8 months ago
We are super stoked about the 2018 venue here in Virginia! As many of you know, we weren't able to keep the venue we had last year due to unforeseen circumstances, but we're on to bigger and better things! This year (and tentatively next!) the conference will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Front Royal, VA. To give you an idea of where this location is compared to last year, we're about 40 mins northwest of where last year's conference was held. Closer to the West Virginia border. This new venue brings with it some incredible new opportunities for our attendees, vendors, and speakers. Not only is the venue right off of the interstate, it's also in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, and minutes away from the state park. There are ample amounts of Air B&B locations, hotels, and lots of campgrounds! So many of you wanted to bring your campers or camp out last year—this year you can do exactly that at nearby locations on the Shenandoah River and more! There is once again a large open barn for speakers. There is a stage with bleachers. There are small pavilions for demos. And we will be renting several large commercial tents in case it rains, and for additional speaker and vendor space. On Saturday, there is an indoor flea market that takes place on the property in a separate building. You can shop for some awesome antique finds while you're there! There are several historic museums and locations throughout VA that we encourage you to see. With a straight shot on the interstate, you can make a day trip to Washington D.C. to see our nation's capital and museums. Or take a country drive to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, or Mount Vernon, Virginia. The Manassas National Battlefield Park is close by too! And if you're feeling adventurous, you can make an extra trip to Williamsburg, Virginia! Better yet, make sure you check out Polyface Farm, which is about two hours south of the venue. This would be a great trip to take the day before or after the event! Besides all of that amazingness, there is NO ATTENDEE CAP OFF. That's right. There are no limits to this venue, which means tickets will more than likely be sold at the gate. Read more on Our FB!