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Doggie Days in MHC

Monday July 22, 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.


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.


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.


3 Vows with a View

Friday February 22, 2019

Martinsville-Henry County has some beautiful locations with stunning views for your upcoming wedding.


Briz at Mountain Valley Brewing!

Monday January 14, 2019

Briz will be performing a tribute to Neil Young.


Ho-Ho Ho Gingerbread Stout!

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Mountain Valley Brewing has some exciting new beer releases along with some live music events this December.  


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.


Governor Northam Announces Expansion by Henry County Farm Brewery

Wednesday September 5, 2018

Mountain Valley Brewing to create new jobs, double production


Brewster Walk is this Saturday!

Tuesday September 4, 2018

On the 200 block of E.Church St.


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! 


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.


Small Business Stand Out, Mountain Valley Brewing, Named Quarterfinalist for $50K Indie Award

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Vote for MVB daily through December 10th! 


A Tasty Holiday in MHC

Wednesday November 1, 2017

The Countdown is on


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.


Piedmont Arts Hosts Garden Party with Jason Springs

Thursday June 22, 2017

Event to feature live music by Danville-based songwriter and local craft beer.


Piedmont Arts Upcoming Events

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Clyde Hooker Awards • Jason Springs • Art Camps • Expressions + more!


Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Wednesday June 8, 2016
Area Businesses Awarded Tourism Marketing Grants

Nine grants awarded