Welcome to Nelson County



Small businesses make up the fabric of Nelson County. Now more than ever, the economic impact is felt significantly by the small businesses in our community. It is important that we continue to support our local services, restaurants, shops and hospitality businesses.

Please consider using your dollars to support local businesses in a variety of ways – by ordering take-out, purchasing gift cards, or stocking up on locally produced items such as honey, craft beverages, and fresh baked goods.

Local Business Updates & Offers


Our communities would not be the same without our local farmers. Help them by purchasing their produce, meats, dairy and more. When making your grocery lists for the week, be sure to check out what is available from the Nelson Farmer’s Market Cooperative and local producers.

Fill your pantries this week and every week with local goods and fresh meats and support your local farmers’ markets. While the operations are different this year, the quality of the products is exceptional. We can all work together support those that provide locally grown foods to our communities!

Shop Local Farms

Hat Creek Farm

Get Outside
Orchards and Farms in Nelson County
Kids activities

Visit us on the “Sunrise Side of the Blue Ridge”

Welcome to Nelson County! Here, among the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find outdoor recreation, mountain views, fresh farm & orchard produce, historic sites, artisan products and more. With award-winning wineries and breweries, quaint eateries, plus cozy cabins, bed & breakfasts and other lodging, Nelson County is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway! Nelson County is located in Central Virginia midway between the metropolitan areas of Charlottesville and Lynchburg.

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