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Blandford Nature Center Harvest Festival

Blandford Nature Center Sign- Arielle Jackson

By Jessica Newhouse – Collegiate Staff

The Blandford Nature Center Harvest Festival is having its annual celebration for the fall season including festive activities for the West Michigan community.

The Harvest Festival takes place on Sat., Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blandford Nature Center.

Blandford has been hosting the Harvest Festival for more than 20 years. The founder, Mary Jane Dockeray envisioned a yearly festival that celebrates everything fall related, combining festivities of the season with outdoor fun.

“Blandford is a resource for students and families to connect to the outdoors through enriching experiences in nature,” said Antonio Bailey Jr., the Marketing and Communications Manager.

“Our Harvest Festival is a great way to enjoy traditional Fall activities and learn about Blandford’s programming, interact with wildlife, walk our trails, and find out how a Blandford membership is a great opportunity for year-round fun in nature.”

Some activities include, horse-drawn wagon rides, candle-dipping, scarecrow making, concessions, art & crafts and more.

The cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-members. The event is free for children 2 and under.

There is a student membership option available as well for all college students that makes admission to year-round community programs and events cheaper.

Registration and tickets are available online.