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Friday, October 21, 2011

&

Saturday, October 22, 2011 

          Join us here at DeSoto State Park for a weekend of fun events

      guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine! Movies, treats, games,

      storytelling & more are in store during this popular annual event.Grab your favorite costume, bring the family, & come stay with us!

All events are free to the public & great for all ages!

Schedule of Events:

 

Growin’ Up Wild for Preschool Children: Hide & Seek

Join staff and volunteers every fourth Friday of the month for fun nature and art programs for preschool age children.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2011

Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL(roughly 8 miles from DSP)

Time: 11:00 am - noon

Fee: No fee; some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged

Call 256.782.8010 or email fieldschool@jsu.edu for more details.

 
 Ghosts on the Mountain

Spooky stories guaranteed to put shivers up your spine! Learn about Alabama’s finest spooks, legends and folklore with JSU Field School’s Renee Morrison & her storytellin’ Aunt Jenny Whitman.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2011

Where: DeSoto State Park’s Large CCC Pavilion (Picnic Area)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free to the public; Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.

 

 Spooky Movie Night Under the Stars

Date: Friday, October 21, 2011

Where: DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Free to the public; Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket if you wish. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the large Pavilion in DeSoto’s Picnic Area

 

 River Rhythms: Mask Making

Join Canyon Center staff and volunteers every fourth Saturday of the month for fun nature programs including hikes, crafts, games,

nature talks, activities and more. Kids will use recycled materials and left over art treasures to make their own unique masks.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL (roughly 8 miles from DSP)

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee: No fee; some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged

Call 256.782.8010 or email fieldschool@jsu.edu for more details.

 

 Creepy Critters Show

Scaly! Slimy! Ugly! Scary! Join Dan Spaulding from the Anniston Museum of Natural History for a showing of some creepy crawly critters at this fun program. Children will squeal & adults will squirm!

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Where:  DeSoto State Park Lodge; Back Deck

Time: 12:00 Noon

Fee: Free to the Public; Great for all ages! Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. In case of inclement weather, program will be moved to DeSoto’s Nature Center.

 

 Spookapalooza Games

Join DSP staff & volunteers for a great afternoon of fun & games; Pumpkin Decorating, Halloween Bingo, rub-on tattoos, & more!

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Where: Area around Pavilion in DeSoto State Park’s Improved Campground.

Time: Starting at 2:00 p.m., ending around 3:15 p.m.

Fee: Free to the Public; Great for all ages!

 

 Trick or Treating in DeSoto’s Improved Campground

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Where: Meet at DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground before starting trick or treating. Candy stations are located through-out the campground. Wear your favorite costume if you wish!

Time: Starting at 3:30 p.m.

Open to the public

 

Spooks in the Valley

Enjoy fun farm-raised folklore with Mrs. Renee & her Aunt Jenny Whitman as they tell stories about growing up on a dairy farm in Choccolocco, Alabama (a.k.a Calico, Alabama) Stay afterwards for some tasty treats & refreshments. Wear your favorite costume if you wish!

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Where: DeSoto State Park’s Large CCC Pavilion (Picnic Area)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free to the public; Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. 

 

 

All programs are free & open to the public, no registration required. If you wish to stay at DeSoto State Park during this weekend, it is a very good idea to make your reservation months in advance due to popularity of this particular time of year.

 

Call DeSoto State Park’s Lodge for Cabins, Chalets, & Motel Rooms.

1-800-568-8840

Call DeSoto State Park’s Country Store for Improved & Primitive Camping

1-800-760-4089

 

For information on any program,

Contact: Brittney M. Hughes-State Park Naturalist

256-997-5025   Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

 

Spookapalooza Flier(PDF)

Spookapalooza Schedule(PDF)

 

Spookapalooza Photo Gallery

(Even more photos can be seen on our Facebook page)

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Goulish Gobble...hard stuff! Well behaved Pets are welcome too! We love to carve pumpkins! You never know just who will show up at Spookapalooza!
Another hard game... The Mummy wrap

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