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  • Altavista's Mayor With Street Art

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  


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

For more details about the race, click here

NEW The next Cruise In sponsored by Altavista On Track will be held Saturday, October 4 on Main Street from 5 to 8:30 pm.

The CAFF Restaurant will be open from 4 to 8 pm and a 50-50 Raffle drawing will be at 7 pm. Bring the whole family and join the fun. Bring your remote control cars too and have some fun! Check out the dates for this year's Classic Car Cruise In. Click hereFor More Information:  Contact Altavista On Track, at 434-401-9729, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.  

Town Wide Yard Sale

The 2014 Town Wide Yard Sale was a success. We had lots of visitors from the area and the region. Thank you to the vendors that participated and to the folks who shopped at the event.

The 2015 Town Wide Yard Sale has been set for Saturday, September 19, 2015 and the form is attached 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! (Click here for the Application.)

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.