Woodcock hosts first-ever Fall Festival

To celebrate the fall season, Woodcock Nature Center at 56 Deer Run Road will hold its first-ever Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 to 3.

From Birds of Prey presentations, canoe rides and Native American games to pumpkin painting, crafts and a woodland scavenger hunt, Woodcock Director Mike Rubbo said “there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

Guests will also get to meet Woodcock’s resident animals and enjoy food from The Zawack Shack and Natural Scoops Ice Cream Truck.

Rubbo said environmental educator Jennifer Bradshaw and other staff members have been organizing and preparing for the festival since mid-August.

“Fostering an appreciation of nature is what we’re all about,” said Rubbo, who is looking forward to “seeing the community outdoors engaging in a variety of activities that immerse them in the natural world.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 per child and $10 per adult until Friday, Oct. 28 at noon. Tickets purchased the day of the festival are $10 per child and $15 per adult. Admission is free for children under two years old.

The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 30, and parking will be available on Fawn Place and in the Woodcock driveway on Deer Run Road.

To register for Woodcock’s Annual Fall Festival, visit woodcocknaturecenter.org.

For more information, call 203-762-7280 or email wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org.