According to Pinterest, Autumn has swiftly descended upon us. Break out the plaid scarves, hoodies, duck boots and pumpkin spice everything, because it's fall, yall! Join the Wesselman Nature Society as they celebrate the harvest season with hayrides, guided night hikes, a raptor show, children's activities and more!

Harvest Festival & Hayrides

Saturday, October 1 - 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Horse-Drawn Hayrides, Guided Night Hikes, Raptor Show, Children’s Crafts, And Much More!

Experience the changing seasons at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve while enjoying the traditions of autumn at this scare-free, family-friendly event. Admission is $5 per person (ages 2 and under are free), and activities will include horse-drawn hayrides, guided night hikes, animal programs, stargazing, insect encounters, cider press demonstrations, a campfire, and plenty of activities and crafts for children.

Seasonal concessions will be available for purchase. Free event parking is available in the former Roberts Stadium parking lot adjacent to the nature preserve. All proceeds will help support the nature-based educational programs provided by Wesselman Nature Society throughout the year. For more information, call (812) 479-0771.

Access to the back loop of the park will be closed to all vehicles starting at 5 PM on Friday, September 30. Access to the recycling center will remain open until 12 PM on Saturday, October 1 and then will close for the duration of event.


Admission is $5 per person, kids 2 and under are admitted FREE of charge.

All proceeds will be used to help support the educational and nature related programs Wesselman Nature Society provides throughout the year.

Wesselman Woods