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Save the Dates in 2022

Save the Dates in 2022

As the New Year approaches, take a moment to plan to VisitMartinsville for some of our most exciting events that you sure don’t want to miss.

TheatreWorks presents "An O.Henry Christmas"!

TheatreWorks presents

TheatreWorks presents "An O.Henry Christmas"!

Best of the Blue Ridge 2022

Best of the Blue Ridge 2022

WHO IS THE BEST IN THE BLUE RIDGE? 

Off-track Fun

Off-track Fun

Looking to add to your Martinsville Speedway trip? 

Tourism Updates 9/21/21

The Martinsville – Henry County Visitor Center (VisitMartinsville) first priority is the safety and health of its visitors, residents, industry partners, and team. While the risk of contracting COVID- 19 is low, we are carefully following the guidelines of the US Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and our local health department authorities.

Martinsville Speedway to Feature the Best of the Best Late Model Stock Drivers in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on Sept. 24-25

Martinsville Speedway to Feature the Best of the Best Late Model Stock Drivers in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on Sept. 24-25

Josh Berry of JR Motorsports to Compete for Second Straight Victory in the Nation’s Biggest, Richest & Most Prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Race. Virginian Peyton Sellers Continues Quest for his First Victory in Prestigious Event & Fourth Virginia Triple Crown Title.

Rosie's Game Room Now Open

Rosie's Game Room Now Open

Located in the Quality Inn - Dutch Inn 

Let us Tail You About Something New!

Let us Tail You About Something New!

Introducing the new Smith River Paw Park 

Franks and Dranks Returns July 9

Franks and Dranks Returns July 9

Piedmont Arts hosts cook out-themed party in Art Garden

Fishing Fever in MHC Fishing Campaign

Fishing Fever in MHC Fishing Campaign

Visit Martinsville announces their Fishing Fever in MHC Fishing Campaign just in time for Free Fishing Days in Virginia.

The Latest in UPtown Martinsville

The Latest in UPtown Martinsville

The newest and latest developments in UPtown Martinsville.

Team #VisitMartinsville Enjoyed a Super Fun Run

Team #VisitMartinsville Enjoyed a Super Fun Run

Miles in Martinsville hosted the annual Super Fun Run around Lake Lanier on Saturday, May 8th and the girls of Team #VisitMartinsville had a blast!

National Travel and Tourism Week Is May 2nd - 8th, 2021

National Travel and Tourism Week Is May 2nd - 8th, 2021

National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry.

Martinsville Speedway & God’s Pit Crew Partner to Host Food Box Distribution Event on April 7 2021

Martinsville Speedway & God’s Pit Crew Partner to Host Food Box Distribution Event on April 7 2021

Jeb Burton of Kaulig Racing & Mercy Crossing to Join Event to Distribute Farmers to Families Food Boxes to Henry County Residents.

Blueways and the Blue Ridge: Why a Visit to Philpott Lake is a Must

Blueways and the Blue Ridge: Why a Visit to Philpott Lake is a Must

Cradled by the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge, Philpott Lake might just be the most spectacular body of water in Virginia. Located just northwest of the town of Martinsville, the 3,000-acre lake spreads into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, framed by 7,000 acres of mixed hardwood forest. Besides the beautiful scenery, the lake is studded with nearly a dozen parks and recreation areas, offering an enticing buffet of Blue Ridge adventures.

Virginia Museum of Natural History Named Finalist for 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Virginia Museum of Natural History Named Finalist for 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant impact in their communities

Spring 2021 Statement from Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell

Spring 2021 Statement from Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Announced Increased Limits for Sports & Entertainment Venues in the Commonwealth

Watercolor Exhibits Opening at Piedmont Arts

Watercolor Exhibits Opening at Piedmont Arts

American Watercolor Society, Jane Iten Memorial and Water Ladies on display

Exhibit Closing Reception Feb. 26 at Piedmont Arts

Exhibit Closing Reception Feb. 26 at Piedmont Arts

Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, I Am…, Virginia: Changing Topographies

Sweets, Treats & Eats for Your Valentine

Sweets, Treats & Eats for Your Valentine

We've created a list of sweets, treats, and eats that are sure to impress your valentine this February

Fishing Fever In Martinsville-Henry County

Fishing Fever In Martinsville-Henry County

Virginia Is for Lovers, and Martinsville-Henry County is for Fishing Lovers.

Piedmont Arts Hosts Virtual Family Day

Piedmont Arts Hosts Virtual Family Day

Free event features story time, crafts, performance by Virginia Repertory Theatre

Guys Weekend In MHC

Weekends are for the boys, and Martinsville-Henry County is the perfect place to spend that valuable comradery time.

25 Days of Christmas 2020

25 Days of Christmas 2020

VisitMartinsville launched their second annual holiday shopping initiative in efforts to promote the numerous craftspeople and shops in Martinsville – Henry County and some of the unique products that can be purchased and experiences that can be had locally.

