Fall Farm Festival | Mountain Retreat and Learning Center
The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center’s Fall Farm Festival, set for Sunday, September 19, is a happy throwback to the harvest festivals that were once celebrated every autumn in mountain communities.
How about a fall festival with a farm twist and a touch of education thrown in?
Not to be missed is The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center’s Fall Farm Festival held on Sunday, September 19, from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. at their campus at 3872 Dillard Road in Highlands. Admission is $20 per adult and $10 for those under 18.
This fun festival offers something for everyone, including traditional fall festival activities such as face painting, field games, and arts and crafts – but wait, there’s more!
For starters, how about a petting zoo featuring the softest of rabbits, and a tour of the Many Hands Peace Farm during which you can feed the ducks and chickens? Or, you might want to watch a demonstration with raptors and experience a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent birds of prey.
What fall festival would be complete without food? Start with a demonstration of the apple press and enjoy some of those offerings. If it involves an apple you’re sure to find it here. Some food is included in the price of admission, and for those with heartier appetites larger bites will be available for purchase. Go foraging for fresh mushrooms and learn about our native edible species, followed by a tasting.
If you’re looking for a way to wind down and recenter after all that activity, don’t miss the chance to go on a labyrinth walk or go on a sunset tour to the top of the mountain to catch sunset from the lookout tower.
There will be live music and Appalachian storytelling. The Highlands Biological Station and the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust will also be on hand with learning opportunities throughout the festival.
This is an afternoon and evening of outdoor fun for the entire family.