> Red Hill Hillsville Store
Red Hill believes independent hardware stores in small towns are critical to a healthy local economy. When it comes to hardware stores, service and selection still mean something.
With loads of new hardware inventory, your neighbors at Red Hill General Store hope you will think of us the next time you need things for projects and repairs.
New items on the shelf:
Pipe and fittings: pex, cpvc, black plastic
Screws - deck and drywall
And plenty more
We still believe in quality items at a
fair price. Our friendly staff welcomes you to indulge in
4,200 square feet of old-fashioned buying like it used to
be. We have some of everything.
From moth balls to live animal traps we
can help you take care of almost any unwanted house guest.
You'll find a ample selection of hardware, kitchenware,
home canning supplies and canner repair parts, old-fashioned
candies by the pound, classic and unique toys, seasonal
produce, gardening supplies, gifts, seeds and plants, Case
Knifes, dry-goods, cast iron skillets, oil lanterns, fishing
and camping gear, axes, mauls, Carhartt and Columbia clothing,
yard decor, nutcrackers, grandma's lye soap, coffee and
tea, washboards, recipe books, lotions, and Rainbow Sandals.
Need a new kerosene heater wick, light switch, wood glue,
pipe sealant, or roll of duct tape?
Need your pressure canner gauge tested?
We offer pressure canner gauge testing and carry replacement
parts for most pressure cookers and canners. Find Information
about pressure cooker parts here.
Want access to local products and sustainable,
truly-healthy beef and eggs? We can help you with that too.
We specialize in seasonal planting, food preservation, woodstoves,
survival tales, crafts, treasure hunting, story telling,
projects, modern homesteading building, and other affairs
We actively support front porch sitting.
SEASONAl EVENTS IN HILLSVILLE
Summer Drive-In Movie
Flea Markets on Memorial Day & Labor Day
Shockley's Old Timey Days
Red Hill Old Time Music
Agriculture and FFA Education
Treasure In the Blue Ridge
1035 Sylvatus Hwy.
Hillsville , VA 24343
We are open 9am to 5pm Monday-Saturday
and 1pm to 5pm Sunday
SUMMER DRIVE IN MOVIE
Summer Movies: Cancelled
Thank you all for your continuing commitment to our community.
Unfortunately, we can no longer provide our free Friday night movies.
Drive In History
Friday at 9pm in June and July. $1 popcorn. $1.50 Cotton Candy.
Keeping our drive-in movies free is important to
us - because we know it is to you. Plus, they are a worthy
excuse to leave your house and quit staring at the same walls.
And yes, we know that places like Wally World are cheap and
fairly convenient… but the fact of the matter is the
people that run that company are not interested in you or
your well being at all. They are interested solely in acquiring
your money. We hope you like our movies as much as we like
seeing our neighbors on movie night.
2014 Movie Schedule (click
to open as larger image)
*Come early for good parking. We fill our parking lot on a
first-come first-serve basis. If prime spots become full,
there's plenty of room for lawn chairs and blankets up front.
2013 Movie Schedule
2012 Movie Schedule
Working together to position the giant movie screen on our roof
before show time June 2013.
It's hard to beat a summer night under the stars in the Blue
Ridge Mountains. Unless it involves watching a free movie as
the sun sets.
building an outdoor market and inviting you to join us any Saturday
morning! Produce vendors, farmers & flea market items encouraged.We
began the market one Saturday in July 2013. It continued and grew
each week until it got too cold. Sell your stuff and together we'll
create a place where bartering (yeah, bartering!) might again become
The market is open from 9am to 6pm every Saturday.
10'x10' spaces $5 upon arrival. Bring your own tables and tents.
Setup begins at 8:30am. The first Saturday Market for 2014 is TBA
are we opening our gravel parking lot?
There was a time when farms were small. Families grew gardens and
produced their own meat and eggs. There were "minor products"
and markets for minor products. Thrift becomes a forceful social
idea. Minor markets promote a pride in workmanship America has largely
forgotten. Nowhere is there a market for minor products: a bucket
of cream, a goat, a few dozen peaches. Read
more on our blog.
