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"How to" Spotlight: How to spend your summer in Augusta County!


Open those summer calendars and book some time in Augusta County! We've got camping, farmer's markets, lakes, hiking, fishing, vineyards and breweries, and even places you can put your feet in the sand. 

For camping options, check out:

Shenandoah Valley Campground

Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA  

Sherando Lake

Shenandoah Acres Family Campground (the lake is now open!) 

Natural Chimneys Campground 

Does your family like to pick strawberries or eat food fresh from the farm? Looking for a local beer when it's hot out? Ever walked through cultivated fields of wildflowers and herbs and taken home an original bouquet? Use this map from Fields of Gold to find options throughout Augusta County.


For a festival experience, look into the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Three days of music, food, fun and beautiful scenery. Check out the festival line-up, and picture yourself there July 10-12.


Then there's Grand Caverns, Polyface Farms, and miles of hiking trails to explore. I love living in an area that offers so much that is so close to home. #goaugusta



Amanda Glover

Director of Economic Development





Competing with the Big Boys

How Independent Businesses Win and Keep the Customer

Special workshop!  "Competing with the Big Boys" will be held on Friday, June 19 from 8:30-10:30am at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. Offered by the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the workshop will focus on businesses creating and communicating their niche and offering exceptional customer experiences in order to out-maneuver larger competitors.

*Following the workshop, advisors will be available to meet with any business who would like a one-on-one appointment.
 Date and Time: Friday, June 19th, 8:30-10:30a.m.
Location: South Board Room, Augusta County Government Center, Verona
Fee: $10 for Greater Augusta Regional Chamber members; $15 for non-members.
Registration and appointment availability: www.ValleySBDC.org/register. 
Questions and contact info: sbdc@jmu.edu or 540-568-3227

This workshop is a collaborative partnership between the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Augusta County Office of Economic Development.


Let's talk Global

Schedule one-on-one meetings with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' (VDACS) international representatives, and learn how they can help you...


  • Assess your product's potential in international markets

  • Understand country regulations and identify partners and buyers

  • Learn about grant programs that pay export marketing expenses

  • And more!


Meetings will be held on:

  • June 22-Richmond

  • June 24-Blacksburg

  • June 25-Winchester

For more information, click here and call or email Caitlin Clark at
(540) 461-1246 or
caitlin.clark@vdacs.virginia.gov to schedule your meeting.

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