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September Is Self-Improvement Month

Friday September 6, 2019

Self Improvement through relaxation and retail.


Doggie Days in MHC

Friday July 26, 2019

Four-legged fun 


50 Years of Love in Martinsville – Henry County, VA

Tuesday June 11, 2019

VisitMartinsville is celebrating 50 Years of Love in Martinsville-Henry County with the Virginia Tourism Corporation.


Local Businesses Win “Best of Virginia” 2019 Awards

Saturday May 18, 2019

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


50 Things to LOVE in MHC!

Friday March 15, 2019

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


VisitMartinsville Receives $10,000 Grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation “50 Years of Love” Program Marketing Fund

Friday March 15, 2019

Grant fund established to help celebrate 50th anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” tourism slogan.


Virginia’s Horton Vineyards Wins 2019 Governor’s Cup® with 2016 Petit Manseng

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Horton Vineyards’ Gold Medal winning white wine joins 11 other Virginia wines to comprise the 2019 Governor’s Cup Case®.


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.


Winter Fun in MHC

Sunday December 2, 2018

Enjoy tons of winter fun in Martinsville - Henry County!


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.


How to Experience the Best Trails and Ales Near Philpott Lake

Friday July 13, 2018
	How to Experience the Best Trails and Ales Near Philpott Lake

Explore the trails along Virginia's Philpott Lake and discover the area's local breweries, wineries, and distilleries while you're at it.


Wine by the River Wine Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Friday August 25, 2017

Smith River Sports Complex hosts 3rd Annual Wine by the River Wine Festival September 30.



September Festivals

Wednesday September 7, 2016

Full of fun 


Wine by the River Wine Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Thursday August 11, 2016

2nd Annual Wine by the River Wine Festival September 17


Garden Club lunch by PHCC Culinary students

Friday April 22, 2016

Garden Day 4/27/16 


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 


Bassett, Pioneering the Future

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Martinsville-Henry County Garden Day 2016


Wine & ’Shine, Design & Sign

Tuesday March 8, 2016

Highlights of Historic Garden Week 2016


Sweets, Treats, and Eats for Your Valentine

Monday February 8, 2016

Fantastic ways to surprise your valentine this February!


Gearing up for Garden Week: Bassett Post Office

Monday November 30, 2015

Blog Story by Susan Morten


Martinsville-Henry County Garden Day 2016

Wednesday November 18, 2015

Blog by Susan Morton


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

Tuesday September 15, 2015

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