Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2014

Big-Lake-Flea-LogoCome to Clarksville, Virginia Saturday, May 10, to the Big Lake Flea Market, for more unique finds and great bargains. Virginia Avenue will be a buzz with a special selection of vendors and downtown merchants offering arts and crafts, fresh produce, antiques, yard sale items and one-of-a-kind treasures. Treat your tummy to delicious tastes including freshly picked strawberries straight from the patch. Come hungry, too, because the best of the food vendors will be onsite preparing your favorites and the local restaurants will offer specials on their menu throughout the day.

Vendors will be located on the pavement (in the parallel parking spaces) along Virginia Avenue from 3rd Street to 7th Street. Thus, vehicle parking will be available in the lots of Wells Fargo Bank and behind the Virginia Avenue Mall, plus on the side streets of Downtown Clarksville.

So, hit the streets early (vendors will be ready at 8:00 a.m.) and make your plans to spend a fun day in Virginia’s only lakeside town.


 

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Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2014

Lakefest-Idol Musical CompetitionWelcome back to the 3rd Annual Lakefest Idol Competition. The Clarksville Lake Country Chamber & Clarksville Community Players have created this exciting Fundraiser for Lakefest! We are happy to once again host a fun singing competition for those who love to sing and compete for a chance to showcase their talent at Lakefest Opening Ceremonies July 18th at 7 pm at the main stage area behind Wells Fargo.

Mirroring some of the exciting features of American Idol, The CCP & Clarksville Chamber will have a panel of judges, auditions and finals. The winner of the final competition will be named the Second Official “Lakefest Idol’ title winner and sing the night of the opening ceremonies.

Everyone will be able to come see the talent on the audition dates and the audience will even have a chance to vote at the top 10-finalist competition for their favorite singer on June 28th. So get your vocal cords ready and come be a part of the fun!! Download an individual application or a group application.


 

Posted: Thursday, March 06th, 2014

April 12th, Noon ~ 5pm

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Come out and enjoy the CHEERS of Clarksville’s Eight

h annual “Lake Country Wine Festival” in beautiful Clarksville on the Lake.  This year’s event will host 14 Virginia wineries, great food, live music by Jeff Bailey and Brian Parks, and the opportunity to see friends and meet many new ones.  Relax on historic lawns in downtown and taste nearly 100 varieties of fine Virginia wines and speak with those who have made these vintages possible.  NEW this year we will host a beer tent consisting of three craft brews, one from each of the following micro-breweries: Starr Hill, Sunken City & Natty Greene’s.

Tickets are now on sale online*, the Chamber of Commerce, Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern, Century 21 on the Lake and Galleria on the Lake, A & K Dock Service, and Virginia Avenue Mall. Tickets in advance are $20, $25 at the gate, ticket includes a souvenir wine glass.  For non-taster/DD tickets in advance are, $10, $15 at the gate; the event is for those 21 years of age and over only and it is a ran/shine event.  Ticket includes a souvenir wine glass.

*PLEASE NOTE: Additional $1 processing charge applies to online purchases. Online ticket purchases will not be sent to you by mail, the tickets will be held at the WILL CALL table at the front gate. Upon purchase you will receive a confirmation email. Tickets are non-refundable.

All festival proceeds will benefit the Town’s Chamber of Commerce and will go towards future projects.  For more information, contact the Chamber at www.clarksvilleva.com or 800-557-5582.

Wineries attending this year’s Wine Festival are:

Live Acoustical for Lake Country Wine Festival

Jeff & BrianMusicians Brian Parks and Jeff Bailey will be performing live acoustical music at the Eighth Annual “Lake Country Wine Festival” on April 12, from noon-5 pm in Downtown Clarksville.  Parks and Bailey have roots to Lake Country, as they both grew up in Chase City; they have been playing music together for more than 11 years.  Their music genre goes from Van Morrison to Bob Segar to the Allman Brothers—the best of rock, blues, and pop.  Both are accomplished musicians with their vocals and both play guitar; Brian also plays harmonica and saxophone.  Not only will they entertain those at the Wine Festival with their music, they will also entertain with their jokes and fun-loving conversations—these fellows really like to have a good time.  They perform monthly in Raleigh and Cary, as well as performing locally in Clarksville and South Boston, and South Hill.


