Fall is almost here. For many, fall is the highlight of the year because of all the delightful smells, tastes and flavors that come along with it. The brisk days are perfectly complimented with warm dishes and seasonal activities happening in Martinsville—Henry County.

If you are looking for a delightful culinary experience this season, be sure to check out the following events and locations:

Piedmont Arts’ Savory September will be held on September 25th at the gallery. This year’s theme is the Roaring ’20s and will feature intoxicating foods and drinks that reflect the era. Celebrate the Roaring Twenties in style at Savory September: Bootlegger’s Bash. Replete with food, drinks and live jazz, this speakeasy-themed soiree will be the cat’s pajamas, the bee’s knees and the elephant’s eyebrows all rolled up into one. Local chefs will show off their culinary skills with delicious hor d’oeuvres and you won’t need a password to get your hands on some bootleg hooch. Beer, wine and a decadent themed cocktail will be on the menu. Twenties-style dress is encouraged, so get decked to the nines in your finest flapper flare and dapper duds. Don’t forget to put on your boogie shoes so you can party like its 1920.

Blues, Brews & Stews in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden, will be held on October 16th and will feature all that and more. Spend a soothing evening in the public art garden, gathered with friends, while enjoying delicious homemade Brunswick stew, cold drinks and soulful sounds.

If you love wine, mark your calendars for the annual Wine by the River Festival being held on October 24th at the Smith River Sports Complex.  The event will be held rain or shine from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and will feature several wineries, multiple beer distributors, local food and artisan vendors, and live music by DJ What?. Wineries include: Brooks Mill Winery, Chateau Morrisette, Childress Vineyards, and Rebec Vineyards.

We also invite you to enjoy seasonal brews, available for a limited time, at Mountain Valley Brewing, such as Fall Into Winter and The Gingerbread Man. Fall Into Winter is a delicious nut brown ale that is lightly spiced for the cooler fall weather with hints of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. The Gingerbread Man is an imperial stout brewed with biscuit and chocolate malt, cinnamon, and fresh (local) honey and ginger. Plan your visit to the brewery on the weekends to enjoy live music from local and regional artists while enjoying your flight.

If you’re looking for a confectionery treat, a stop by Dippers Homemade Ice Cream is also a must. Seasonal favorites include Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake, Granny’s Apple Pie and Carrot Cake ice cream, Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding and Pumpkin Pound Cake. Plus, Dippers offers a specialty menu for the holidays.  

You can also pick up a fun treat, such as a Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Leaf or a candy apple, from Cocoa Trail Chocolates to satisfy your sweet tooth.  

Daily Grind and Sweet Cakes Bakery will also be serving your favorite fall-themed coffees and lattes, served with seasonal sweets and treats. Check them out on Facebook to see what’s on the menu.

Finally, be sure to stop by the Martinsville Uptown Farmers’ Market or the Ridgeway Farm Market to grab those fresh pumpkins and veggies to make your own fall dishes and those gorgeous mums to spice up your porch.

If you love fall, then get ready for a season of bliss. Start making your plans to visit Martinsville—Henry County this fall and indulge your senses this season. Discover more at www.VisitMartinsville.com and be sure to tag us on Facebook & Instagram to share your fun.

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