Erie Halloween Traditions: Scary Creature Feature at Asbury Woods

This favorite not-so-scary attraction lasts Oct. 10-12

October 10, 2019

Asbury Woods presents the 25th annual Scary Creature Feature  from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, October 12. The event is held at the Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Road.

Scary Creature Feature is a fall, family event complete with hayride, donuts and cider, activities, storytelling and a guided walk through the woods where guests encounter and learn about some not-so-scary, nocturnal creatures that live in the forest. It’s the perfect chance to explore the woods at night and enjoy the cool, crisp air of an autumn evening.

This year, organizers have revamped the tour to showcase different parts of the trails during our guided walks. In addition visitors won't want to miss the new “scary” creature feature, the Luna Moth! This moth is another native nocturnal species highlighted on the tour along with the owl, spider, skunk, salamander, and bat.

Other activities to enjoy:

  • Hay wagon ride
  • Cider and donuts
  • Activities for children
  • Science demonstrations with the Asbury Woods "Mad Scientist"
  • Seasonal pumpkin light display
  • Campfire and storytelling
  • Scarecrow Alley walk through trail

Admission is $7 for Asbury Woods Supporting Donors and regular admission is $9. Children 2 and under are free. Online ticket sales will end at 3 p.m. each day (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Tickets are also available at the door for any available tour times, but online registration is recommended to secure space. Tours are limited to 30 attendees and begin every 10 minutes. Tickets will be sold for assigned walking tour times that begin at 6:20 pm with the last tour time leaving at 8:40 pm.  Earlier times are recommended for younger children. Tours are on a forest trail and are approximately 40 minutes in length.

Wagon rides will begin at 6:10 pm and run continuously through 9:00 pm.  Rides last approximately 15 minutes (including loading and unloading time)

Program occurs regardless of weather. NO REFUNDS OR DISCOUNTS.  No pets permitted.


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