In addition to the events listed below, the historic Bronnenberg House is open for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. — Friends of Mounds monthly meeting. Get involved. Refreshments provided. Meet at the Visitor Center multi-purpose room.
Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13 — Tree ID Days. See related article.Friday, October 18, Fall Funfest.
7 to 9 p.m. — Cocoa and Cookies Sale at the Visitor Center’s front lawn
7 to 8:30 p.m. — Starting at 7 p.m., and leaving each half hour through 8:30 p.m., join the naturalist for a “not-so-scary” Night Hike, a family-friendly hike through the woods on an illuminated trail. Meet outside the Visitor Center for the 45-minute adventure.
Saturday, October 19, Fall Funfest
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Tricks or Treats? Head to the Visitor Center’s front porch to find out what’s inside the “mystery nature boxes.” There will also be spooky nature crafts, critters, games and fall fun.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Caramel apples, cookies and cider for sale by the Friends of Mounds State Park on the Visitor Center front lawn.
1:30 p.m. — Nature’s Treat Bags. Come to the Program Area, near the Camp Store, to decorate a treat bag “nature style,” and use it trick or treating in the campground later in the day.
3 p.m. — Trick or Treating at the Campground. Campers and folks from town are invited to don their Halloween costumes and trick or treat at the campground until 5 p.m. Ghouls and goblins from town can park by the Camp Store.
5 p.m. — A Box Turtle Halloween. Learn how box turtles are celebrating Halloween this year at the campground.
7 p.m. — Campsite Decorating Contest. Public can tour the campground and vote on their favorite campsite until 8 p.m. Prizes for the top three sites.