ASHEBORO, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau has extended the deadline for the 2011 Official Visitors & Dining Guide to Friday, September 24th. The visitor 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,, 800-VisitNC,; and locally at the Visitors Bureau in downtown Asheboro, area chamber offices, and the Randolph County Visitor Centers.

According to Amber Williams, tourism coordinator, the bureau distributed 56,892 guides last year. "The fact that our partners and stakeholders are still offered a free listing annually makes it a wonderful resource for both residents and visitors, alike."

This year's edition will feature countywide arts and entertainment venues, golf, history and heritage sites, local dining, museums and attractions, outdoor fun, parks and recreation, Seagrove Pottery, shopping, sports and racing venues, vineyards and wineries, and a calendar featuring annual festivals and events.

If you believe you may be eligible for inclusion in the 2011 guide, the deadline to submit information is now 4:30 PM on Friday, September 24, 2010. Requests for publication in the guide must be made directly to the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau. In order to be considered, it is the full responsibility of owners, managers, and event organizers to provide complete, accurate and updated information. Requests received after the cut-off will not be considered for publication. For further information or questions regarding eligibility, please contact Amber Williams at (336) 626-0364, ext 202; 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; and operates solely on occupancy taxes generated by overnight guests in Randolph County. For additional information, call (336) 626-0364 or go to