Lattes & Llamas

I love my coffee and I love animals. How about you? Well, if you answered yes and you are looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday, just grab a coffee and head to the ranch!

 

 

Local Groups Donate Time and Cheer to Piedmont Arts

Local Groups Donate Time and Cheer to Piedmont Arts

Boys & Girls Clubs, the Martinsville Garden Club and the Garden Study Club donated their time this week to bring some holiday cheer to Piedmont Arts.

 

Holiday Shopping Guide

With the holiday season upon us, are you left wondering where to get started or how to finish off your shopping list? Don’t stress. You can get everyone crossed off your list with a shopping weekend in Martinsville – Henry County. And with the money you’ll save by shopping local, you can pick up a little something for yourself as well!

Patriot Players Present Charlie Brown LIVE

Patrick Henry Community College’s performing troupe, the Patriot Players are bringing live theater back with You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Theater lovers and Charlie Brown fans can catch the live show in-person at PHCC’s Drive-In Theater or virtually via a live stream at 7PM on November 19 – 21 and at 2PM on Sunday, November 22.

New Art Classes at Piedmont Arts Nov. 2020

Explore new art forms, mediums and techniques with a fresh slate of art classes at Piedmont Arts. The museum is offering in-person classes for a limited number of attendees, as well as a new virtual watercolor class that will take place online via Zoom. Social distancing and masks are required at all in-person classes.

Limited Edition RW Merch On Sale Until Nov. 17th!

Limited edition Rooster Walk merch on sale until Nov. 17th!

Upcoming Events at Piedmont Arts Nov. 2020

Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 3 • 5 pm • Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Chase Elliott Wins Xfinity 500

Chase Elliott Wins Xfinity 500

It was all or nothing Sunday for Chase Elliott at Martinsville Speedway in the penultimate NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race, Xfinity 500. In a “must-win” situation to advance to next weekend’s Championship 4 to battle for the Cup title, the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro rooted his way to the lead with 44 laps remaining and pulled away for a 6.577-second victory.

Martinsville Speedway Expands Spring Race Weekend

Martinsville Speedway Expands Spring Race Weekend

Martinsville Speedway expands the 2021 spring race weekend by hosting a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at night on Thursday, April 8, 2021. This will be the first Modified Tour race at Martinsville since 2010.

 

Martinsville Speedway Launch Annual Scholarship

Martinsville Speedway Launch Annual Scholarship

Martinsville Speedway will recognize the historic accomplishments of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson by starting an annual scholarship, Jimmie Johnson Champion’s Award. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student at one of the Martinsville-Henry County Public High Schools.

NASCAR and Wynn Resorts Announce National Multi-Year Sports Betting Partnership

NASCAR and Wynn Resorts Announce National Multi-Year Sports Betting Partnership

NASCAR and WynnBET, the digital gaming division of Wynn Resorts Ltd. that is responsible for Wynn’s mobile sportsbook and casino app, announced today a multi-year national sports betting partnership. As an Authorized Gaming Operator of NASCAR, WynnBET will collaborate with NASCAR to create and promote engaging sports betting experiences for racing fans across the United States.

Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President

Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President

Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell joins dignitaries as part of pre-race ceremonies for the Xfinity 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sunday, Nov. 1. Campbell, President of Martinsville since 1988, was recently named a Comcast Community Champion of the Year Finalist.

 

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte Named Grand Marshal

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte Named Grand Marshal

Martinsville Speedway will welcome distinguished dignitaries as part of pre-race ceremonies for the Draft Top 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 31 and NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race on Friday, Oct. 30.

Upcoming Events at Piedmont Arts October 2020

The Art of the Quilt

On display through January 9, 2021 • Admission Free

Quilts and quilted wearables by 42 artists from across the Southeast are on display in this biennial invitational exhibition, co-curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler and quilter Betty Blessin. Themed Anything Goes, this year's exhibition commemorates the 12th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt.

Virginia Museum of Natural History nominated for prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Virginia Museum of Natural History nominated for prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) has recently been nominated by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award, presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

Clay Campbell Recognized

Clay Campbell Recognized

Comcast announced Martinsville President Clay Campbell as a finalist for the 2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year, an annual award created to recognize philanthropic efforts of individuals within the NASCAR industry.

Get Outdoors in MHC This Fall

Fall in MHC is perfect for getting outdoors.

September Is Self-Improvement Month

Self Improvement through relaxation and retail.

Nostalgic Nuptials

Find the perfect historic location for your wedding day in Martinsville-Henry County!

Picnicking Around MHC

Spring brings new opportunities to picnic with your family throughout Martinsville-Henry County!

3 Vows with a View

3 Vows with a View

Martinsville-Henry County has some beautiful locations with stunning views for your upcoming wedding.

The Secrets of the Smith

The Secrets of the Smith

By Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville 

Small Town Life, Big City Fun

The arts are alive in Southern Virginia

Discover the Great Outdoors

"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien 

Discover Bassett, Virginia

Tidbits and Trivia About this Southern Virginia Town