Rockingham County in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is filled with many small towns and communities. A quick trip down Route 11, 42, or 340 will uncover seven small and unique communities. Along the way, you will discover a total of 10 LOVEworks, some permanent and some seasonal. Find information about the 10 LOVEworks below!
County Line Construction – 4562 South Valley Pike, Rockingham
This LOVEwork is created out of building material that can be purchased at the business. It is conveniently located just outside of the City of Harrisonburg near the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.
The Heritage Museum –382 High Street, Dayton
The LOVEworks at Dayton was designed to pay homage to the historical and rural character of the Town and embodies the spirit of the Shenandoah Valley.
Back Home-on the Farm –2915 Willow Run Road, Rockingham
Going back to Rockingham County’s agricultural roots, this LOVEwork is located amount 30-plus farm adventures and games for all ages. The LOVEworks includes rustic wooden letters mounted on an old farm gate. If you are lucky, you may find a second LOVEworks located on this farm.
Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouses– 17768 Honeyville Road, Timberville
This LOVEworks overlooks the Shenandoah Valley from Showalter’s Orchard and pays homage to the decades of apple trees at the farm by having three letters covered in bark from old apple trees and stainless steel to represent the Cider that is made on the farm.
Heritage Park – Broadway – Turner Avenue, Broadway
The permanent installation in Broadway represents pieces of the history of the town including a mill stone, re-creation of an old iron bridge and more.
The Alexander Place – Timberville – 16055 Evergreen Valley Road, Timberville
Located just outside the Town of Timberville, in the middle of rolling farmland the simple white LOVE letters at the Alexander Place will greet you. The private home was restored in 2018 and new letters were installed in 2019.
Downtown Timberville – Garrett Circle, Timberville
The Timberville Public Works Department are constantly working to update this LOVEworks based on nearby holidays or seasons. It is common to see something different each month at this LOVE installation.
Massanutten Family Entertainment Center – 3827 Massanutten Drive, McGaheysville
Being one of the largest LOVEworks in Virginia, the Massanutten Family Entertainment Center sculpture stands over 10 feet tall and nearly 35 feet wide. It backs up to various amenities like bumper cars, go carts, bungee jumping and many more seasonal activities.
Elkton Town Hall – 173 W. Spotswood Avenue, Elkton
What started as a temporary installation in 2017 quickly turned into an evolving LOVEworks that is changed several times a year based on the season. Popular themes include the fall decorations, Christmas lights, awareness campaigns, graduation, back to school and Fourth of July updates.
Downtown Elkton – 196 W. Spotswood Avenue, Elkton
This large mural LOVEworks is in the process of being completed and depicts large LOVE letters with various themes per letter based on the character counts pillars at Riverbend Elementary School. The wall was made available by Massanutten Financial Services.