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Wild Family Fun at WNC Nature Center Hey Day

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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 .

It’s ‘Hey Day’ Time at the WNC Nature Center

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The WNC Nature Center is inviting the community to the 35th annual Hey Day fall festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 1.

The Nature Center will be bustling with excitement as more than 30 interactive education stations and entertainers are set to join the fun.

“Hey Day is our biggest event of the year,” notes Chris Gentile, director of the Nature Center.

In addition to familiar favorites such as cloggers, live bands, food, and hands-on activities, this year’s event will feature a special pumpkin painting contest, a blacksmith demonstration, and special animal encounters throughout the day.

Admission to the WNC Nature 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.

For more information, including directions, exhibits, special programs, and amenities visit www.wncnaturecenter.com or call 828-298-5600.

Hey Day is produced by the City of Asheville in collaboration with the Friends of the WNC Nature Center.

The Western North Carolina Nature Center is Asheville’s wildlife park and features more than 250 animals native to the Southern Appalachians including cougars, red wolves, otters, birds of prey, black bears, and reptiles.  The Nature Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually.

The 35th Annual Hey Day Fall Family Festival

Monday, August 8th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Hey Day, held every year in October, is the largest Special Event at the WNC Nature Center in Asheville, NC. It is a fall family festival designed to raise money for the Friends of the Nature Center. Funds raised at Hey Day go to improvements at the Center such as animal enrichment, habitat enhancement, and general animal care. Save the date and check back for more information closer to the event.  If you are interested in participating as a sponsor or with entertainment, please contact Kimberly Brewster at [email protected].