With the temperatures steadily rising, the birds and blossoms returning to fill our senses with all the wonders of the Earth, and the days lingering a little longer and brighter each day, the month of May just might be the greatest time of year to visit your local Virginia State Park!
Centrally located between Richmond and Lynchburg, Twin Lakes State Parkis also the perfect place to stay for that other sign of the season: Hometown Festivals.
Camp at Twin Lakes State Park and attend a nearby festival
The month of May features three family-friendly festivals all within a forty minute drive from Twin Lakes State Park.
Twin Lakes State Park features 33 campsites with water and electric hookups (our sites can hold up to a 40-foot RV) and 8 cabins (sleeping between 4 and 16 people), our park has the perfect setup to accommodate your overnight needs and ensure your enjoyment for a nice weekend away.
Twin Lakes State Park centrally located campground can be your home base while you explore!
For more than 35 years the first Saturday in May (May 3, 2014) has meant one thing around this area: The Heart Of Virginia Festival.
Located in historic downtown Farmville, this event is a two-part celebration of hometown spirit. The daytime portion of the Heart of Virginia Festival features live music and dance performances, handmade crafts and art exhibits, loads of activities geared toward children, and a great variety of food for any appetite. Vendors, exhibitions, and activities run from the intersection at East Third Street and North Main Street and up High Street by Longwood University.
The nighttime portion is held at the Farmville Municipal Airport and features great live music from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. After the sun goes down, the sky bursts open with a spectacular pyrotechnic display. While there is no fee to attend the daytime portion of the festival, there is a charge per carload for the nighttime events.Click hereto learn more about this year's festival.
It's Festival Season!
If you would like to see some great live music you might want to check out the 35thAnnual Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Music Festival held at the Amelia Family Campground.
This year's three-day festival will be held May 15-17, 2014 and will feature Dr. Ralph Stanley (on his farewell tour) on Friday night and Rhonda Vincent and The Rage headlining Saturday's lineup.Click herefor more concert information (including acts/times and fees).
On the way to Saturday's concert, you might want to stop by nearby Crewefor their annual Homecoming.
Held the third weekend of May each year, the Crewe Homecoming features a parade, arts and crafts, great food and live music. There is an open house at the Crewe Railroad Museum. Call (434) 645-9453 for more information.
May is a great time of year for getting out of the house and coming together as a community. If you're looking for an excuse to get away for a great family weekend, plan to attend one of these wonderful festivals and leave the accommodations to us!
Lake front cabin at Twin Lakes State Park
Bear Creek Lake State Park on the other side of Farmville about 35 miles!