About this Event
5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906https://on.in.gov/prophetstown
Fall Fest 2023- events offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
Friday, October 20th
8:30am-9am Phenology Fridays (see 10/6 for description)
7pm-9:30pm S’mores and Night Hike
Join us for s’mores at campsite 210 in the Savanna Loop in the campground from 7pm-8pm followed by a night hike from 8pm-9:30pm! (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? This hike 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. The hike will be about 1 mile round-trip.
Saturday, October 21st
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. Visit the houses to see exhibits and 1920s Halloween décor. Music by Scott Greeson 12:00-1:30pm. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $3 each. FREE with park admission.
2pm-3pm Food Preservation in the Native American Village
Learn about the Prophetstown Settlement through food preservation. We will talk about the importance of the harvest at this settlement and what kinds of foods might have been prevalent at the settlement. Small samples will be available for guests to try. Park at the Visitor's Center and safely cross the road to the Native American Village.
5pm-6pm Campground Trick-or-Treating
Trick or treating in the campground starts at 5pm! Campers - have your treats ready for the kids walking by. Open to the public, and parking is available at the campground entrance. No vehicle traffic allowed through the campground from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Visit campsite 210 in the Savanna Loop to trick or treat with the naturalists and to meet and take photos with Smokey!
6:30pm-9pm Campsite Judging
Decorate your campsites and/or display your carved or decorated pumpkins. Judges will tour the campground between these hours to evaluate your creations. You are welcome to provide a tour of your décor to the judges as they walk through. They’ll select three winners in each category.
Sunday, October 22nd
8:30am-3pm Trail of Scarecrows 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 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!