Archive for ◊ 2014 ◊

Posted: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Clarksville Lakefest Logo ContestCould your wallet use an extra $250? Consider putting your talents to work for the 2015 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 38th Lakefest that is scheduled for July 16-18, 2015.

In addition to the cash reward, the winning artist will have their design featured on the official 2015 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 13th, 2015. For more information call the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce at (434) 374-2436 or contact us.


Posted: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

2015-Volunteer-Fair-ClarksvilleHeld at the Clarksville Community Center, 103 Woodland Drive from 10am to 2pm and Absolutely FREE!

  • Have you ever wondered how to get involved in helping others?
  • Have you wanted to make a difference but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you sure you know all the different services and programs that are available in Clarksville and/or Mecklenburg County?

You are invited to attend the Volunteer Recruitment Fair to learn about volunteer opportunities that are waiting for you. Plus learn about all the different services that are being offered in your community. Come and learn more about your community and how you can make a diffeerence in making it a better place to live.

VolunteersContact the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce here or call 434-374-2436


Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

B and W Carriage Buffalo Junction VAMake your holidays extra special by attending the Christmas in Clarksville Open House on Sunday, November 23rd! 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. Santa Claus will be at Santa Land located in Virginia Avenue Mall. 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.

Christmas in Clarksville VAEveryone 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 11th, 2014

Clarksville Christmas ParadeKick off December by attending or participating in Clarksville’s annual Christmas Parade, December 5th 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 TuesdayDecember 4, to be eligible for the December 5th 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….Lake Country SPCA & Jr Grand Marshal is Harrison Walker!

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.


  • Registered entries only—deadline December 2nd; 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: Wednesday, October 08th, 2014

Clarksville Halloween 2014

Publication1Friday, 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.

Clarksville-VA-HalloweenNew this year, we will have an outdoor movie night, starting at 7:30 pm, at the corner of 5th and Virginia Avenue. We will be featuring the movie, Monsters University Inc., more details to come.


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Posted: Tuesday, September 02nd, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, August 07th, 2014

Harvest Days Festival Pony RideCome and celebrate the fall season the first weekend in October at the Annual Harvest Days Festival!

The 19th annual Harvest Days Festival will bring a major celebration to Virginia’s only lakeside town on October 3rd & 4th. The event will reap a list of activities of things to do for the whole family!

Friday Night

2013 Oktoberfest night

Friday night starting at 7pm we will be hosting the Oktobefest Beer Garden, with live music, fall & domestic beer & food. This event will be located at the corner of 5th & Virginia Avenue, till 10:30 pm. Admission at the gate will be $5. Food & beer will be available for purchase with ID. This event is for 21 and over.

Harvest Days Festival Pumpkin Painting Early Saturday the 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.

Come 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 last Cruise-in for 2014. Harvest Days Festival is hosted by the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact us or call(434) 374-2436  or check out the schedule of events on our facebook page.


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Posted: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Each year we send out secret judges to rate & award 4 crafters for Best in Show with 1st place , 2nd , 3rd & honorable mention & those three judges go their own way & span 7 blocks to hunt for their favorite display. They rate them for attractiveness of their booth, quality, beauty and difficulty of craft and friendliness of crafter. Below you’ll find this year’s winners.


Gamaliel’s Wood Carvings won first in show awards him with $150, He is from Franklinton, NC

Linda Patrick Studios

Linda Patrick Studios, artwork of watercolors of rural VA, awarded $75, is from Lyndhurst VA

The Reinvented Home

The Reinvented Home, awarded $50 to Darlene Kelly with her Repurposed furniture & accessories, from Beaufort, SC

Colonial Wagon & Wheel

Colonial Wagon & Wheel, Metal Lawn & garden art, awarded Dave Anders Honorable mention of $25 and is from Lancaster, Ohio



Posted: Wednesday, July 02nd, 2014

Here comes the 37th Annual Lakefest! This year is looking to be a wonderful time of celebration here in Virginia’s only Lakeside Town. Below you’ll find detailed information on some of this year’s happenings; from Helicopter Rides to The Antique Auto Show, and a 5K Run/walk-hosted by the Clarksville YMCA. For registration details and to sign up to participate in the 5K Run call 434-374-5858 or download the application here. Please use the links below and to the left to explore just some of this year’s offerings.

photo by Justin Eubank

photo by Justin Eubank


Posted: Tuesday, July 01st, 2014

2014 Lakefest TshirtsThe Official 2014 Lakefest t-shirts have arrived and they are spectacular!  The artwork depicted on the back of each shirt depicts snapshot pictures —the hot-air balloons and the fireworks; Jaqueline Eubanks created the winning Lakefest design.  Each shirt also has the official ADMIRAL Sponsor, HP Logo on the right sleeve, & our new Captain sponsors, Clarksville McDonald’ s logo imprinted on the left sleeve.

The shirts come in a variety of colors—White, Sapphire Blue, Lime, Red, black & Pink, they range in sizes from youth small to adult XXX-large.  Youth shirts are $14 each, adults up to x-large are $18 and XX’s and XXX’s are $20. We also have brought back a limited supply of TANKS, ladies tanks are white & Black and unisex tanks are Lime & Sapphire, sizes & colors vary from small to XL sizes. Get yours before they are gone!