FLEA MARKETS AT RED HILL
Check out the Route 100
18 Mile Flea Market! Brought to you by neighborhood
homes each Labor Day weekend.
OLD TIMEY DAYS
look forward to spending an old-time weekend each year on Shockley's
farm. It's fun days of tractors, tools, engines, wood-working, blacksmithing,
plowing with horses, oat and wheat thrashing, oats cut by horse
and binder, stacking oats, digging potatoes with horse and plow,
soap making, molasses making, kraut making, apple cider making,
apple butter making, pottery making, churning butter, quilting,
weaving cloth with a loom, corn straw broom making, old time ice
cream making, blacksmiths, corn mill and buckwheat flour w/gristmill
and many more demos.
Admission is $6 (10 and under are free). Parking
is also free. Shockley's Old Timey Days has been cancelled
for 2015 due to barn fire.
RED HILL OLD TIME
In December Santa visits in his sleigh pulled by
six miniature horses at Red Hill General Store in Hillsville.
Photo (below) taken from Santa’s December 2012 visit in Hillsville.
AND THE FFA
ENERGY We partnered with the FFA of Carroll County
High School to install a water turbine powering greenhouses and
small barn of the 92 acre agricultural research school farm. We
guided students and worked with their teachers to complete the water
turbine installation under US HWY 221. Tom (pictured below, second
from right in photo left) explains how the power in the flowing
water is transformed to household AC power they can use.
Inside two greenhouses, students are doing field
research that pushes teamwork and critical thinking. From overseeing
the production of their Angus beef, crops and renewable energy production,
these future leaders are learning lessons about hard work, patience
and planning. Contributing to our future in this important way makes
us feel good inside.
FARM TO OUR STORE
Students learn to grow and market their raspberries and blackberries
in the greenhouses. These berries are proudly available in our store
in their season. Our partnership with the local FFA chapter helps
to create the highly-skilled workforce we’ll desperately need
in the future to solve many challenges of our communities. There
may be nothing more important than developing confident agriculture
leaders. We are the link between the farming agriculture students
and the consumer market. Read
more about berries and the work on the Carroll County FFA school
HONORARY FFA DEGREE
Red Hill General Store received the Honorary FFA Degree in 2011
at the annual FFA banquet in recognition of, "helping to advance
agricultural education and the FFA, and who have rendered outstanding
service, may be elected to honorary membership by a majority vote
of the members present at any regular meeting or convention.”
IN THE BLUE RIDGE
treasure? That equals excitement. Red Hill General Store has held
and created two epic fast-paced day-long treasure hunts. Hurried
individuals and teams ruthlessly navigate riddles and mountain topography
for the golden possibility. The hidden loot? $500 in gold coins.
The first Treasure in the Blue Ridge was held after Red Hill allegedly
received a letter containing a cipher, which we provided in the
local news paper.
Each hunt included multiple clues, ciphers, witty
deductions with real-world monuments, numbers, clocks and other
epic-treasure-adventure inspiration. We used text-message check-points
to follow the heated progress in the field and to deliver the clues.
Team historical knowledge was tested as well as their ability to
reason a riddle or puzzle. Only one lucky winner goes home with
a $500 of free gold well-earned.. (Below: Confederate Gold Hunt
We want to update our hunt text messaging system
to encourage visitors to embark on an independent quest for lost
treasure. If you've read this far, we hope you've got the spirit
for a half-day adventure challenge in the mountains. Do you think
you have what it takes to win?
We're not sure when our small staff can make this purely-fun endeavor
come to life. We're not planning another treasure hunt in the near
future. Still, we believe anything is possible. Are the people of
the Blue Ridge ready to compete for forgotten gold round three?
For now, here are the original letter clues and secondary clues
reveled the morning the hunt began.
Sealed in their envelope using red wax, as each team opened their
letter just after sunrise the first clue was revealed (letter back
for letter 1 and "Numbers 31:28). Click here to see a
jpeg of the clue worksheet for the first letter. To enlarge
letter images click on them.