On Track for Success

Welcome to Altavista On Track... and Online!

An Up-and-Coming Commercial District 

Friendly Atmosphere

Wealth of Historic and Cultural Attractions

Fine Selection of Industrial Locations

A Rich Quality of Life with Small Town Charm   

NEW Altavista Business Needs Survey

We need your help. As part of the Pop Up Program designed to recruit new businesses and expand existing businesses in Altavista, we would like to know what businesses you would support. Please take about 5 minutes to complete this survey. Our goal is for new businesses, or expanding businesses, to meet the needs identified by the Needs Survey and to bring new business start ups or expansions to our Town prior to the end of June 2015.

Please click here and complete this short survey, and encourage your neighbors, friends and family to do so as well.

Thank you for supporting Altavista On Track and our economic revitalization efforts.

Giblet Jog 5K Logo

NEW We are ready for the 2014 Giblet Jog 5K event. REGISTER ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE. 

For more details about the race, click here

Altavista's Giblet Jog 2014 Flyer

NEW Zero Interest Loan Program established by the Town of Altavista to provide financial assistance to commercial building property owners. Find out more...

NEW - If you are starting a business, check out our Updated Business Survival Kit. Download it here.  

Scarecrow Stroll

Scarecrows in Canoe in Altavista, VA 

Scarecrow Couple in Altavista, VA

This year, again, Altavista On Track and the Altavista Journal will sponsor the Town's Sixth Annual Scarecrow Stroll. New this year: Residential Scarecrows. We are encouraging residents in town to put up Scarecrows to complement those businesses and organization Scarecrows.

We would like to have pictures posted on our Altavista Virginia's Scarecrow Stroll Facebook page of all scarecrows. Email them to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This event takes place the entire month of October. Each year we welcome over 50 scarecrows to Altavista, but we want more! Visitors come from near and far to stroll downtown and see the unique sights! All are welcome to join in the fun, show their creativity and maybe win a prize! 

Scarecrow entries can compete for two awards of $100 each.

First, there will be the People's Choice Award with ballot boxes at the Medicine Shoppe, at the Altavista Journal and at the Altavista On Track office in Town Hall. Ballots can also be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  but must include the name of the scarecrow, and the voter's full name, email or phone number. Click here to download the ballot. Entries must be received no later than 5 pm on Friday, October 24.

The second award will be for the Most Creative Scarecrow to be decided by an independent group.

Both winners will be selected by Monday, October 27 and information will appear in the October 29 edition of the Altavista Journal.

Click here to view the list of Scarecrows that will be competing for one of the two prizes.

Christmas Parade 

This year the Altavista Christmas Parade will be on Thursday, December 4th, at 7pm. This year's theme is "Carols of Christmas," so decorate accordingly. If you would like to be a part of the parade, click here to download the entry form, and make sure to submit it by November 14th. If you have any further questions, please contact the Altavista Chamber of Commerce at 434-369-6665 or Altavista On Track at 434-401-9729. 

Welcome to the web site for Altavista On Track, the community development arm of the Town of Altavista, VA, an official Main Street community. We hope you’ll spend some time exploring our site, where you’ll discover an impressive cross-section of all that Altavista has to offer.

If you’re a traveler or tourist, we know you’ll pay us a visit once you’ve explored our site. It’s hard to resist the charm, scenery and opportunity found in this close-knit community here in Altavista. We look forward to meeting you and serving your needs.

If you’re a citizen, we hope you’ll continue supporting our efforts to revitalize and re-energize the downtown district. Altavista has so much to offer – not the least of which is its people. You truly provide the character and vision that has made this community strong and vibrant for the last century.

Altavista is a vibrant, close-knit community with abundant resources and opportunity for business, recreation and family. We look forward to reaching new heights of prosperity and cooperation as we chart an exciting course into the future. With your support and renewed vision, we’ll build a community that is “on track” for success in 2013 and well beyond.