Person County Tourism Development Authority LOVES to tell people where to go! Promotion of activities, such as festivals and special events, is a main priority of the Tourism Authority.
Our lakes, Hyco and Mayo, offer many boating, skiing, and fishing activities as well as tournaments, and have walking/hiking trails and bird blinds for the outdoor enthusiast. Bring your own tent or RV or rent one of the many cabins and houses that are available on the lakes. A community house at Hyco Lake makes it a perfect place for groups to gather all year round. An amphitheatre at Mayo is a major attraction for concerts and outdoor movies for everyone to come and enjoy and they also have a Natural Learning Center available for many uses.
Our area offers a variety of music venues – whether you like classical sounds, jazz, rock, country or bluegrass. The Main Street Pavilion at the Merritt Commons facility in Historic Uptown Roxboro provides an amphitheatre venue for spring/summer concerts, as well as being one of the focal points during the annual PERSONALITY Festival. In addition, Willow Oak Music Park hosts nationally-known blue grass entertainers for a four-day musical event as well as a Beach Music Festival every Memorial Day weekend. We can’t let you forget about the Pickin By The Lake every September at Mayo Lake either.
There are a variety of restaurants in the area serving all types of foods – especially the farm to table style. We are really known for the many steak houses in the area also. For the shoppers among you, you’ll find specialty ladies boutiques, antique shops and interesting gift shops along the Boulevard and in Uptown Roxboro.
The Person County Museum of History with its campus of 8 buildings houses an eclectic display of Person County History. You don’t have to be from Person County to find a memory as you stroll the grounds or take a tour of the Museum. This Museum is almost like a “little Smithsonian”! Palace Pointe Complex continues to be a big draw for all families. You can see a movie (choice of 7 screens), bowl, play pool, roller skate, be amazed and entertained in the video/arcade gallery and enjoy dinner at the diner or have your own private party in one of the special party rooms – all under one roof! You must be sure to save time to take the wine tasting tour of one of North Carolina newest wineries – Rock of Ages Winery in the Hurdle Mills community of Person County or sample the local beers at our Black Creek Brewery in uptown Roxboro.
The area is a hub that allows you to discovery other adventures within a 30 mile radius. Nearby the VIRginia International Motorsport Country Club affords you the opportunity to see the best of the best sports cars racing around a scenic course; you can attend baseball games of the Durham (NC) Bulls or the Danville (VA) Braves; Outlet shopping is a short drive away; and live theatre tour productions can be enjoyed in the area also.
You can stay busy – or you can find a special place for relaxing – here in Person County.
For more information, please visit our website www.itsbetterinperson.com. Please down load our free app Explore Roxboro where you can keep up with all the current events as well as places to stay, dine, or shop. Call us at 336.597.2689. Our mailing address is: Person County TDA – P. O. Box 1775 – Roxboro NC 27573