Agritourism Tourist Oriented Direction Signs (TODS)
Do you have problems with getting people to your farm without getting lost? Do you want professional signage to guide visitors to your farm? Then you may want to look into getting an Agritourism Tourist Oriented Direction Sign. These new signs have a special Agritourism icon that will identify your business as an Agritourism Operation. The Agritourism icon is the Pick Tennessee Products barn with the rising sun in the background. The Agritourism icon is very attractive and will make your TODS more noticeable than a normal TODS.
The TODS program is for tourist related businesses in rural areas. The signs are installed at the nearest intersection with a state route in order to direct motorists off the main route to the local streets. TODS are an inexpensive option to direct travelers to your business.
To apply for the TODS program fill out attached application or call Eric Jackson with TDOT at 615-741-0820.
You can request a Trail Blazer Sign to go with your Agritourism TODS. The Trail Blazer Signs look just like the Agritourism TODS. Trail Blazers Signs can be delivered to your home when the Agritourism TODS are installed.
Both of the sign programs require a trailblazer sign be installed along the local road system at any location at which a motorist must turn to reach a given destination. The installation of signs along local roads must be approved and installed by the local city or county government.
There are currently no specific standards for the types of guide signs needed along local roads for these programs, but it is generally recommended that if possible, the local road trailblazer signs match those used along the state highway system.
For the LOGO program, additional trailblazers may be purchased from the LOGO contractor and eligible businesses should contact their local county or city government to arrange to have these sign installed.
For the TODS program, in order to obtain assistance with trailblazer signs for local roads, please contact Pamela Bartholomew with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at 615-837-5348.
The Logo Program
The Interstate LOGO Program is the state's interstate sign program that directs travelers to Gas, Food, Lodging, Camping, and Attractions. These signs are for businesses located near an interstate interchange and help to advise travelers when to exit. Attractions which meet current guidelines may be signed up to 15 miles from the interstate.
To apply for the LOGO program call Law Signs. LLC. at 1-877-907-0036