Direct visitor spending is based on the number of overnight hotel rooms occupied.
The largest event listed for October is the Boshear’s SkyFest, held from Oct. 18-21, with an attendance of 21,100. Drawing a mostly local crowd, visitor spending will be about $43,000.
Events with the biggest money impact are the CSRA Bridge Club’s regional meeting, beginning Oct. 29, with 1,000 visitors and $606,000 in spending; and the American Society of Quality conference beginning Friday, with 300 attendees and $515,000 in spending.
Last year, the bureau anticipated $1.7 million in visitor spending for October.