Halloween Enchanted Forest being held at Auburn’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center

Published: October 18, 2019
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Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center will host its annual Halloween celebration, Halloween Enchanted Forest, on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“In a magical transformation, the forests of the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center become enchanted for Halloween,” said Michael Buckman, center manager. “With the trails lit by sparkling string lights, visitors will step into an enchanted world when they set off on a guided hike to meet the nature center’s woodland creatures.”

Halloween Enchanted Forest is a fun, family-friendly and unique Halloween event. Costumed actors, dressed as the nature center’s native wildlife, will entertain visitors with stories and songs of how they “trick or treat” other plants and animals in the forest. The characters are encountered along a lighted trail while visitors are led on a guided hike. Upon returning from the hike, visitors may participate in fun Halloween games and crafts, and s’mores kits will be available for purchase at the campfire.

Visitors are encouraged to wear their costumes.

The location is at the center at 2222 N. College St. in Auburn. Hikes depart from the main pavilion at 10-minute intervals beginning at 5:30 p.m. each day. The last hike of the night will depart at 7:30 p.m. with the event ending at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7 per person when pre-purchased online; $10 per person when purchased at the door; children ages 2 and under are admitted free. The event will be postponed or cancelled in the event of inclement weather; the center website and Facebook page will have updates.

More information about the center is available on its website.

The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is a flagship institution for natural resources-based degrees including natural resource management, geospatial and environmental informatics, and sustainable biomaterials and packaging. The school is also the backbone to Alabama's $22 billion forest, wildlife and natural resources industry. Its mission is to create future professionals and leaders and to develop new knowledge and science-based solutions and share them with individuals, families, communities and industries so they can make informed decisions to advance their business and well-being.