Friends of MacKenzie Fall Festival set this weekend

MADISON - Outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of fall foliage are encouraged to visit the MacKenzie Center Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 2018 MacKenzie Center Fall Festival.
This family friendly event provides attendees an opportunity to participate in some of the many activities available at the MacKenzie Center: archery, compass skills, wildlife viewing, fire building, hiking, scavenger hunts and studying pond life.
Seasonal activities like pumpkin painting, a hay bale maze, gunny sack races, face painting, scarecrow making and hayrides will put the whole family in the fall mood.
To add to the adventure, participants will also get hands-on experience with furs and skulls, cut a "wood cookie" using a two-person crosscut saw, make leaf and wildlife track rubbings, and create other crafts.
"Fall is truly a wonderful time of year to experience the MacKenzie Center! Thanks to the Friends of MacKenzie and many volunteers, the property is able to offer this exciting family-friendly fall event showcasing a beautiful Wisconsin State Park System property," said Samantha Kueffler, property manager.
"Fall Festival is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the beauty of fall in Wisconsin while experiencing many of the programs the MacKenzie Center has to offer," said Hayley Parsons, natural resources educator. "Join us for the third year of this fun annual event,"
The $15 vehicle admission will cover parking and all event activities. The Friends of MacKenzie will have food and gift shop items will be available at an additional cost. The rain date for this event is Oct. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
All proceeds go to the Friends of the MacKenzie Center to support the facility and its programs.
The MacKenzie Center, is located outside of Poynette, 25 miles north of Madison and has interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups. For more information search the Department of Natural Resources website,, for keyword "MacKenzie."
People interested in volunteering at the event are encouraged to contact the Friends of MacKenzie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the MacKenzie Center at 608-635-8112.
For more information about the event, visit the Friends of MacKenzie website or facebook page.

SOURCE: Wisconsin DNR