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25 Days of Christmas Campaign Announced

Monday November 25, 2019

Local Shopping Initiative Set to Kickoff Next Week


Tourism Revenue Reached 74.3 Million in Martinsville – Henry County in 2018

Tuesday September 10, 2019

All Virginia localities saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia reached $26 billion.


Program will generate more than $3.8 million in marketing initiatives and impact more than 182 statewide tourism entities

Wednesday August 28, 2019
Governor Northam Announces 44 Local Tourism Programs to Receive Public-Private Marketing Funds to Bolster Growth

Governor Northam Announces 44 Local Tourism Programs to Receive Public-Private Marketing Funds to Bolster Growth


VisitMartinsville Welcomes Kelly Rowland to Their Team

Friday August 16, 2019

Rowland Named Tourism Marketing & Client Relations Manager.


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2019

Friday August 2, 2019

August 10th at the Smith River Sports Complex.


Doggie Days in MHC

Friday July 26, 2019

Four-legged fun 


Mountain Laurel Trails to Host Sledgehammer XC Mountain Bike Race

Friday June 28, 2019

VisitMartinsville to Sponsor.


Dedication Ceremony Held for Smith River Blueway

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The River is Calling


Final Tournament Bracket Set

Tuesday May 7, 2019

Four teams slated to play at Hooker Field this weekend.


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.


Crawford & Power to Perform at Smith River Fest

Friday March 8, 2019

Fan favorite set to return at this years Smith River Fest.


Smith River Provision Company Named Title Sponsor for 2019 Smith River Fest

Thursday February 28, 2019

Sovah Health to  Sponsor New Paddling Demo Pool.


VisitMartinsville Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Latest marketing campaign receives $5,000.


Tourism Revenue Reached 70.8 Million in Martinsville – Henry County in 2017

Thursday September 6, 2018

All of Virginia localities saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia reached $25 billion


Governor Northam Announces Expansion by Henry County Farm Brewery

Wednesday September 5, 2018

Mountain Valley Brewing to create new jobs, double production


Harvest Moon 5K & 10K Coming Soon

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Enjoy the Harvest Moon 5K/10K and Dancing on Depot on Friday, September 21.


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2018

Monday July 23, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Festival set for August 11th


NCBA Final Tournament Bracket Set

Monday May 7, 2018

NCBA at Hooker Field this weekend


#VisitMartinsville Photo Contest!

Wednesday May 2, 2018

For the Month of May 2018



LOVE has come to Martinsville Speedway

Monday March 19, 2018

VisitMartinsville announces new sign to Welcome Fans


Martinsville-Henry County EDC Receives VTC Grant for Tourism Marketing

Friday March 9, 2018

#VisitMartinsville receives grant.


10 Years of “Fun in Record Time” in MHC

Monday February 5, 2018

Celebrate with us! 


10th Annual Smith River Fest Coming Up

Monday July 17, 2017

August 12, 2017 


NCBA Returns to Martinsville-Henry County

Thursday April 20, 2017

Area to host Division I Regional Tournament


VisitMartinsville Launches Snapchat Geofilter Design Contest

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Help us design a fun M-HC filter.


TheatreWorks Community Players Receives Tourism Marketing Grant

Thursday January 19, 2017

TWCP Awarded Funds for New Website.


2016 Year in Review

Tuesday December 27, 2016

Highlights from 2016 


Eastman Foundation Donation to Help Revitalize Fieldale Business District

Tuesday September 27, 2016
 Eastman Foundation Donation to Help Revitalize Fieldale Business District

$125,000 donated to the effort to revitalize the Fieldale community.


Fishing Championship Planned This Month on Philpott Lake

Monday September 19, 2016

Area will host 90 fisherman


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


Grand Opening for The Big Dipper

Wednesday July 20, 2016

June 26 at 3 p.m. 


Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Wednesday June 8, 2016
Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Nine grants awarded 


Three Receive Tourism Ambassador Certification

Monday June 6, 2016
Three Receive Tourism Ambassador Certification

Three area residents named Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Ambassadors


Kid's Area- Rooster Walk

Thursday May 26, 2016

Kids' Coop 


Grand Opening set for SRSC Driving Range

Wednesday May 25, 2016

The Smith River Sports Complex will open its driving range June 2 at 11 a.m.


Virginia Tech and Ohio Added to Tournament Bracket

Wednesday May 11, 2016

Four teams to play at Hooker Field this week


Along the Trail

Tuesday May 10, 2016

A local teen's love for running.


Two New Family Attractions to Open

Monday March 21, 2016

Driving Range & Water Slide Opening 



Beth Stinnett Achieves Film Commissioner Certification

Thursday February 25, 2016

Through the Association of Film Commissioners International


Fishing Championship to Come to Philpott Lake

Friday February 5, 2016

Area will host 90 fishermen 


ACV Celebrates Inauguration of the Smith River Artisan Trail

Monday January 11, 2016

The "Smith River Artisan Trail" Welcomes You! 


Ready for a Roaring Good Time?

Monday January 11, 2016

Dino Day returns Saturday, January 30, 2016 


Getting to Know MHC

Wednesday December 2, 2015

Tour Focuses on the History & Culture of Bassett, Virginia.


The Harvest Foundation Awards PUP grant to PHCC

Wednesday November 11, 2015

PHCC is the recipient of the PUP grant for the 2015 NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) National Division I Men’s Soccer Championship.


Tickets available now for the NJCAA DI Soccer National Championship

Tuesday October 20, 2015

National soccer tournament only a month away!


New MHC Tourism Ambassadors Named

Tuesday October 13, 2015

Two area residents receive MHC Tourism Ambassador recognition


Martinsville Speedway Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Tuesday September 22, 2015

Marketing Leverage Program to aide the Martinsville Speedway


Experience the Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Tuesday August 4, 2015

Opportunities for Newcomers to Outdoor Recreation


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2015

Wednesday July 22, 2015

8th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in August


2014 in Review

Friday December 19, 2014

A look back on the past year...


National D1 Soccer Tournament to Have Impact on Area

Friday December 5, 2014

National D1 Soccer Tournament to Have Impact on Area


Tourism Revenue Grew in MHC in 2013

Wednesday September 10, 2014

All Virginia regions saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia topped $21 billion


See Art and History Come Alive This Weekend

Thursday August 21, 2014

Art Demos and Guided Tours Offered at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center


Countdown to Smith River Fest 2014

Friday July 25, 2014

7th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in Area


Team VisitMartinsville Brightens Up MHC

Friday May 30, 2014

Area Tourism Staff Volunteer Enhance City Flower Bed


The College of William & Mary Win at Hooker Field

Monday May 5, 2014

The College of William & Mary District III Champion


Local Business Featured in Statewide Competition

Friday April 11, 2014

Be sure to vote for Dippers Ice Cream


PHCC to Host National Tournament at SRSC

Thursday April 10, 2014

2015 National D1 Soccer Championships Coming


VMNH Presents Jefferson Awards

Friday March 21, 2014

8 Recipients Honored at 27th Annual Thomas Jefferson Awards


December Discoveries: The FAB Lab

Thursday December 26, 2013

You can dream it, design it and make it at this revolutionary fabrication facility.


VisitMartinsville Goes Mobile

Tuesday December 17, 2013

EDC's Tourism & Film Division Launches Mobile App


Uptown Sweets Receives Tourism Marketing Grant

Wednesday December 11, 2013

New Business Takes Advantage of Grant Funds from EDC