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.

Don’t Miss!


Hats off to our Library for having wonderful summer events!  Check out the Road Show on Thursday!    Kick Off for the Summer Book & Movie Club is this Saturday showing ‘Stand By Me’ – July 23rd at 7pm at the Ashland Theater!  Come on out and be sure to read the book ‘The Body’ ahead of time.  Bell Book & Candle can be of help in getting all your summer reads!  

Enjoy all these TOP WEEKEND EVENTS:



July 21 Thurs 11am  Mother Nature’s Travelin’ Road Show – Virginia Living Museum
201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland Library

July 22 Fri 5-8pm FREE WINE Tasting at The Caboose Market – Make this a dinner date too – they are open til 10pm
108 S. Railroad Ave
Caboose Market & Cafe

July 23 Sat 7pm  Summer Book & Movie Club Featuring ‘Stand by Me’
205 England Street
Ashland Theater 

July 24 Sun 1-3pm  Tour a Real Caboose!  Visit the Ashland Museum 
105 Hanover Ave.

Also recommended…

Monique’s Crepes – (100 N. Railroad Ave – Parking Lot of AC&T) Every Monday enjoy wonderful crepes and Ashland’s first hip cool food truck!
The Caboose Market Cafe  (108 S. Railroad Ave)  Wine Tastings every Friday 5-8 pm! Wed Specials!  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 Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave) has music and various entertainment all during the 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.
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.
Newfound Gathering Place & Eatery (113 S. Railroad Ave) Open Thurs & Fri 11am-8pm Sat & Sun 9am-8pm  Specializing in great atmosphere and great EATS too!
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.  Happy Hour 3-7pm every day!  Texas Hold Um on Tuesdays!
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 Theater (205 England St)  shows most weekends – operating in Pop Up Mode to serve the community!
Ashland Farmers Market (121 Thompson St.) Open 9am-12pm every Sat. mornings (May-Nov)
Carter Park Pool (1112 Maple St) Have fun in the sun and enjoy their playground and basketball courts too. 

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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CALENDAR FOR  2016 EVENTS – Click HERE to plan ahead!  

Click HERE to see the latest monthly newsletter of GET CENTERED.

Visit our website www.MainStreetAshland.org for more information.

Main Street meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month.  There is a public comment session held at each meeting.  All are welcome.

Next Main Street Meeting: July 26, 2016 Tues at 5:30pm.  Location TBD.  Public comments are welcome at each meeting.

Send your news to MainStreetAshland@gmail.com.