We’re Not Just Building
A Trail, We’re Cultivating
Local Economy!

The Virginia Oyster Trail is “journey of discovery” program highlighting the Virginia Oyster, focusing on coastal regions where Virginia Oysters flourish with their unique waterman/aqua-artisans businesses, inviting communities including places to eat, sleep, creative and cultural points of interests, events and activities.

Trail Member Benefits include:
•        Individual business profile on VirginiaOysterTrail.com
•        Inclusion on the Virginia Oyster Trail visitor map
•        “Virginia Oyster Trail” metalic locator sign
•        Use of Virginia Oyster Trail logo
•        Calendar & Digital Marketing via Facebook & Twitter
•        Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Online Trip Planner
•        Connective networking opportunities
•        Eligible to participate in trail-related marketing promotions
•        Eligible for entrepreneurial services

Enrollment is a 4 step process:

1. Read the Virginia Oyster Trail Participation Details.

2. Complete the Trail Site Application Form.

3. Submit payment after submitting Application Form.

4. Trail Site Review: Your Application is submitted to an approval process to ensure that your business meets the participation criteria. Once approved, you’ll receive an official “welcome,” with your login codes and trail sign.

  • Fee Structure
  • The Virginia Oyster Trail program recognizes a synergy with businesses that may already be enrolled as a trail sites on Virginia’s Artisan Trail Network. Qualifying businesses may choose to participate on both trails and in doing so realize a significant discount on their participation fees. Each trail program is distinctively unique with separate websites and participation criteria, yet they share a unified functional structure. In addition to the reduced fees, the unification utilizes a “one login code” system. This means that when you login to add information to your online profile or the event calendar, it will be visible on each distinctive website… a real-time time saver!
  • Payment Chart
  • A significant multiple‐trail discount applies to businesses that are already enrolled on the Artisan Trail Network.  Once you submit this application and log in as an artisan trail site, you will be prompted to a new payment window.  If you have questions, please contact the Artisans Center of Virginia.

  • Links to download mail-in applications (instead of using the online application):
    Virginia Oyster Trail Only Application
    Existing Artisan Trail Network Trail Site Adding the Virginia Oyster Trail
    Registering for both the Artisan Trail Network and Virginia Oyster Trail

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