Shaver's Creek to hold annual Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 22-23

The annual Fall Harvest Festival will be held at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 23. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy music and storytelling, fun nature activities, food and the Children's Halloween Trail. The tradition of the Shaver's Creek Children's Halloween Trail goes back nearly 20 years. The trail does not portray the typical "scariness" with which Halloween is normally associated. Children and their families will be led by guides to five different sites along the trail, with costumed characters who help children to understand the season and the cultural items we use to depict it. This year’s theme for the trail is "Exploring the Night."

While the rest of the festival is free, families who wish to embark on the Halloween Trail must purchase tickets for a particular time slot. Groups of as many as 15 people will leave the Environmental Center every 10 minutes from 11 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. and will be on the trail for about 45 minutes. Tickets are $5 per person age 4 and older. Children 3 or younger can walk for free.

The festival also includes pumpkin carving, live music, activities and natural history programs. Families also are invited to enter the Harvest Baking Challenge. For more details ont he challenge, or to request an entry form, visit http://www.shaverscreek.org/ or call 814-863-2000.

For questions about the Festival and to purchase tickets for the Children’s Halloween Trail, call Shaver’s Creek at 814-863-2000 or 814-667-3424.

Last Updated October 19, 2011