2016 Events

For a printable list of the 2016 Events, click HERE.

To host a booth at any event, click HERE.

 “WoofStock” Pet Day & Butterfly Day

Saturday, August 6 (Rain date – Aug 13)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE, Donations encouraged
This FREE family event is co-hosted by Goshen Animal Clinic. Everyone is invited, including friendly pets on leash. Pet adoptions, pet friendly booths, and delicious grilled food, pizza and ice cream will be available. Our fantastic silent auction will offer great deals, too!
The “Mutt Strut” competition is back so you and your pet can compete in 12 fun categories, like BEST Costumed Dog, Smallest Dog/Biggest Handler, Cutest Puppy, and BEST Kisser to raise money for another wonderful charity, The Arrow Fund. To pre-register, call Belinda Smith at (502) 228-4031, or you may register at the event.
NEW this year is a dog agility demonstration, which will start at 10:00 a.m. and you won’t want to miss it!


This demonstration will present incredibly skilled and highly-trained dogs that will amaze you with their speed and agility.

On the same day, visitors can learn all about butterflies! 
Our returning expert Corinne Mastey will be in Creasey Mahan’s butterfly “catch and release” tent.
This year we’ve added  Idlewild Butterfly Farm‘s butterfly tent where hundreds of live butterflies will be floating around you. Entrance inside the Idlewild tent is $5.
 
Schedule of activities – 
10 a.m. – Event begins
                    NEW! Dog agility demonstration
                    NEW! Idlewild’s butterfly tent-entry is $5
11 a.m. – Mutt Strut competition begins!
                    Throughout the event there will be lots of fun activities, bouncies, face painting with Kid Canvas, visit the educational butterfly station in the air conditioned Nature Center, and more.
2:00 p.m. – Event ends
  

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Fall Family Campout

Saturday, September 24, 12:00 p.m. – Check-in and set-up tent sites; stay overnight Sunday
September 25 – After breakfast you may depart at your leisure
Fees: $25 per person, children 3 and under are free
(Fee is all-inclusive: all meals, snacks, activities, fire pit, camping site, and expert guides)

This is a wonderful opportunity for a family to learn about setting up a tent, general camping tips, how to cook easy meals over a fire and receive a special night session of star-gazing with the Louisville Astronomy Society. Fun activities – such as archery and bb-gun lessons or special presentations by experts – will be offered.

Since the Nature Preserve closes at dusk, campers will have the 170-acres to themselves to take a guided walk, observe and listen to the nocturnal sounds of owls, insects, and other nighttime surprises.

Your family will be treated to dinner, dessert and even roasting marshmallows over the fire. On Sunday morning, you may choose from hot coffee or hot chocolate to accompany your delicious breakfast.

Limited capacity of 40 campers, so register early. Rain or shine – no rain date. Click HERE for registration form.

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THE HAUNTED HIKE!

Sunday, October 2,   3 p.m. – 9 p.m (Rain date – Oct 16)

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 stations, a Harvest Hay Village, Inflatable Party Zone, a comic Haunted House, jungle hayrides, treat stations, and fun activities for the entire family.  This is our most popular event of the year. Don’t miss it! It’s a great time for your kids to show-off their costumes for the first time.

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13th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen

Saturday, December 3,   12 – 3 p.m.
FREE
, Donations encouraged
(Rain date – Dec 10)

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. Co-sponsored by the City of Goshen.

Thank you to our wonderful annual sponsors!

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