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More Meck Moments – 40th Annual LakeFest Weekend

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The third full weekend of July brings all of the fun to Virginia’s ONLY Lakeside Town – Clarksville! The Virginia Lake Festival, or as it’s better known as LakeFest, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary THIS WEEKEND! While a lot has changed in the past 40 years, we can say that the fun and energy that LakeFest brings hasn’t changed a bit! 

The weekend is packed with fun family activities, but here’s a map of where to navigate all of the weekend’s events! 

More Meck Moments – Mother’s Day

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 Make your mother’s day in Mecklenburg this Mother’s Day Weekend! Whether she loves the outdoors, good food and drinks, or finding locally made goods, you will find it here in Mecklenburg! Here’s some tips and ideas on how to get MORE for your mom!    

2017 Southern Virginia American Indian Festival – May 12-14 – Enjoy a unique glimpse into Native American culture at the 2017 Southern Virginia American Indian Festival. Take part in demonstrations of natural tools, weaponry, traditional bead and leather works. The event is being held at the South Central Fairgrounds in beautiful Chase City all weekend!

Cabbage Farm U-Pick Strawberries –  Get your quart, or gallon, TODAY! The strawberry pickin’ season is underway and Ms. Boze is ready and waiting at the Cabbage Farm in LaCrosse. A staple for more than 20 years, the Cabbage Farm offers U-Pick and Already-Picked strawberries, as well as tomato slips, annuals, perennials, blueberries, blackberries, and much, much more! Open 7-days a week from 8AM-6PM (Call ahead after 6PM). 434-729-2111

Big Lake Flea Market – May 13 – Find the perfect keepsake for your Mother at the Big Lake Flea Market, the BIGGEST Flea Market on the Lake! Vendors will be lined up Virginia Ave. in Downtown Clarksville with everything from antiques & collectibles to homemade crafts! The event is FREE to attend, but don’t stop there….the Downtown shops and restaurants will be hosting specials throughout the day, so stop on by!

Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern – Sunday May 14th – Treat your Mom to an unforgettable culinary experience at the renowned Cooper’s Landing! Start off her special day with a Mother’s Day Brunch (10AM – 3PM) or finish it with the Mother’s Day Dinner Celebration (5PM – 8PM). Must Have: Baked Brie w/ Pecan Kahlua, Croustades, & Fruit.

Dream Cake Boutique Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Dream Cake Boutique has found the sweet tooth in all of us here in Mecklenburg with such tasty flavors as Rich Red Velvet, Decadent Triple Chocolate, and Maple Bacon!  Treat your mom to something sweet at Dream Cake Boutique!

Who says you can’t share a cold one with mom this Mother’s Day? Take your pick from one of our three wineries, the ONLY brewery on Kerr Lake (Virginia’s Largest Lake), or the award-winning Bondurant Brother’s Distillery? Each spot offers its own unique stories and tastes and guarantee that you will leave with smile! Map out the perfect tasting tour of Mecklenburg using the interactive map below!

More Meck Moments – May 5-7

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Mecklenburg is in full bloom! We have plenty to keep you busy this weekend coming up soon!  Share your adventures using #moremeck and we’ll share! 

Wings, Wheels, & Crafts – The Lake Gaston Junior Women’s Club presents the 3rd Annual Wings, Wheels, and Crafts at the Mecklenburg- Brunswick Regional Airport. Saturday, May 7, 2017. The Wings, Wheels, and Crafts Event will be from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. This event will include a kids corner with educational activities/games focusing on aviation, as well as a moon bounce, aviation booths including anything/everything to do with flying, a car show where trophies will be awarded, craft and specialty vendors, food vendors, local law enforcement and EMS services, and entertainment throughout the day.                                                                                       





Southside Farm Market at Mecklenburg Supply – Mecklenburg County’s newest Agritourism attraction will be open this Friday from 12-6PM.  Find them and more information on Facebook or visit 







South Hill Farmer’s Market – OPENING DAY – Come on by the South Hill Farmer’s Market for its opening day for the season this Saturday, May 6th from 8AM-12PM in Downtown South Hill. You will see vendors of all kinds with a variety of locally grown and produced goods. 







Jazz in the Gardens @ MacCallum More Museum & Gardens 

Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz and Southern Virginia with the Southsde Jazz Quintet at the beautiful and historic MacCallum More Museum & Gardens. Tickets are $25.00 and are available for sale in advance and at the gate.



2017 Southern Virginia American Indian Festival

Come join and share in the stories and heritage as we honor Native American traditions. This powow honors all Veterans, Mother Earth, and ALL mothers on Sunday, May 14th. Demonstrations, storytelling, traditional wares, and vendors of all kinds will be available each day. 

$10.00 Weekend Pass, or $7.00/day. Seniors and Children Under 12 are $5.00

Special Guests: Frankie Red Hawk, John “Blackfeather” Jeffries, and Burke Lemons!








Big Lake Flea Market – Take a look at the wonderful variety in Downtown Clarksville. Everything from crafts, decorations, clothing, antiques, and food will be available for sale. Saturday, May 13th from 8AM-3PM


Lake Life Summer Series: LIVE from Clarksville – June 3rd (5:30-8:30PM) in Downtown Clarksville!

Enjoy the start of Summer by kicking back and listening to the sounds of the Fantastic Shakers and featuring Logan Robinson! $5.00 at the gate.

Beer, drinks, and food will be available. Explore Downtown Clarksville and stop into one of the many shops and stores to find the perfect keepsake to remember your stay. 



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!