Top20_4C Winner Badge CMYK3Voted by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2015 as “One of the Top 20 Festivals In The Southeast”, LakeFest (as it is known locally) attracted nearly 80,000 visitors in 2015 to view hundreds of attractions including hot air balloons, arts and crafts, live entertainment including music and dancing, great local and ethnic food, and the traditional ‘Gathering Of The Boats’ and fireworks show!

  • Antique Auto Show
  • 20+ Food Vendors!
  • 5k Run
  • Fireworks over the Lake
  • Juried Arts & Crafts Show
  • Children’s Entertainment & Activities
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Sand Sculptors
  • Live Bands on Stage

2014 Sand ArtMake this YOUR year to come and experience the wonder and fun of LakeFest – you’ll be glad you did! Join us July 14,15, & 16, 2016.


Firework heartThe 2015 Virginia Lake Festival would not be possible without the generous support of these wonderful sponsors. We salute our sponsors of Lakefest and all their support of the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. Please click any of the logos below to visit our generous sponsors!


HP HP proudly supports the 2015 Lakefest Festival. HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at Please make sure to visit our booth at Lakefest.


Directly benefits over 50 local organizations and service projects including the Fire Department, Rescue Squad, Library, Project Care For, College Scholarships, etc. Fund-raising efforts include weekly bingo games, Brunswick Stews and the Thrift Shop Plus. The latter is open every Friday (9 am-5 pm) and Saturday (9 am-3 pm) and offers a large variety of good quality merchandise. Donations of useable merchandise may be made during the above hours. A dance is held every Friday (7:30-10:30 pm) and provides safe and enjoyable entertainment in a non smoke and alcohol environment. Clarksville Ruritans meet monthly at 7 pm on the third Monday at the Clarksville Community Center. Guests interested in joining the Ruritans are welcome at these meetings.

McDonalds SOWEVAMcDonalds of Clarksville.

VETS Logo Vectored Old 021615Headquartered in Clarksville, Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions (VETS), Inc. is an award winning provider of Information Technology, Operations Support, Training, and Back Office support services to numerous government and commercial customers. VETS is proud to call the Clarksville area our home.


Benchmark133 College Street, Clarksville. Bank services.

101 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville. Overlooking Bugg’s Island Lake. Executive suites, honeymoon suites and king rooms available. Swimming pool – micro-fridges, cable TV. Efficiencies are adjacent to motel. Floating dock, fish cleaning tables, deck overlooking lake, nice beach area. Additional parking for boats with electrical outlets. Free continental breakfast. The Lamplighter Restaurant & Lounge is adjacent to the motel. Across the Lake from Occoneechee State Park. Free wireless Internet access. Sell Hunting and fishing licenses.
Magnuson Hotel on the Lake103 2nd Street, Clarksville. Overlooking Bugg’s Island Lake. Offers 70 rooms with microfridge, in room coffeemaker, hair dryer,iron and iron board, data port and free continental breakfast. Conference room for groups up to 100 people. Outdoor swimming pool for your summer comfort and relaxation. Extended parking with electrical hook-ups. McDonalds and fine dining at the Lamplighter Restaurant & Lounge are within 500 feet. Children 16 and under are free. **Free High Speed Internet Access**

Sentara HZ 142-Black 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston. Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital has over 1100 employees and serves acute-care and skilled-care patients, outpatients and long-term care residents. Its acute-care facility, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and has over 100 physicians representing 28 specialties on its medical staff. Sentara Halifax Regional is also affiliated with two family medicine practices in Mecklenburg County.

Lakes Media US 98.3 FM WLUS-FM Clarksville/Henderson/South Boston NC-VA.The Most Country Music, Guaranteed! 95.3 WHLF-FM South Boston/Roxboro VA-NC. Today’s soft rock favorites. Rewind 101.9 South Hill/Norlina/Lake Gaston VA-NC. Enjoy the Greatest Hits of All Time . . . the biggest hits by the greatest artists of the 60s, 70s and 80s, & 1045 the Dan-Classic Hits of the 70s and 80s!