 

Posted: Thursday, March 06th, 2014

054ALL FOR WINE, WINE FOR ALLone lucky person will be thrilled to win this magnificent raffle of prizes that will give any entertainment enthusiast the opportunity to host a fun filled night on their patio, deck or in their favorite room in the house, at least it will be once this raffle of prizes is in it.
The main attraction & the talk in your home will be this re-loved bar with stools that was donated to the Chamber by Rocky Branch Construction and refinished by the Cottage Barn in Clarksville.
Not only that but there will be some oohs and awes over the Wine time clock, beautiful stain glassed sun catcher, Godinger mirrored stand, & Wine bottle light which were all purchased from local merchants in Clarksville.
With this beautiful bar you will be saying “belly up to the bar, my friends, drinks are on the house”…. And they will be toasting your great luck with wine glasses donated by Annefield Winery & Clarksville Chamber and personalized beer glasses, purchased from Lakeside Creations. Your family & friends will have a great selection of wine to choose from because we have received a bottle from many of the wineries that are attending this years wine festival, and they are:

  • Annefields’s 2012 Viognier
  • Bright Meadow’s
  • Coltsfoot’s Blueberry Wine
  • DeVault’s Darions Reserve & Watermelon
  • Fincastle’s Cabernet
  • Hilltop Berry Farm’s Traditional Mead Voyage
  • Rosemont’s Lake Country Red
  • Sans Soucy’s Ginger Wine
  • Stan Burn’s Bull’s Blush
  • The Homeplace Vineyard’s Old Green Tractor
  • Three Sisters of Shiney Rock’s 2012 Sweet Nannie
  • Villa Appalachia’s Toscanello

Even with all that you will have all the accessories to host a great party, starting off with a pair of earrings donated by an attending vendor, Cork Creations.
Snack
s are also covered for your group; they will have an assortment of lemon crab or caramel peanuts donated by Plantation Peanuts. Cheese & chocolates purchased from the Galleria on the Lake. Elderberry Wine Jelly donated by Coltsfoot Winery, Dip mixes from the Cottage Barn & a Vino Bread mix purchased at the Virginia Avenue Mall. Also included is a handcrafted wooden wine glass holder that fits right over a wine bottle, and to keep your chilled wine cold, this beautiful Crystalline Porcelain Wine Chiller. Your friends will surely want to come back and even might place a tip in your bar’s tip Jar, which was purchase locally. And last but not least you can count on an outing with this $20 gift certificate, donated by Sans Soucy to visit their Sans Soucy Vineyard in Brookneal, VA.

Purchase your tickets today!!! Don’t miss out on the chance to win all this in this year’s “All for wine, wine for all” grand raffle!

Raffle tickets are available at the Clarksville Chamber Office, 105 Second Street, Clarksville. Tickets are $5 each or three for $12, or six for $20 and you need not be present to win. The drawing will be held at the 8th annual Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival on April 12, 4:45 pm. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit projects of the Clarksville Lake County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call the Chamber at 434-374-2436.


 

Posted: Wednesday, January 08th, 2014

Clarksville VA Lakefest Logo ContestCould your wallet use an extra $250? Consider putting your talents to work for the 2014 Virginia Lake Festival (Lakefest) and become the winner of the reward. The Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce encourages area artists to enter the winning logo design for the 37th Lakefest that is scheduled for July 17-29, 2014.

In addition to the cash reward, the winning artist will have their design featured on the official 2014 Lakefest t-shirts and on brochures, flyers and other media promotions of the three-day event, plus be promoted in area newspapers for their accomplishment.

Those wanting to enter the contest may download an entry form here, pick up an entry form at the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, 105 Second Street, or pick one up at the Virginia Avenue Mall or call the Chamber and one will be mailed to you. For artwork designs to be considered in the judging, original and signed entries must be delivered to the Clarksville Chamber Office or submitted by mail to the Lake Festival Committee, P.O. Box 1017, Clarksville, VA, 23927, no later than March 14th, 2014. For more information call the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce at (434) 374-2436 or contact us.


