TOWNSEND, Del. - On October 18 Blackbird Creek Reserve will celebrate its lush landscape and autumn's foliage at the annual Fall Festival.
Considered one of the state's most treasured natural areas, the reserve on 801 Blackbird Landing Road will be the setting for the celebration.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guests are invited to partake in hands-on learning opportunities and crafts, listen to live music and play games. The event will also feature the works of wildlife artisans and exhibitors, hayrides, guided hikes and demonstrations by a blacksmith, local Native Americans and working retrievers.
Delaware Bay resources will be dispersed throughout the reserve grounds as part of the Thank You Delaware Bay Adventure, and visitors who stop by every station will win prizes.
Delaware blues/folk-rock legend Crabmeat Thompson and Em McKeever will perform their act, described as “classical guitarist gone haywire.”
“The festival is free and offers something for the entire family,” said Reserve Manager Kimberly Cole. “We encourage people to come and explore this scenic area – by foot and hayride – and enjoy the musical talents of Crabmeat Thompson and Em McKeever, who will entertain us on our festival stage. Bring a blanket or some chairs and join us for the day.”
Local food vendors will also be on site to provide a variety of food and snacks for purchase.