Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) offers a day of free family fun at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival the third Saturday in October at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend. The 2019 Fall festival is set for October 19, 2019.

The Blackbird Creek Fall Festival fosters stewardship of the Delaware Bayshore by celebrating the richness of estuaries and Delaware’s cultural traditions at our beautiful scenic site at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Maggie Pletta
Education Coordinator, DNERR

The Festival is open to participation by local vendors, artists and performers. More information will be posted here as we prepare for the next Festival.

The Blackbird Creek Reserve is at 801 Blackbird Landing Road, in Townsend. Here are directions from the north or from the south.

A Full Day of Fun

The Annual festival offers a variety of activities each year. Some of the highlights of recent festivals:

  • Exploring informational booths and displays.
  • Checking out unique wares from local artisans and vendors.
  • Trying a canoe or a kayak, learning to cast a fishing line, or making a craft.
  • Taking a guided habitat hike through the trails of the Blackbird Creek Reserve.
  • Wandering through a hay maze.
  • Taking a tractor-pulled hayride through the Blackbird Creek Reserve.
  • Trying some kid-focused crafts celebrating the outdoors and autumn.
  • An Estuary scavenger hunt.
  • Bird watching.
  • And running and playing in the great outdoors!
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