ASHEVILLE NC – The Friends of the WNC Nature Center are pleased to host the 37th annual Hey Day fall festival at the WNC Nature Center, Asheville‘s Wildlife Park, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. The tradition continues as the City of Asheville produces another day of fun, play and engagement with wildlife native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Admission to the Center is $6 for adults ($8 for non-Asheville residents), $5 for seniors ($7 for non-Asheville residents), $4 for youth ages 3-15 and children age 2 and under are free, Members are free (join before you visit at www.wildwnc.org).
As always, Hey Day presents live performances on the main stage including music by Ric Ledford and Reems Creek Incident, Rick Hubbard’s Kazoobie Kazoo Show, and The Asheville Clogging Company and the Mountain Thunder Cloggers.
Festivities include delicious food and snacks and a variety of fun activities and exciting animal encounters with our furry and feathered ambassadors. From face painting to pumpkin painting to a hay jump, and lots to learn, there is fun around every corner at Hey Day!
The Friends of the WNC Nature Center appreciate the support and generosity of this year’s sponsors: Creekside Taphouse, Earth Fare, Hulsing Hotels – Crowne Plaza and Four Points, The Laurel of Asheville, Lynch Graphics, R.E.A.C.H. of Asheville, Rita’s Italian Ice, Ultimate Ice Cream, and Celebrity’s Hot Dogs.
For additional information visit www.wncnaturecenter.com or call 828-259-8080.
The Friends provide support to the WNC Nature Center- Asheville’s Wildlife Park! Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) the zoo features over 250 animals native to the Southern Appalachians including cougars, red wolves, otters, birds of prey, black bears, and reptiles. For more information on the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, or to join the Friends and support future projects, visit www.wildwnc.org .