ECO Center's 5th Annual Fall Festival
October 5 - October 13, 2019
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, 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), Pumpkin Picking ($1 - $8/pumpkin), Animal Feeding $0.25 / handful
General Admission Guests 3-16 yrs old: $9
General Admission Guests 17+: $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, Check, or Credit Card (3.5% convenience fee added to your total).
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.
Junkyard Playground & Ninja Warrior Obstacles
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
Roll around the property in a 5 foot tall drain tile “gerbil wheel” and race down the 15 foot tube slide. The gerbil wheel is a family favorite.
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. If they are out and about you may also get a chance to interact with our three lovable cats Diego, Jack Jack and Blue.
Staged Photo Opportunities
Don’t miss a chance to capture your visit at one of our photo opportunity stations loaded with vintage and seasonal decor.
Fall Themed Face-in-the-Hole Picture Opportunities
Each year our seasonal decoration changes, but these ECO Center favorites remain the same. Watch your family grow by capturing your annual visit to our fall festival.
Select your perfect pumpkin from a variety of locally grown options. Use our wagons to get the heavy suckers back to your vehicle. Our pumpkins are affordable at $1-8 each.
Sit around a cobble stone fire pit in the woods and relax with the sound of song birds; enjoying the fall temperatures or sit up front where all the action is. Roast a S’mores or hot dog from the concession stand.
Interpretive Wooded Trail & Scavenger Hunt
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 who want to take an infant on board. 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. Remember, corn comes from a field and is dusty :)
Enjoy watching and feeding our flock of hens. Can you guess which ones lay green and blue eggs? Meet Bruce, our handsome homegrown rooster.
Enjoy several opportunities throughout the day to participate in our scheduled naturalist programs. Learn about local wildlife, habitats, pollinators and more.