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Chamber accepting proposals for 2023 Wine Festival

The SML Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) announced today it is accepting proposals for businesses interested in serving as the venue and/or festival coordinator for the 2023 Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival. 

**Download both RFPs here.**


Andy Bruns, SMLRCC Executive Director, said the purpose of the two requests is to solicit qualified venues and event coordinators for the lake’s largest annual event. 


“The main objective is to identify a venue with the infrastructure to support a festival consisting of thousands of guests, a stage for bands, space for wine tasting and artisan vendor tents, a beer garden, upscale VIP area and ample onsite parking,” Bruns said. 

“For the festival coordinator, we’re looking for a qualified company or individual to provide event planning and management services from conception to conclusion of the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival in September.”

Applicants must be members in good standing of the SMLRCC and submit proposals on or before March 27. The event will take place either Sept. 16-17 or Sept. 23-24, 2023.

“We’re offering two possible weekends to appeal to as many qualified venues and promoters as possible,” Bruns said.

The scope of service and proposal application may be accessed and downloaded at Submission deadline is March 27, 2023.

For questions or additional information, contact Andy Bruns at 540-721-1203 or

Download both RFPs here.


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