The Government Center will re-open to the public on June 1, 2020. We ask that you continue to use the remote methods of doing business, including online, over the phone, and through the drop-box and drive-through window. Safety measures will be in place so please follow the directions posted and wear a mask in the building. Check COVID-19 Resources for Government Center Services and Updates for the latest information. Call 540-245-5600. We are here to help.

Programs & Special Events

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Postponed until July 9-11, 2021

The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is now in its 8th year and is the largest music festival in the area. Thousands of people come out to the park in mid-July to enjoy the outdoors and some great music together. Festival attendees can either camp for the entire festival or just come for the day. Check out more information on the festival's website




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Join us for a weekend of Christmas celebration without the snow and cold! Relax in the warm July sun as you enjoy traditional holiday activities and decorations in the campground. Please Note: Programming offered during this weekend is intended for campers only.



 Hall of Fame Jousting Tournament

Both events postponed until 2021 

For almost 200 years, Jousting has been a mainstay at Natural Chimneys. Two annual special events are held at the park on the seventy-five yard straight track complete with three evenly spaced timber frames. The first is the National Hall of Fame Jousting Tournament in June and the second is the Natural Chimneys Jousting Tournament in August. This tournament is the oldest, continuously held sporting event in North America, outliving the Kentucky Derby and the World Series. These events are hosted and organized by the Natural Chimneys Jousting Club.




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Join us for a day all about dogs! This is a free event with a purpose to provide a fun family day to enjoy a variety of activities, learn from experts and connect with other dog lovers! Check out the details on our Community Events page.


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Join us at Natural Chimneys Park and Campground for a day of fall fun!

Check out the details on our Community Events page.



Want to hold your own event at Natural Chimneys?

Open space and facilities are available for special events at Natural Chimneys and require the approval of a Special Event Application.  This application can be downloaded by clicking on the button above.

A Special Event is defined as any organized activity using park space that is either:
1)  open to the public or
2)  a private function that requires reserved space or special set-ups beyond the typical facility rental (a shelter, for example).

The park staff reserves the right to determine the location best suited for the event based on the planned activity and the appropriateness of the venue requested. Please note that the park is not available for weddings.
Should you have such interest, please contact park staff by e-mail at or by calling our office at the Augusta County Parks and Recreation Department at 540-245-5727.       

Event Application