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Southern Virginia Girls Trip

Monday September 21, 2020

Come see us in Southern VA! 

Doggie Days in MHC

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Four-legged fun 

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.

Shop Now for Future Fun Experiences in MHC

Thursday April 9, 2020

When you are ready, we are here!

Spring Break Fun in MHC

Monday March 9, 2020

Low-Costs, BIG Fun 

National Day of Unplugging is March 6th-7th, 2020

Thursday March 5, 2020

The 2020 National Day of Unplugging is March 6th-7th from sundown to sundown

Fun Ahead in 2020

Monday December 9, 2019

Plan Ahead 

Get Outdoors in MHC This Fall

Friday October 11, 2019

Fall in MHC is perfect for getting outdoors.

New Tourism Amenity Breaks Ground

Thursday August 15, 2019

RV park set to open in Spring

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2019

Friday August 2, 2019

August 10th at the Smith River Sports Complex.

Spend Your Summer on the Smith River

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville 

Dedication Ceremony Held for Smith River Blueway

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The River is Calling

Picnicking Around MHC

Thursday April 4, 2019

Spring brings new opportunities to picnic with your family throughout Martinsville-Henry County!

Relax at Rick's

Friday March 8, 2019

Book your getaway now! 

Crawford & Power to Perform at Smith River Fest

Friday March 8, 2019

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

Relax at Rick's

Thursday February 28, 2019

A naturally fun stay!

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

Thursday February 28, 2019

Sovah Health to  Sponsor New Paddling Demo Pool.

9th Annual Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K Coming Soon

Wednesday February 6, 2019

The Martinsville running scene flourishes as competitors hit the pavement for the 9th annual Martinsville Half Marathon & 5K.

Polls are open! Vote Now!

Friday January 11, 2019

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

Wine by the River Wine Festival Tickets on Sale Now

Saturday September 15, 2018

Smith River Sports Complex hosts 4th Annual Wine by the River Wine Festival Saturday, September 22

7 Ways to Get on the Water at Philpott Lake

Monday July 30, 2018

Philpott Lake is a natural sanctuary in Southwest Virginia that provides a locals and visitors alike a welcome escape from the everyday workings of modern life.

A Guide to Exploring Philpott Lake

Monday July 23, 2018
A Guide to Exploring Philpott Lake

There are a multitude of options for exploring this picturesque paddling destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Secrets of the Smith

Monday July 9, 2018

By Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville 

An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake

Tuesday June 12, 2018

An Angler’s Guide to the Fishing Scene at Philpott Lake

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.

10th Annual Smith River Fest Coming Up

Monday July 17, 2017

August 12, 2017 

Summer Fun for Kids in MHC

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Start Planning Now! 

Fantastic Festivals in MHC

Wednesday March 15, 2017

A variety of exciting festivals are held annually in Martinsville-Henry County.

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016

9th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival 

Summer Bucket List 

Wednesday July 6, 2016

12 Hands–on Activities Not to Miss

Earth Day 2016 in MHC

Tuesday April 19, 2016

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Plan to attend the Earth Day Festival 2016.


The Flavor of Garden Day

Tuesday April 19, 2016

MHC Garden Day 

Rooster Walk 8: ‘More than a Festival’

Thursday March 31, 2016

Music & Arts Abound 

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

Two New Family Attractions to Open

Monday March 21, 2016

Driving Range & Water Slide Opening 

Historic Garden Week: A Rail Line Runs Through It

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Article by Susan Morten

ACV Celebrates Inauguration of the Smith River Artisan Trail

Monday January 11, 2016

The "Smith River Artisan Trail" Welcomes You! 

16 in '16

Thursday December 31, 2015

16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016 

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

Thursday September 17, 2015

The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will be hosting the inaugural 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

August Has Arrived at the Smith River Sports Complex

Thursday August 13, 2015

As autumn approaches, the fun heats up at the SRSC

Inaugural Wine Festival tickets available at Smith River Fest

Thursday August 6, 2015

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

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

DRBA Smith River Clean-up on August 1st

Thursday July 16, 2015

You're invited to join the Dan River Basin Association for a Smith River Clean-up on August 1st

Discover the Great Outdoors at Smith River Fest

Thursday July 9, 2015

SRF Saturday, August 8, 2015

Area to be Showcased on WSLS 10’s “Daytime Blue Ridge

Friday June 19, 2015

Host Natalie Faunce Explores Day Trip Opportunities in MHC

Trout N About 5K Race Success

Friday June 5, 2015

The Trout N About event was held as a fundraiser for DRBA's Environmental Education initiatives including Trout in the Classroom (TIC).

