Tourism Office

Address: 129 Davis Street

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: 276-773-8003

Email:  wcrawford@graysoncountyva.gov

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Unique Shops in Grayson County

Sparta Candle Co is located on Main Street in Independence and has a strong on-line presence. Candles are made  from soy wax and lead-free hemp wicks containing no dyes. These candles are phthalate free and hand poured in small batches. All containers are reusable and recyclable. Many are named after local businesses, landmarks, and cherished community members. Find us on Facebook or call 252-375-1618 or email info@spartacandleco.com. 116 E. Main Street, Independence, VA.

The Art Roost is a studio specializing in painting with acrylics, oils, water colors, ink, and pencil. They offer workshops, art lessons, classes, and parties. Paint parties can be scheduled in studio or offsite for reasonable rates. Hands-on assistance is available for all events. Paint nights include a professional instructor, all art supplies, a fun atmosphere, and a one-of-a-kind creative experience with step by step instructions. Find us on Facebook or call 276-620-6599. Located at 485 Main Street, Fries, VA.

Hannah Martin and Emilia Jones "escaped" New York City to start a unique pottery and small farm here in beautiful Grayson County. They design unique pottery using specialty glazes to create beautiful color patterns. One of a kind pieces can be bought online or by appointment. Every summer they have an annual Open Studio that offers farm tours and discounted pottery. Located in Elk Creek Virginia and on-line, this is a unique shop offering works of art!

Rixey's Market is the quintessential country store. You can get everything from food, jams, preserves, produce, plants, flowers (in season), farm supplies, feed, seed, fencing, lumber,  hunting/ fishing supplies, and gas/diesel. It is also a souvenir shop for tourists, featuring high-quality Grayson County t-shirts.  For more info., call 276-773-3991. Like them on Facebook at Rixey's Market. 

Stop in at Grayson Highlands General Store for all your food and beverage supplies, as you enjoy the high country of Grayson Highlands State Park. This is a unique and newly renovated country store, and is the closest store (only 3 miles) to Grayson Highlands. The store offers a cafe/deli, hand scooped ice cream shop and a grocery selection that includes organic, gluten free & non GMO items. The herbs and vegetables, grown in the chemical-free gardens, are used in the kitchen and is for sale in the produce section. Don't forget to fill up at the gas pumps or stock up on all your camping needs. Enjoy traditional music at the Rugby Jam held the third Sunday of the month, May - October, beginning at 2 PM. Bring your own chair and instrument. Grayson Highlands General Store is located at 4249 Highlands Parkway in Mouth of Wilson, VA.  For more info., call 276-579-4602 or email graysongeneralstore.com. 

Located at 7116 Troutdale Highway, in Grant, Virginia, you will find this terrific country store!  Fox Creek General Store has fuel, groceries, hardware, feed/farm supplies, hunting/fishing licenses/supplies and a full-service deli.  The locals love the Fox Creek Smoked Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich with homemade coleslaw. Stop by this friendly mercantile and let them serve you! For more info., call 276-579-6033 or email foxcreekgeneralstore@yahoo.com.  

Todd Price Studio, located at 29 Wagon Wheel Road, in the scenic Elk Creek Valley, features oil paintings, portraits, barn quilts, vehicle lettering, carved and hand painted custom signs and more. Go by the studio to see the great talent on display! For more info., call 276-655-4047.  Like them on Facebook.

Named for a nearby mountain, Three Peaks Crafts features the woodturning of owner/craftsman Terry Clark.  Visitors can purchase works and see the woodturning process. Three Peaks Crafts is located at 9399 Troutdale Highway in Troutdale, VA. For more info., call 276-677-3724 or email 3peaks@hughes.net.

The Treasury, located at 107 E. Main St. in Independence, VA,  offers "Grayson County Made" arts, crafts, collectibles and Grayson County apparel. Gifts include pottery, homemade soaps, wood crafts, fiber arts, jewelry and more. Great shopping awaits you at The Treasury!
Proceeds benefit the 1908 Courthouse Foundation. While you are shopping, please check out the museum and the tourist information available at the 1908 Courthouse. For more info. call 276-773-3711.

Square One, located at 119 E. Main St. in Independence, offers custom framing for artwork, shadowboxes, and family mementos. This unique shop also has prints by local artists. Please visit Square One for all of your framing needs. For more info., call 276-773-3390 or email info@wardmanor.com

River Peek Cottage, located at 303 W. Main St. in Fries,  is an artisan studio where textile art is created for the home as well as personal jewelry and gifts. Call 276-237-5430,  for your private appointment with Kit, a juried, Round the Mountain Artisan, who will create a new look for your home's interior, a special gift, or a beautiful fiber art necklace in your very own colors!

Ivory's Antiques, located at 124 E. Main St. in Independence,  offers quality antiques and collectibles to include a large selection of Antique and Designer Lamps, Furniture, Primitives, Art, Collectible Glassware and Tea Items. They also carry Victorian pieces and art work, quilts, linens, lampshades and a variety of other collectibles. For more info., call 276-768-9444, 276-768-9441 or email ivoryantiques@gmail.com.

Independence Florist & Gifts, located at 126 E. Main St. in Independence,  is the place to find an assortment of fresh flowers, live plants, silk flowers, Yankee Candles, Home Interior Candles, and gifts for every occasion. For more info., call 276-773-3689 or email joofva@yahoo.com.  Like them on Facebook.

D&J Hobby Center, located at 106 Nuckolls Curve Road in Galax,  sells comics, car, airplane and other model kits, Tabletop and CCG Gaming,  Import and specialty toys.  Visit this store for gift ideas or to please the model, comic or gaming enthusiast!​ For more info., call 276-233-6852 or email darrellwilliam443@yahoo.com.  Like them on Facebook.

Fox Creek Leather, located at 2029 Elk Creek Parkway in Independence, is an excellent source of leather motorcycle and horse apparel and gear, including gloves, jackets, horse tack and shoes, saddlebags and more.  For more info., call 276-773-3131 or 800-766-4165.  Like them on Facebook.

Grayson Florist and Gifts is located at 580 E. Main St. in Independence, VA.  and  is available for all of your floral and decorative needs. Come by the shop to see the beautiful talent on display!​ For more info., call 276-773-3581 or 800-743-5221.  Like them on Facebook.

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