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Fall Fest , Prophetstown State Park

By Department of Natural Resources

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Grains and harvest foods display, Photo by A. Manuel

5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906

http://on.in.gov/prophetstownsp
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Join us for Fall Fest at Prophetstown State Park! 

Friday, October 15th
7:30pm-9:15pm S’mores and Night Hike
*Registration required.* Join us for s’mores in the campground followed by a night hike! (All s’more fixings provided, while supplies last.) Uncover the mystery behind some of nighttime’s “creepiest” critters! Are they full of tricks or are they a nocturnal treat? Pre-registration required. This program is best suited for kids ages 5 and up or for children who are comfortable being in the dark.  Participants may bring a flashlight though we will turn all lights off for a portion of the program. Register here: https://psp_fall_fest_2021_night_hike.eventbrite.com ;

Saturday, October 16th 
8:30am-4pm TOS Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a scavenger hunt at the Visitor’s Center to complete along the Trail of Scarecrows! Return your completed scavenger hunt in exchange for a small prize. Available during Visitor Center hours only. 
11am-Noon Corn Husk Dolls
*Registration required* How would children pass the time at the Prophet’s Town settlement? Join a naturalist in the Native American Village to learn more about one common toy that might have been seen at Prophet’s Town. You'll be able to make and take home your very own! Park at the Visitor's Center and safely cross the road. 1 doll per person. Supplies are limited, pre-registration required. Register here: https://psp_fall_fest_2021_dolls.eventbrite.com ;
11am-3pm Fall Fest at The Farm
Throw on your costume and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend on The Farm! We will have fall themed crafts and activities for kids. Try your hand at our fall scavenger hunt and receive a treat bag. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. 
11am-3:30pm Halloween Tenant House Tours at The Farm
Hoosier families in the 1920s incorporated harvest and Halloween themes in their fall gatherings. Games and decorations included traditional, homemade, and commercial products. Tour the I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House, and step back in time to see what a 1920’s Halloween party may have looked like.
1pm-2pm Natural Dyes at the Village
Join us at the Native American Village where we’ll be using the bounty of fall to dye yarns, fabrics, and other items. We’ll discuss traditional and cultural uses for the dye.  You’ll be able to take home your own bookmark. Park at the Visitor’s Center and safely cross the road.
5pm-6pm Campground Trick-or-Treating
Meet at 5pm at the Campground Shower Building where we’ll start our walk around the campground.  Campers - have your treats ready for the kids walking by.  For those passing out candy, be sure to post your “Trick or Treaters Welcome Here” sign that’s available at the Campground Host site. Open to the public, and parking is available at the campground entrance. No vehicle traffic allowed through the campground from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
6:30pm-9pm Campsite Judging
Decorate your campsites and/or display your carved or decorated pumpkins.  Judges will tour the campground to evaluate your creations. We’ll select the top three winners, each chosen for its originality, creativity, and spookiness.

Sunday, October 17th 
8:30am-4pm TOS Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a scavenger hunt at the Visitor’s Center to complete along the Trail of Scarecrows! Return your completed scavenger hunt in exchange for a small prize. Available during Visitor Center hours only.
10:30am Winners List
We’ll post the winners of the campsite and pumpkin decorating contest on the Campground Shower Building Bulletin Board. Winners, if we don’t catch you at your campsite to give you your prize, make sure to stop by the Visitor Center and pick it up!

For all programs:
Bug spray, sunscreen, and a full water bottle are recommended.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
All programming free with park admission unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern.
Campground programs are also open to the public—park at the campground gate and walk in.
Follow the paved lane lined with tiki torches directly to the right of the campground playground to access the campground campfire circle.
 

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