Nestled in the heart of central Virginia, Twin Lakes State Park is a haven of natural beauty and cultural significance. As the leaves begin to change and the air grows crisp, the park is gearing up to host its annual Fall Festival, an event that promises a day of fun, laughter, and community bonding.
On October 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Discovery Area of the park will come alive with the vibrant colors and festive spirit of autumn. The festival, which has become a staple in the local community’s calendar, offers a plethora of activities designed to cater to attendees of all ages. From pumpkin decorating and face painting to leisurely hayrides that offer breathtaking views of the fall foliage, there’s something for everyone.
Kevin Faubion, the Twin Lakes State Park manager, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “This event brings people together to participate in fall-themed activities, games and guests can even enter themselves and a pet into the costume contest,”
The stakes are high for the costume contest, with the winner set to receive a coveted Virginia State Parks gift certificate.
But the festivities don’t end there. Guests can indulge in a variety of snacks and drinks, with pumpkins available for purchase. For those with a sweet tooth, s’mores kits will be on sale, allowing attendees to roast marshmallows by the campfire, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Beyond the Fall Festival, Twin Lakes State Park is a destination that offers a diverse range of recreational activities year-round. The park boasts a 33-site campground, 11 climate-controlled cabins, and the Cedar Crest Conference Center on Prince Edward Lake. Whether you’re looking to host a wedding, a family gathering, or a business retreat, the park’s facilities promise to deliver.
The cabins at Twin Lakes are particularly noteworthy. Ranging from cozy two-bedroom cabins to a spacious six-bedroom lodge, they offer the perfect escape for those looking to reconnect with nature. For camping enthusiasts, the park’s campground, open from the first Friday in March until the first Monday in December, provides a range of sites suitable for tents to 36’ RVs.
As the anticipation for the Fall Festival builds, a sense of community and togetherness permeates the air. “Twin Lakes is a beautiful place to enjoy the fall foliage and connect with the community,” Faubion remarked. “We are excited to host this annual event, and each year we bring in something new to keep this festival fresh.”
Featured image from Twin Lakes State Park.