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October 2019

Franklin County hosts ‘Artisan Studio and Harvest Tour’ on Oct. 19 and 20

Don’t miss the annual Franklin County Artisan Studio and Harvest Tour on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 12 to 4 p.m. The tour consists of two host sites in Rocky, where you’ll be immersed in amazing museum quality works of art.  Visitors are encouraged to meet the twenty local artists and purchase a handmade treasure to take home or give as a gift. The host sites are Carter’s Fine Jewelry at 400 Old Franklin Turnpike…...
  • Date: October 19, 2019
  • Timing: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Address: 295 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount.

Final Bassett Cruise-In of season set for Oct. 19

Don’t miss the final Bassett Highway Cruise-In of 2019 on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 3525 Fairystone Park Highway. All make and models welcome. Free admission with free popcorn, music and food court at the train depot. Door prizes awarded every hour for participants. No pets or tents allowed. Visit http://www.bassettcruisein.com/ for more details including registration forms, rules and an event map....
  • Date: October 19, 2019
  • Timing: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Address: 3525 Fairystone Park Hwy, Bassett.

Martinsville Rotary presents Lobsterfest 2019 on Oct. 22

Don’t miss out on Lobsterfest on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at New College Institute Building on Baldwin! Menu includes Lobster or Whole Rotisserie Chicken, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll and Dessert, with Tea, Water, Beer or Wine for $35. This is the Martinsville Rotary Club’s biggest fundraising event of the year! Tickets will not be sold at the door but are available from any Rotarian in the Martinsville Evening Club or at the Martinsville Visitors Center.…...
  • Date: October 22, 2019
  • Timing: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Address: 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville.

Blues, Brews and Stew event is Oct. 25

Enjoy live music, craft beer and delicious Brunswick stew at Blues, Brews and Stews on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. Tickets prices are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets include admission and meal. Cash bar not included. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. No outside food or drinks. Call (276) 632-3221 or visit https://piedmontarts.org/ for more information....
  • Date: October 25, 2019
  • Timing: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Address: 207 Starling Ave, Martinsville.

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival slated for Oct. 26

The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. For 46 years on the fourth Saturday of October, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival has brought together a host of musicians, moonshiners, craftspeople, cooks, motorheads, mule jumpers, horse pullers, coon dog racers, antique tractor buffs, and old-time gamers for a celebration of the rich heritage and traditions of the region. Our festival participants are the real thing, sharing folk traditions&he...
  • Date: October 26, 2019
  • Timing: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Address: 215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum.

Trick-or-Treat event in Uptown Martinsville is Oct. 31

Enjoy a night of Halloween fun in Uptown on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Children 12 and under, in costume, are invited to come to Uptown Martinsville and trick-or-treat with our merchants and neighboring organizations. Streets will be closed for the safety of the families. Merchants will be scattered down Church and Main streets. For more information, call (276) 632-5688 or visit http://www.martinsvilleuptown.com/....
  • Date: October 31, 2019
  • Timing: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Address: 217 E. Church Street, Martinsville.

RMPD to host ‘trunk-or-treat’ event on Oct. 31

The Rocky Mount Police Department will host a “Trunk-or-Treat” event again this year from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the police/fire station, 1250 North Main Street, on Thursday, Oct. 31. Please contact Officer Tim Taylor at 540-420-8363 if anyone is interested in setting up a ‘trunk.’ Business owners, merchants and non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate. “This event has been a great success in the past, and we want to continue providing a safe place for our children and their&h...
  • Date: October 31, 2019
  • Timing: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Address: 1250 North Main Street, Rocky Mount.
November 2019

SML Chili Festival set for Nov. 2 at Bridgewater Plaza

Don’t miss a hot time at Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the annual Chili Festival at Bridgewater Plaza. Stunning fall foliage and cooler temperatures create the perfect atmosphere for this annual, family-friendly lakeside event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A competitive chili cookoff is at the center of the action with teams going all out with themes, decorations and costumes! Enjoy chili tastings and then cast your vote for “People’s Choice” and “Showmanship.” Also awarded is&...
  • Date: November 2, 2019
  • Timing: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Address: 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta.

Not just another SMAC Coffeehouse: It’s SML’s own Boomer Band!

Tickets are now on sale for the Smith Mountain Arts Council’s (SMAC) popular Coffeehouse Series showcasing The Boomer Band on Friday, Nov. 8. It promises to be a fun-filled evening featuring songs from the 60’s and 70’s. You will want to sing along or even get up and dance! The event will be held at 1100 Celebration Avenue, Suite 101 (Celebrity Room located behind Casa D’Amici) in Downtown Moneta. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin…...
  • Date: November 8, 2019
  • Timing: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Address: 1100 Celebration Avenue, Suite 101 , Moneta.
December 2019

‘Come Home’ Christmas event set for Dec. 6

With more Christmas spirit than ever, the 16th annual “Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas” will take place on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. along Franklin Street in Rocky Mount. Hosted by the Community Partnership, this free community event includes live music, dance performances, horse and buggy rides, along with a special area for children, The North Pole, with Santa Claus. The streets are filled with food and craft vendors and CHRISTMAS SPIRIT! It’s a beauti...
  • Date: December 6, 2019
  • Timing: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Address: 320 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount.
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