Friends of MacKenzie Fall Festival provides opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with family...

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  1. By Central Office October 10, 2016

    Contact(s): Hayley Parsons, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 608-635-8105

    MADISON - Outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of fall foliage are encouraged to visit the MacKenzie Center Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 2016 Friends of MacKenzie Fall Festival.

    This family friendly event will give attendees an opportunity to participate in some of the many activities available at MacKenzie, including archery, air guns, compass skills and geocaching, wildlife tours, fire building, hiking, and studying plant and critter life.

    Seasonal activities like pumpkin painting, a hay bale maze, gunny sack races, face painting, scarecrow making will put the whole family in the fall mood. To add to the adventure, participants will also get hands-on experience with fur and skulls, cut a "wood cookie" using a two-person crosscut saw, make leaf and wildlife track pressings, and create other crafts.

    The Friends of MacKenzie Fall Festival will feature a number of family-friendly activities, including archery for all ages.
    Photo Credit: DNR

    "This time of year in Wisconsin is so beautiful that we wanted people to come experience the fall colors at the MacKenzie Center," said Hayley Parsons, DNR wildlife conservation educator. "Department staff are very excited to partner with our Friends group on this event to allow people to really see everything the MacKenzie Center has to offer and join in on some fun fall activities."

    The $10 vehicle admission cost will cover parking and all event activities. Food and gift shop items will be available at an additional cost. All proceeds will benefit MacKenzie Center facilities and programs.

    People interested in volunteering at the event are encouraged to contact Deb Wearne-Neurohr at [email protected] or call the MacKenzie Center at 608-635-8105.

    For more information about the event, checkout the Friends of MacKenzie website [EXIT DNR] or facebook page [EXIT DNR].

    Last Revised: Monday, October 10, 2016