Area Attractions

Guests Can Enjoy Kerr Lake

“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own.)” –Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.

Coming Events (2018)

May 4: MotoAmerica Championship of Virginia, Virginia International Raceway

May 12: South Boston Strawberry Festival, Halifax Square Shopping Center, 2-9 pm

May 12: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

May 18:-20: NASA Mid-Atlantic Hyper-Fest at VIR

May 26: Virgilina Summerfest

May 26: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway, NASCAR Late Model 100, Virginia International Raceway

June 1-3: Historic Sportscar Racing at VIR

June 8-10 Championship Cup Series, Motorcycle Racing at VIR

June 9: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

June 16: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

June 22-24, June 27, June 29-July 1: “Oklahoma,” Summer Theater, Prizery.

July 4: Independence Day celebration, Patrick Henry Home at Red Hill and at downtown South Boston.

July 6-7-8, “Red, White and Broadway,” Prizery.

July 13-15, July 18-22, “Gypsy,” Prizery Summer Theater

July 14: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

July 27: Virginia Cantaloupe Festival, Berry Hill

July 28: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

Aug. 11; Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

Aug. 28: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

Sept. 8: Auto Racing, South Boston Speedway

Sept. 28: South Boston Harvest Festival, Fairgrounds

Oct. 12: Dark Skies Party, Staunton River State Park

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Thomas Day Stairway at Oak Grove Plantation

A Tour of Thomas Day’s Works (Free Black Cabinet Maker Before Civil War)

A local African-American entrepreneur from the early 1800s is gaining widespread recognition for his unique furniture and indoor woodworking, a notable accomplishment during Black History Month.

Several of his works are on display at Oak Grove Plantation.

From 1820 to 1860, this businessman, Thomas Day, had dozens of workers, both white and black (including his own slaves), handcraft and later machine-craft architectural elements and furniture. He became the largest furniture manufacturer in North Carolina with his uniquely designed beds, wardrobes, chairs, cabinets and mantels.

More than 150 years later, the talented free black man is finally gaining recognition from the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of History in Raleigh, N.C., his hometown of Milton, N.C., and the region’s tourist industry. All have displayed and promoted this craftsman’s handiwork.

More can be found in Mike’s article in the Danville Register & Bee.

For details on the regional tour, see the Halifax County tourism website under “Plan a Trip”Go here for a 9-minute PBS Video of Thomas Day and his works.

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