 

Posted: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

2013-Clarksville-Christmas-ParadeMake your holidays extra special by attending the Christmas in Clarksville Open House on Sunday, November 24th! Downtown merchants have made special plans to be open from 1-5 pm and help you to wrap up your holidays with one-of-a-kind special gift ideas, discounts and refreshments. In addition, carolers will be strolling along Virginia Avenue singing your holiday favorites and Santa Claus will be at Santa Land located in Virginia Avenue Mall, and take a ride down Virginia Avenue in a horse drawn carriage, provide by B & W Carriage, of Buffalo Junction. Downtown Clarksville will be shining in its beautiful splendor of the holidays that take you back to Christmas of yesteryear.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy what Downtown Clarksville has to offer for the holidays. Remember that when you spend your money here, 1% of your tax dollars go back into our community!  SO…SHOP MECKLENBURG FIRST!

 


 

Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Kick off December by attending or participating in Clarksville’s annual Christmas Parade, December 6th at 6:30 pm. What’s more fun than marching December in with a Christmas Parade, cant think anything? me either. So come enjoy the floats, bands, & see Santa in his sleigh!

It’s time to register for the Clarksville Christmas Parade ENTRY FORM must be received in the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber Office by Tuesday, November 30, to be eligible for the December 6th event.  We are seeking participants—beauty queens, businesses, community clubs, organizations, churches, antique vehicles and others interested in making this the best parade to date.

This year’s Grand Marshal will be….TBA

The parade will be fun-filled with no competitions and each entry is required to adhere to the parade regulations below.  The parade is hosted and sponsored by the Clarksville Chamber and the Town of Clarksville.  For more info, contact the Chamber at (434) 374-2436.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Registered entries only—deadline November 30th; no Santa on any entry. Line-up format is provided when registering is completed.
  • All entries must be decorated in a Christmas theme for the Holiday and abide with these parade rules and regulations.
  • No candy may be thrown from entries; walkers alongside may hand candy to the children.
  • No sirens, horns or air-horns may be used.
  • Drivers of all entries must have a valid driver’s license.
  • No entry may halt the parade (only exception will be marching bands).
  • Participants must be in line by 6:15 p.m. sharp; specific line-up location is provided with the registration form.
  • The Parade Committee reserves the right to reject any and all entries for any reason before and during the parade.  No inappropriate actions or displays will be tolerated.

Please be aware that Highway 58 Business will be closed to truck traffic (trucks will need to utilize the Highway 58 Bypass) from 6-8 pm.  During this same time, Virginia Avenue (2nd to 9th Streets) will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6-8 pm.  So parade preparations may be completed, parallel parking along the parade route will be eliminated beginning at 5 pm through the duration of the parade.


 

Posted: Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Clarksville-Halloween-2013-2Thursday, October 31st, from 5:30-7pm Downtown Clarksville Virginia will be hosting Trick or Treat on the Avenue! It’s a the safe & fun way to Trick or Treat and great way to load up on those sweet treats! Over 40 merchants and civic organizations will be participating and most will be all dressed up in their costumes and handing out treats from 2nd Street to 8th Street.  All children up to age 12 are invited to this Spooktacular event; each must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Please, no masks are to be worn by those 12 years of age or over. New this year, we will have DJ, J. Riggan playing some great tunes in the pocket park. So we hope to see you all there!

Clarksville-Halloween-2013-1See you on the Avenue!


 

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Posted: Saturday, September 21st, 2013

The 18th annual Harvest Days Festival will bring a major celebration to Virginia’s only lakeside town on October 4th & 5th and most activities are free to the public.  Please note that Virginia Avenue from 3rd to 6th will be closed from 7 am to 9 pm on October 5th to accommodate all the activities & safety concerns, during the Harvest Days Festival!

