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More Meck Moments – April 7-9

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Here are a few ideas on how to stay busy this weekend in Mecklenburg! Don’t forget to share your favorite moments using #moremeck and we’ll share!

Friday, April 7 

  1. Southside Farm Market at Mecklenburg Supply – Mecklenburg County’s newest Agritourism attraction will be opening this Friday, April 7th from 12PM-6:00PM. Their mission is simple…to provide the local community and visitors with all locally grown, sourced, and produced goods and products. Find them on Facebook or visit for more information.
  2. Bugg’s Island Brewing Company – The FIRST brewery to touch down in Mecklenburg County and the wait has been worth it! After a successful soft opening this past weekend, BIB will be officially open for business! They will be open Fridays (5:00-10:00PM), Saturdays (1:00-10:00PM), and Sundays (1:00-6:00PM). Will you be there?


Saturday, April 8

  1. 11th Annual Clarksville Wine Festival – Let’s go through the list….

  • 15+ Wineries, CHECK
  • 3 Mecklenburg Wineries, CHECK
  • Local Food and Artisan Vendors, CHECK
  • 3 Different Music Options, CHECK
  • Event being held ON bridge over Virginia’s Largest Lake, CHECK CHECK! 

That’s right, you read ALL of that correctly! This year’s event is being held on the bridge over Kerr/Bugg’s Island Lake! More information and updates can be found on the event’s Facebook or the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce website



2. Clarksville Seaplane Splash-In 

 LOOK UP! These are your only instructions for the 2017 Clarksville Seaplane Splash-In! This FREE event will be held from 10:00AM-4:00PM and is open to visitors all ages! These amazing and rare seaplanes will be visiting the area and landing directly ON THE LAKE! 






3.Dream Cake Boutique Opening –  We invite you to attend the opening of Dream Cake Boutique in beautiful, Downtown Chase City! This all day event (11AM-7PM) will allow you to meet and eat sweet treats…Need we say more?! Visit Dream Boutique’s Facebook page for information, updates, and pictures of their delicious creations! 

Sunday, April 9

Occoneechee State Park Hike – Join Lake Gaston Outfitters as they hike and explore the beautiful trails in our very own Occoneechee State Park! Hike begins at 2:00PM! $4.00 entry fee into park, but event is otherwise FREE! Map below shows meeting location:


Forgot It Was Valentine’s Day?

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It’s OK, we have you covered! Here are some last minute ideas to help save your Valentine’s Day






A Whole New World –

For a different look at Mecklenburg County, try taking a ride with Sand Dollar Seaplanes based out of Valentines, VA.  Sand Dollar Seaplanes brings the romance of seaplanes to Southern Virginia and a low-cost sightseeing experience of Virginia’s Lake Region! Call and set up your air tour of Mecklenburg TODAY – (301) 606-0723 or find them on Facebook.


Find the perfect spot to share with your LOVEd one in Mecklenburg! We have a lot of LOVE throughout our beautiful county and we want to share it with you! Take a picture with your Valentine in front of each LOVE sign and share using #moremeck!   

 Boydton      Chase City       Clarksville      South Hill       



Get OUT(side) 

For those of you who LOVE the outdoors, then take a few of our suggestions to heart!







  • TrailsTobacco Heritage Trail – Try the “Boydton Section” – 1.02 miles snaking through the Town of Boydton and through scenic and wild landscapes

  • ViewsWildlife Management Areas – We have 17 to choose from!     

  • Love Birds – Get out your binoculars and book a walking/kayaking birding tour with Backyard Birds and Coffee’s own Clyde Wilson! 

  • Fireplace – Shack up with your loved one at the cabins at Occoneechee State Park! Miles of beautiful lakefront views accompany these cozy cabins!                 

Dinner and Drinks 

For a more traditional Valentine’s DAY OR Night out:

Romantic getaway

  • Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern (Clarksville) – Items on tonight’s menu include Quail stuffed w/ Orzo Pilaf, Oysters in a Creamy Champagne Sauce, and White Chocolate Mousse w/ Strawberry Chambord Sauce….Need we say more? Accepting reservations NOW (Valentine’s Day Dinner available Feb 14th-18th)

  • Horseshoe Restaurant (South Hill) – How Sweet is this? your choice of Seared Sweet Chili Salmon or Brown Sugar pork chops! Show your sweetheart some love and share a piece of horseshoe’s famous homemade pie!

