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March at Mountain Valley Brewing

Monday March 2, 2020

March Newsletter for Mountain Valley Brewing

Rooster Walk Adds 14 More Bands to Memorial Day Weekend Festival

Tuesday February 11, 2020

12th annual Rooster Walk to take place in Martinsville, Va.

Rooster Walk Ticket Price Increase & Lineup Announcement Coming Soon

Wednesday February 5, 2020

Ticket Price Increase and Lineup Announcement for Rooster Walk 12 Coming February 12th.

#LOVE is in Bloom in MHC this Valentine’s Day

Tuesday February 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day is here and, for many ladies, so is the moment they have been waiting for! The VisitMartinsville team is here to help you from your proposal, to your wedding day. Valentine’s Day is a fun and loving day for many people and we want to take the work out of it for you. From the jeweler to the “I Do” venue, let us help you start those plans!

It all starts with a ring! Martinsville – Henry County is home to two locally-owned and operated jewelry stores that can help you pick the perfect engagement ring for your soulmate. Whether you prefer a modern style, a ring with a vintage flare, or you want to design your own, our local jewelers are ready to help. You can also shop for wedding bands and gifts for your wedding party.

The Jeweler’s Edge offers more than 30 years of experience in jewelry sales and repairs. They are also a member of the Diamond Council of America and are certified in Diamonds and Gemstones. Stop by the store to browse their extensive collection, including estate pieces, or to have them create a one-of-a-kind piece for your future bride. You will also find an assortment of jewelry that will make perfect gifts for your groomsmen and bridal party.

Mark’s Jewelers, located in Uptown Martinsville, is owned and operated by local goldsmith Mark Gillipsie who has 32 years bench experience. Drop in and say hello and see what treasures are available. 

You bought the ring, she said yes, now it’s time to pick the perfect venue for your perfect day! What’s your wedding style? Elegant and chic? Charming and rustic? Outdoors and fun? Martinsville – Henry County is home to numerous venues that offer the perfect setting for your perfect day. Consider these venues:

The Bassett Train Station Event Center is located in the renovated historic train station in Bassett, Virginia. The Event Center has a historic appeal with added modern amenities.

The Heritage Conference & Event Center is located on the grounds of the former Bassett Country Club, which opened in 1926. The Lester Group has since modernized the former clubhouse and renamed it.

The Historic Little Post Office is located on a spacious wooded lot in the heart of Martinsville’s Arts & Cultural District. The building and grounds are full of historic charm. The small, gable-front building is lushly detailed in the Queen Anne Style, with beautiful ironwork and an original stained glass door, providing a beautiful backdrop for exhibits and events.

Mountain Valley Artisan Barn offers 7500 square feet of barn space and endless mountain views for the perfect country setting for your perfect day.

Stoneleigh Estate is a 1926 Tudor mansion nestled in the Virginia foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking 56 acres of manicured lawns, forest, and recently refurbished formal gardens. It is crafted out of stone from the nearby Smith River. The interior décor is European chic with modern conveniences. Stoneleigh is listed on the National Historic Registry and once the home of former Virginia Governor Thomas B. Stanley. (Featured in the Weddings edition of Virginia Living Magazine in 2018) 

Then comes the perfect reception venue! If you are looking for a venue for your reception, away from your wedding venue, consider these:
The Baldwin Building
Forest Park Country Club
Grand Fiesta Event Venue

Historic John D. Bassett Special Events Center
Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center& Museum
Mountain Valley Brewing
Piedmont Arts

Spencer Penn Centre
The Uptown Ministry Center
Virginia Museum of Natural History

Need lodging options for your out-of-town guests? Local options include a historic estate, elegant b & b’s, hotels and camping. Find information on the venues below, and others, at VisitMartinsville.com/stay.
Baymont Inn
Comfort Inn
The Fishel Cottage
Hampton Inn 
The Ketchie House
One Starling
Quality-Dutch Inn
The Simmons House

Contact the VisitMartinsville team for more information on local wedding venues and to find out how we can make your planning a little easier. Be sure to ask about obtaining welcome bags for your out-of-town guests by calling (276) 632-8006 or visit us online at www.VisitMartinsville.com/event-planning


Mountain Valley Brewing Celebrates Inaugural "Small Brewery Sunday"

Thursday November 21, 2019

Mountain Valley Brewing Celebrates Inaugural “Small Brewery Sunday”
Sunday, December 1st

November Newsletter Mountain Valley Brewing- Check out all our latest updates

Tuesday November 12, 2019

Join us for our 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off

Irisburg Ruritan Club Fundraiser

Tuesday September 10, 2019

Irisburg Ruritan's annual Brunswick Stew and Auction.

