McCloud Nature Park is holding a fall festival to celebrate the arrival of the autumn season on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The festival is free and for all ages.
Festival attendees can make and taste their own apple cider and bring their best apple pie for a chance to win prizes. The pie judging begins at 3:30 p.m. with the prizes awarded afterward.
Children can make varied Native American crafts such as rain sticks, beaded bracelets, cornhusk dolls and leaf rubbings in ongoing sessions. They can also compete with friends and family in a game of cornhole.
There will be a Bat Prairie Maze and the walking and hiking trails will be open throughout the park. Self-guided tours of the maze and the park will be ongoing. Naturalists will be available at 4:30 p.m. for a one-hour hike as well.
For more information on McCloud Nature Park and park programs call Hendricks County Parks and Recreation at (317) 718-6188 or visit the website at hendrickscountyparks.org.