2018 Events

For a printable list of the 2018 Events, click HERE.
To host a booth at any event, click HERE.

 

Ralph Archer Presents: “Building a Woodland Garden”
Wednesday, March 21, 10 a.m. –  FREE

In partnership with the Oldham County Master Gardener’s, we are pleased to feature the nationally recognized fern expert, Ralph Archer. He will present a program how to create a woodland garden, with a special focus on ferns and companion plants.

Spring Wildflower Walks with Tavia
Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE, Donations encouraged

Tavia Cathcart Brown, Executive Director at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and author of two books, will give a presentation and lead a walk highlighting wildflowers, their stories, and the Woodland Garden! The Woodland Garden Walk will begin at 10:15 a.m. and the Forest Trails Wildflower Walk will begin at 12:15 p.m.  Free crafts for kids.

2nd Annual Creasey Country Fair Playground Fundraiser
Friday, May 18, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., OFFSITE in Goshen
Advance tickets are $25/person
Limited tickets at the door are $30/person

The Creasey Country Fair is a new fundraiser for the Forest Friends Playground! This adult-only event held at the Safe Harbour Arena in Goshen offers country fair-type games and activities, food trucks, adult beverages, a cake walk, fantastic raffle items, auction items, and much more. This event will feature the amazing country-rock-party band, “Artie Dean Harris and Bourbontown.” Press button to  purchase tickets,

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Limited ticket sales at the door.

Nature Camp I 2018
Tuesday, June 12 to Friday, June 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Register Early!! – Registration form available HERE!
Nature Camp II 2018
Tuesday, June 26 to Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Register Early!! – Registration form available HERE!

Join us for 4 days of fun!  Hiking, nature crafts, tie dye, games – every day is an adventure. Campers entering 1st grade to 6th grade will enjoy nature packed days.

6th Annual Family Fun Day
Sunday, July 15, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Rain date – July 22)
FREE, Donations encouraged

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and Louisville Family Fun are hosting this popular summertime event created especially for kids and their families! It features activities at every booth, Papa John’s Pizza, ice cream contests from Valley Dairy Freeze and face painting with Kid’s Canvas.

9th Annual Pet Day “WoofStock” & Butterfly Day
Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Rain date – August 25)
FREE, Donations encouraged

Co-hosted by the Goshen Animal Clinic – everyone with a pet is invited (on leash and bring pick-up bags, please). Pet adoptions, pet-friendly booths, and lunch treats. On the same day, visitors can learn about butterflies with expert Corinne Mastey, who will show how to catch and release live butterflies! Idlewild Butterfly Farm will have a special butterfly tent, too!

Rumble Through the JungleSaturday, September 8
14th Annual THE HAUNTED HIKE!
Sunday, October 7, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(Rain date – October 14)
Fantasy Kiddie Trail & Friendly Haunted House

Admission is $6/person, Children 2 and under are Free
Inflatable Party Zone – $5/child

The Haunted Hike is a child-friendly event that features a mile-long Fantasy Kiddie Trail with over 18 treat stations; enjoy the Harvest Hay Village, Inflatable Party Zone, a fun Haunted House, Jungle Hayrides, great booths with candy, and fun activities for the entire family. This is a great event for the kids to preview their costumes!

15th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen
Saturday, December 1, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
(Rain date – December 8)
FREE, Donations encouraged

This event will put you in the holiday spirit!  There will be free food, artisans and gift booths, crafts, hayrides, marshmallow roasting by the fire, music, and Santa & Mrs. Claus with gift bags and treats.

Thank you to our wonderful annual sponsors!