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#DineSmall campaign kicks off Tuesday, November 17th

Friday November 13, 2020

Residents and visitors encouraged to dine at local small restaurant

Plan a Family Fun Weekend in MHC

Monday November 2, 2020

We have your ultimate guide to a weekend full of family fun that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Blues, Brews and Stews this Friday

Wednesday October 14, 2020

$20 General Admission

Blues, Brews and Stews this Friday

Wednesday October 14, 2020

$20 General Admission

Southern Virginia Girls Trip

Friday August 14, 2020

Girls, grab your BFFs and hit the road! 

50 Things to LOVE in MHC!

Friday July 17, 2020

We composed a list of 50 great things to LOVE about MHC.

World Emoji Day Answers

Friday July 17, 2020

Answers for World Emoji Day for MHC.

Dining Options in MHC

Thursday June 18, 2020

Hungry? Check this out! 

Go Outside and Play! 24 Hours in Martinsville - Henry County

Wednesday April 1, 2020

Explore and relax among the rolling foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge when you visit Martinsville-Henry County.

Sweets, Treats, and Eats for Your Valentine

Tuesday February 4, 2020

Fantastic ways to surprise your valentine this February!

Romantic Getaway in MHC

Monday January 27, 2020

As a couple, spending quality time together away from the realities of everyday life is important for every relationship. If you need a relaxing, fun weekend together, we have a guide for you to have a perfect weekend with that special someone!

Christmas & Holiday Happenings in MHC

Wednesday November 27, 2019

There's plenty of holiday happenings in Martinsville-Henry County.

Plenty of Family Fun for Everyone

Friday November 15, 2019

Cold temperatures giving you and the family cabin fever?

Here's To A Tasty Thanksgiving

Friday November 8, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us and we have food on our mind.

Young Days in MHC

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Spend your younger days in MHC.

Local Businesses Win “Best of Virginia” 2019 Awards

Saturday May 18, 2019

 Over 80 local businesses were awarded "Best of Virginia" honors.

Livy’s Ice Cream Shop's Grand Opening

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Chamber, Homestead Creamery celebrate grand opening of Livy’s ice cream shop.

Valentine's Day In MHC

Friday February 8, 2019

Here's ideas to make your Valentine's Day in MHC one to remember!

Tips On How To Wine and Dine Your Valentine

Thursday February 7, 2019

Tips on how to make your Valentine's Day experience a success.

Polls are open! Vote Now!

Friday January 11, 2019

Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia 2019 Readers’ Survey.

Winter Fun in MHC

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Just because winter is approaching doesn’t mean that the fun is slowing down in Martinsville-Henry County! Beat your winter woes while (re)discovering some of the hidden gems of our community. From exploring award-winning museums and experiencing live theatre to participating in themed footraces and sipping local concoctions at our wineries and brewery, you can find a variety of reasons to return to MHC all season long.

The colder weather of the winter months offers a wonderful opportunity to discover one (or all eight) of Martinsville-Henry County’s museums. You can uncover history and discover a new passion at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, Piedmont Arts, the MHC Heritage Center & Museum, FAHI African American Museum & Cultural Center, the Bassett Historical Center, the MHC Historical Museum, Rucker’s Communication Museum and at the Philpott Lake Heritage Exhibit. Dive into the history of our natural world at the Smithsonian-affiliated Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). VMNH offers award-winning exhibits, ground-breaking scientific research and collections and transformational educational programs for all ages as well as special events such as Reptile Day on January 19th! You could also immerse yourself in the fantastic world of fine art at Piedmont Arts. Affiliated with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, this exhibit space is an award-winning art museum that curates thought-provoking exhibitions by international, national and regional artists. They also bring a full schedule of arts events to take part in such as gallery receptions, painting classes for all ages, concerts and performances. These are just a couple of examples of the fabulous museums available to explore throughout Martinsville-Henry County.

Uptown Pinball, the area’s only arcade, is a family-friendly hotspot that is ideal to visit during the upcoming cold season. Home to 5 of the 10 top ranked pinball machines in the world (as ranked by pinside.com's top 100) and other favorites such as Skee Ball and Air Hockey, the arcade offers limitless fun. An all-day pass allows you to play however much you want, when you want. There’s also a VIP gaming lounge and laser tag. Uptown Pinball isn’t just for kids - adults love the games too!

