Harvest Moon Festival - fall family fun down on the farm

Our Harvest Moon Festival features fun activities for all ages!

Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more!

When

Sat Oct 4 – Sun Oct 5, 2014
10am – 5pm

Entrance price

Members: FREE
Non-members: $7
Non-members under 5: FREE
(pay at the gate)
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Where

Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve
Greenville, DE
Directions »

Program Guide

Program guide coming soon

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are needed for set up and festival days. Prior experience not required.
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Family fun down at the farm

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Love family fun at the Harvest Moon Festival? Check out our upcoming fun family programs.

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FREE*Netting in the Marsh * No pre-registration required * Explore the marsh using nets and more! See how many animals and insects you can catch and identify. -- Tuesdays through Sundays: 2 pm -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/02/2014 - 12/31/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free
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FREE* Lunch with Live Animals -- Saturdays, Noon - 12:30 pm -- No pre-registration required. ** Bring a packed lunch and join us in our snapper lab to dine with our live animals! Help feed our black ratsnake, snapping turtle and American toads. -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/04/2014 - 12/27/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Conservation, Free
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FREE* Meet Marsh Animals * No pre-registration required * Meet live animals from our collection including a painted turtle and green frog and then take a walk to look for more. Program length: 45 minutes. -Tuesdays through Sundays 3:00 - 3:45pm -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
03/11/2014 - 12/27/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Free, Natural History, Lenape, New
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Join us every Wednesday for an informal day on the farm. Take a self-guided visit to see Coverdale's animals, dig in the vegetable garden and test your skills at the farm scavenger hunt. Bring a lunch to enjoy under the grand old oak trees! NEW in 2014! Story Time at 1 PM. Listen to a farm favorite story read by our fabulous farm staff. -- FREE for Members, Non-members: $3 for children 2 and up, $5 for adults. -- Time: Noon to 2:30pm
05/07/2014 - 09/24/2014
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
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FREE for Members! Non-Members: $5: Running of the Mill. No pre-registration required.Take a guided tour of historic Abbott's Mill. Learn about the unique history of the mill, dating back to 1795. Experience the rush of the water through the turbine and feel the rumble of the mill stones. Please note that there are no mill tours from December through February. -- Dates: September 20, October 18, November 15, 2 - 3:30 pm -- Member/Non-Member: Free/$5 -- Leader: Abbott's Mill staff -- Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center: 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963
05/17/2014 - 11/15/2014
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Conservation
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**This program has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment**
Explore the beautiful Coverdale Farm Preserve in search of Monarchs, swallowtails, and fritillaries as we learn about these amazing insects.  Learn about their life cycles, the Monarch's incredible migration, and what special plants these animals depend upon.  Use nets to help capture and study the butterflies we observe.
-- Sunday, September 21, 2 - 4:30pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $12/$16
-- Leader: Sheila Vincent
-- Meeting location: Coverdale Farm Preserve 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
09/21/2014 - 09/21/2014
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Insects
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FREE! Migration Madness! Come see migration in action! Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, and others wing their ways south in advance of winter's colder climate. Come learn how to spot a migrant, and see evidence of one of natures most amazing phenomenas happening in our area!
-- Saturday, September 27, 9 - 10:30 am
-- Member/Non-Member: FREE
-- Leader: Holly Merker
-- Meeting Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve: 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311
09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
at: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
age: Family
Birding, FREE
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Back-to-school never tasted better!  Make delicious, healthy, and seasonal lunchbox treats that everyone will want to trade for a taste.  Create cool fruit roll-ups, bake sweet apple bars, and simmer down a big pot of apple sauce.  These "from scratch" recipes will be a big hit in the lunch room this school year!  This program is perfect for families with children 8 years and up.
-- Sunday, September 28, 12:30 - 3:30pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $25/$30 per family of 2, additional family member $5/$10
-- Leader: Mary Ann Levan
-- Meeting location: Coverdale Farm Perserve 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
09/28/2014 - 09/28/2014
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Cooking
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Say Cheese! Come learn the basics of nature photography and print some frame-worthy shots to take home.  Bring your own camera or use ours.
-- Saturday, October 11, 1:00 - 2:30pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $8/$12
-- Leader: Lesley Bensinger
-- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center: 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490
**Adult participation required; registration fees apply.
10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Photography, Arts & Crafts
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Test your skills with bow and arrow as we take on challenging targets at Ashland and learn about how Native Americans depended upon archery for survival. See who in your family is the best at hitting the bullseye! All equipment provided.
-- Saturday, October 11, 3 pm - 5 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $10/$15
-- Leader: Corey Harison
-- Meeting Location: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockess, DE 19707
**Adult participation required; registration fees apply.
10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014
at: Ashland
age: Family
Target Sports
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