September Is Self-Improvement Month

Friday September 6, 2019

Self Improvement through relaxation and retail.

Concert at Pop's Farm this Saturday Night!

Tuesday August 6, 2019

Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band plus Chamomile & Whiskey to perform at Pop's Farm.

Spend Your Summer on the Smith River

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville 

RW11 Thank You, plus Pop's Farm Concert June 29th With Camping

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The Trongone Band and PBR will perform at Pop's Farm on June 29th.

Spring Happenings at Mountain Valley Brewing

Tuesday May 14, 2019

There is so much going on at Mountain Valley Brewing that we thought we'd keep you up-to-date on some cool events.

Rooster Walk ticket prices increase May 1st!

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Ticket prices for Rooster Walk 11 will increase on May 11th.


Tuesday April 23, 2019

Here’s what happening at the Axton Art/Craft/Music Festival on May 3rd through May 5th.

Rooster Walk 11

Friday February 1, 2019

Get Your Tickets Now!

Briz at Mountain Valley Brewing!

Monday January 14, 2019

Briz will be performing a tribute to Neil Young.

Rooster Walk 11 Tickets Available Wednesday

Monday November 19, 2018

Save $, buy early! 

Rooster Walk announces early band lineup

Monday November 19, 2018

Shovels & Rope, Billy Strings top 

Score Some Fun This Fall at Smith River Sports Complex

Wednesday September 5, 2018

Stay in the Loop! 

Governor Northam Announces Expansion by Henry County Farm Brewery

Wednesday September 5, 2018

Mountain Valley Brewing to create new jobs, double production

Cheers to Virginia’s Craft Beer Month and Mountain Valley Brewing

Monday August 6, 2018

Celebrate VA Craft Beer Month 

August Releases at Mountain Valley Brewing

Wednesday July 25, 2018

Try them both! 

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2018

Monday July 23, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Festival set for August 11th

Camp at Pop's Farm for a Summer Show!

Monday June 25, 2018

First concert is July 7th 

Rooster Walk Band Schedule Announced!

Friday May 4, 2018


The 10th Annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Memorial Day weekend

Summer Shows at Pop's Farm

Friday July 7, 2017

Shows Announced 

Nonprofit groups Rooster Walk Inc., Arts at the Rives to join forces

Thursday September 22, 2016
 Nonprofit groups Rooster Walk Inc., Arts at the Rives to join forces

The two organizations recently voted to formalize their relationship by combining under the Rooster Walk umbrella.

Grand Opening for The Big Dipper

Wednesday July 20, 2016

June 26 at 3 p.m. 

Smith River Sports Complex to open The Big Dipper June 23

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Opening date set for Water Slide

Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Thursday June 9, 2016
Millennial Highlight: Billy Russo

Meet a young professional shaping MHC's future 

Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Wednesday June 8, 2016
Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Nine grants awarded 

Kid's Area- Rooster Walk

Thursday May 26, 2016

Kids' Coop 

2016 Dick's Sporting Goods Southwest Virginia Lacrosse Tournament

Thursday May 19, 2016

SRSC to host 30 youth lacrosse teams

Rooster Walk is just 10 days away!

Monday May 16, 2016

May 26th-29th

Sports Complex Adds Fitness Stations to Walking Path

Thursday April 21, 2016

By Eagle Scout Jonathan Hummer

Rooster Walk 8: ‘More than a Festival’

Thursday March 31, 2016

Music & Arts Abound 

Open Door Tour in the City of Martinsville and Across Henry County

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Smith River Artisan Trail 

Deadline Quickly Approaching for Mia Hamm Camp

Thursday March 24, 2016

June at the SRSC

Two New Family Attractions to Open

Monday March 21, 2016

Driving Range & Water Slide Opening 

Bengal Bash Soccer Jamboree Saturday at SRSC

Thursday March 10, 2016

The Smith River Sports Complex will be hosting 40 high school soccer teams this Saturday

The Smith River Sports Complex to host 29 teams in the 2016 Commonwealth Cup

Wednesday February 24, 2016

Commonwealth Cup Returns to Martinsville

Lettuce and Sam Bush to headline Rooster Walk 8

Thursday January 7, 2016

May 26-29, 2016 

Team First Soccer Camp with Mia Hamm coming to SRSC

Wednesday January 6, 2016

June 3-5 at the Smith River Sports Complex

16 in '16

Thursday December 31, 2015

16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016 

Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19

Thursday September 17, 2015

The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will be hosting the inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival on September 19, 2015. 