New & exciting this year is the official LAKEFEST branded accessories!! They are available while supplies last!! Water bottles & tumblers are $8 each. Mini water squinter is only $5, and Lakefest decals are $4 for small or $8 for large. Hurry and get yours today!!!

T-shirts & tanks are now available at the Clarksville Chamber Office (105 Second Street), the Virginia Avenue Mall (317 Virginia Avenue), and the Clarksville Town Office (321 Virginia Avenue).  Proceeds from the shirts will help with the various expenses of Lakefest such as live bands, fireworks and hot-air balloons.  The 37th annual Lakefest is scheduled for July 17-19.

The Clarksville Chamber is very excited & thankful to have teamed up with our T-shirt Sponsors for this year’s Lake Festival! Pictured below displaying the official Lakefest t-shirt with their logo on the sleeves of this year’s design, is Holly Elliott of HP and Jayson Jones, swing manager at the Clarksville McDonalds.


Posted: Friday, June 20th, 2014

2014 Lakefest RaffleThis year’s Lakefest raffle host prizes that will give the winner many reasons to spend their time outdoors with their family or friends this summer with a great LAKEFEST after party celebration and for many weekends to come.

This set include Four Adirondack Chairs donated by Talbert Building Supply in Clarksville, these chairs will compliment any patio, front porch, campsite or beach front space at your desired location.  Your attention will be centered on the custom made fire pit made right here in Virginia by the Virginia Fire pit company located in Axton, VA. They will be attending as a vendor selling their fire pits at Lakefest, so if you don’t win this one you can get one custom made just for you. Another talking piece will be your LAKEFEST galvanized beverage ice tub & stand, keeping your favorite beverages nice and chilled in the warm summer heat and cooled if you’re near the fire pit grilling your favorite outdoor BBQ or even S’mores for the kids.

Kids aren’t forgotten in this raffle or even the big kids for that matter, the chamber has donated two new “Official LAKEFEST” squirt guns, Lakefest’s first branded toy.

The Chamber also has donated two Lakefest branded Water bottles & two beverage tumblers and you will be sporting two new Lakefest t-shirts also donated by the Chamber.

(We have purchased additional Squirt Guns, water bottles & tumblers and will be available soon for purchase at the Chamber office & at Lakefest while supplies last).

If you’re cooling down in the Lake or Pool this summer, you will love the EZ Lounge Float, donated by Southside Marine & Auto.

It wouldn’t be summer, without a night of camping outside even if yours own backyard, with this Coleman tent you will have no reason not to.  Also included in this raffle are outdoor decorative accessories to make your summer entertaining fun.

So purchase your tickets to this summer fun host of prizes, and when you win, this will be a LAKEFEST you won’t forget!


  • Four Adirondack Chairs
  • Custom made Cast Iron Fire Pit
  • “Welcome to the Lake” sign, donated by RE/MAX Perspective
  • Galvanized drink Tub and Stand
  • Coleman – 2 person Tent
  • Obrien EZ Lounge Float
  • 3 fish shaped serving dishes
  • 3 Beach Niks- donated by RE/MAX Perspective
  • 2 Lakefest T-shirt
  • 2 Lakefest Tumblers
  • 2 Lakefest water bottles
  • 2 Lakefest Squirt Guns

The drawing will be held on Friday evening during one of the band’s breaks on July 18, at the main stage area (behind Wells Fargo Bank) and you need not be present to win. This raffle is valued at more than $700.

Tickets for the LAKEFEST OUTDOOR SUMMER FUN Raffle are available at the Clarksville Chamber Office (105 Second Street); they are $5 per ticket or three for $12 or six for $20.  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Lakefest funds that help to supplement the costs involved with the hot air balloons, fireworks and many other venues of the 37th annual event (slated for July 17-19).  For more information on the raffle or the festival, call the Chamber at 434-374-2436.


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Posted: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Lakefest-Hot-Air-BalloonsLakefest Highlights start on Thursday…Come out and enjoy the beauty of the hot-air balloons! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spend the evening watching the balloons inflate and provide fun, FREE hot-air balloon rides for children 12 and younger. This event is scheduled forThursday, July 17, starting at 6 pm at the Lake Country Business Park located on Noblin Farm Road (next to Clarksville Elementary School).

Hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and ice cream treats will be available, courtesy of MeadowView Terrace. Children’s games, a dunking booth and other activities will be available at the event, too, all courtesy of Halifax Regional Health System. A minimal fee will be charged for the food and activities; however, all proceeds will be donated to the Southeastern Alzheimer’s Association.

With the weather cooperating (pilot can fly only when the wind is less than 10 mph and there are no storms within a 60 mile radius), all activities will continue until dusk. For more information, contact the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce at 434-374-2436.


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Posted: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

2014 Lakefest Auto ShowEnter your antique automobiles in the 20th annual Antique Auto Show, which will be featured at Lakefest in Clarksville on Saturday, July 19, 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 or Click Here to Download/Print) 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.


Posted: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Paul 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.

Helicopter Rides Clarksville Lake FestivalHe 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 four years now. He and his Helicopter were recently featured on the popular reality TV 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.


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Posted: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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

Back in by popular demand is the  Euro-Bungy trampoline jump which provides acrobatic heights and flips to exhilarate little daredevils.

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.

The 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.


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