Buchanan Civil War History Weekend: A Fun-Filled Event

Buchanan Civil War History

The upcoming Buchanan Civil War History Weekend is from April 27th to 29th. There’s free admission, and the event starts at 10am, so whether you’re looking for a fun family event or you simply want to learn more about history in the area, the Buchanan Civil War History Weekend is great for everyone.

Located in Buchanan Town, according to Visit Roanoke, the weekend will include Living History Camps where you can learn more about what life was like in during the Civil War. There’s also Sutler’s Row, a Camp Dance, a period church service, and more. You can find plenty of arts and crafts, antiques, great food, and then there’s a reenactment where you can see General McCausland and his Confederate troops battle for the Raid of the Valley.

The American Civil War is one of the most significant events in US history, and Virginia was one of the major battlegrounds for the war. Richmond served as a capital for the Confederacy for a period, and there’s an incredible array of history around the area. There’s a whole list of events planned for the weekend, so be sure to plan your visit soon.

At Harvey’s GM, we can’t wait for this educational event, and if you need a new vehicle for your next road trip, stop by and we will be happy to find the perfect one for you.

Fun Winter Activities in Virginia

fun winter activities

In the wintertime, roads can be scary, which is why trucks like the Silverado are a great choice for families in Virginia. But if you need ideas for where to drive your Silverado, check out these fun winter activities.

Hiking Trails

Going outdoors may not be the first thing on your list when it’s cold outside, but winter in Virginia can be startlingly beautiful – and more often than not, you end up having the whole hiking trail to yourself!


There are a number of ski resorts located in close proximity to our dealership here in Radford. Plan a day trip or a weekend getaway in order to enjoy the thrill of skiing.


If the high-speed fun of skiing is not for you, maybe ice-skating will be more your speed. Get the family bundled up and head to the nearest skating rink. During this time of year, there will be indoor and outdoor rinks for you to try.

Local Museums

Looking for something to do inside? There are plenty of museums and local attractions in Radford, such as the Glencoe Mansion and the Mary Draper Ingles Monument. There’s even a local paranormal hotspot for the ghost hunters.

Looking for fun winter activities near Radford, Virginia? Any of the above ideas are great options. Whether you want to be inside or go out, the Chevrolet Silverado will get you there.

Best Camping Spots in Virginia

Heading out for a weekend in the great outdoors is best done in a capable vehicle, like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Virginia is home to a number of spectacular camping sites, many of which are easily accessible by a versatile truck or SUV. Here are some of the best camping spots in Virginia, recommended by us here at Harvey Chevrolet.

Best Camping In Virginia

Chippokes Plantation State Park

Located in Surry, Chippokes Plantation State Park is a working farm that’s been in operation for nearly 500 years. The park features four cabins with basic amenities, heat, and air conditioning. Those who would rather rough it will enjoy camping spots, trails, and much more. Pack up your Chevrolet Tahoe and head off-road for a weekend of memories you won’t soon forget.

Pocahontas State Park

Located near Richmond, Pocahontas State Park features cabins, picnic tables, and modern restrooms. The park is perfect for families of all ages with everything from electric and water hookups to hot showers. An aquatic center offers families the opportunity to escape the wilderness for a day of fun in the water.

Sherando Lake Recreation Area

Best accessed by a truck, such as the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Sherando Lake Recreation Area features boating, swimming, fishing, and more. Three camping areas ensure there’s room for everyone. Whether you’re hitting the trails in an RV or setting up your tent, the Sherando Lake Recreation Area has a little something for everyone.

Best Summer Vacation Spots in Radford

Summer Vacation Spots in Radford - Harvey's Chevrolet Blog

Located just a short drive from Roanoke, Radford, Virginia is a prime destination for affordable lodging, making it a magnificent vacation spot. Visitors from all over the country stop by Radford to take a breather before making their way to Roanoke. What many travelers find is that there are plenty of summer vacation spots in Radford that make it a great place for a getaway. We here at Harvey Chevrolet have a few local favorites we’d like to share with you.

  • Albans Sanatorium – Ghost hunters and horror lovers will find the St. Albans Sanatorium right up their spooky alley. The facility used to house the mentally ill, most of whom who were subject to experimental procedures. Originally constructed in 1892 as a Lutheran Boys School, the land was not unfamiliar with the supernatural. Today, it’s rumored that the facility is home to more ghosts than living creatures.
  • Glencoe Museum – History buffs interested in the years following the American Civil War need look no further than the Glencoe Museum. Visitors will enjoy a life-like picture of the Reconstruction Era through the many exhibits depicting the history behind the Civil War, railroads, and Radford.
  • Virginia Museum of Transportation – Speaking of the railroad, the Virginia Museum of Transportation offers a larger-than-life look at it through an exhibit that features both the local and regional use of the rails. Visitors can also enjoy an aviation gallery.

Awesome Road Trips Near Radford, Virginia

road trips near RadfordChevrolet recently announced the launch of the 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan, which has the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid, with an EPA-estimated 52 mpg on the highway. With the Cruze Diesel and many more fuel-efficient vehicles in the Chevy lineup, why not plan on one of these road trips near Radford?


Located right by Radford and loaded with tons to do – from night life to hiking trails to the Blue Ridge Parkway scenic route – Roanoke is a great and historic option for roadtrippers.

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Slightly northeast from Roanoke are these two beautiful national forests, where you can go cabin, tent, or RV camping to get away from it all for a weekend.


Head south into wine country to experience the scenic and delicious vineyards of Winston-Salem, or enjoy the local heirloom gardens that have been tended for centuries.

Burke’s Garden

See the wonders of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia’s highest valley and oldest rural historic district. Surround yourself with lush vegetation and wildlife for a weekend away.

Harvey Chevrolet is proud to call Radford home, and we love how many great road trips there are near this city for an awesome weekend away. So why not hop in the efficient Cruze Diesel, or any other Chevrolet vehicle, and head out for a weekend trip?