  • Wineries/Distilleries – uncork and unwind at one of the 3 wineries throughout Mecklenburg! Or, how about some history you can taste? Stop by Bondurant Brother’s Distillery for a TOUR OF WHERE THE PAST MEETS THE PRESENT!

EDSD: Eat, Drink, Stay, DO!

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“What do you want to do this weekend?” This is a question that has plagued households for far too long… NOT ANYMORE! We have your list of what to do, where to stay, and what to eat and drink this weekend! ENJOY!


  1. We recommend popping by The Horseshoe Restaurant to try out some of their tasty Fall inspired delights, such as:
        Apple Brie, & Bacon Burger – The 2015 Finalist in the Virginia is For Lovers Culinary Challenge
        The Pilgrim – Thanksgiving on a bun!
        Maple Bacon Dates – Order two servings, because they will not last long!
        PIES – Brown Sugar, Southern Coconut, Chocolate Walnut… Get it by the slice, or walk out with a whole pie. This is a no judgment zone!
  2. We have all been taught how to set the table, but a true Southern table is not set unless it has Pimento Cheese on it! What started out as a plan to sell pimento cheese at the local famer’s market (ONCE!!) has turned into a state-wide delight serving over 19 locations! Birdie’s Pimento Cheese can be found throughout Central and Southern Virginia and North Carolina in a variety of delicious flavors.
        Flavor to try: Ghost Pepper – Just in time for Halloween, Ghost Pepper has continued to fright and delight patrons year after year!
  3. Now, the old rule is you get Dessert AFTER you finish all of your food… Your secret is safe with us! Try visiting The Cottage Barn in Downtown Clarksville for a delicious sweet treat!
        Flavor to try: Farm Fresh Pumpkin – Because, Fall!


  1. Rosemont of Virginia in LaCrosse – Enjoy 100% estate grown wine just miles from the fall colors of beautiful Lake Gaston!
  2. Three Sisters of Shiney Rock– Muscadine and Scuppernong are not only fun to say, but pretty tasty as well! You can get both here and much more!
  3. American Way Country Winery – Craft winery producing distinctive flavors all grown and produced on site!
        Flavor to try: Perilous Pear
  4. Bondurant Bros. Distillery – Available NOW at local ABC stores around the state and opening very soon for public tours and tastings! Mix in a little history with your next cocktail!


With the weather getting a little chillier, there is a perfect way to combat the elements all the while enjoying beautiful views of Virginia’s Largest Lake! Occoneechee State Park features 13 cabins ranging from 2 bedrooms to lodges fit for up to 16 of your closest friends and family! Featuring stunning views of Kerr Lake (known locally as Bugg’s Island Lake) and miles of trails, these cabins will add the perfect touch to any couple’s getaway, angler’s retreat, or a girl’s weekend out!


This weekend offers a WIDE variety of fun and adventurous activities. Here are a few of the highlights:

40thAnnual Boydton Day Celebration – This annual event will feature over 75 vendors displaying and selling their wares, including artisanal foods, crafts, drinks and much more! The event will open to the public at 9:00AM and will kick off at 10:00AM with the parade, featuring the oldest member of the Boydton Fire Deparment at 96 years old, Mr. W.G. “Sox” Allgood leading the way as this year’s Grand Marshal!

Attraction to see while you’re there: Quilt Competition – Being held outside of the Quilter’s Nook (129 Bank Street, Boydton, VA)

Staunton River State Park – STAR Party – Currently world-wide there are only 41 sites that have been designated as a Certified International Dark Sky Association (IDA) International Dark Sky Park and we have one just a short drive away at Staunton River State Park! Check in at the Visitor’s Center this Saturday, October 29thbetween 8:00PM-11:00PM and a staff member will escort you to the Observation Field where seasoned astronomers will have telescopes available for the public to observe celestial bodies, planets, constellations, and other astronomical objects!

Oak Grove’s Fun on the Farm – GET LOST in this wonderfully designed corn maze while taking in the beautiful Fall sites in Southern Virginia! Hay rides, mini corn maze for the little ones, and Fall décor (pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, etc.) are all available too! Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00PM-10:00PM will feature the Haunted Adventure!

Fun Fact: We still haven’t made it out and are writing this from inside the maze!