Important Upcoming TDDA Events & News!

Important Upcoming TDDA Events & News!

Please join the Tryon Downtown Development Association in supporting our local businesses this holiday season. Downtown businesses are open until at least 7pm on Fridays to accommodate local shoppers and the shop local passports are back! Pick one up at Town Hall, or at many of the local retailers for specials and deals. Turn in your passport to participating businesses or at the Tryon Downtown Development Association (downstairs at Shops of Tryon, 112 N Trade Street).
Christmas Stroll:
The Christmas Stroll is Friday, December 2 from 5-8pm. There will be live music, Santa and tree lighting on St. Luke’s Plaza. Businesses throughout downtown are encouraged to provide wine, snacks and entertainment that evening. If you are planning anything in particular, please let us know so it can be included in advertising.
Organizations and businesses not downtown are welcome to set up information. If you would like to participate in the Christmas Stroll, please contact Jamie at or 828-859-6484 and we will find an appropriate location.
Small Business Saturday:
The celebration of small businesses is Saturday, November 26. There are bags, flyers, and decorations at the TDDA office at 112 N Trade Street. If you would like any, please stop by and grab swag and passports! If you are planning any special sales or promotions in your business, please let us know, or tag the Tryon Downtown Development Association and Explore Tryon on Facebook posts.
BET: Building Entrepreneurs for Tryon:

TDDA is launching a program to encourage entrepreneurship training in Downtown Tryon.

This will be a 6-week small business training course in February, followed by a business plan contest. This is an effort by the TDDA Economic Vitality committee, with support from Mountain BizWorks, Polk County Economic Development and the Foothills Chamber of Commerce.

Winners and participants will receive incentives to open their business in Downtown Tryon!

Please join us for a FREE information session on Thursday, December 8 to learn more.

TDDA is always seeking volunteers and members, if you would like to get involved and serve on a committee, please contact Jamie Carpenter at
TDDA works to revitalize and preserve downtown Tryon through economic development, quality design and preserving the historic nature of downtown, and promotion of downtown. We do this through partnerships with the Polk County Community Foundation, businesses, local government and governing boards, and more. For more information, please visit
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