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By: Erin Smith

fallfestivalJones Lake State Park will be the destination for a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  There will be plenty to see and do as there will be hay rides, games, cake walks and more.

“The festival was extremely successful last year. Everyone seemed to have a great time and we are looking forward to a great event again this year,” said Park Superintendent Shane Freeman.

There will also be a halloween costume contest beginning at noon. Freeman said that there will be four age groups for the contest. They are 0 to 3 years old; 4 to 6 years old; 7 to 9 years old; and age 10 and above. The winners of the costume contest will be announced at 1:30 p.m.

There will also be animal exhibits and more.

Freeman said tickets will be sold for game participation at 50 cents each or you can purchase wristbands that allow for unlimited participation in all games and events for $5 each.

There will be candy prize bags for the winners and every child will receive a goody prize bag upon departure from the park.

Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Folks are encouraged to pre-register for this event by calling 910-588-4550.