Celebrate the Fall season at Blandford Nature Center’s Annual Harvest Festival Oct. 14

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By Antonio Bailey, Blandford Nature Center


Families in West Michigan can celebrate the start of the Fall season at Blandford Nature Center’s annual Harvest Festival 2017 on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, from 10am to 4pm, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW in Grand Rapids. The festival will feature fall favorites for all ages to enjoy, and hundreds of visitors are expected to attend.


“Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Blandford and with the Harvest Festival, we are encouraging families to get outdoors and enjoy what this gorgeous season has to offer,” said Renee Baker, Community Programs Manager.


Some of the activities offered include: candle dipping, scarecrow making, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more. Guests can also tour the historical buildings on site and see what life was like for the early pioneers in the log cabin, blacksmith shop and one-room schoolhouse.


As always, guests can interact with animals in the wildlife center and at the farm, explore the trails, and find out how a Blandford membership is a great opportunity for year-round family fun in nature.


“We are always looking for more fun ways to improve the event. New this year, our concessions stand includes a pig roast and hard cider for adult participants,” Baker said.


The event is open to the public with admission fees of $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Children 2 years and younger will be admitted for free. For registration and more event details, go here.


For more information, please contact Blandford Nature Center at social@blandfordnaturecenter.org or 616.735.6240.


Blandford Nature Center’s mission is to engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature. This is accomplished through: an active outdoor environmental lab, a team of passionate, knowledgeable people and a strong link from past to future promoting sustainability. Blandford offers a wide variety of educational and community programs to support this mission. For more information, please visit www.blandfordnaturecenter.org. Blandford Nature Center is a registered, charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit.