Regional Information

  • Area - 511 square miles

    Air Transportation - 1 local and 1 regional airport

    Highways - 6

    Railroads - CSX and Norfolk Southern

    115 miles from Richmond

    200 miles from Norfolk and Washington, DC

  • Population - 54,000

    Male 48.8% - Female 51.2%

    Median Age - 40

    College Graduates - 14.6%

    Median Family Income - $57,558

    Workforce - 28,000

Featured Events

  • Southside Agritourism Workshop

    Learn about important topics covered at the 2015 VA Agritourism Conference!

    Network and create partnerships in Southside VA!

    Program
    10:00-10:15 Welcome and Introductions
    10:15-11:00 VA Agritourism: Exploring the Options
    11:00-11:45 Navigating the Agritourism Insurance Maze
    11:45-12:30 Networking Lunch
    12:30-1:00 Legal Structures and Agritourism
    1:00-1:45 Zoning and Agritourism
    1:45-2:00 Next Steps and Closing

    Cost: $10 (lunch included). For questions contact Livvy Gill at 434-332-9538, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ashley Nauta at 434-476-2147, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Register and send payment by 4/28/15 to Virginia Cooperative Extension-Campbell County, P.O. Box 67, Rustburg, VA 24588.

    For more information and a registration form, click here.

  • Avoca Museum

    Annual Mother's Day Tea :: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

    The event includes light refreshments and self-guided tours of the house, and Avoca's Victorian Garden and Arboretum. All mothers are admitted free. General admission is $5 ages 6 and older, $3 for seniors and free for children ages five and younger. For more information, contact Theresa Boyes, (434) 369-1076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The event is sponsored by Steve Farmer Auto Sales.

  • Campbell County Farmers Market Meeting

    Come discuss the possibility of a Campbell County Farmer's Market!

    Come ready to discuss market ideas, season availability, what products are available for sale, and much more.

    Location: Virginia Cooperative Extension Office
    163 Kabler Lane
    Rustburg, VA 24588
    Date: May 13, 2015
    Time: 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

    Contact Livvy for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (434) 332-9538. Click here for the flyer.

  • Avoca Museum

    The 3rd annual Made in the Shade Craft Beer Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Avoca Museum, 1514 Main St., Altavista, VA. The event will feature beer tastings from six craft breweries, including Sunken City, Starr Hill, Chaos Mountain, Highland, Bold Rock and Natty Greene's. There will be wine available for purchase. The event also includes music from two bands, Next 2 The Tracks from noon to 3 p.m. and The Coalition from 3 to 6 p.m., craft and merchandise vendors, house tours, and food concessions. Tasting tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include 6 sample tickets. Additional beer tickets available for purchase. First 500 tasters receive souvenir glass. General admission (non-tasting) is $10, free for children age 12 and younger. Advance tickets available for purchase at Miller's Jewelry and Avoca Museum in Altavista and through the Lynch Station Ruritan Club. Bring ID. Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers or outside food or drink allowed. No pets allowed. For more information, to purchase tickets or to volunteer during this event, contact Theresa Boyes at (434) 369-1076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Patrick Henry Red Hill

    Independence Day Celebration

    Would you like to experience Independence Day on the same ground as America's first patriot? Come spend this Fourth of July at the garden spot of the world, Patrick Henry's Red Hill!

    Events begin at 3:00PM with fireworks at dusk and the gate closing at 9:00PM. Admission for the 2014 Independence Day Celebration is $10 per car - up to 5 passengers; $2 for each additional passenger.Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to comfortably watch Patrick Henry give his speech at 7:00 and to watch the fantastic fireworks display at 9:15. You might also want to bring a flashlight to aide you after dark. Please do NOT bring any alcohol, personal fireworks (including sparklers), grills, or pets; for safety reasons, all these are prohibited. There will be no re-entry after 5:00PM! Patrick Henry's Red Hill, America's first patriot's home and burial site is the perfect place to celebrate being an American! Step back in time with us and help us celebrate Independence Day this July 4th!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Economic Development Director  |  47 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg, VA 24588  |  Tel (434) 592-9595, Fax (434) 332-9617  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.