Fall Colors Festival

2020 Fall Colors Festival 

Bring the whole family out to McCloud Nature Park and celebrate the brilliant colors of autumn with us on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! 

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and McCloud Nature Park bursts into colorful splendor in October and November every year. Because of the multitude of tree species found within the park, the wide variety of autumn colors lead McCloud Nature Park to be voted by the public through Visit Indiana as one of the Top 10 Places for Fall Foliage in the state every year! 

Photo by Deb Stukenborg

As such, we celebrate the fabulous fall foliage every October with our fun, FREE, family-friendly Fall Colors Festival. We have 232 acres of natural beauty to explore while you’re here, including 6½ miles of trails, the McCloud Nature Center, and our snake-themed 2020 McCloud Prairie Maze.   

We also normally have hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy at the Fall Colors Festival, such as tree-climbing, archery, throwing an atlatl (and ancient hunting weapon), hayrides, pumpkin painting, candle dipping, yard games, and more. We’ll be aiming to have very similar activities in 2020, depending on how everyone’s health is faring as we approach October. 

While COVID-19 makes planning and everyday life a challenge, our staff members are masters of adapting and overcoming. We will monitor the pandemic situation carefully, and as the Fall Colors Festival nears, we will make sure that we have fun activities lined up that are as safe as possible for everyone. 

Please follow us on Facebook or check back here for updates and more specific information about the event as we approach mid-October. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Fall Colors Festival!