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Parks & Recreation Events
The Orange County Parks and Recreation Office strives to offer a variety of recreational activities, including classes, clinics, and camps. We also aim to provide fun events for all ages.  Below is a listing of events being planned by Orange County Parks & Recreation or the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation.  For a listing of events in Orange County by other event planners, please visit the Orange County Tourism website:

Upcoming OCPR Events

A 2017 gingerbread house entry.
2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest - Entry Forms Due December 3, 2018
Our gingerbread house contest returns in partnership with the Arts Center in Orange.  Have fun making your gingerbread house with family and friends then show it off to the community for a chance to win fun prizes!  Participants must be Orange County, VA residents or work at a location physically located in Orange County, VA.  Entry forms must be submitted by Dec. 3 (closes at 11:59pm). Houses must be delivered to the Arts Center in Orange on Dec. 6 (after 1pm only) or Dec. 7 (between 10am-5pm). Houses will be displayed for voting and judging Dec. 7-15. Winners will be announced on or about Dec. 18. Houses must be picked up by Dec. 21 or will be disposed of.  For more information, please read our official rules.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses who wish to provide prizes, contact our office at (540) 672-5435.  Prizes for this event have been furnished by the following sponsors: Krecek Kakes, Partner's 1st Federal Credit Union, and Elysium Tree Farm!

A participant's house decked out in lights!
2nd Annual Tacky Lights Tour - The Tour is LIVE!
The 2nd Annual Orange County Tacky Lights Tour is LIVE!  Please use this link to download the guide brochure. House lights should be active Dec. 11th through Dec. 31st from at least 7-9pm, but please be understanding if some lights are not active.  Household are participating out of the goodness of their hearts.  Remember to drive safely, DO NOT use your phone while driving, DO follow all rules and laws that would normally apply, and DO NOT trespass on personal property.  This event is sponsored by Orange Tire, Inc., Partner's First Federal Credit Union, and AMOS APPAREL.