Family Weekend | September 15 -16, 2023

Family Weekend Intro

Longwood--and Farmville--are special places to visit any time, but especially in the fall.

We hope you can join us for our 2023 Family Weekend. Registration is now open. Please register here.

You can also view a copy of the schedule here (PDF).

We are excited to welcome our families and guests to campus!

Please see the hotel accommodations details below if you will need lodging.


Visit the Longwood University website for campus information and the campus Events Calendar.


Family Weekend Information

Additional Activities

  • Pottery Class with Professor Adam Paulek
  • Paint Party with Red Door 104
  • Saturday night entertainment in Jarman Auditorium


Park anywhere on campus, as long as it is not a reserved parking space.

Area Restaurants

1808 S Main St., (434)315-5581

Bandidos Tacos & Cantina
100 High St, (434)392-3032

1501 S Main St., (434)392-3063

Buffalo Wild Wings
1403 S Main St., (434)315-5522

Charley’s Waterfront Café
201 Mill Street, (434)392-1566

156 S. South Street, (434)315-0232

Effingham’s, Hotel Weyanoke
202 High Street, (434)392-1566

Flavors of India 
308C Main St, (434)392-0334

The Fishin’ Pig
1807 S Main St., (434)223-3287

Golden Palace
913 S Main St., (434)392-9989

Hong Kong Kitchen
1506 S Main St., (434)392-3532

La Parota Grill
1503 S Main St., (434)392-3999

200 E Third St., (434)392-8077

Mama Browns
308D South Main St., (434)315-5688

Merk’s Place
2106 W 3rd St,(434)392-4746

Moe’s Southwest Grill
118 Mid Town Ave., (434)315-0018

Musashi Asian Cuisine
219 Sunchase Blvd., (434)395-1268

North Street Press Club
127 North St. (434)392-9444

 119 N Main Street, (434)391-TACO

Pino’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
404 S Main St., (434)392-3135

Riverside Café
522 N Main St., (434)392-2008

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse
707 N Main St., (434)395-1005

Taproot Tavern
202 High St (434)358-1400

The Brew House
201 North Main St, (434)394-2207

Uptown Coffee Café
236 N Main St., (434)392-5282

Walker’s Diner
307 N Main Street (434)392-4230


We recommend not bringing your pet. It is a very busy weekend and there are a lot of people around.


Bear Creek State Park, Cumberland, (434)492-4410 

Days Inn - Farmville, (434)392-6611

Grey Swan Inn- Blackstone, (434)292-3199

Hampton Inn - Farmville, (434)392-8826

Holiday Inn Express, Farmville, (866)270-5110

Maysville Manor B&B, (434)221-8942, (434)969-2162

Quality Inn (434) 414-9021

Sandy River, (434)392-7275

Sheldon’s Motel - Keysville, (434)736-8434

Star Motel-Dillwyn, (434)983-2365

Super 8 Motel – Farmville

The Inn on the Avenues - Farmville, (434)315-0452

The Hotel Weyanoke- Farmville, (434)658-7500

Tru By Hilton -Farmville, (434)414-1500

Twin Lakes State Park, Green Bay, (434)392-3435

Farmville Area Attractions

Check out the Farmville, VA website or the Chamber of Commerce website for more area attractions! 


  • Green Front Furniture
  • Funky Flamingo Vintage Gallery
  • Sleeping Bee

Explore the Area – Near Campus

  • Riverside Park
  • Visit the Farmville LOVE sign
  • Check out the High Bridge Plaza
  • Farmville Community Marketplace – open on Saturdays!
  • LCVA
  • Wilck’s Lake Park

Explore the Area – Outdoors

  • Swim, camp, and hike at Twin Lakes State Park
  • Swim, camp, and hike at Bear Creek Lake State Park
  • Tubing is popular at James River State Park
  • Walk or Ride a bike on High Bridge Trail
  • Try the Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat
  • Golf at the Farmville Golf Course

Explore the Area – History

  • Visit The Moton Museum
  • Go on the Civil Rights Walking Trail
  • Find the Farmville Train Station

Taste the Town

  • Three Roads Brewing
  • The Catbird Rooftop Terrace
  • Virginia Tasting Cellar
  • Mill Street Sweets

Find Your Inner Artist

  • Red Door 104
  • Mainly Clay

Hair Salons & Barber Shops

  • The Great Escape Spalon
  • Farmville Barber Shop
  • Gillispie’s Barber Shop
  • Cost Cutters
  • Hair by Mary
  • The Highlight Zone

Nail Salons

  • Deluxe Nails & Spa
  • Solar Nails
  • Sunchase Nails

Tanning Salons

  • Island Glow
  • Bronzed on Third


Family Weekend is not funded by state funds, tuition or state fees. Family Weekend is an independent and self-supporting activity for families and friends of the University.