Fall Fest will Put People of All Ages in the “Spirit” of the Spooky Season
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN—Mass Audubon is inviting one and all to celebrate Fall Fest, a week-long Halloween party full of seasonal and spooky-themed activities beginning Saturday, October 24 and running right up to the Big Night itself, Saturday, October 31.
The statewide conservation nonprofit wants to help make autumn even more awesome for all ages, with lots of online and in-person opportunities to connect with nature and build community.
Here’s just a small bag of treats (no tricks): Crunch through fallen leaves on explorations of Mass Audubon’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries. Join with other crafters to make fall-themed gifts. Check out seasonal volunteer projects.
And don’t be afraid to go all in on a silent-auction “fun-raiser” and bid on exclusive Mass Audubon experiences like private strawberry-picking, visits with goats, Cape Cod adventures, and much more.
Of course, there will be plenty of events to provide chills and thrills for families and children: Meet creatures of the night (hint: including some that hoooot). Gather round to hear spooky stories. And unleash your inner wild thing, howling and yowling on the evening of the 31st, when Halloween reveals a “blue moon” (a second full moon in a calendar month).
And, thanks to the support of Highland Street Foundation, visitors can enjoy Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary for free on October 30 with a reservation.
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.