Dayton Hamvention Update from the GCC&VB

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Dear Chamber Members and Community Partners,


Many of you know that the Dayton Hamvention® has moved to the Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Xenia from its home of 52 years at Hara Arena. We are honored to host this prestigious event. This year the dates are May 19-2 I, 20I7.

2017 attendance is expected to increase based in the number of inside and outside vendors who are registered for the event.

We have been told that we might expect as many as 30,000 visitors from all over the world throughout the weekend.

Greene County hotels are booked, as are most of the hotels in Montgomery County, Clark County, Warren and Miami Counties. We have had the pleasure of hosting Hamvention guests for many years however with their move to Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center we expect an increase in activity in the area this year.

Attendees are encouraged to park in outlying lots rather than at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Shuttle buses will be provided at these locations to take Hamvention goers directly to the front gate. Those lots are: Beaver Valley Shopping Center (Lofino's lot), Xenia High School and Young's Jersey Dairy. There is parking on site for volunteers, ADA (Handicapped parking), staff and others associated with the event along with limited public parking.

If you have Hamvention guests staying at your hotels, we encourage them to ride together to cut down on traffic and parking.

If you are a restaurant, you are listed in our Greene County Visitors Guide and are receiving this letter to let you know that you may be busy with extra diners that weekend (we hope you ARE!) The Greene County CYB will have a visitor's booth open all hours of the show. If you have coupons you wish for us to share with attendees please clel iver those to our office by May 17th at the latest.

Finally, if you have a marquee or billboard of any kind, please greet our Dayton Hamvention® guests by displaying Welcome Dayton Hamvention® !

If you have any questions, please call us at 937-429-9100.

Sincerely,
Kathleen Wright
Executive Director
Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau
1221 Meadow Bridge Drive, Suite A, Beavercreek, OH 45434

937.429.9100
www.greenecountyohio.org

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