CLINTWOOD, Va.- This past Saturday, Dickenson County and the Town of Clintwood hosted the Wilderness Trail Region, Porsche Club of America (PCA), for an event that invited vendors, food trucks, and community members to Main Street, Clintwood.
The event, which is the first Backroads of Appalachia sponsored event in the county, brought over 30 booths, 4 food trucks, live music, a DJ, and hundreds of people throughout the day to Clintwood. Recently, Dickenson County and Backroads of Appalachia have formed a partnership to bring motorsport events to Dickenson County, as part of the county’s new plan to bring economic growth through diversification and creative outlets that incorporate the county’s multitude of assets.
“We are thrilled to partner with the town of Clintwood and our friends at Wilderness Trail PCA to bring a new event to beautiful Dickenson County” said Erik Hubbard, Director of Backroads of Appalachia. “Stayed tuned for many more events to come.”
Backroads of Appalachia takes a regional approach to Economic Development through Motorsports, Workforce Development through Motorsports, and supporting all local Businesses in the Central Appalachia Region.
The Saturday event featured a host of vendors showcasing their crafts, handiwork, and artisanship. Additionally, there was a host of civic organizations and groups providing games and treats for both children and adults. Local musicians, Ryan Clevinger and Brittany Avery Mullins, provided musical entertainment.
“We are extremely pleased with the turnout from the Saturday event. The Town of Clintwood was given an opportunity and they showed up.” said Dana Cronkhite, Dickenson County Director of Economic Development. “We are eager to continue this partnership and expand to other areas in the county. These events are not only fun for the community, but also allow for an incubator space for small startup businesses, which we know are instrumental in the future success and economic growth of our county”.