Posts Tagged ‘Twilight’

Fans Flood Forks

November 21st, 2009 by contributor

with-love-fnlOur high winds, drenching rains and seasonal darkness only appear to encourage the hardcore fans that continue to flock to Forks, LaPush and the West End. They’re not called Twihards for nothing! This article, written by Tom Callis, from today’s Peninsula Daily News, does a fine job of hitting the local highlights from the weekend. It even quotes Mike Gurling, our Visitor Center Manager, who shares, among other things, the fact that our website,, received 54,841 “hits” on Friday alone. Wow! All in all, it sounds like there was quite an array of activities to keep people interested over the weekend. Okay, we’ve got to admit we’re a little unclear on the relationship between belly dancing and Twilight, but, in any case, it sounds like everyone had a blast on this blustery New Moon movie release weekend!

1000% Increase in Tourism!

November 17th, 2009 by contributor

the-twilight-saga-new-moo-002This article from the UK Mail attributes a 1000% increase in tourism here in Forks to Robert Pattinson. Thanks Rob!! We hadn’t really thought of it that way before. . . . The article does a nice job of covering some of the local attractions, mentioning Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rainforest. Cheers to the Mail for the great article and for helping us spread the word about Forks. If you really want to see the dark, rainy, authentic Forks, now is the perfect time to visit!

MSN Twilight Videos

November 13th, 2009 by contributor

msn videoWow!  We’re speechless after checking out these brand-new MSN Twilight videos (you may have to install MS Silverlight to view the videos).  For the most part, they were shot by the MSN crew while they were here in Forks for Stephenie Meyer Day on Bella’s Birthday.

The video featured above, Twilight: Land of Legends, presents an interesting perspective of Forks and LaPush.  Where the heck did they get some of that creepy footage?  Like those girls standing in that dark alley?  Or that huge pile of tires at Gilmore’s?  Seriously, these are truly impressive and very well-done–you have to see them all!  Thanks MSN!

Forks Becoming Twilight Mecca

November 10th, 2009 by contributor

We saw this video from the Today Show earlier today on KING-5 TV, our local NBC affiliate, and wanted to share it.  It ran on the Today Show and we’re assuming it’s going to be on the local evening news tonight, but if you don’t see it there, you can check it out right here!  Thanks again to Lee Cowan and the Today Show for visiting our neck of the woods and for featuring Forks and the West End.

NBC’s Today Show Visits Forks

November 5th, 2009 by contributor


You know you’re in the big leagues when NBC’s Today Show comes to town! And we just loved this “behind the scenes” shot of Lee Cowan interviewing Forks Chamber of Commerce Director Marcia Bingham next to “Bella’s” truck at our world headquarters in Forks. That little furry thing–er, I mean that powerful, wolf-like creature–at Lee’s feet, is actually Katie, the official Chamber canine greeter! Thanks to Lee Cowan and crew, and to the Today Show, for helping us spread the word about Forks and the West End.

The Globe and Mail Features Forks

November 1st, 2009 by contributor

t-twilight31tr88.jpgThanks to writer Candice Vallantin and the Toronto-based Globe and Mail for this special Halloween feature about Forks. We’re well-aware that Canada is home to hordes of Twilight fans–many of whom have already made the trek to Forks, WA. And no wonder, since we’re only a 56 mi/90 km drive from Victoria, BC (via ferry). We enjoyed the article and appreciate the attention we’re getting in Canada!

Forks Featured in Seattle Times

October 25th, 2009 by contributor

Hey, there’s another feature on Forks and the Twilight phenomena in today’s Seattle Times. The article attempts to weigh the pros and cons when a major pop phenomena involving vampires and werewolves happens in a small logging town–and it includes this fun video. We’re not exactly sure what the down-side of having lots of fun-loving, happy visitors to our community might be. Anyway, we’re loving it!

Forks Featured in NY Times Travel

September 24th, 2009 by contributor

nice-fangs-2We got a kick out of this article about Forks in New York Times Travel. While the first impression of the article from everyone in town is likely to be “hey, it’s really not a two-stoplight town–it’s a one-stoplight town,” lol overall, Jane Margolies does a fine job of capturing the fun of Stephenie Meyer Day and the story of the Twilight frenzy here in Forks. We also enjoyed the slide show of nicely done local photos by Stuart Isett. Articles like this tend to make obvious the fact that Forks isn’t a secret any longer–but fall is a perfect time to visit without a lot of hoopla and Forks, LaPush and the West End continue to welcome all visitors. C’mon up and check us out!

Twilight Tour 2009 Video

August 21st, 2009 by contributor

twlight-trip-2009This video/slide-show, created by a recent visitor from Kansas, does an outstanding job of highlighting the places to see and things to do in our area when you visit. We’re glad you had so much fun out here in Forks, LaPush and the West End. Thanks for the well-done video, Kimi!

Is it Safe to Go Camping?

August 7th, 2009 by contributor

forks-chamber-visitor-center-300x194Forks continues to be “front and center” in the area of Twilight tourism! Thanks to Paige Dickerson and the Peninsula Daily News for another great article describing this incredible phenomena and its impact on Forks, LaPush and the West End. Despite our popularity, our community continues to wholeheartedly welcome Twilighters, along with all visitors. Come check out what everyone is talking about about! [We're still wondering what the answer is to the question about whether it's safe to camp with the "vampire problem" we have out here . . .confused]

Twilight Trip to Forks Video

May 1st, 2009 by contributor

twilight-trip-to-forksWe’re really impressed with this YouTube video, Twilight Trip to Forks, Washington. It’s well photographed and put together. We think it does a fine job of capturing the fun and excitement of a trip to Forks and the West End.
Sorry it wasn’t overcast and raining when you were here. Maybe next time!

“Mike & Marcia” Twilight Action Figures

February 18th, 2009 by contributor



This is probably the most incredible thing we’ve ever seen. Seriously!! Yes, it’s our own Marcia Bingham, Chamber Director, and Mike Gurling, Chamber Visitor Center Manager, depicted as action figures. Right there next to the Alice Cullen action figure! It’s almost too much . . . .

The Great Gas Cap Caper?

January 16th, 2009 by contributor

It’s a mystery keeping most Forks-area residents up at night–what happened to the gas cap on “Bella’s” truck? Yes, we’re talking about the vintage red truck (and popular local photo-op) that’s usually parked at the Forks Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center–located just south of Downtown Forks on Forks Avenue (Highway 101). Thanks to Peninsula Daily News reporter Paige Dickerson for her recent news story probing into this community crisis! Anyone with clues or other information about the whereabouts of the missing cap should contact the Chamber immediately at
01/20/09 UPDATE: Whew–crisis averted!! Was that “Twicrimes”? Read the latest here!