Starting, Friday October 4th (4-7 pm) 

Mecklenburg’s Finest Chili Cook-off – Virginia Avenue Mall’s Back lot. Enter your best Chili, Stew or soup recipe & compete for your Charity. Or stop by and taste the entries.  For more information contact the Virginia Avenue Mall at 434-374-5949

Oktoberfest Clarksville VAOktoberfest Beer Garden (7 pm- 10 pm)

We are bringing the beer garden back again this year, with a slight change it will be Friday evening 7 pm to 10 pm, before the actual Harvest Days Festival. This event for 21 years of age and older. ID will be needed to get into the gate. The location will be at the corner of 5th & Virginia Avenue in the grassy lot near New York Life.  The cost is $7 at the gate, which includes first glass & an Oktoberfest bottle Koozie. There will be great selection of fall craft beer available for $3 a glass. The Craft offerings will be Shiner Oktoberfest, Leinenkugel’s Orange, Woodchuck Fall Cider.  On tap we will have New Belgium Pumpkick, Sam Adams Oktoberfest

To entertain us… DoubleShot Acoustic, a 3 piece band based out of South Hill, Va. Members include Colt Rodwell (lead vocalist), James Gaskins (Bass), and Kevin Smiley (Guitar). Each member has performed with several bands over the years and has come together to give you an exciting variety of explosive music!! Our arsenal of tunes includes Classic Rock, Country, Motown, Funk, Blues!!! We play some older classics and mix it in with a twist of new TOP 20 from today!!

For more information contact our office at Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce, 105 Second St, Clarksville. 434-374-2436

Crafts, Food, Vendors (9am – 3pm)

Over 50 craft, food & commercial vendors that will line up along Virginia Avenue from 9am to 3 pm, offering everything from fall decorations, baked goods, funnel cakes, antiques, antiquity and specialty items.

Tractor Hayride ParadeChildren’s Activities (10am-2pm)

Activities for the children will be from 10am- 2 pm, starting at  the corner of 4th & Virginia Avenue, Cornerstone Farms will host their farm of pet friendly animals & pony rides, Chris Williamson, will be offering free hayrides for everyone from 10 am to 2 pm.  At the corner of 5th & Virginia Ave will be games & crafts for the children. In the craft section for $1 they can decorate a pumpkin, make a memorable fall picture frame or a fall necklace.  The game area, kids can purchase a $5 game card that has ten fun games that they play for points and once they finish they add their points up and bring it to the prize table and choose their matching prize. Bring your kids to the Scarecrow & Sunflower cutout board and take a memorable picture of them and their fun day at the Harvest Days Festival! The scarecrow character board was painted by Ray Cherry, Boydton, VA.

Give me Shelter-Paws on Parade (10am-12:30)

Enter your favorite dog in this fun fundraiser for the SPCA. Applications available at the Chamber office or download here! ENTRY FEE $25 per DOG SHOW OFF YOUR POOCH! COMPETE FOR FABULOUS PRIZES! Includes a Photo of You & Your Dog, plus a fun Doggie-Goodie Bag for the first 25 Dogs Entered

CONTESTS & PRIZES!

  • Best Dressed
  • Best Owner-Dog Look Alike
  • Most Unique
  • Saddest Face
  • Ugliest Dog
  • Best Trick

Absolute Auction (Noon-?)

Absolute Auction items for the 15th annual Harvest Days Festival will be going on the “auction block” in Downtown Clarksville Saturday, October 5, at noon.  A total value of over $2200 of superb items have been received for the auction and provided to the Chamber by members—so it will definitely be a “crowd-pleasing event.”

Listed here are the items along with the Clarksville Chamber Businesses that graciously donated towards this auction:

