Archive for ◊ 2013 ◊

Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Enter your antique automobiles in the 19th annual Antique Auto Show, which will be featured at Lakefest in Clarksville on Saturday, July 20, at Century 21 On the Lake (412 Virginia Avenue) and the lawn areas adjacent to realty office. Great trophies will be made in the categories of 1) Hard Luck Story, 2) Oldest Vehicle, 3) Longest Distance Traveled, 4) Diamond in the Rough and 5) The most important trophy of the show; Tom Lilly BEST IN SHOW Award. Among those who have registered their vehicle in the show, there will be two prizes of $50 each that will be given away that afternoon.

To register your vehicle for the show, complete a registration form (available at Century 21 On the Lake or at the Chamber Office) and return with the $10 fee prior to festival or $20 day of the show. The application can be mailed out or faxed to those interested in participating. For more information about registering your vehicle for the show, contact Century 21 On the Lake (434-374-2279) or the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce (434-374-2436) or HERE.

Bob Murphy, an organizer of the antique auto show is shown with two vehicles that he will be entering: on the left is a 1937 Ford, which took part in the July 2010 Dupont Registry, was the “Good Guys” pick at Myrtle Beach this year and it also won the PPG award in York, PA. Car on the right is a rare 1972 Buick Grand Sport Convertible–only 39 were made. Other organizers of the auto show are Lise Burnett, Glen Burney, and Jackie Lilly. The late Tom Lilly, husband of Jackie Lilly, originally sponsored this show.


Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Helicopter Rides Clarksville Lake FestivalPaul Jackson, Helicopter Pilot, has been flying since June 2006. His generosity supports such organizations as:

  • Trucker’s Parade for Cancer, Charlotte County & Nelson County, Va.
  • Farmville Chamber of Commerce
  • Ruritan Club of South Hill Va.
  • Phenix Volunteer Fire Dept.

 He also spearheaded the fun fundraisers of a Golf Ball and Easter Egg Drop for numerous organizations.

 Paul has been flying excited children and adults in helicopter rides at Lakefest for three years now. He and his Helicopter were recently featured on the popular reality T.V. show:  “Lizard Lick Towing”.

 You will see Paul flying over the beautiful Buggs Island lake most any weekend in his green & gold Helicopter (his preferred means of travel). Be sure to give him a wave when you see him hover over.

 We are lucky to welcome back Paul Jackson to Lakefest again this year! Take advantage of seeing Lake Country from the air! It is a memory you will never forget.


Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Beginning on the early morning of July 18, Alan Matsumoto and his friends will start their creative adventure in making a “larger than life” sand sculpture for the 36th annual Virginia Lake Festival.  Starting with several tons of sand…Matsumoto and his fellow sculptures begin the process of making a creation from the ground up.  It is fascinating to watch them work and attempt to figure out exactly what the ending result will be.  He may give some helpful hints along the way…

Matsumoto served as a structural engineer in Vancouver, Canada for 19 years and has been professionally sand sculpting fulltime now for 21 years.  He currently lives in Roanoke, VA.

He shared the World Champion Sand sculpting title my teammates for seven years straight, held a Guinness World Record in sand sculpting, and has appeared in various media including National Geographic magazine and on the NBC Today Show.  Matsumoto has also been the National Snow sculpting Champion of Canada and twice Champion of Province of British Columbia.

His professional sand sculptures have been seen in more than 24 State Fairs
and more County Fairs, malls, and festivals from Florida to Alaska and
Hawaii. He has created sand sculptures in other countries and cities that include Perth, Melbourne, Sydney Australia, Luliang, Sanya China, Johannesburg South Africa, Venice Italy, Aruba, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Quebec City.  In 2010 he was called to carve snow for the NBC Today Show during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Be sure to stop by and check out his work starting Thursday morning, July 18 and stop by often to check on his progress until he finishes up the project on Saturday, July 20, around noon.

Alan and team in 2010 at the 33rd annual Lakefest


Posted: Sunday, May 19th, 2013

What does Flying Super Spinner, Scooby Doo, Thomas the Train, Fun Slide, Jurassic Adventure, and Rock Climbing Wall mean to Lakefest?  Too much fun!

WindjammerThe newest addition this year is called the Windjammer Kite Flyer.  It is a family ride adorned with brightly colored lights that has six hang glider type chairs that whisk you up, down, and around mimicking a flying effect.

The trackless tram will be running the streets again Saturday 10am-5pm.

