Bring Love To Your Town

by Dave Neudeck | Posted: Aug 17, 2011 | Updated: Sep 22, 2014

Comments: 110 Comments

LOVE Sign - Virginia is for Lovers

LOVE Sign – Virginia is for Lovers

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation – in a big way!

21 Virginia towns nominated themselves for the VTC Bring Love To Your Town event. Fans of the Virginia is for Lovers Facebook page will decide which town will get the LOVE artwork – a 16 feet wide eight feet tall installation to promote family vacations in Virginia.

Vote for your favorite but hurry – the vote closes at 5 pm on August 18. VTC will install the artwork on August 31 in the winning locality where it will be on display through September.


Thank you to all who voted in the Bring Love to Your Town event.  We appreciate your LOVE of Virginia’s travel destinations.  Out of the 21 towns who nominated themselves, Abingdon received the most votes and will display the LOVE artwork in September at the Barter Green.

Thanks to all the towns who nominated themselves to showcase that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.

Waynesboro – Constitution Park              481
Kilmarnock – Town of Kilmarnock Town Centre              572
South Hill – In front of the Norfolk & Western Caboose next to the Depot          1,096
Bedford Area Welcome Center              324
Norfolk Visitor Information Center              236
Lynchburg – Blackwater Creek Trail          1,031
Virginia Beach Visitor Center              453
Lexington/Buena Vista – First Catch Fish Market              451
Fredericksburg – Riverfront Park          1,535
Bath County – The Jefferson Pools and Visitor Gazebo in Warm Springs              220
Abingdon – Barter Theatre Green          5,665
Franklin & Southampton – Parking lot of EVB Bank              501
Newport News Visitor Center              251
Gloucester County Visitor Center, Roane Building                61
Mathews County – Mathews Court Green                47
Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau – Great Bridge Lock Park          1,267
Fauquier County – Barrel Oak Winery              469
Alleghany Highlands – Humpback Bridge          4,944
Smithfield & Isle of Wight – Windsor Castle Park              129
Rappahannock County Visitors Center                92
Roanoke – Gateway to Downtown          3,590

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Megan O

Three cheers for Fredericksburg!

Krissy D.

Sooo excited Abingdon won! love love love my hometown! 😀


Well that sucks. I moved to Springfield, VA and missed the Dupont Circle visit in DC and now it’s at the complete opposite side of Virginia. 🙁 Oh well….

Biff Downey

Congratulations to Abingdton…since Alleghany Highlands – Humpback Bridge received 4,944 votes…the near second largest, couldn’t they have the Art after Sept? Abingdon is twice the size and the Highlands had a very competitive showing.

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