“This year features even more old-fashioned fun than in years past,” said Tina Harvey Crawford, director of development and marketing. “We’ll have horse and buggy rides this year going through Reflection Riding and sack races.”
Also new this year will be more animal presentations, guided hikes and canoe trips down historic Lookout Creek. This is a great creek for first time paddlers or pros.
Pumpkin carving, storytelling, a bonfire for cooking s’mores, live music, petting zoo, hayrides through Reflection Riding and outdoor movies such as the Halloween favorite -- “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” will also be enjoyed. Pumpkins can be purchased at the event or you can bring your own. Bring a blanket or chairs if you plan to stay for the movies. Once dark, activities are limited to the outdoor movies, live music and cooking s’mores.
Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages four to 11. Admission for non-members is $12 for adults and $10 for children. Children three and under are free. There will be an additional charge for horse and buggy rides and pony rides. Visa, Master Card, American Express or cash are welcome.
The additional cost for canoe trips guided by a CA&NC naturalist is $15 for 12-years-old and up, $7 for ages four to 11 and $3 for children three and under. CA&NC members deduct $2 from the price and children three and under are free. Keep in mind: canoeing is pending on weather/creek conditions. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Call 423-821-1160 ext. 0 to reserve your boat.
Food vendors will be on site.
Organizers thank their sponsors, including an anonymous donor, Little Cesaer’s Pizza, First Tennessee Bank, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Sunny 92.3, Chattem, Coca-Cola Bottling and Panera Bread.