Pulaski County is home to a number of international businesses that have invested in this region, such as Volvo’s largest assembly plant and Korona Candles, an industry leading automated production facility. Centrally located in the heart of the New River Valley, Pulaski County is one of its fastest growing economic centers, with outdoor amenities that pull residents from all over the region. In historic downtown Pulaski, Calfee Park, one of the oldest continuously operating baseball parks in the country, attracts historians, locals, and baseball enthusiasts alike. It is currently home to the Pulaski Yankees, the NY Yankees Appalachian League Affiliate. Claytor Lake and its surrounding state park draws fisherman, swimmers, campers, skiers, and other vacationers year round.
What Makes Pulaski County Special
Pulaski Yankees & Historic Calfee Park
You can usually find game nights at Calfee Park sold out and packed to the brim with loyal NRV residents cheering on the Pulaski Yankees, a Rookie Advanced team in the Appalachian League under the New York Yankees. The Yankees are a source of pride for Pulaski and it’s impossible not to have fun at Calfee Park.
The Draper Mercantile
If insanely good food is what you want, look no further. Chef T, the runner-up of Hell’s Kitchen, is cooking up the best of the best in the NRV for an exceptionally reasonable price. Known by locals as simply “The Merc,” this favorites spot is always thinking up new and delicious ideas for customers.
Motor Mile Speedway and Dragway
Grab for your friends every weekend and head to Motor Mile Speedway and Dragway to watch a race or even participate yourself. That’s right, you can take your car on the Dragway for a race! This NASCAR sanctioned home track is packed with people of all ages ready for a night of fun.
Things to Do
- Claytor Lake State Park
- New River Trail
- Randolph Park
- Jefferson National Forest
- Gatewood Park & Reservoir
Food & Drink
- The Blue Door Café at The Draper Mercantile
- Al’s on First at the Jackson Park Inn
- Blue Ridge Fudge Lady
- The Coffee Grinder