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50 Things to LOVE in MHC!

Friday March 15, 2019

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


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.


Savory September: Start Your Engines is This Friday

Wednesday September 19, 2018

NASCAR Chic! 


Local Businesses Featured in National Publication

Wednesday October 5, 2016

Bon Appétit Appalachia Highlights Local Food, Farms and Flavor


PYSL Fall Soccer Season Kicks Off

Wednesday September 7, 2016

PYSL Fall Soccer Season kicks off an 8-week season this Saturday, September 10th, at the Smith River Sports Complex.


Area Businesses Win “Best of Virginia” Awards

Monday May 23, 2016

45 local businesses featured


Fantastic Flight at Dippers

Tuesday April 19, 2016

Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting Event


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

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Smith River Artisan Trail 


Sweets, Treats, and Eats for Your Valentine

Monday February 8, 2016

Fantastic ways to surprise your valentine this February!


Singing dining to be ongoing event

Tuesday February 2, 2016

Feb. brings Cabaret.


PHCC Patriot Players now offer Main Stage Pass

Friday December 11, 2015

PHCC Patriot Players now offer Main Stage Pass and community supporters include incentives.


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.


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.


Third Friday Art Walks Begin June 19

Monday June 1, 2015

Two fun Uptown events combine


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 8, 2015

58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


Global Cuisine with Chef Colleen

Monday April 13, 2015

What's cooking at The Artisan Center?


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...


I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Thursday December 18, 2014

As part of her volunteer service at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center, Brie Thurman shares information from one of her favorite things in Martinsville-Henry County: Dippers Homemade Ice Cream. Blogging is just one of the many activities to participate in when volunteering with the VisitMartinsville team. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact Chloe Mayhew, group sales coordinator & volunteer coordinator at 276.403.5948 or CMayhew@YesMartinsville.com.


Martinsville Culture Crawl This Weekend

Thursday September 4, 2014

Martinsville Culture Crawl is this Saturday in Uptown Martinsville


“See-It Saturdays” and “Sample Sundays” Coming Soon

Thursday July 31, 2014

Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center Hosting Local Business Presentations


Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 9, 2014

More than forty local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine


A Three-Day Escape

Monday May 5, 2014

Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County


Fun Away From The Track

Monday March 24, 2014

More fun outside the speedway


Trip Advisor Top MHC Restaurants

Thursday February 6, 2014

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