LOVE Summer in Farmville – Kayaks! Spotlight Lodging: Hotel Weyanoke
Find It In Farmville! Don’t forget to use your passport at each location – everyone has a chance to win one of THREE all-expense paid weekends in Farmville! Watch for the 50 Years of LOVE / VisitFarmville.com in the windows of participating businesses.
Friday, June 7, 2019 – Arrive in Farmville for a weekend of FUN in the sun!
Check in at the Heartland Regional Visitor Center at 121 East Third Street in Farmville (across from Macado’s) to pick up your passport (one passport per family – restrictions may apply) and receive instructions on the program, the prizes, and any new information that is Just Released!
Check into The Hotel Weyanoke at Hotel Weyanoke and leave your bags with the valet!
Noon: Have lunch at Riverside Café for a hearty homecooked meal in an art gallery
1:30 pm: Pick up your pre-registered bicycles at The Outdoor Adventure Store by clicking this link and head out towards High Bridge.
• This is an approximately 10-mile round-trip ride. If you have other ride preferences, The Outdoor Adventure Store will deliver your bicycles to options that better suit.
2:30 pm: Meet the Park Rangers at the Prince Edward County side of High Bridge ( details here ) for a special tour and chat about the history of the bridge and its importance to the American Civil War. Don’t forget to go under the bridge too – that’s something NOT to be missed!
4:00 pm: Go back to The Hotel Weyanoke to unpack and prepare your room for the weekend. You’re in for a FUN evening, so you want to just come back and fall into those wonderful beds!
5:00 pm: Walk down to 3rd Street Brewery ( visit their website ) for a flight or two, some terrific music and fun for all. Kids are welcome here – there are games and free popcorn. It’s a really good time!
7:00 pm: Walk back up to The Hotel Weyanoke for dinner at Campagna’s – a real Italian restaurant with a fabulous wine selection.
9:00 pm: Short drive out to Camp Paradise Road where High Bridge Trail State Park will be hosting the first night of their Firefly Festival – seeing tens of thousands of fireflies from the top of High Bridge! Rangers on hand to interpret the many breeds of fireflies. Truly magical night!
Saturday, June 8, 2019 – Breakfast at Sassafras right there in the hotel, which has an AWESOME coffee bar and fresh made rolls and buns
9 am: Wander down to the Farmer’s Market to see what goodies there are to purchase
10 am: Check in for the pre-registered free tour at Green Front Furniture ( visit their website ) – we call it “The Mall of America of Farmville”! Incredible eclectic furniture and accessories from around the world, in a massive tobacco warehouse and old shoe factory. Or wander through our quaint Downtown http://farmvilledowntown.com/ shopping at several of our many unique shops.
Noon: Swing by Uptown Coffee Café https://www.uptowncoffeecafe.com/ for a light lunch and a GREAT coffee bar.
1 pm: Short drive out to Wilck’s Lake for the Appomattox River Company’s Demo Days https://www.paddleva.com/ – try out kayaks, canoes and paddleboards all afternoon. Perhaps you will find the one (or two!) you absolutely need to own!
4 pm: Drive back to Main Street for the Virginia Wine Tasting Cellar https://www.thevatastingcellar.com/ – a cozy and unique tasting cellar where you can enjoy wines from at least 8 regional wineries.
6 pm: Walk upstairs to Charley’s Waterfront Café http://www.charleyswaterfront.com/ for a full-service dinner on the deck overlooking the Appomattox River, or dine in the air-conditioned dining room.
8 pm: Walking or driving back to The Hotel Weyanoke, stop in to the brand new North Street Press Club for an evening of music and fun.
Back to the hotel after a long day of Finding FUN in Farmville!
Sunday, June 9, 2019: Wake up for one more day of interesting and fun things to do – perhaps you want to go to a local Church – the Hotel will have given you the listings. Or, you may have rented kayaks from The Outdoor Adventure Store https://www.sandyriveroutdooradventures.com/ yesterday which were loaded onto your car yesterday, then head out to Sandy River Reservoir, where you can paddle in 745 acres of beauty watching the sun rise!
9 or 10 am: After the folks at the Outdoor Adventure Store pick up the kayaks, stop over to The Fishin’ Pig https://www.fishinpig.com/ for a marvelous brunch!
Afterwards, you will have packed out of the hotel, and it’s almost 1 pm – time to head over to Mainly Clay http://mainlyclay.com/ for a pre-registered class making a LOVE sun catcher!
Drop off your passport with Mainly Clay, or swing by the Heartland Regional Visitor Center to drop it off – and head for home, knowing you had a pretty good introduction to what Farmville has to offer! But guess what? There will be ANOTHER weekend in July that’s being scheduled just for YOU!
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DRAWING FOR THE PRIZES WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 4TH – BE SURE YOU DROPPED OFF PASSPORT TEARS AT ALL OF THE BUSINESSES YOU PATRONIZED ALONG WITH THE CONTACT INFORMATION YOU WISH US TO HAVE.
PLEASE NOTE – WE WILL NOT USE THIS CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN NOTIFICATION TO THE WINNERS – UNLESS YOU SPECIFICALLY CHECK THE BOX TO SEND YOU MORE INFORMATION.
• Hampden Inn of Farmville
• Holiday Inn Express
• Tru by Hilton
• Sandy River Glamping Tipis
• Sandy River Cabins
• Twin Lakes State Park Cabins
• The Hotel Weyenoke
• Check AirBNB for additional lodging opportunities
• The Fishin’ Pig
• North Street Press Club
• Charley’s Waterfront Café
• Uptown Coffee Cafe
• Walker’s Diner
• The Brew House
• Sho-gun Sushi and Hibachi
• Barnes & Noble Café
• Kenny’s Healthy Food Emporium
• Ruby Tuesday’s
Other FUN places to go:
• Sandy River Outdoor Adventure Park (zipline)
• Briery Creek Wildlife Management Area (kayaking/paddleboarding/canoeing)
• Sandy River Reservoir (kayaking/paddleboarding/canoeing)
• High Bridge Trail State Park
• Twin Lakes State Park
• BrightEyes Alpaca Farm
Other cultural/historic places:
• Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
• Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
• Twin Lakes State Park
• High Bridge Trail State Park
• Moton Museum