Martinsville, Virginia


Sample a Taste of MHC

Martinsville native Paul Hooper's delicious, homemade pasta sauces are well known in the local community as well as the surrounding region. Hooper developed his sauce making abilities from an Italian family that lived across the street from his childhood home. As seen in Southern Living Magazine, his sauces have gained in popularity and Mr. Hooper creates a variety of sauces including "Basil-licious," "Fra Diavolo," "Happy Hour Vodka Sauce" and many more. 

He will have samples of his delicious pasta sauces and jars for sale this Sunday, October 5, from 1 pm – 5 pm at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center in Uptown Martinsville.

At the event, participants can sample some of these fantastic sauces created by Hooper. According to Heather Hoffman, Visitor Services Coordinator, “We look forward to hosting local entrepreneur and agri-artisan, Paul Hooper. He creates a delicious product and is one of the many local businesses that we are proud to say call Martinsville-Henry County home.”

This free sampling event will take place at the state-certified Martinsville-Henry County Visitor located at 191 Fayette Street in Uptown Martinsville, free parking is available in the Moss Street lot. While there, participants can discover the many things to see and do in the area and learn about upcoming events. If you would like more information or are interested in presenting at an event, please contact the Visitor Center at 276.632.8006 or