappahannock County
Download Your Artisan Trail Enrollment Application:
Fill out your form and send it in with your fee. It’s that easy! Begin attracting visitors from all around the world right to your door by becoming a trail participant today! Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted about a visit to verify that your location meets all of the trail participation criteria listed in your trail area’s participation criteria.
Are you an artisan, agri-artisan or craft venue in one of the 19 counties of Southwest Virginia? Click here to learn how to become a trail participant on one of the Round the Mountain regional trails.
Select the appropriate application below to apply for trail participation:
Craft Artisans »
Agri-Artisans and 2-D Artists »
Craft-Related Business or Venue »
Are you a business or point of interest (such as a restaurant, shop, tourist location, etc.) that wants to participate? Then click here to learn more about becoming a Supporting Trail Site.