ASHEBORO – Randolph County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is seeking submissions for the 2016 Official Heart of North Carolina Visitors Guide. The visitors guide is the primary fulfillment piece provided to travelers to and within Randolph County, and is distributed nationally and internationally through the state's welcome centers, Visit North Carolina, the NC Department of Commerce fulfillment center, AAA and CAA offices. Guides are also distributed locally at the Heart of NC Visitors Bureau in downtown Asheboro, the I-73/74 Visitor Centers in Seagrove, and all local area chambers.

 The guide will feature an annual festivals and events calendar; local dining and shopping venues; museums and attractions, outdoor fun, arts and entertainment, history and heritage, golf, sports and racing, parks and recreation, and breweries and wineries; and a special section of Seagrove area potteries and galleries that are open to the traveling public. The 2016 edition will mark the ninth annual publication of the guide.

 If you believe you may be eligible for a FREE listing in the 2016 guide, the deadline for submittals is 5 PM on Friday, September 18, 2015. In order to be considered, it is the full responsibility of owners, managers, and event organizers to meet the TDA’s guidelines for inclusion; and to submit complete, accurate, and updated information in a timely manner. For information or questions regarding eligibility, and to request a property listing form for submission, please contact Christine Fattorusso, Lead Travel Information Counselor by phone at (336) 626-0364, ext. 206; or by email to

 The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Randolph County Tourism Development Authority, representing Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity. For additional information, call (336) 626-0364 or go to