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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Press Release - Economic Development Offers Locally Made Market Opportunity for Home Businesses

ORANGE COUNTY, Va. – The Orange County Office of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to host the return of the Locally Made Market at the Montpelier Hunt Races. To support and encourage local entrepreneurship, the Office is offering the opportunity to compete for free inclusion in a shared vendor tent. Three (3) home-based businesses will be selected to market and sell their product(s) at the 2022 Montpelier Hunt Races.

“We are excited to bring back the Locally Made Market for the second year in a row.  Last year’s vendors were extremely pleased with the exposure that the Vendor Village provided them. By offering this opportunity for home-based businesses to connect with the many visitors who come to the Montpelier Hunt Races, we can continue our commitment to growing and supporting entrepreneurship in Orange County.” noted Rose Deal, Economic Development Director.

Entrants must be registered home-based businesses situated within Orange County, current on all business and/or personal property taxes. To be considered for one (1) of the three (3) vendor spaces, businesses should submit a brief presentation (in Word or PowerPoint format) about their business, along with a fully completed application no later than Friday, July 30 29, 2022. 

For more information or assistance preparing your presentation, please contact the Economic Development Office at (540) 672-1238. Fully completed packets must be submitted via email to Rose Deal at, or via mail to P.O. Box 111, Orange, VA 22960. Full program guidelines and application can be found at

View the Official Press Release.