Fayette Historic State Park’s Fall Fest takes on a Disney theme

“All Things Disney” will be the theme of the seventh annual Fall Fest taking place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fayette Historic State Park in Garden, Mich. The annual event is being hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division staff who will transform the park into “The Happiest Place On Earth – Northern Edition” for weekend visitors.

Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney character such as Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck, a ghost from a haunted mansion or even a favorite Disney princess. Campers are encouraged to join the campsite decorating contest.

Saturday’s special activities include “Cars” hayrides between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and special “Disney-themed” activities around the park’s historic town site from noon to 2:30 p.m. Park day users can travel through the campground on one of the hayrides to experience the spirit of Halloween. A Halloween costume contest begins at 2:45 p.m. followed by trick-or-treating throughout the campground. A ghost hunt through the town site will start at 11 p.m.

Coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served in the campground from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, when the winner of the campsite decorating contest will be announced.

The state park is located at 4785 LL Road in Garden (Delta County) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A detailed schedule of events and more information can be obtained by calling Fayette Historic State Park, 906-644-2603. For camping reservations, call 800-447-2757 or visit www.midnrreservations.com.

Vehicles entering Fayette Historic State Park must display a Recreation Passport. The Recreation Passport is an easy, affordable way for residents to enjoy and support outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan. By checking “YES” for the $10 Recreation Passport ($5 for motorcycles) when renewing a license plate through the Secretary of State (by mail, kiosk, online at www.expresssos.com or at branch offices), Michigan motorists get access to state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, non-motorized state trailhead parking and state boat launches.

In addition, Recreation Passport holders can experience real savings at businesses and retailers that participate in the Passport Perks discount program. The Recreation Passport is valid until the next license plate renewal date. Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($29 annual; $8 daily) at any state park or recreation area or through the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore.