Tag-Archive for ◊ 2011 ◊

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: Monday, June 25th, 2012

Lakefest 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 for Thursday, July 19, 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 or HERE.


Posted: Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

2011 Lake Festival LogoThe Official 2011 Lakefest t-shirts have arrived and they are spectacular!  The artwork depicted on the back of each shirt has two major Lakefest components—the hot-air balloons and the fireworks; Michael Jancart of Nelson created the winning Lakefest design.  The front of the shirts boast the firework graphic surrounded by the words “Virginia Lake Festival, Clarksville, Virginia’s Only Lakeside Town.”  Each shirt also has the Clarksville Ruritan logo imprinted on the left sleeve, which reflects their Lakefest 2011 Captain Sponsorship.

The shirts come in a variety of colors—white, black, yellow haze, grey ice, and azalea and they range in sizes from youth small to adult XXX-large.  Youth shirts are $12 each, adults up to x-large are $16 and XX’s and XXX’s are $18.


Chris and Stephanie Bailey recently brought their two daughters to the Clarksville Chamber and the foursome picked out their favorite Lakefest t-shirts. Pictured from left to right: dad Chris, daughter Elena, age 5; daughter Annelise, age 9; and mom Stephanie. Chris is the financial advisor at the Edward Jones Investments in Clarksville and he also serves as secretary on the Chamber’s board of directors. For best selection of sizes and colors—shop early and secure your favorite ones.

T-shirts 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 34th annual Lakefest is scheduled for July 14-16.