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Harvest Festival & Hayrides

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cost: $5

Harvest Festival & Hayrides

Experience the changing seasons at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve while enjoying the traditions of autumn at this scare-free, family-friendly event. Admission is $5 per person for ages 3 and up. Wesselman Woods members that present their card will receive $1 off admission, Activities will include horse-drawn hayrides, guided night hikes, animal programs, stargazing, insect encounters, cider press demonstrations, a campfire, and plenty of activities and crafts for children. 

Seasonal concessions will be available for purchase. Free event parking is available in the former Roberts Stadium parking lot adjacent to the nature preserve. All proceeds will help support the nature-based educational programs provided by Wesselman Nature Society throughout the year.

Wesselman Woods will be closed on Saturday morning while we prepare for our event to open at 2 pm

Last admission entry is at 7 pm

Hayride line will close at 7:30 pm

Preserve Trails & Nature Playscape open 2 – 5 pm

Activities Behind the Nature Center 2 – 8 pm:
Crafts & Activities
Cider Press Demonstrations
Concessions for sale

Activities at the Pond 2 – 6:30 pm:
Corn dig
Pumpkin ring toss
Pumpkin bowling
Sack races

Scheduled Programs:
These activities have limited spots available. Free tickets are required and can be picked up at the Nature Center front desk.

Owl Pellet Dissection (best for ages 8 and up):
4:00, 5:00, 6:00 in the small classroom

Creatures of the night program:
3:00, 5:00, 7:00 in the large classroom

Spectacular Spiders program:
4:00, 6:00 in the large classroom

Meet & Greet with Pearl the turkey vulture:
4:00 back patio

Meet & Greet with native snakes:
6:00 back patio

Guided Daylight Hikes:
2:30, 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 4:00, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45

Guided Night Hikes:
6:30, 7:15

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Wesselman Nature Society


Wesselman Woods Nature Center
551 N. Boeke Rd.
Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 479-0771