The Great Outdoors in MHC

Tuesday June 2, 2015

Explore the many ways to explore the great outdoors in Martinsville-Henry County

Trout N About Race Through the Smith River

Wednesday May 13, 2015
Trout N About Race Through the Smith River

Trout N About race coming to MHC on May 30th

Area Businesses Win “Best Of Virginia” Awards

Friday May 8, 2015

58 local businesses featured in Virginia Living magazine

The Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve

Monday April 6, 2015

My journey into history and nature.

National Day of Unplugging

Wednesday February 25, 2015

What will you do when you unplug?

"Adventure on the Smith River Book Signing at Binding Time Cafe

Monday December 1, 2014

Jennifer Gregory, Tom Perry & Dan River Basin Association will be present

Piedmont Shootout Soccer Tournament

Thursday November 13, 2014

The Piedmont Youth Soccer League (PYSL) in partnership with the Smith River Sports Complex will host the 6th annual Piedmont Shootout Youth Soccer Tournament this weekend November 15th & 16th.

This year's event is the largest shootout yet as well as the largest event the complex has ever hosted with 70 teams registered from NC & VA.  Teams are coming from as far as Northern Virginia, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Richmond.  Hotels in Martinsville- Henry County will be packed and restaurants, and other area businesses will feel the effect of a projected attendance of well over 2,500 visitors to the area.  Boys and Girls ages 8 - 18 will compete with their families watching on.

There of course is also a local draw with the shootout as there are 12 PYSL teams participating in variety of age groups.  This event is a fundraiser for the PYSL and is the culmination of the fall travel and academy seasons.  "This event has become an established tournament in Virginia bringing in several different teams each year from all over" says Enda Crehan, Director of Coaching for the PYSL.  "Our teams have gotten much better over the years, competing at a high level at other events and I expect them to compete on all levels at our home event.  The academy or PYA program has really helped develop our travel teams at a young age and it is really showing up on the field and in the results" says Crehan.

In addition to the 9 fall travel teams competing from the PYSL there will also be a Boys U10 and Girls U10 team made up of fall PYA participants.  "This event gives the academy teams a chance to compete at a high level with teams from outside the area and prepare them for the travel program" says Crehan.  There is also a U12 Recreation all-star team from the PYSL recreation program that will be competing.

The SRSC and PYSL have contracted the services of National Soccer Events (NSE) out of Knoxville, TN to run the shootout this year.  NSE has several years experience with organizing events all over the southeast and they will handle all onsite duties for the event.  "We are thrilled to have an efficient and productive tournament organizer this year with NSE.  With the growth of the PYSL programs over the years it is only fitting that the club's signature event also is growing",  Billy Russo, Director of Operations for the Smith River Sports Complex and PYSL Board Member.  "The shootout gives a chance for the PYSL travel teams and the program as a whole to showcase their talent, program, and their facility", says

For information on the Piedmont Shootout please contact Billy Russo at 276-638-5200 ext. 3 or visit www.nationalsoccerevents.com.  

Hamlet Vineyards

Wednesday August 27, 2014

A Visit to this Southern Virginia Hotspot

Countdown to Smith River Fest 2014

Friday July 25, 2014

7th Annual Outdoor Recreation Festival to be Held in Area

Discover the Great Outdoors

Tuesday June 17, 2014

"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien 

National Trails Day

Saturday June 7, 2014

Celebrate with a walk, bike, or hike along the Smith River Trail System

Fishing At Its Finest

Thursday June 5, 2014

Fishing for fun, memories, and more in Martinsville-Henry County, VA!

Get to MHC and Get Outdoors

Monday June 2, 2014

Outdoor fun for June

A Three-Day Escape

Monday May 5, 2014

Enjoy a long weekend in Martinsville-Henry County

Dan River Basin Association Plans Smith River Float May 3

Tuesday April 22, 2014

DRBA First Saturday Outing On Popular Section 

Earth Day Every Day

Monday April 21, 2014

Treat every day like Earth Day

Corn Hole Tournament Begins Saturday at Smith River Sports Complex

Monday April 7, 2014

Saturday is the kick-off to the series

PYSL Merger with SRSC

Friday February 21, 2014

Smith River Sports Complex and Piedmont Youth Soccer League Join Forces

Easterns Qualifier At Smith River Sports Complex

Thursday February 20, 2014

College Open Ultimate Frisbee Teams Travel To Area To Compete For One Spot

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday January 7, 2014

Scenes from the Freeze of 2014

December Discoveries: Snow-Yaking

Monday December 9, 2013

Don't let winter weather stop you from using your kayak or canoe!

Bassett and Fieldale Areas Featured on Regional Television

Friday October 11, 2013

Area Promoted on Daytime Blue Ridge’s “In A Day’s Drive”

Discover Bassett, Virginia

Tuesday September 10, 2013

Tidbits and Trivia About this Southern Virginia Town