03 Jun SWVA A Unique Shopping Experience
Southwest Virginia is a unique place, full of artisans, crafters, farmers, and just about any other walk of life. With these talented and unique individuals comes some of the best shopping experiences one can imagine.
Farm fresh foods, handcrafted works, locally influenced art, and culturally diverse music are among a few things you will find.
Rather you are looking for that perfect keepsake for yourself or the special gift for a friend or loved one, you cannot go wrong with what Southwest Virginia has to offer.
Our region prides itself on the idea of shopping local. We believe in our local artisans, crafters, and farmers because they are what makes Southwest Virginia so unique! All across Southwest Virginia, you can find these amazing goods in local shops, farmers markets, craft shows, and other area businesses.
In many cases, you will be able to purchase these goods from the locals directly. Take some time to get to know the men and women behind the art, the food, the music, or whatever else you have set out for. You’ll get to hear their stories and learn more about their craft. An experience special and unique on its own.
Some specialty shops such as Cranberry Lane in Bristol, VA or their sister store Hesters in Marion, Virginia feature many local business products. From home decor to wines to fresh made fudge, Southwest Virginia lives to serve our locals and visitors alike!
The next time you’re out looking for that perfect item to take back home or purchase for someone else, be sure to shop local and support families, hard workers, and Southwest Virginia locals. Not only will you find the perfect thing you have been searching for, but you’ll also learn a lot about us along the way!
We invite you to visit one or all of our 19 counties to see what we have to offer. Try our regional foods, listen to our cultural music, and shop our local artists! You just never know what you’ll find. One thing is for certain, you’ll never leave without a smile.