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 5 pm. In addition to the vendors, the one-of-a-kind speciality shops and restaurants will offer specials throughout the downtown area. 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. Harvest Days Festival is hosted by the Merchants Committee of the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. For more information call (434) 374-2436 and/or see our.
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Show your patriotism to the great United States of America and salute our Veterans—by being a participant or a spectator at the 2011 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—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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-374-0794.
Spring into 2011 and spend your Saturday, May 7, at Virginia’s only lakeside town beginning at 8 a.m. 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. 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 Wachovia Bank and behind the Virginia Avenue Mall, plus on the sides 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.
Clarksville’s Merchant Committee and the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce host the Big Lake Flea Market. For more information, call 434-374-2436.
It’s the lifestyle that attracts visitors to Clarksville and that keeps them coming back year after year…or for a lifetime. It’s the friendly people, small town charm, low cost of living, mild climate, and recreational opportunities that makes Clarksville a great place to visit and an even better place to call home.
While things move at a more leisurely pace in Clarksville, the town continues to move forward to embrace the changing economy and provide a 21st century approach to the historical charm that brought Clarksville to where it is today. It’s a town of new opportunity built on a history of trade. The rivers which brought the tobacco trade to Clarksville now feed the lake that provides the economic and recreational backbone of the Clarksville community.
Buggs Island Lake is the main attraction for those who love water sports of any kind, or simply enjoys the beauty of the landscape and wildlife that the lake provides. With 50,000 acres of water and 800 miles of shoreline, you can always find a secluded cove on this lake, even on a busy holiday weekend.
Downtown Clarksville has been named to the Virginia and National Registers of Historic Places. You can take a walking tour of more than 60 churches, homes, and businesses that date back to the late 18th century with architecture ranging from Queen Anne to Greek Revival to Victorian. Today its brick lined sidewalks with decorative lighting and Currier and Ives charm are lined with unique shops and a variety of dining choices that invite an afternoon stroll for a tasty treat or the perfect treasure.
Throughout the year Clarksville hosts a variety of special events including the largest, the Virginia Lake Festival in July, which attracts more than 80,000 visitors to town.
So, if you’ve never been here, please come to visit. But be prepared to fall in love with Clarksville. You may want to pack an extra bag just in case!
The Clarksville Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the amazing artisans who chose the Clarksville, VA Lakefest to sell thier beautiful items. We sincerely hope to see all of them return next year with new and exciting pieces!
Best in Show: 1st Place and Best-In-Show award went to Teak 22 of Alabama. The exhibit was filled with one-of-a-kind god art made from recycled parts of the teak tree which is grown in Sumatra, Indonesia. Shown are the artists Alan and Sharalee Sherman who create the furniture.
2nd Place: The 2010 Lakefest judges picked Jinsheng Song of Florida for his unique oil paintings. Song’s inspirations for his artwork come from his life and his technique is layer upon layer. As this photo was taken, he had took a break from adding yet another layer to the original behind him.
3rd Place: Third place was presented to Keith Boone of North Carolina for his unique jewelry that is hand-crafted from vintage pieces of sterling silver dinnerware such as knives, forks and spoons. Boone accepted the award and ribbon on behalf of he and his wife Maureen, who also assists with the artwork.
Honorable Mention: Christy Eubank of North Carolina was presented the honorable mention award for her hand-thrown pottery. This crafter’s special designs include one-of-a-kind candy bowls, dip-n-chip dishes, funny face mugs and serving platters. The 33rd annual Lakefest was the first show she had attended in Clarksville.
Raffle Winner: Winner of the 2010 Lakefest “super party weekend raffle” was Sam Keeton, show hold his winning ticket. Shown with Keeton is his wife Phebe; the couple reside in Buffalo Junction. Their gifts included a 20-gallon stainless steel cooler on wheels, a stainless steel grill with table (provided by Michael Y. Wagstaff Construction), luxury lakefront weekend overnight accommodations (provided by Best Western On the Lake), Lakefest apron and chef’s hat embroidered by Stitches Corporate & Custom Embroidery, plus a basket full of grilling essentials.