J.Eubank Signs & Designs is south-central Virginia’s source for vibrant full color signage & custom logo design. We aim to provide small businesses & individuals with next level advertising, both through dedicated logo design & state of the art manufacturing processes. Services include graphic design, wood, metal, plastic, lighted & sandblasted signs, full color outdoor durable digital printing, vehicle wraps, and a variety of specialty products.

602 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville. Weekly newspaper. Published every Wednesday; circulation 17,800. Office Hours: Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Wednesday: 9:00 Am – 12:30 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

progress 850 E. Second Street, Chase City. The News Progress is published each Wednesday.



Century 21 412 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville. Real Estate and Vacation Rentals. Come for a VACATION and Stay for a LIFETIME! SOVA and Lake Country Specialists for homes and lots both on and off Buggs Island/Kerr Lake, acreage, condos, commercial, plus vacation rentals. Let our TEAM Work for YOU!

Simmons & Associates 311 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville. Real estate and long-term rentals. Simmons and Associates Realty have been guiding homeowners to their dreams in Southside Virginia’s Lake Country for more than thirty years. When it’s time to find your home in Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, or anywhere in the Kerr Reservoir-Buggs Island Lake area, it’s time to call Simmons and Associates! Our listings include waterfront homes and home sites, condominiums, homes in the historic towns of Clarksville, Boydton and Chase City, as well as countryside living in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

VCU-CMH_Web125 Buena Vista Circle, South Hill. Founded in 1954, VCU Community Memorial Hospital (VCU-CMH) is a not-for-profit health care facility governed by a voluntary, elected Board of Trustees. VCU Community Memorial Healthcenter, planned and built by the people of Brunswick, Lunenburg and Mecklenburg Counties. Today, VCU-CMH is licensed for 260 beds and provides a wide array of in-patient services, including acute care and long-term care along with many outpatient programs such as home health, hospice and many others. Since our inception, we have grown to be one of the area’s largest employers with approximately 800 employees, 200+ volunteers and 85 physicians, representing 30 medical specialties, on staff.

This Year’s 1st MATE SPONSORS ARE:

We are a full service floating dock builder serving the Bugg’s Island / Kerr lake and Lake Gaston area. We are located in the town of Clarksville, Virginia on the beautiful shores of Bugg’s Island Lake. We are a US Army Corps of Engineers approved dock builder and can help provide you with information on the dock permitting process. We have complete dock systems on display for you to help with your decision making in finding the right type of dock for your needs. We are always willing to help answer any questions that you may have about finding the right dock for you.

321 Virginia Avenue. Welcome to Virginia’s Only Lakeside Town! Clarksville was the first incorporated town in the county of Mecklenburg. We hold the World’s record for Largest Blue Catfish caught here at Buggs Island Lake/Kerr Lake. We are lakeside the largest lake in Virginia and currently are the only place in the world that have the Hydro glow fishing lights installed on our business bridge for the fisherman.

1002 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville. Home of “Lifetime Free Checking” and other great banking advantages including customer friendly hours.

CCB (no watermark) You’ll Love Banking Here!

411 4th Street, Clarksville. Serving Clarksville for more than 34 years, the Clarksville Marina offers a Gas dock, slips, general store and Pontoon boat rentals. We also sell new and used pontoon boats powered with Evinrude E-Tec Motors.

Face-to-face meetings. One-on-one relationships. How did Edward Jones become one of the biggest financial services companies in the country? By not acting like one. With more than 10,000 offices. Including Clarksville, Chase City, South Hill and Farmville.

Electricity Service Provider.

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This Year’s Helmsmen Sponsors ARE:

CFJ-Jewelry, Gifts & More
Clarksville Auto Supply, Inc.
Matthews Sanitation
Southside Marine
Virginia Avenue Mall