Eat. Drink. Love. Montgomery County, VA.

There’s so much to love about Montgomery County during the fall season. The leaves changing colors across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cheers from Lane Stadium echoing through the streets on crisp Saturday afternoons. And, of course, the fall harvest, when the region’s agriculturalists begin sharing their bounty with local chefs, and when restaurants and breweries throughout Christiansburg and Blacksburg begin featuring fresh ingredients in their creations. For foodies, the fall is a perfect opportunity to visit Montgomery County and experience for yourself how our local agricultural roots continue to evolve our culinary and craft brew scene. Here are a few newer locations to check out during your next visit to eat, drink and love in Montgomery County. Go to Town!

Iron Tree Brewing Company

The “new kid on the block” is Iron Tree Brewing, which opened in May of 2021. Located in a newly renovated tasting room in downtown Christiansburg that was designed to be a relaxing atmosphere, there are about a dozen beverages on tap to accommodate everyone’s taste. Some of the most popular beers on tap include the classic Pepper Street Porter, the Golden Calf and the smoky Duck Pond Water. Food trucks from the region frequently set up shop outside the brewery so you’ll have plenty of options to grab a bite while sampling the delicious beers.

Blacksburg Q

The scent of barbecue is now filling the Blacksburg air thanks to the new Blacksburg Q. The restaurant began as what’s known as a “ghost kitchen,” meaning that food is prepared utilizing extra kitchen space of an existing restaurant (in this case, Zeppoli’s, an Italian restaurant and wine shop), and is served curbside for takeout only. This was a perfect way to launch a new restaurant during a time when many restaurants were only able to offer takeout as a result of the pandemic. Ghost kitchen or not, there’s nothing scary about the flavors at Blacksburg Q. The restaurant is now open for dine-in and curbside pickup, and offers perfectly smoked and grilled foods with the Southern comfort and quality ingredients you’d expect from a top barbecue joint – ribs, pork and chicken along with appetizers and sides like fried pork belly, smoked mac and cheese, smoked wings, potato salad and red cabbage slaw.

Square 5 Public House

Nothing tastes better on a cool fall day than some hearty pub food and delicious, crisp beer. You can find both at Square 5 Public House in Blacksburg. Warm up with a variety of perfectly crafted sandwiches from the simple grilled cheese to classics like the Reuben, fried chicken sandwich and BLT. In addition to pizza and burgers, entrees include fish and chips (because what would a pub be without it?), chicken and chips, and a sausage platter. Then wash it all down with a refreshing beer like 3 Notch’d Watermelon Gose, Bell’s Two-Hearted or Golden Road Mango Cart. 

If these new locations in the New River Valley aren’t enough to satisfy your love for great food this fall, check out our Food & Drink page at In the meantime, plan to eat, drink, love and Go to Town! in Montgomery County, VA.


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The Blacksburg Farmer's Market had special guests this past weekend for their Spring Market Kickoff! 😄 Did you catch these adorable alpacas on Saturday?

The market is now open Saturdays 8am-2pm and Wednesdays 2pm-6pm each week. ☀

Come out for farm-fresh goods and handmade items, as well as live music and the opportunity to meet local farmers and artisans! 🐓

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We are excited to announce a FREE virtual workshop series led by Miles Partnership, a strategic marketing company focused exclusively on travel and tourism, to help ensure your online presence is in great shape! ⭐

There are two webinars being offered on Tuesday, April 9 and Tuesday April 16, at 10am on both dates.

The first presentation is an overview and general introduction, while the second highlights more advanced topics. Advance registration is required. (Link in bio)

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Spring is in full bloom in Montgomery County! 🌸

In addition to cherry trees, redbuds, Bradford pears, and a variety of flowering bushes and bulbs can be found decorating our beautiful landscape. 😍 What’s your favorite type of spring bloom? Comment below! 💐

Photo: E. Cook // Montgomery County Regional Tourism

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Warm weather and sunny skies are in the forecast for St. Patrick’s Day weekend! ☀️🍀 If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to enjoy, why not take a stroll or bike ride on the Huckleberry Trail? 🚴 Be sure to check out our Virtual Visitor Center for a listing of this weekend’s festivities as well! 🍻 (Link in bio)

Photo: E. Cook // Montgomery County Regional Tourism

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Have you seen this colorful school of fish in Downtown Christiansburg? 🐠 🌈There's plenty of public art to see in our two towns--check out the link in our bio for a full map!

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A warm, sunny day + a Love Potion milkshake from @sugarmagnoliashops = perfection 💖

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Come to the Blacksburg Community Center on Monday, January 29th from 4:30-8:30pm to learn more about the NRV Passenger Rail Project and share your input!

This project will bring passenger rail service to the region for the first time since 1979! 😮

In addition, a survey will be open from January 29th-February 28th for community members to share their priorities for the project.

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