20 things you Need to do this September in MHC

Wednesday September 9, 2015

September will be full of fun

August Has Arrived at the Smith River Sports Complex

Thursday August 13, 2015

As autumn approaches, the fun heats up at the SRSC

Experience the Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Tuesday August 4, 2015

Opportunities for Newcomers to Outdoor Recreation

Wine by the River Wine Festival

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Smith River Sports Complex hosts inaugural Wine by the River Wine Festival September 19

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2015

Wednesday July 22, 2015

8th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in August

Women's World Cup Champions to Hold Camp at the SRSC

Tuesday July 14, 2015

US Soccer stars Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, and Tisha Venturini-Hoch to hold TeamFirst Camp in 2016 at SRSC.

Discover the Great Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Thursday July 9, 2015

SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015

Third Corn Hole Tournament in Series this Saturday

Tuesday July 7, 2015

The third tournament in the Blood, Sweat, and Ears Corn Hole Tournament Series to be played this Saturday at SRSC

Hammerhead Frenzy Youth Lacrosse Tournament

Thursday May 28, 2015

Smith River Sports Complex hosts Youth Lacrosse Tournament this Saturday

PRO Partners With Equine Management Training Center

Tuesday April 28, 2015

PRO Partners With Equine Management Training Center

Ultimate Frisbee Championships at SRSC

Thursday April 23, 2015

28 teams from all over the Atlantic Coast Region will be competing

Legendary Beach Music Band The Tams to Headline Celebration 2015

Friday April 17, 2015

The ocean may be hours away from Martinsville Speedway, but that won’t stop Celebration 2015 from having a beach-type atmosphere. The Tams, a Carolina-style Beach Music band from Atlanta, will headline Celebration 2015 on July 3.


Best known for the hit “What Kind of Fool” and their version of “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, The Tams have been recognized as the Beach Band of the Decade and inducted into the Georgia, the Atlanta and the Beach Music halls of fame.


“When picking a band for Celebration, we want to find one that not only will people know, but that everyone will enjoy,” Martinsville President Clay Campbell said. “With The Tams, I know we’re getting both. They’ve been around for decades and I think people of all-ages will have a good time with them.”


Celebration 2015 is a free event with music, carnival rides and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. In addition to no admission charge, the carnival rides are also free. Concession items will be on sale.


In addition to The Tams, more bands will be named later.


The music begins at 4 p.m., with The Tams taking the stage around 7 o’clock.  Celebration 2015 kicks off at 3 p.m. when the carnival rides open. The night will culminate with the fireworks display at the conclusion of The Tams concert.


Celebration 2015 marks the 17th year Martinsville Speedway has hosted the event.


“The community really recognizes this event as a tradition around Independence Day and a family tradition,” said Jeb Bassett, who is in his seventh year of leading the fundraising for the event. “The clean, safe environment that the speedway offers is unmatched anywhere.”


Bassett said fundraising for this year’s event is at about 75 percent of the goal, and sponsors are still needed to make the event a success.


“The area businesses have been very receptive to continuing their support and most of the new ones we contact are excited to help support the event,” he said. “I’ve had a couple of guys help me that have had some fresh ideas and fresh potential sponsors to contact. Those guys are Eddie White, Tom Prato and Carter Underwood.”


The Tams were formed in 1962, making just enough money to buy what has now become a signature look for the band; matching Tam O’Shanter hats. In the years since they have gone on to release more than 15 albums and been honored with one Platinum and two Gold records. They have toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffett and performed with such greats as Gladys Knight, Jackie Wilson and many more.


For information on becoming a sponsor for Celebration 2015 contact Jeb Bassett at Bassett Furniture.

First Corn Hole Tournament in Series this Saturday

Monday April 6, 2015

Blood, Sweat, and Ears Corn Hole Tournament Series kicks off this weekend

Spencer-Penn Receives Tourism Marketing Grant

Saturday March 21, 2015

New Sign Helps Welcome Visitors 

SRSC Announces 2015 Corn Hole Tournament

Friday March 13, 2015

SRSC presents the Blood, Sweat, and Ears Corn Hole Tournament Series

PYSL Announces New Director of Goalkeeper Training Sessions

Tuesday February 24, 2015

PYSL announces Rob Baker as new director of goal keeping

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2014

Friday July 25, 2014

7th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in Area