Autumn Festival


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Autumn time is here, and the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center invites you to their annual Autumn Festival. Attractions include horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, crafts, face-painting, raffles, a haunted trail walk, creepy crawlies with James Tully, animal shows, and much more! Save your pumpkin-spicey appetites for the yummy offerings, which will include: Valley Jim’s Soft Serve, SWAT Food Truck, donuts, cookies, cider from Silverman’s Farm, Boy Scouts popcorn/trail mix, and more!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 23rd from 11 am to 4 pm, and be sure to come by to enjoy all of the autumn goodness we have to offer! Vendors on site: Coon Hollow Farm, Colony Farm Sugar Shak, Jen’s Creative Creations, Wood n’ Bark, Root Spirit, Larch Hill Sustainables, Muktinath Holistic Center, Amie Ziner, JG Clay, Cub Scout Pack 51, Epicure Spices, Young Living Essential Oils, Krafty Pinneaple Creations, Rainy Day Services, The Body Shop, The Military Toy Box, Kyle’s Creations, and Painting Faces by Alecia. We will be streaming your favorite Halloween music!

All proceeds benefit the Nature Center. RAIN or SHINE. NO park admission fee. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center and the City of Ansonia. Call us for more information at  203-736-1053.


Schedule of Events:

11am         Autumn Fest Begins!
11-3pm      Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – $6/person
12:00pm    Live Bat Program
1:00pm      Creepy Crawlies (Live Animals with James Tully) 
2:30pm      Last Wagon Ride!
3:30pm      Raffle Winner’s Drawn!
4:00pm      End of Festival!


All Day Events:

Parking lot: Horse Drawn Wagon (11-3pm) – $6
Children 3 and under are FREE, but MUST sit in parent/guardian’s lap

Outside Main Building:
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Spooky Trail, Vendors, Exhibits, Pumpkin Painting- $5, games, Local Artists, Crafts for Kids, Animal Programs, Cider, Donuts, Cookies, … AND MORE!

Raffle – $1/ticket or 5/$7

Visitor Center closed during the event – this will all take place outdoors.