Announcing the “Springtime in Portsmouth” Window Decorating Contest

Date: April 18, 2018 By: Casey Davenport Category: Uncategorized

The Olde Towne Business Association Announces: “Springtime in Portsmouth” Window Decorating Contest!

What: Springtime in Portsmouth Window Decorating Contest

When: April 16 – May 20 with prizes awarded May 21

Where: 30+ Windows along the High Street Corridor and cross streets from the 100 – 700 blocks

Who: Olde Towne Merchants and YOU the voter

Why: To enjoy bringing back a great Olde Towne tradition and add a vibrant pop of Spring time energy to our Olde Towne businesses

How To Vote For Your Favorite:

Whether you are a long-time resident or a first time visitor, we want to encourage you to come out and enjoy walking our historic Olde Towne streets to view the creative talents of our retailers and show some love for your favorite window design.  The springtime window decorating contest runs from April 16 – May 28 with prizes awarded on May 21. Maps with all the information will be available at participating businesses.  Winners will be chosen by citizen vote either with a ballot located in the participating business or on-line.  When you vote for your favorite window, you will be entered in a drawing to win 2 tickets to see 1964 The Tribute ( 6/16/18) and Brit Floyd (8/2/18) at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion.

In the past the Retail Alliance sponsored annual window decorating contests throughout all the Hampton Roads cities to give businesses an incentive to put a little extra time and talent into their window design. Somehow this tradition, like so many others, faded away. This spring however, this friendly competition is returning, and we hope you will show your support by spending an hour or two strolling our shade drenched streets and peeking in our windows!

Your vote will determine which business will really have a reason to celebrate spring!  The first place winner will enjoy indulging in amazing cuisine with a $200 gift certificate to the award winning Cafe Europa. The second place winner will be able to get a new look with a $100 gift certificate to Studio CK Salon, and the 3rd place winner will enjoy a $50 gift certificate to local’s favorite, The Coffee Shoppe.

We hope you will come celebrate springtime in Olde Towne with us!


Visit The Contest Participants

Here is a handy guide to all the businesses participating. We challenge you to visit them all!

Get out there and spot some windows! As a reminder, you can vote in store or online at: