Chamber seeks input on name for new event

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new international-themed festival to be held at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton Sept. 21-23, 2012. From the historical homes of England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa to America, the entire museum will come alive with demonstrations and tastings of food, beverages, art and entertainment as the public becomes a part of history.

Since the organizers of the Fortune/Williams Music Festival  made the decision that  2011 would be their last festival, the Chamber will now be taking over their dates and plans on continuing with the same format of Songwriters in the Round event on Friday and another concert on Saturday evening.

“We want this Festival to be your community festival and would like suggestions as to what it we should name it,” Chamber president Linda Hershey said.

Suggested names that have already been submitted are:

  • Frontier Roots Festival
  • Cultural Fest
  • Living Nations Festival
  • Celebrate! a Cultural Festival
  • Wine, Stein & Dine Festival
  • Toasting the Past Festival
  • Toasts, Tastes, & Traditions Fest

Email president@augustava.com with your choice from the above, or submit an entirely different name to consider prior to Dec. 5, 2011.



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