You can also escape the hum drum winter blues by delving into captivating stories during live theatre performances. Martinsville-Henry County is home to two theatre companies presenting the talents of local and regional citizens: Theatre Works Community Players and the PHCC Patriot Players. Fulfill your desire for music, drama and suspense this winter with scheduled performances that include Scrooge Macbeth (November 23-25 and November 29 - December 1) and Don’t Drink the Water(February 21-23 and March 1-3) by TWCP and Annie presented by the Patriot Players (November 29 - December 2 and December 6-9).

Wine and craft beer connoisseurs should make plans to visit Hamlet Vineyards for a delicious wine tasting and lunch on Sundays or stop by Mountain Valley Brewing on weekend for a refreshing pint of seasonal craft beer to warm the soul and forget about the cold. Mountain Valley Brewing also hosts musical events most evenings (Thursday-Saturday) as well as other events such as paint parties, stargazing and more. There are also a wine and beer events held at local venues such as Wine Tasting Wednesdays and Beer Release Thursdays at Daily Grind Café in Martinsville Uptown.

For those looking for opportunities to stay active during the season, the Miles in Martinsville will offer multiple themed footraces to enjoy. The Light up the Night 5K on December 8th will benefit theGirls on the Run & STRIDE and is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Dress in your best Christmas attire or your wackiest and tackiest sweater and head for the finish line. You can also participate in The Nail the Rail 9 Miler on February 9th, presented by VisitMartinsville, which will be held on the Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail.It’s a simple concept really. Start at the zero-mile marker of the Dick and Willie Passage and run all the way to the 4.5 marker at Mulberry Creek, then turn around and run back. The question is how fast can you Nail the Rail? If you’re not looking to run, but still want to be outdoors, you can still have a good time throughout the colder months in MHC through biking, hiking, paddling and more. Just remember to stay warm and safe!

For more information on planning a winter trip to Martinsville-Henry County, visit our website at www.VisitMartinsville.com, call toll free 888.722.3498, or simply come by and see us at our Visitor Center located at 191 Fayette Street Martinsville, VA 24112 Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm.

From Moonshine to Motorsports

Thursday October 18, 2018

 Discover the history of how stock car racing began and trace the story from stills to pit stalls.

Savory September: Start Your Engines is This Friday

Wednesday September 19, 2018


Daily Grind Express! Now Open!

Monday June 25, 2018

Come check out our new Daily Grind Express location!

Right below Planet Fitness in Southside. 2720 Greensboro Road. Hours of operation aren't solid, but for now we are trying out 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday and 8:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday. If you have a preference, please feel free to let us know. Menu is limited. 

A Tasty Holiday in MHC

Wednesday November 1, 2017

The Countdown is on

Local Businesses Featured in National Publication

Wednesday October 5, 2016

Bon Appétit Appalachia Highlights Local Food, Farms and Flavor

PHCC Culinary Cafe Opened Thursday

Thursday September 22, 2016
PHCC Culinary Cafe Opened Thursday

Culinary students serve up (and run) new café at PHCC

Global Cuisine with Chef Colleen

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Explore foods from around the world at The Artisan Center

New Resident Finds Fun in Record Time with Activity Guide

Friday September 9, 2016
New Resident Finds Fun in Record Time with Activity Guide

Sheila Dye visits a variety of Martinsville-Henry County attractions

Bugs, Beer & BBQ

Tuesday September 6, 2016
Bugs, Beer & BBQ

Coming to Virginia Museum of Natural History October 8.

Foodie Adventures in Southern Virginia

Monday August 22, 2016

 By: Jennifer Doss, Jacob Bower and Linda Shephard 

The Color Purple Cast Slated to Serve Dinner at Wild Magnolia

Friday June 17, 2016
The Color Purple Cast Slated to Serve Dinner at Wild Magnolia

The Patriot Players of Patrick Henry Community College will be hosting a singing dinner fundraiser in support of upcoming productions. 

Fantastic Flight at Dippers

Wednesday June 1, 2016

A Flavorful Adventure

Area Businesses Win “Best of Virginia” Awards

Monday May 23, 2016

45 local businesses featured

Along the Trail

Tuesday May 10, 2016

A local teen's love for running.

Garden Club lunch by PHCC Culinary students

Friday April 22, 2016

Garden Day 4/27/16 

Fantastic Flight at Dippers

Tuesday April 19, 2016

Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting Event

The Flavor of Garden Day

Tuesday April 19, 2016

MHC Garden Day 

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

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Smith River Artisan Trail 

Weaver Serves Up History and Hospitality

Thursday February 25, 2016

Snow's Sandwich Shop & Flat Top Grille Gets a New Lease on Life 

Friday's Concert: Erin & The Wildfire on MHC Chamber Night

Wednesday January 13, 2016

2016 Season Passes Accepted

Ready for a Roaring Good Time?

