Welcome to Ashland,

The Center of the Universe!

The mission of the Ashland Main Street Association is to preserve, enhance, and promote downtown Ashland through cooperative efforts among local businesses, community organizations, Randolph-Macon College & the Town.

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!     Cross Bros. Grocery has great options to make your feast special!  

Enjoy these Ashland Top Weekend Events.  Please support our local small businesses – remember Small Business Saturday November 28th is a great time to get good deals and thank our hardworking merchants too!    Meet Cinderella at Sugar Fix Bakery AND at the Ashland Theater!     Don’t forget –Monday November 30th  is the only rehearsal for LIGHT UP THE TRACKS.  Come on out and get into the holiday spirit.  Details below!   Ashland Coffee & Tea has lots of fun events as well.    Enjoy everyone!  


Nov 26 Thurs Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Enjoy this time with your family and friends.

Nov 28 Sat  Small Business Saturday
Shop Local! Make Small Business Saturday a fun way to shop downtown with your family & friends.   Enjoy our restaurants and support our local merchants!

Nov 28 Sat  Cinderella comes to the COTU!  Storytime  2:30pm & Movie: Cinderella 3pm (2015 Release Film) Sponsored by Sugar Fix Bakery
Ashland Theater (205 England St) *Pictures and Autographs with Cinderella at Sugar Fix Bakery (105 England St) Noon-2pm

Nov 28 Sat 2pm  PaintNite – Paint with your family and friends!
Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave)

Nov 30 Mon 6-7:30pm  Star Wars Event – Get your picture taken on a Speeder Car!  Help us celebrate the next Star Wars Movie!!!
Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave) Event sponsored by Tiny Tim’s Toys & Ashland Coffee & Tea

Nov 30 Mon 6pm  ONLY Rehearsal for Light Up The Tracks SINGERS (This will be a mini-Grand Illumination in front of the Henry Clay Inn)
Ashland Christian Church (South James Street across from Henry Clay Elementary School)

Also recommended…

The Caboose  (108 S. Railroad Ave)  Wine Tastings every Friday 5-8 pm!   Open  M-Th:  7am-7pm, Fri 7am-10pm Sat 8:30am-10pm
COTU Brewing Co. (11293 Air Park Rd) Craft Beer & great music every weekend.
Ashland (VA) Museum (105 Hanover Ave) Open Sat 10am-2pm & Sun 1-3pm
Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave)  Open late Mon-Thur (10am-9pm) Fri & Sat (10am-6pm) The plaza outside is a great place to gather.
Gallery Flux (307B & 302 England St) Open Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm
Hickory Creek Antiques (427 England St) Open 7 Days a Week!  Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm and Sun 12-6pm.  Homemade refreshments on the weekends!
Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave) has music and various entertainment 5 nights a week.  Click here for their monthly calendar.
Iron Horse Restaurant (100 S. Railroad Ave) has great music every weekend and fantastic food including Sunday brunch & new supper menu.
Ashland Theater (205 England St)  shows most weekends – operating in Pop Up Mode to serve the community!
Sweet Frog Center of the Universe (210 England St) offers Corn Hole on the Patio! Open seven days a week.  Noon – 9pm  Fri & Sat Noon – 10pm.
Jake’s Place (511 Thompson St ) Heated outdoor patio includes music entertainment every Friday and Saturday.  Southern Comfortable Food is fantastic!
England Street Tavern (407 England St) Dancing, corn hole, pool & great food and music too.  Thirsty Thursday deals every week!
Ashland Farmers Market (121 Thompson St.) Open 9am-12pm every Sat. mornings (May-Nov)

SHOPDINESTAY   Experience Ashland VA – Center of the Universe!

TOP WEEKEND EVENTS is updated each Tuesday and GET CENTERED, our town newsletter is published the first Thursday of each month.  

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