Project Welcome Mat Encourages Businesses to Greet Fiddlers Jamboree Visitors

May 25, 2023
By: Dwayne Page

The 52nd annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival is coming Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1 and the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce invites all county businesses to again use their changeable signs or marquees to post welcome greetings for our Jamboree visitors.

This marks the 22nd year for the Chamber of Commerce “Jamboree Project Welcome Mat” for the 52nd Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival. Businesses having changeable signs or marquees are asked to post fun welcome greetings for our Jamboree visitors. “With thousands of visitors coming into town for our 52nd celebration, every effort should be made by the local merchants to show our guests that we appreciate them and welcome their business. Let’s keep on showing folks how friendly the DeKalb County / Smithville area can be,” said Chamber Director Suzanne Williams.

All businesses may participate in “Project Welcome Mat.” There will be recognition awards in 4 categories: “Best Worded,” “Most Original,” “Most Creative,” and the “People’s Choice Award.”

Plaques will be presented to winners along with media recognition. If your business would like to participate in the contest, email a picture of your sign to the Chamber at or call 615-597-4163. Wording should be in place no later than Tuesday, June 20th at 12 Noon.

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