  • Autumn Flag with Candle & Decorative flowers~ Avenue Floral & Design
  • Lawn & Garden Sprinkler~ Berry Hill Irrigation
  • Duck Dynasty Cutting Board~ Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle
  • Shark Pillow~ Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle
  • Fishing Rod & Reel~ Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle
  • Black Messenger Bag~ Clarksville Chamber
  • Blanket & Coffee Mug~ Clarksville Chamber
  • LED swivel lantern & work light~ Clarksville Chamber
  • Rubbermaid Cooler~ Clarksville Ace Hardware
  • 2010-2013 Youth small Lakefest t’s~ Clarksville Chamber
  • 2010-2013 Youth Medium Lakefest t’s~ Clarksville Chamber
  • 2 X 2013 Lakefest T-shirt~ Clarksville Chamber
  • XL 2013 Lakefest T-shirt~ Clarksville Chamber
  • Decorative Witch with Candle Holder~ Clarksville Furniture
  • Jim Shore Pilgrim Figurine~ Clarksville Furniture
  • 1 Day Pontoon Rental Boat~ Clarksville Marina, Inc.
  • $10 Gift Certificate~ Clarksville Tire
  • $10 Gift Certificate~ Clarksville Tire
  • Frontline for Cats~ Clarksville Vet
  • Frontline for Dogs~ Clarksville Vet
  • Inflatable Lounge Float~ Water Sports
  • One night stay at the Inn~ Cooper’s Landing Inn
  • Handmade Blue Scarf ~ Creative Images/Myrna McGunis
  • Orange Fall Mum~ Docks-n-More LLC
  • 4 Plastic Tailgating Chair Cups~ DoodleBug’s
  •  Set of five ornament owls~ Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Wine & Cheese for Two~ Galleria
  • Flickering Light Canvas~ Grandfather’s Country Creations
  • $10 Gift Certificate~ Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
  • Hand Carves Hummingbird pendant~ (Hall’s) Lakeside Gallery
  • Brighton Gift Bag (Scarf, Cell phone holder, sunglasses case) ~ Hite’s
  • Lake Country SPCA Cookbook~ Holly Burnette/LCSPCA
  • One Hour Massage~ Lakeside Therapies
  • Custom Corn hole Boards~ Lakeside Video Tan & Gift
  • Decorative Tole Tray~ Lynn Smith (VA Ave Mall booth)
  • Decorative Wooden Star with White Lights~ Mike Wagstaff Construction
  • $25 Gift Certificate~ Morningstar’s Bed Bath & Curtain Outlet
  • Evercraft 36 pc. SAE & Metric socket set~ Clarksville Auto (NAPA)
  • Automatic Inflatable Life Vest~ Southside Marina & Auto
  • Intex Inflatable Downy Bed, Queen Size~ Talbert’s Building Supply
  • $25 Gift Certificate~ the Lamplighter
  • $25 Gift Certificate~ the Market/Ann Gordon
  • 6 Months Free Household Membership~ the Mecklenburg YMCA
  • $20 Gift Certificate~ the Pizza Pub
  • “Two Mecklenburg Towns, Boydton & Clarksville” Book~ Town of Clarksville

Proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s upcoming projects, which include the “Holiday Open House” on November 24th, and the Clarksville Christmas Parade slated for December 6th. The absolute auction will be conducted at the front entrance of Virginia Avenue Mall, 317 Virginia Avenue.  Preview the auction items on display in one of the Mall’s front windows.

Lead-Sled MercLake Country Cruisers ~ Cruise In (4pm)

Starting at 3 pm the Lake Country Cruisers will cruise-in to showcase their cool ride for the last time this year from 4 pm to 9 pm, along Virginia Avenue.

Harvest Days festival is coordinated by the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Clarksville Chamber, 374-2436.


 

Posted: Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Kids with Geese  Come and celebrate the fall season the first Saturday in October at the Annual Harvest Days Festival! Vendors will line the streets facing the storefronts and sidewalks along Virginia Avenue offering seasonal crafts, specialty items, antiques, collectibles and antiquities (items of an era) from 9 am to 3 pm. In addition to the vendors, the one-of-a-kind specialty shops and restaurants will offer specials throughout the downtown area, enjoy our annual fundraising auction along with a host of games & crafts for the kids to participate in and a galore of farm animals to see, & ponies to ride.

Scarecrow BoardCome out and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather and the activities that are available. The event is opened to the public and there is no admission charge. This year the festival will continue into the late afternoon & evening, 4 pm-9 pm with the Lake Country Cruise-in & local music talent. Harvest Days Festival is hosted by the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact us or call(434) 374-2436.

Pony Ride