Tourism Video Production Seeks Volunteers to Show Off Historic Downtown Tryon

There will be lights, cameras, and action in Downtown Tryon on Wednesday, March 9 as area residents are invited to star in a video production to promote tourism and marketing of all Historic Tryon has to offer.

The Tryon Downtown Development Association is seeking volunteers to come downtown during different time slots on Wednesday, March 9 (with a rain date of March 10) and show their support by participating in a video shoot that will show off the great qualities of Historic Downtown Tryon and the surrounding area. All volunteers will be asked to sign a media release, and pre-registration is encouraged at the TDDA website: Volunteers may also go to Huckleberry’s Restaurant to sign up for a slot and sign a paper version of the media release.

“We want to fill downtown with smiling faces and really show off the personality of Downtown Tryon,” says executive director of TDDA, Jamie Carpenter. “The video will be used at Tryon International Equestrian Center’s closed circuit tv’s, and we plan to have it released prior to their season opener in April. This is a great opportunity to link the Tryon International Equestrian Center to Historic Downtown Tryon.”

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their families, and would like for the video to show a cross-section of people, places and attractions that Tryon has to offer.

The impetus for the video production began at the January 26 Tryon Tourism Board meeting, where representatives from the Tryon International Equestrian Center came to discuss potential partnerships, inform the Town of Tryon of their developments, and answer citizen concerns and questions. At this meeting, Sharon Decker, vice president of strategic initiatives, informed the community about the ability to display ads on their resort information channel.

The video will be released at the first of April and made available on YouTube and through town websites, including, and, as well as Facebook and other social networks. Video production will be professionally completed by Tryon local, Erik Olsen of The production has been made possible through a partnership with the Town of Tryon, tourism development, and the Tryon Downtown Development Association.

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 businesses, local government and governing boards, and more. For more information, please visit, or contact Jamie Carpenter at 828-859-6484 or