Want to Celebrate Twilight with Stephanie Meyer in Forks? Read on...

Want to Celebrate Twilight with Stephanie Meyer in Forks? Read on...

Twilight was first published on October 5th 2005, although to fans like us, it doesn't seem like two minutes since we first became a part of the Twilight fandom. To celebrate ten amazing years of Twilight wonderfulness, a Forever Twilight in Forks weekend will be taking place in Washington on the weekend of 10th-13th September 2015. Whilst those dates don't exactly make sense for the tenth anniversary, they do to many Twilight fans as 13th September (also Bella's birthday) was announced Stephanie Meyer day back in 2007. The Forks Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the weekend and with cosplays, actors and even Stephanie Meyer herself, the weekend is one not to miss. Read on to know more about the weekend's events...

THURSDAY 

Welcome to Forks!
Whether you’ve been coming to our town for hundreds of years or are arriving as a newborn, gather to meet and mingle with other covens, nomads and your Twifamily.  This is your perfect start to an amazing weekend.
Where:  Forks Visitor Information Center
How much?  Free

Twilight Bowling
Come knock down a few pins and knock back a “Vitamin R” Rainier bottled beer with your fandom friends and family. Best score of the night takes home the prize!
Where:  Sunset Lanes
How much?  $6 for game and shoe rental

FRIDAY

Hike Second Beach
Retired Park Ranger and former Forks Information Visitor Center Manager Mike Gurling will be your guide for an early morning hike on Second Beach in LaPush. Check out the ocean tidal pools like Bella did, and keep your eyes open for wolves.
Where: Second Beach, La Push
How much? Free, but please register at info@forkswa.com

Meet The Olympic Coven Breakfast
Join your favorite Cullen Family cosplayers for a great meal among friends old and new. Hot pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, fruit, coffee and tea will all be waiting for you.
Where: JT’s Sweet Stuffs and Bakery
How much? $13 for breakfast (price included in Twilight in Forks Weekend Escape Package).The Olympic Coven will sign autographs and pose for photographs for a small fee

Twilight Poker Walk
Play poker as you shop Forks. Browse participating merchants and try to get the best poker hand to take the prize. You never know who you may run into while you’re shopping!
Where: Forks Avenue Shopping District
How much? A donation of your choice (canned, non-perishables items please) to Forks Food Bank

Treaty Line Signing
Prove your loyalty by signing a new wall at the actual treaty line as a vampire or a member of the wolfpack. Decorate a square for the Three Rivers Resort wall and get one of their famous ice cream shakes.
Where: Three Rivers Resort & Guide Service
How much? TBD for the Square ‘n’ Shake

Dinner Date With A Vampire
Erik Odom and The Olympic Coven will be your dates for an amazing dinner by Bella Italia of Port Angeles. Enjoy Bella’s Mushroom Ravioli or decadent spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad and artisan bread. We’ll have Coca-Cola, of course, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
Where: Rainforest Arts Center
How much? $25 (price included in Twilight in Forks Weekend Escape Package)

The Fandom Family Party
Please join Erik Odom and The Olympic Coven for this fandom family reunion as we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the love story that brought us all together. DJ Camello will be spinning the hits and taking requests.  Enjoy our wine from Harbinger Winery, Rainier bottled beer, desserts, photobooth, silent auction, door prizes, and flash mob rehearsal. All ages are welcome.
Where:  Rainforest Arts Center
How much?  $40 including one drink ticket (price included in Twilight in Forks Weekend Escape Package) – additional drink tickets are $5 with a valid ID required for wine and beer

SATURDAY

Our Annual Forks Fandom Family Photo
Bring your beloved copy of Twilight for our photo commemorating a decade since Stephenie Meyer changed our lives forever.
Where: Our iconic “Welcome To Forks” sign, Forks Visitor Information Center
How much? Fandom Family Photos will be available for purchase online – cost depends on desired size 

Walk With a Vampire
Following the group photo, enjoy a short rainforest trail walk led by our favorite Southern nomad, Erik Odom.
Where: Forks Visitor Information Center trailhead
How much? Free

Twilight Bazaar
Come sell your Twilight-inspired arts and crafts and browse our local artisan’s wares under the sky.
Where: Forks Open Aire Market (FOAM) at the Rainforest Arts Center
How much? $15 for sellers. Please be advised that FOAM does not provide electricity.
Please register at forksopenairemarket@live.com
For onsite table and chair rental please contact Forks Chamber of Commerce info@forkswa.com
How much? $5 for table and 1 chair 

