Vote Williamsburg for Best Small Town in the South

Williamsburg has been recognized yet again as a great place to live and to visit. 

As part of its search for the “Best of the South 2020,” Southern Living magazine has nominated Williamsburg for the title of “Best Small Town.”

There are 32 other towns on the list, located throughout the south and as far west as Oklahoma. Besides Williamsburg, however, only Fredericksburg was nominated from Virginia. 

The magazine is polling readers for their favorites among such diverse and fun things as bars, restaurants, new and historic hotels, barbecue joints, resorts and chefs. 

Jill Pongonis, media relations manager for the Williamsburg Tourism Council, told the WY Daily the nomination alone significantly raises the city’s profile. 

“They survey about 65,000 readers so the impact of the voters is definitely awareness and reaching a target market that is interested in this destination,” she said. “We do try to get our public relations team out there to . . . work with travel writers to expose them to the wonderful experiences they have here. It’s not by chance, it’s a collaborative effort.”

You can take the magazine’s online survey as often as you wish. Voters are eligible to win a grand prize of $2,500 for doing so. Voting is open until Sept. 16.

Southern Living Showcase Home by Wayne Harbin Builder opens TODAY!

Southern Living Showcase Home

Today is finally the day for the opening of the Southern Living Showcase Home! After months of construction by Wayne Harbin Builder, Inc., and amazing work by the vendors the house is finally open to the public.

Show dates are November 7, 8 & 9, 14,15 & 16, 21,22 & 23. The home is open from 10am-5pm each day.

Marketed exclusively by Liz Moore and Associates, there are a variety of events happening during the show. Plan your tour around any of the following.

Friday, Nov.7th       10 am                 Show Opens!
Friday, Nov. 7th      1 pm & 4pm      Meet the Designer with Christine Estep, Jackson Thomas Interiors
Saturday, Nov.8th  11 am & 2pm     Meet the Designer with Christine Estep, Jackson Thomas Interiors
Saturday, Nov.8th   11:30 am           Landscape, Belgard Hardscape & Outdoor Living with Brian Almond, Living Image Landscapes

Saturday, Nov. 8th   1 pm                  Cookie Decorating with Great American Cookies
Sunday, Nov. 9th      1pm & 4pm      Meet the Designer with Christine Estep, Jackson Thomas Interiors
Sunday, Nov. 9th      2 pm                  Cooking Demonstration with Center Street Grille

Saturday, Nov.15th   10:30 am         Landscape, Belgard Hardscape & Outdoor Living with Brian Almond, Living Image Landscapes

Saturday, Nov. 15th    2:30                Cooking Demonstration with Le Yaca
Saturday, Nov. 22nd   noon               Landscape, Belgard Hardscape & Outdoor Living with Brian Almond, Living Image Landscapes

Saturday, Nov. 22nd  2:30                  Cake Decorating with Cakealicious

Tickets can be purchased at the house for $12. Proceeds benefit Operation Finally Home and Habitat for Humanity.

Ride the complimentary shuttle from the Ford’s Colony Country Club, as there is no parking at the house.

Please no food, drink or high heels.

If you have any questions about this event, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999.