Visit a Different Side of Virginia

Want to get out and explore, but shouldn’t leave your home yet?

Experience #SWVA virtually, with our FREE VR veiwer.


Around here you’ll never have to worry about finding something that will keep you moving. Outdoor enthusiasts, music lovers, families, and more, there’s something for everyone in SWVA!


A visit to SWVA, known for its hospitality and incredible craftspeople, will make you feel like you’re already home . . . it’s another side of Virginia and it’s an incredible place to spend a your time!


Thanks to the rolling pastures and bucolic farmland, you’ll find that fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients are always on the table at restaurants in Southwest Virginia and in a variety of cuisines!


Southwest Virginia has a thriving, vibrant community of artisans, craftspeople, shop-owners, galleries, and farms that all working together to create a regional shopping experience like none other!

Upcoming Events

  1. Shine Runners Pub Run at Hammer & Forge Brewery

    June 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 4, 2020 @ 12:00 am EDT
  2. Special Exhibit – Real Folk: Passing on Trades & Traditions through the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program

    March 6 @ 12:00 am - August 2 @ 12:00 am EST
  3. A Stitch in Time: Annual Quilt Show

    April 1 @ 12:00 am - May 31 @ 12:00 am EDT
  4. Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Days

    May 1 @ 12:00 am - May 30 @ 12:00 am EDT
  5. Memorial Day Market

    May 22 @ 7:00 am - May 25 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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