To give an extra boost to the entertainment possibilities in Clarksville for Lakefest weekend, the Chamber has contracted with Fun Time Amusements of Danville to insure rides and games for all ages will be available.  A total of nine activities will be in Clarksville for all to enjoy.

Fun Time Amusements has been providing family entertainment for more than 55 years and they plan to bring a wonderful array of rides and games that will enhance the main stage area adjacent Third Street (access at the corner of Third and Virginia Avenue) on Friday night, Saturday and Saturday night.  Most of the rides and games will be located on the grassy lot adjacent to the area.

scoobie2The company’s top priority is that of safety for their patrons and their guests.  Safety mechanisms on all rides are constantly monitored on an on-going basis, and the rides are inspected by Virginia State Safety compliance.  Likewise, they perform their own electrical and safety checks before equipment operation and then, the State of Virginia’s safety officials’ follow-up with their inspections.  In addition, employees of Fun Time Amusements who will be operating the rides are experienced and specially trained on an on-going basis.  Besides the rides, Fun Time Amusements will also provide two “prize every-time” game booths that will be well stocked with prizes for the young and the young-at-heart.   Games will be dart balloon bust and kids fishing game.  As always, we will have cotton candy, candy/caramel apples, popcorn, sno-cones, and fresh lemonade.


Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Lakefest-Idol Musical CompetitionWelcome back to the 2nd 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 19th 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 29th. So get your vocal cords ready and come be apart of the fun!! Download an application HERE.


Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013

4th-July-Clarksville-VAShow your patriotism to the great United States of America and salute our Veterans—by being a participant or a spectator at the 2013 Independence Day Parade in Clarksville On the Lake! This year’s event, sponsored by the Clarksville Ruritans, is slated for Historic Downtown Clarksville on July 4, at 11 am.

Entry categories include floats, antique cars, trucks and tractors, golf carts, fire trucks and bands, plus, all area youth are encouraged to decorate their vehicle of choice—tricycle, bicycle or battery operated mini-vehicles. Each entry into this year’s parade must be decorated in the patriotic theme and the first 1,000 participants and attendees will receive an American flag upon arrival. Parade applications may be printed by clicking HERE —there is no fee to register or participate; requested date for application return is June 30.

Immediately following the parade, everyone will be treated to free hot dogs and soft drinks, compliments of the Clarksville Ruritans. For more details about the parade and the cook-out, contact Ruritan Committee Chair Charles Lee at or call 434-374-0794.


Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Big-Lake-Flea-LogoCome to Clarksville, Virginia Saturday, May 11, 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: Wednesday, April 03rd, 2013


Posted: Monday, March 04th, 2013

Clarksville VA Wine Festival 2013April 13, 2013
Noon-5 pm

Historic Downtown Clarksville

Come out and enjoy the CHEERS of Clarksville’s Seventh annual “Lake Country Wine Festival” in beautiful Clarksville on the Lake. This year’s event will host 17 Virginia wineries, artisan vendors, wine accessories & great pairings from cigars, chocolates & gourmet Virginia peanuts. Great food provided by Cooper’s Landing Inn & The Lamplighter Restaurant. Entertaining us with live music is duo, Jeff Bailey and Brian Parks. This event is such a great 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.

2013 Clarksville VA Wine FestivalTickets are available online till 5 pm on April 12th. You can purchase tickets at Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern, till 10 pm tonight. 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 rain/shine event. PLEASE NOTE: your online ticket purchases will not be sent to you by mail or email, the tickets will be held at the WILL CALL table at the front gate. Tickets are non-refundable.

All festival proceeds will benefit the Town’s Chamber of Commerce and will go towards future projects. For more information, use our contact form or call 800-557-5582.

Wineries attending this year’s Wine Festival are:


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Posted: Saturday, January 05th, 2013
Clarksville Lakefest Logo Winners

The Past 8 Years of Lakefest Logo Winners

Would your like an extra $250 in your wallet?  If you are artistically inclined, consider putting your talents to in motion for the 2013 Virginia Lake Festival (Lakefest) and enter the annual Lakefest logo design contest!  The Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce encourages all area artists to enter the contest.

In addition to the cash prize, the winning artist will have their design featured on the official 2013 Lakefest t-shirts and on brochures, flyers and other promotion materials of the three-day event, plus the winning artist will be announced in area newspapers for their accomplishment.

Those wanting to enter the contest may pick up an entry form at the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, 105 Second Street or call the Chamber and one will be mailed to you, or print one here.  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 15, 2013.  For more information call the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce at (434) 374-2436 or e-mail director(at)kerrlake(dot)com.


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