2019 Fall Fun Fest & International Migratory Bird Day


Pringle Nature Center will be hosting the annual Fall Fun Fest and International Migratory Bird Day from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 21st, 2019, in collaboration with Kenosha County Parks, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, the Hoy Audubon Society, and the Kenosha Public Museum.

This year's theme is "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!" and will feature local green business and non-profit exhibitors, hay rides, monarch butterfly tag and release, birds of prey, children's theater, crafts, music, and more! Proceeds from Fall Fun Fest go to environmental education programming at Pringle Nature Center.


General admission is free. However, food and some activities (marked on schedule below) require tickets, which can be purchased at the event.

Renew or purchase a "Friend of Pringle" membership at the event and receive 5 free tickets! Members also receive free admission to Boundless Adventures on September 21st.

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

*Times are subject to change depending on weather and volunteer availability.

11 am              OPEN, Bird Walk with Rick Fare (meet at nature center)

11:30-12 pm    Children's Music by Nick Wiersum (stage)

12:30-1 pm      Children's Music by Nick Wiersum (stage)

1:30-2:15 pm   Kohl's Wild Theater presents: "How Does Your Garden Grow" (inside nature center)

2:30-2:45 pm   Monarch Butterfly Tag & Release (lawn)

3 pm                 CLOSE

Ongoing Activities (11 am-3 pm):

     Green Business & Non-Profit Exhibitors (tent)

     Birds of Prey with falconer Ed Foster (lawn)

     Hay Rides $ (trails)

     Crafts (lawn & patio)

          Pumpkin Painting $

          Bird Bookmarks $

          Wind-up Butterflies $

          Kindness Rocks $

     Food for Sale $

     Free Admission to Boundless Adventures for Friends of Pringle

Help with Fall Fun Fest

Volunteers make Fall Fun Fest possible! If you are interested in helping us with set-up or clean-up, food service, craft activities, greeting, or ticket sales, please contact us.

We are also seeking more green business and non-profit exhibitors to host tables during the event. Last year's Fall Fun Fest drew in over 300 visitors from Kenosha County and beyond. This is a great chance to advertise your organization and establish connections in the community.

We appreciate your help in making Fall Fun Fest a success!

For more information please contact either Pringle Nature Center (naturalist@pringlenc.org) or Kenosha County Parks at (262) 857-1869.


Fall Fun Fest Sponsors

Thank you to our fellow sponsors!

Hoy Audubon Society

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser

Kenosha County Parks

Kenosha Public Museum

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