Martinsville, Virginia


Get Festive This Spring in MHC

By: VisitMartinsville

February 27, 2024

Entertainment, Family Fun

Get Festive This Spring in MHC

From multi-day music festivals to community heritage celebrations, come to Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia, to reconnect with friends and family or to experience something new. Join us for a festive time in MHC! 

Spencer-Penn Pig Cookin’
Spencer Penn Centre
April 20

The annual Pig Cookin' Contest will have lots and lots of delicious fresh cooked BBQ with lots of entertainment and attractions.  Awards will be presented to the contestant whom the judges think follows the rules and guidelines of the NC Pork Association. The festival also includes live music, vendors, children’s Barnival, Pig Patty Bingo, a cruise-in and more!

Earth Day Family Day
Gravely-Lester Art Garden
April 20

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun Family Day for all ages. Create crafts using recycled materials. Face painting, games, and crafts with the Teen Arts Council. Complimentary snacks.

Reptile Festival
Virginia Museum of Natural History
April 19 & 20

The museum will offer a special event focusing on the reptile life that resides in Virginia and beyond. The event will feature numerous live animals, and specimens from the museum's scientific collections, and will serve as a celebration of the museum's upcoming herpetology research program.

Rooster Walk 14
Pop’s Farm
May 23-26

The 14th Annual Rooster Walk (RW13) Music and Arts Festival will be held at the beautiful, 151 acre, Pop's Farm (off of Hobson Road in Axton, VA) on  May 23-26, 2024. Rooster Walk is very family friendly and was named one of the Top 5 rock festivals in the state of Virginia by the Richmond Times Dispatch Musical genres will include funk, rock, bluegrass, country, blues, reggae, jazz, Americana and more. In addition to music, there will be food, children activities and arts & crafts. Primitive camping available. Campers are welcome, including RVs, tow-behinds & popups, no electricity. Children 12 & under free admission with a paying adult.

Performers: North Mississippi Allstars ⋆ Big Something ⋆ Jim Lauderdale & The Game Changers ⋆ Seldom Scene ⋆ Rooster Walk House Band ⋆ Myron Elkins ⋆ The Collection ⋆ Kaira Ba ⋆ Holler Choir ⋆ Lillie Mae ⋆ Kind Hearted Strangers ⋆ Florencia & the Feeling ⋆ The Shoaldiggers ⋆ Sela Campbell ⋆ #raffi Kids' Set ⋆ Sugarbush + Artists-at-Large: The Ron Holloway ⋆ Jeff Sipe ⋆ Josh L Shilling ⋆ Wallace Mullinax ⋆ Jake Dempsey ⋆ Florencia Rusinol ⋆ Slate Lacy ⋆ Travis Book 

Upcoming Festivals for Summer & Fall in MHC

For these festivals and other exciting Martinsville-Henry County events, please visit our online events calendar at