ECO Center's 5th Annual Fall Festival
October 5 - October 13, 2018
Join us Saturdays (11:00 am - *5:00 pm) & Sundays (12:00 pm - *5:00 pm)
General Admission Activities Included on an Unlimited Basis:
Barrel Train Ride, Mini Zip Lines, Playground, Wooded Interpretive Trail, Giant Corn Box, Prairie, Tri-Cycles, Tube Slide, Gerbil Wheel, Farm Animal Interaction (Rabbits, Goats, Sheep & Chickens), Fire Pit and S'more Roasting, Educational & Sensory Activities, Naturalist Lessons, Pumpkin Patch and Nature Scavenger Hunt.
Additional Activities include:
S'more roasting ($1/each), Pumpkins ($1 - $10), Animal Feeding $0.25 / handful
General Admission Guests 3-17 yrs old: $9
General Admission Guests 18+: $6
Kids 2 and under: Free
Parking: No charge
*Most of our guests stay for 2 to 4 hours. We want you to have the best experience possible and enough time to enjoy ECO Center to it's fullest therefore, the last admission will be at 4:15 pm.
Refreshments and food are available for purchase in the large barn
Pumpkins, Mums, and other seasonal items are available for purchase
Mini Zip Lines: Exclusively for guests under 5' in height.
Animal Feed: $0.25 / handful
Payment Options: Cash or Check. Sorry, at this time we are not able to accept credit cards at the gate. You can purchase tickets in advance online.
For the safety of our guests and farm animals: Smoking, Alcoholic Beverages, Fire Arms and Pets are NOT permitted within the gates - Thank you for your cooperation!
Mini Zip Lines
Exclusively for guests under 5' in height, these 70' tandem zip lines are the number one group favorite at ECO Center. Admission to the fall festival includes unlimited zip line rides.
One man's junk is another's treasure. Our simple yet innovative playground put otherwise discarded material to good use.
Giant Tube Slide and gerbil Wheel
Enjoy feeding and spending time with our friendly livestock. You can purchase goat feed for $0.25/handful. They will greet you anxiously at the feeder.
Staged Photo Opportunities
Don’t miss a chance to capture your visit with a photo in one of our "face in the hole" and hand-painted picture opportunities.
Vintage Tractor Experience
Sit atop a 1940's Minneapolis Moline tractor for a picture and a glimpse into our nation’s past.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin
Choose your perfect Jack O' Lantern, decorative pumpkins and gourds from our pasture. We have wagons available to help transport your selections. (Priced as marked.) The patch will be available once pumpkins are in season.
Sit around a cobble stone fire pit. Relax, listen to the birds and enjoy the fall temperatures. S’mores packets are available for purchase at the concession stand.
Interpretive Wooded Trail
Most of the answers to the scavenger hunt can be found inside our 3-acre woods. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with your family observing nature on our trail. Make sure you take the time to read the numerous interpretive signs placed strategically throughout the woods.
This classic barrel train is a fun ride constructed out of up-cycled 55-gallon drums. It is fabricated to hold children and adults. Buckle up and enjoy the ride. It is a scenic way to see the festival and pick out your pumpkin on the move.
The Corn Box
Equivalent to a giant sandbox, but filled with CORN! Guests can take off their shoes and have a blast playing in the bright yellow corn kernels. It is filled with over 100 bushels and is an instant crowd favorite.
Enjoy watching and feeding our flock of hens. Can you guess which ones lay green and blue eggs?
Visit our bunnies and a staff member may be available to give you the opportunity to hold and pet them.