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 - $10/pumpkin), Animal Feeding $0.25 / handful

Admission Details
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.

Additional Information:

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. 

ECO Center Fall Festival Zip Lines
ECO Center Mini Zip Lines Fall Festival

Junkyard Playground

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

Fall Festival activities ECO Center
ECO Center Fall Festival Giant Tube Slide
Fall Festival ECO Center Slide

Goat City

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.

Goats ECO Center Fall Festival Petting Zoo


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.  

How Tall this Fall ECO Center
ECO Center Fall Festival Picture Opportunity
ECO Center Fall Festival Photo Opporunity

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.

ECO Center Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch

Fire Pit  

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.

ECO Center Fall Festival Fire Pit

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.

ECO Center Trick or Treat Trail
ECO Center Interpretive Trail Fall Festival

ECO Train 

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.

ECO Center Fall Festival Barrel Train Ride

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.


Chicken Run

 Enjoy watching and feeding our flock of hens.  Can you guess which ones lay green and blue eggs?

ECO Center Fall Festival Chickens
ECO Center Fall Festival Petting Zoo


 Visit our bunnies and a staff member may be available to give you the opportunity to hold and pet them.

ECO Center Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo