Fall Festival Back At Shaver’s Creek For First Time Since 2015

Shaver’s Creek’s Enchanted Halloween Trail and Festival will return this weekend, October 20-21, for the first time since 2015.

Previously known as the Fall Harvest Festival and Children’s Halloween Trail, the event aims to bring together community families through a variety of family-friendly events — including pumpkin carving, face painting, and costume contests.

Admission to the festival is free to all, but tickets for the Enchanted Halloween Trail are $5 for kids and adults. Kids under three get in free.

Visitors enter the nonscary interpretive trail every half hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shaver’s Creek encourages attendees to purchase tickets for a specific time online in advance.

“We hope that people who come to the festival will feel more connected to nature and a part of the natural cycles that are happening all around them,” festival program director Tesha Omeis said in a release.

To support this initiative, the festival theme revolves around natural cycles. Guests will be able to learn about natural decomposition and reproduction, the life cycles of trees, and how trees adapt and to function efficiently throughout the year through a variety of activities and tours.

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