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Hoot ‘n’ Howl Fest: Free, Socially-Distanced Event at the Prairie

Fall Fest is back on the prairie with more music, crafts, and fun for all ages

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center’s annual fall festival is back again as the HOOT ‘n’ HOWL FEST on Sunday, October 24, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

“We are excited to bring back HOOT ‘n’ HOWL this fall,” said Jason St. Sauver, senior education manager for Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. “The crepuscular creep tours will be especially fun for kids to learn about animals that are active at sunrise and sunset – learning from folks in costume in a silly, non-scary, and interactive way.”

There will also be local music for all to enjoy. Kevin Abourezk will start off with some native drum songs and native folk, and Matt Briggs will close the event with some acoustic rock. In between, at 3:45 pm, we will welcome back a live bird presentation from Raptor Conservation Alliance.

Hoot ‘n’ Howl Fest will have socially-distant seating on the grass (bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blankets) and tons of space to spread out safely on the prairie for natural weaving crafts, owl activities, and more. The event will be completely outdoors. Masks will be required inside the building for access to the restrooms.

Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person helps Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center pay the musicians and Raptor Conservation Alliance. For more information, visit or email

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