Farmville’s Main Street District is bigger than ever! We have expanded this year to include more businesses, local attractions and churches.
Here are some highlights of fun things you can now find in the district!
“X” Marks the Spot
518 N. Main Street
Ready to finally begin that Pinterest project that you’ve been talking about all year? Mottley Emporium is the perfect place to start. Turn an old window pane into a farmhouse-style photo frame. Add some photos to the back of the window pane and hang it up or hang it without photos and add a wreath to the front. It’s a Pinterest project that Joanna Gaines herself would be proud of and you can find exactly what you need at Mottley. Each room is a treasure trove of finds from antique clocks and furniture, to Fiestaware, records and movie signs.
Brighten Your Day!
Farmville Wholesale Electric Supply Company, Inc.
301 West Third Street
From modern LED lights to classic chandeliers, Farmville Wholesale Electric has a unique variety of lighting options from which to choose. They even have stained-glass lamps and an assortment of mirrors, both large and small, that would make great gifts for a special occasion. Right behind the lighting showroom, you will find a hardware store that is reminiscent of simpler times. Having been in business since 1972, Farmville Wholesale Electric is a Farmville staple.
Eat. Dance. Repeat.
517 North Main Street
Most known for being the location of First Fridays, Riverside Park is the place where the community comes together to eat, dance and socialize. Hosted by the Farmville Jaycees, First Friday events take place from May-October at this location and feature a local/regional band, food trucks and activities for children. The annual Farmville Wine Festival is also held at Riverside Park. The venue is open to the public for rental year-round.
Where Fashion Meets Funky:
The River’s Edge Boutique
217 West Third Street
Eclectic is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about the beautiful offerings at The River’s Edge Boutique. Driving by on Third Street, you’ve probably noticed their colorful tapestries hanging on their windows, but they have much more to offer inside! From unique cards and paintings by the owners to jewelry and handmade bags from India, The River’s Edge Boutique is a great shopping opportunity to find a unique gift or to treat yourself!
Roll on Down to…
Historic Train Station
510 West Third Street
Originally built in 1903, the historic train station, now owned by the Town of Farmville, was restored in 2003. It is currently used as a multi-use facility by the community. Various events from conferences and classes to wedding receptions and pictures with Santa are held at the Train Station. The venue is open to the public for rental year-round.
Where good times “brew”
Third Street Brewing
312 West Third Street
Farmville’s first and only craft brewery, Third Street Brewing, opened September, 2017. The brewery features a beer garden, complete with picnic tables and play areas for cornhole and bocce ball. Featuring live music and food trucks on the weekends, the brewery has already become a community meeting place and gives back to the community in other ways—by giving used grain to local farmers to feed their cows, for instance!
Opening Doors to the Community
Four churches were added to the footprint of the Downtown Partnership, including First Baptist Church [100 South Main Street], Beulah African Methodist Episcopal Church [117 South Main Street], Farmville United Methodist Church [212 High Street] and Farmville Presbyterian Church [200 West Third Street]. All four churches are part of the Virginia Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail and were founded between 1830-1870. These churches offer many services to the community, including daycare programs, outreach programs, exercise classes, community events and more.