Wakefield, Va. – The Airfield 4-H Conference Center is the best kept secret in Sussex County. You can’t believe all the things that take place in this beautiful wooded setting. The Center is located on 218 acres on the banks of Airfield Lake. Canoes, paddle boats and fishing are available for a small fee. The pool is open on most weekends. . Swim passes are $8.00 per person for a day. This summer we are hosting ten different 4-H camps serving fifteen different localities throughout the southeastern region of Virginia. The children are learning through educational, recreational, and social experiences. They are exposed to an outdoor living environment not easily found in homes and communities.
Weddings and family reunions are taking place this summer and fall. Weekend conferences, church retreats, crafting groups and so many others are enjoying the facility. Most of these groups return every year because they are so impressed with the lodging rooms, conference rooms and most importantly the food.
September 10th will be a fun filled day starting with the 4-H Run amok fun mudder, a Corn Hole tournament, followed by the Home Grown Music Festival featuring all local bands including Colton James, Ben Phelps, Crossword, Daniel Heffington and Southern Bred. Also this fall the center is having the first Annual Boo Grass by the Lake and Ghostly Get Together Party. This will take place on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th. Tickets are available at the center by calling 757-899-4901. The cost of the tickets is Friday only - $25.00, Saturday only - $30.00 and all weekend - $50.00. If you purchase tickets before September 1st the weekend price is $45.00. The bands include Commonwealth Bluegrass, Code Blue, Mill Run, Larry Stephenson, Lonesome River, Flatland, Deer Creek Boys, Sisk & Rambler’s Choice and The Boxcars. Lodging is available and vendors are coming to add to the fun. The vendor fee is $50.00 for a booth. If you are a bluegrass fan you won’t want to miss this great weekend.
Call the center to book your wedding at the beautiful amphitheater by the lake and your reception in our spacious dining room or auditorium. The dining room can seat 200 people and the auditorium 300.
The conference facilities will accommodate from 35 to 300 people so no matter how large or small your group we have what you are looking for. The lodging rooms accommodate groups of all sizes. The executive rooms have 2 double or queen beds, family style will sleep up to six and the dorm style rooms will sleep eight. We also have 2 rooms with a king size beds and jetted tubs. All executive rooms are equipped with televisions and coffee makers. WiFi is available.
If you need a location for your horse show, the Center has 100 stalls and 2 show rings. Airfield Western Dressage Series, which is open to all breeds, has several more events this summer and fall, August 13, September 11th and October 9th. The entry fee is $25.00. Call Marie Taylor at 804-314-5216 for more information.
If you have not been to Airfield you don’t know what you are missing. Watch for our Christmas Open House in November and enjoy the lovely decorations and the special buffet. More information will be available closer to the holidays but don’t forget to call and make your reservations.
You will find the Airfield 4-H Center staff most helpful and willing to do what they can to make your event special and your stay very pleasant. Hope to hear from you in the near future.