2017 Events

For a printable list of the 2017 Events, click HERE.

To host a booth at any event, click HERE.

Spring Wildflowers Saturday
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE, Donations encouraged

If you like flowers, you are invited to join us for a wildflower walk at the Nature Preserve. This event is family-friendly! Every year we discover new beauties and marvel at how plants manage to attract busy bees and passing pollinators.

March is a marvelous time to rediscover our scenic landscape and its many inhabitants. I’ll share medicinal uses of plants, how they got their names, any fun strategies of how they reproduce. I’ll cover “flora-lore” and stories that have been told by Native Americans.

Woodland Garden Walk: 10:15 a.m.

Forest Trails Wildflower Walk: 12:15 p.m.

We’ll start inside the Nature Center and then easily meander through the native wildflower and fern Woodland Garden.  After a break, we’ll head towards Little Huckleberry Creek and hopefully view thousands of wildflowers in full display. Note that this second hike is a little bit more difficult.

Please wear comfortable shoes, dress in layers and bring water and lunch, if you’d like to stay the entire time. You are encouraged to bring your camera and binoculars.

I will have my field guide to a 16-state region – “ Wildflowers of Tennessee, The Ohio Valley and Southern Appalachians” – available for purchase.

CREASEY COUNTRY FAIR
A Fundraiser for the Forest Friends Playground
Friday, May 12, 2017
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Safe Harbour Arena Barn in Goshen
$15/person, $25/couple

The Creasey Country Fair is a brand new event to raise funds for the Forest Friends Playground! This adult-only event offers country fair-type games and fantastic activities, food trucks, adult beverages, a cake walk, fantastic raffles, auction items, face painting, and much more.

To buy tickets, please visit our Eventbrite site HERE.
To have a booth at this event, click HERE.
To offer a raffle item for this event, click HERE.

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Spring Family Campout
Saturday, May 27, Overnight to
Sunday, May 28 (Proposed Dates)

Click HERE for application.

Spend the night at the Nature Preserve! Guests will learn about camping, cooking over the fire pit and receive a special night session of star-gazing with the Louisville Astronomy Society. Dinner and breakfast are included in the price. Limit of 40 campers, so register early (before May 18) and receive a discount. Rain or shine, no rain date.

 

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Nature Camp I 2016
Tuesday, June 13 to Friday, June 16,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Register Early!!

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.

Click HERE for application for week I.

Nature Camp II 2016
Monday, June 26 to Thursday, June 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Register Early!!

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.

Click HERE for application for week II.

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Family Fun Day with Raptors!
Sunday, July 16,  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Rain date – July 23)
$3/child, maximum $12/family
Parents and children 2 & under FREE!

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. PLUS Raptor Rehab of Kentucky will present their beautiful raptors!

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Pet Day “WoofStock” & Butterfly Day
Saturday, August 5 ,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Proposed Dates)
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!

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Fall Family Campout
Saturday, September 23, Overnight to Sunday, September 24 (Proposed dates)

Spend the night at the Nature Preserve! Guests will learn about camping, cooking over the fire pit and share in a special presentation. Dinner and breakfast are included in the price. Limited capacity of 40 campers, so register early and receive a discounted price. Rain or shine – no rain date.

Click HERE for application.

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THE HAUNTED HIKE! Sunday, October 1,   3 p.m. – 9 p.m
(Rain date – Oct 15)
Fantasy Kiddie Trail & Fun Haunted House – 6$/person
Inflatable Party Zone – $5/child

The Haunted Hike offers Halloween fun for the entire family! This kid-friendly event features a half-mile Fantasy Kiddie Trail with lots of candy, Harvest Hay Village, Inflatable Party Zone, a comic Haunted House, jungle hayrides, treat stations, and fun activities for the entire family. The Haunted House will be open from 5 – 9 p.m., but all other activities will be from 3 – 9 p.m.

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15th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen
Saturday, December 2,   12 – 3 p.m. (Rain date – Dec 9)
FREE, Donations encouraged

A thank you to our friends and community for a terrific year! Free food, artisans and gift booths, crafts, hayrides, music, and Santa & Mrs. Claus with gift bags and treats.

Thank you to our wonderful annual sponsors!

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