Walton County TDC is accepting applications for Autumn Tides program While many businesses are focused on gearing up for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, the Walton County Tourist Development Council is preparing for the fall and the 2007 Autumn Tides season by seeking festive and family-orientated events to be a part of this year?s program. Now in its sixth year, the Autumn Tides promotion has grown to nearly 30 events and continues to gain momentum each year. Autumn Tides serves as a way to highlight the area?s unique way of life. The series of events showcases the area?s great appreciation for food and wine, art and culture, nature, healthy beaches, sporting events and family celebrations that occur during the months of September through December. ?The Cultural Arts Association has been a partner with the TDC and involved in the Autumn Tides program for several years. The Flutterby Festival, which celebrates the migration of the monarch butterfly through our region, provides a weekend of family fun during the most beautiful time of the year in South Walton,? said Carolina Cox, executive director of the Cultural Arts Association. ?Autumn Tides has played a meaningful part in the growth and popularity of the Flutterby Festival and continues to do so every year.? As an Autumn Tides event, the Walton County TDC, the marketing arm for the program, provides a multitude of useful promotional tools. Local, regional and national print, radio and promotional advertising is included as well as ad production, event photography, research opportunities and Web site promotions. This year?s events will also gain valuable editorial media coverage as well as mass brochure distribution. Autumn Tides serves as an umbrella under which the Walton County TDC promotes visitation during the shoulder season by marketing the area?s best fall festivals. To become an Autumn Tides event, interested parties can obtain an application packet by contacting Kelli Carter (850) 267-1216 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due no later than Jan. 11, 2007.