Autumn is here; do you know what that means!? Fun filled fall festivities! And there’s no better place to celebrate the best season by visiting the Chippokes Harvest Festival this lovely October.
Located at 695 Chippokes Park Rd in Surry, Virginia, the Chippokes Plantation State Park is hosting its 2nd Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Whether you are going with friends, family, or children, this Harvest Festival will be a great time for everyone involved. For the individuals ready to get creative, there will be pumpkins ready to be painted and scarecrows ready to be built.
History buffs will love to see the antique harvesting machines, hearth cooking, and a blacksmith demo. If you are interested in how farmers in the past intelligently worked with their crops during the brisk, fall season, there will be exhibits available to show just how they worked their magic.
For the story teller lovers, there will be a fun, informative telling of the Chippokes story and the people and events that led the state park to what it is now. Not only will there be fun-filled activities all throughout the day, it is also FREE thanks to the Friends of Chippokes!
Even when there aren’t festivals happening at the Chippokes Plantation, people have nothing but positive things to say about the state park and all of its beauty. Longtime visitor Paula Baker described Chippokes Plantation as “definitely rich in history and lots of things to see,” while Donna Cope mentioned it was “one of [their] favorite places in VA.”
Chippokes Plantation State Park is a must visit for everyone who loves autumn in Hampton Roads. To make your visit to Chippokes even more enticing, October is the month cotton is at its peak and when the colors of nature come alive. Being that Chippokes is filled with agricultural fields, a variety of plants, and spectacular wildlife, your eyes will surely love the view.
So go visit the lovely Virginia State Park that is Chippokes Plantation and enjoy the fresh fall air and all of its fun/ entertainment that it brings!
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