Tourist Development Council Launches Outdoor Campaign Aimed at Tallahassee Sports Fans and Locals

GADSDEN COUNTY, FL (November 2015) – Northwest Florida’s Gadsden County has launched an outdoor advertising campaign aimed at informing fans in town for FSU and FAMU sporting events that there are plenty of new and original things to do and see just minutes up the road off of I-10. The campaign, featured on outdoor board locations around Tallahassee, is geared toward travelers that have been to the area so often that they likely have run out of things to do and see, outside of the sporting events they’re attending.

“It’s amazing how close Gadsden County is to the Tallahassee market, yet few realize it” said Allara Gutcher Tourist Development Council (TDC) Director for Gadsden County. “There are thousands of travelers who come to the Tallahassee area every fall and spring, mostly for sports, and they are always looking for new experiences.  So we thought we’d let everyone know via an outdoor advertising campaign that they can do something original in Gadsden County.”   The campaign, according to Gutcher, is a rotation of several advertising concepts that tell consumes all there is to do in  Gadsden County including Nature, Kayaking/Boating, Historic Homes, Antiquing, Art, Golfing, Fishing and more.  One board, for example, has the headline: Not All of Our Art is in a Gallery, and visually features the historic tiffany glass “Christ” art found at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy – 1918.  

Situated in the rolling hills of Florida’s scenic Panhandle, Gadsden County is a particularly appealing destination for nature-lovers, history and art buffs, camping enthusiasts, hunters, boaters, and for those who enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and the unspoiled outdoors. Some of the County’s featured highlights include Lake Seminole, hailed as one of the best sites for sport fishing in America; the Ochlockonee River, great for canoeing; Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area, a very popular hunting destination; the beautiful Lake Talquin State Forest; the Bear Creek Trails, a wonderful hiking site that includes wetlands and ravines; Chattahoochee Landing, recognized as one of the most significant archeological sites in the Deep South; The Dezell House, Gadsden County’s very first museum; the Old Gretna School House, an architectural landmark built in 1908; and the North Florida Arts Trail, providing unique and historic cultural opportunities.

“Something special seems to happen when you visit Gadsden County, Florida,” said Gutcher. According to those who live in the county, most visitors are quite pleasantly surprised at the small town charm of Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Gretna, Havana, Midway and Quincy. “It doesn’t matter what you do when you come to Gadsden County, or even the time of year you visit, because you’ll always be uniquely refreshed when you leave.”

Less than a half-hour from the hustle and bustle of the Florida State Capital, life in Gadsden County is decidedly more laid-back, offering the best of both worlds. There is a quality of life in Gadsden that combines the best of the past with the convenience of the present. Rolling hills, rich history, abundant recreational opportunities, a thriving arts culture community, and historical architecture combine to make Gadsden an interesting and beautiful place to visit and to live. Get outdoors and find your adventure.  For more information on Gadsden County, visit


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PR Contact:  Allara Gutcher, TDC Director, Gadsden County at 850-875-8663 or