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Events in the Area for Saturday, June 1st, 2013

May 31st, 2013 by Grey Swan Inn

Looking for a fun weekend activity for you and the family?  Virginia’s State Parks have so much to offer!

On Saturday, June 1st, in honor of National Trails Day, High Bridge Trail State Park, located in Farmville, will be hosting a “Life is Complicated, Running is Simple”  5K Race.  Visit for more  information on registration.

Is running not quite your thing?  Check out the Holiday Lake Bluegrass Festival, located in Appomattox.  Gates open at 11 AM and music will be played from 12 to 8 PM.  Featured bands include Half Bad Bluegrass Band, James River Cut-Ups, Shaky Grass Band, and Clearwater Branch.  Other activities include vendors, crafts, face-painting, and games.  Admission is $10 and children under 12 are  free.  Visit for more information.

Not interested in running OR bluegrass music?  Not a problem!  Take the whole family swimming at Twin Lakes State Park and enjoy the 90-degree weather tomorrow!  Check out for parking and admission fees.

Want to take a breather and check in for a relaxing stay at the Grey Swan Inn?  We still have several rooms available for the weekend!  We’d love to have you stay with us and enjoy our delicious breakfasts!  The inn is only a short drive from the previously mentioned events.  Check out our website for room availability. 

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Civil War Re-enactment

February 29th, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

Blackstone, VA newspaper, Courier-Record, was filled with all kinds of information this week. Below is something that really caught my attention:

Have you visited Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park? This Saturday and Sunday, March 1st and 2nd, from 10 am until 4 pm there will be a Living History program, featuring reenactors and CSA artillery firing on the hour (11 am until 3 pm) and period music! This battlefield site is key to General Robert E. Lee’s decision to surrender at Appomattox court House, ending the war in Virginia.

Sailor’s Creek is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Northern Virginia, 1 1/2 hours from Richmond, 2 hours from Roanoke, 3 hours from Virginia Beach, and just 30 minutes from Blackstone, Va.
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