“Twilight” Costume and Skit Contests
Take the prize for your costume or skit! The contests are open to anyone, but skits must be in costume and one minute in length. Skit spaces are limited so please register at info@forkswa.com.
Where: Forks High School
How much? A one-time $5 donation to FHS Drama Club

Tour Forks High School
Students will share their school on a guided tour that will include the biology lab, cafeteria and gym. Photography is welcome.
Where:  Forks High School
How much?  A one-time $5 donation to FHS Drama Club

Flash Mob
A practice video will be released via YouTube in advance. Join us for this exciting new event!
Where: The location will be revealed at the Fandom Family Party on Friday night
How much?  Free

Twilight Jeopardy! Ice Cream Social
Prepare for Jeopardy! with a scoop of “Edward’s Kisses” or “Jacob’s Beachcomber” ice cream. Teams will be randomly assigned and the Twi-trivia battle will begin! This event is co-hosted by the OlderWomanGroup (OWG).
Where: JT’s Sweet Stuffs and Bakery
How much? $8 includes ice cream and game with prizes

Watch-A-Long
Sit with your Twifriends through the movie made from the book that started it all! Everyone will receive a commemorative movie ticket and one lucky Twilighter will win the actual DVD shown and the Forks High School movie license certificate.
Where: Forks High School
How much? A one-time $5 donation to FHS Drama Club

Vampire Central

  • Come grab a photograph with Erik Odom after he personalizes your copy of BREAKING DAWN or THE TWILIGHT SAGA: THE COMPLETE FILM ARCHIVE.
  • Take a guided tour of the Miller Tree Inn, the honorary Cullen House.  Count the graduation caps above the piano and visit Dr. Cullen’s private office upstairs.
  • We’ll have Vampire Make-over artists ready to transform you from human to vampire.
  • Twilight Swap Meet – stock up or thin out your collection with other Twifans!

Where: The Miller Tree Inn
How much? Erik will sign autographs and pose for photographs in memory of Laurie Hebert (Lauriesiana Abear) and will gratefully accept donations to her preferred charity, Colon Cancer Alliance.
Miller Tree Inn tour guides will gratefully accept donations for Relay For Life and our Vampire Make-over Artists will gratefully accept your gratuities.

The Twilight Is Forever Prom
Ladies, pull out that bridesmaid dress or shop locally with your Twifriends – formal, semi- formal or jeans, it’s your night. Then experience what prom was like for Bella and Edward beneath the iconic screen-used Monte Carlo arch. Dance with Erik Odom and The Olympic Coven to DJ Wayne and enjoy our fabulous dessert and Italian Soda bars. Pose for your keepsake prom photograph or pay another visit to our photobooth. We’ll announce the 50/50 drawing winner and so much more. Sneak your own spirits into the dance, but remember that Chief Swan will be watching!
Where: TBD
How much? $50 (price included in Twilight in Forks Weekend Escape Package). Prom Photos will be available for purchase online – cost depends on desired size

SUNDAY 

Bella’s Birthday Brunch
All great things must come to an end, but not before cake! Celebrate Bella’s birthday with Erik Odom, The Olympic Coven, and your Twifamily. Enjoy our smoked salmon frittatas, mini croissants with ham, egg and swiss, local sausage, authentic frybread and homemade breakfast pastries, fresh fruit including peaches and cream, hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, fruit-infused ice water bar, orange juice, coffee and tea bar. Join us for our birthday drawings and giveaways, and our Family Farewell Photo.
Where: Fern Acres, Forks
How much? $25 (price included in Twilight in Forks Weekend Escape Package). Farewell Photos will be available for purchase online – cost depends on desired size

Our Traditional Scavenger Hunt
Team up with as many as six friends, get your clues, and race to find all the items.  Snap a photo as you find them and return to Leppell’s for some amazing prizes.
Where: Leppell’s Twilight Central
How much? $30

The Forever Twilight In Forks Weekend Escape Package
Enjoy our Meet The Olympic Coven Breakfast, Dinner Date With A Vampire, The Fandom Family Party, The Twilight Is Forever Prom and Bella’s Birthday Brunch, along with our Fandom Family Photo and Family Farewell Photo (shipping to the U.S.), FTF Goodie Bag, FTF Commemorative Ticket and Lanyard for one very nice price:  $150 if purchased by May 31.  Only a limited number of Package Tickets are available and the package price for remaining tickets will increase on June 1. Purchase here or call the Forks Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-443-6757.

More events and activities are said to be announced soon so keep your eye on the Forever Twilight in Forks website for more information.  Will you be attending this event?

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