Join our autumnal celebration of the natural world and outdoor recreation featuring exhibits along a torch-lit trail with many live critters, kids’ tree climb, and interactive games.
Also enjoy a silent auction with many locally-sourced items, bonfire, s’mores, and live music from the Poor Hearts. Seasonal treats such as homemade pie, chili, hot dogs and cider for sale.
Hosted by the Friends of the Capital Springs Recreation Area, Harvest Moon Festival brings together many community organizations such as Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Madison Audubon Society, Henry Vilas Zoo, Mad City Disc Golf, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and UW-Madison Entomology Department in a picturesque setting of prairie and marsh.
Two all-terrain wheelchairs are available for use at no charge – please contact Clare at 608-224-3606 to reserve. Admission is $5.00 per person, ages five and under are free. Children of military families are free with parent’s military identification. All proceeds support ongoing Friends’ educational programming and park improvements within the 2,500-acre Capital Springs Recreation Area located in the Madison area.