Some attractions in Hillsville, Virginia, include the Hillsville Flea Market held each September, Harmon's Museum, the Hillsville Historic District, the vintage Hillsville Diner and the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter home. About 25 miles south of town, in Mount Airy, North Carolina, is the Andy Griffith Playhouse, named for the late actor. They have a Mayberry Days festival every September and a Blue Ridge and Beyond storytelling festival every spring. This is a popular side trip for those staying in Hillsville.
The Hillsville Flea Market is an annual Labor Day weekend event. Vendors are on site from Friday through Monday, selling everything from antiques to baseball cards to clothing. Food vendors and entertainers are also part of the fun. Harmon's Museum exhibits historic items, such as pieces from the Civil War, as well as oddities such as a two-headed calf. Arrowheads and other Native American artifacts are also on site.
The Hillside Historic District, part of the National Register of Historic Places since 2002, has buildings dating back to the mid-19th century. Among the sites are a Confederate monument from 1907, an old jail and a row of businesses still operating in buildings that went up in the late 1800s. The Hillsville Diner, still open and serving meals, is also in this district, as is the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter home. Tours are available of the home, which dates back to 1845.