Monday January 11, 2016

Dino Day returns Saturday, January 30, 2016 

Grand Opening for new Dining Room and Patio at Hugo's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Friday November 20, 2015

Grand Opening for new dining room and patio at Hugo's Restaurant & Sports Bar on November 20, 2015.

Martinsville-Henry County Garden Day 2016

Wednesday November 18, 2015

Blog by Susan Morton

"Fast Food" with Steve Post

Thursday October 29, 2015

A bucket list of MHC area dining establishments not to miss!

Danville Residents Tour Through Time in MHC

Wednesday October 28, 2015

19 visitors with the “History United” program toured Martinsville Uptown

Get the Picture

Wednesday October 7, 2015

A Photo Walk Through the Martinsville Uptown Historic District

Cast of “Addams Family” serve up songs with supper at Wild Mags

Tuesday October 6, 2015

Join us for dinner...if you dare! 

Brewster Walk to feature more than 50 craft beers plus hard ciders, wine

Friday October 2, 2015

Don't miss the first annual Brewster Walk

Brewster Walk to be held Oct. 10 in Uptown Martinsville

Monday September 14, 2015

Get ready for Brewster Walk

20 things you Need to do this September in MHC

Wednesday September 9, 2015

September will be full of fun

Brewster Walk to be held Oct. 10 in Uptown Martinsville

Monday August 24, 2015

Don't miss the inaugural Brewster Walk

ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Late Model Stock Car Race To Have New Format

Monday August 24, 2015

Changes are set and excitement builds

Barbecue, Beer and...Bugs?

Monday July 27, 2015

Inaugural VMNH Cookout is to be held Friday, August 14.

Discover the Great Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Thursday July 9, 2015

SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015

Third Friday Art Walks Begin June 19

Monday June 1, 2015

Two fun Uptown events combine

Mother's Day From MHC

Wednesday May 6, 2015

For mom, with love

Global Cuisine with Chef Colleen

Monday April 13, 2015

What's cooking at The Artisan Center?

A Taste of Southern Virginia

Friday February 27, 2015

Enjoy dining your way across Southern Virginia

Get served by Patriot Players’ singing ‘nuns’

Sunday February 15, 2015

The PHCC Patriot Players would love to serve you

2014 in Review

Friday December 19, 2014

A look back on the past year...

Winter Fun: Dale's Cafe

Wednesday December 17, 2014

A visit to Dale's Cafe at the Blue Ridge Regional Airport

Win a Foodie Getaway Package

Tuesday November 25, 2014

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"Seniors on the Move" Tour Martinsville

Friday October 3, 2014

Twenty-six guests from Danville tour Martinsville-Henry County.

Hamlet Vineyards

Wednesday August 27, 2014

A Visit to this Southern Virginia Hotspot

Tasty Treats and Technology

Friday August 15, 2014

The Fab Lab and Dippers Making Appearances This Weekend At MHC Visitor Center

A Three-Day Escape

Monday May 5, 2014

Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County

6 Places To Find Your Inner Foodie

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Tantalize your taste buds with a culinary adventure in Martinsville-Henry County

Dippers Advances to Final Round of Culinary Madness

Friday April 25, 2014

Local Business Representing Martinsville-Henry County in Statewide Competition

Dippers Advances to Round Three of Culinary Madness

Friday April 18, 2014

Local Business Representing Martinsville-Henry County in Statewide Competition

Local Business Featured in Statewide Competition

Friday April 11, 2014

Be sure to vote for Dippers Ice Cream

Trip Advisor Top MHC Restaurants

Thursday February 6, 2014

Customer Reviews Of The Tripadvisor Top Five Martinsville-Henry County Restaurants

Volvo Print Ad Shot in Martinsville-Henry County

Wednesday December 1, 2010

 Beautiful scenery and unique landscapes is what brought Thompson Creations, to the Martinsville-Henry County area. Their sole purpose was to use the Martinsville Hydro Plant Bridge as the backdrop for a Volvo Truck print advertisement or possible commercial. While in town the crew from Thompson Creative, Blackhorse Studios and Volvo enjoyed delicious food from area restaurants, had a rejuvenating nights sleep at an area hotel and experienced great hospitality.