A grand petting zoo. Hayrides to our sister farm down the road, Clouds Brewery & Guglhupf. Large and small pony rides included
Pumpkin Golf Tournament for all ages, German hat dance competition. Live Music and Family fun games and food.
$10.00 per person ages 2 & over.
- Adults – $26 – (For ages 12+)
- Children – $20 – (For ages 3-11)
- Student/ Senior/ First Responder or Military – $20
Celebrate autumn in the wildest way imaginable: our annual Pumpkin Prowl event!
Pumpkins are a hot commodity in the autumn. From pumpkin pie to pumpkin spiced lattes, everyone wants to get their paws on them. No one knows how to celebrate pumpkin season better than the residents of the Conservators Center!
Grab a coat and a friend, and join us on Saturday, November 16th (rain date of Saturday, November 23) for our annual Pumpkin Prowl, a unique way to celebrate autumn in North Carolina.
From 11:00 to 11:45, decorate or carve a pumpkin as enrichment for our animals! Starting at noon, enjoy food and drinks from local vendors while the kids play autumn-inspired field games. While you’re enjoying the games, taking photos, and meeting our mascots, we will decorate our animals’ habitats with stuffed, scented, or painted pumpkins to celebrate the season. Starting at 1 p.m., watch as our animals discover these fascinating new items in their habitats!
Have you ever wondered what a caracal’s favorite scent is? Or which animals love whipped cream? During Pumpkin Prowl, while you watch the animals explore their enrichment at your own pace, you can also learn interesting facts about how we care for our animal residents from our staff and trained volunteers at the Conservators Center!
– Learn about one of the planet’s coolest flying bugs – Monarch butterflies!
From 1:30-2:00, Phyllis Simon and husband Bruce Taggart, who live in northern Orange County and have their own monarch raising operation, will lead a multi-media presentation in Meeting Room B.
From 2:00-3:00, we’ve got a whole host of caterpillar and butterfly crafts and activities for kids. We’ll draw, build, and learn. It’ll be great.
From3:00-3:30, Aerialist Amanda Finch will perform on the Terrace (in a butterfly outfit!).
We’ll also have activities and more details on how you can get involved in citizen science projects that report sightings of adults, eggs, captive-reared, and wild butterflies.
If we’re reeeeeeealy lucky, we might also have a surprise or two.
Our much loved full moon celebrations are back! Come help us honor the land and celebrate the local community. All profits go towards to our nonprofit partner, Unique Places To Save. Learn more about their work at https://www.uniqueplacestosave.org/.
*Southern Harvest Food Truck*
*Live acoustic music from Bev and Dave www.BevAndDaveGude.com*
*Mead tastings and tours*
*Red Oak’s Tap Takeover satellite bar*
*Tarot Card Reading by Tadpole Magic*
*Art work from Foster Art*
*Swamp Dream Journals*
*More local beers on draft at the Tea House*
Mead tasting and tour
Souvenir Honeysuckle Meadery Glass
Entry to Honeysuckle Farm
*Tickets will be mandatory for entry and must be shown upon arrival
12 & under allowed in free
We’re adding a satellite bar downstairs to minimize lines and will be increasing security for entry based on feedback from the last event. Thank you to our community for your wonderful feedback! We hear y’all and want to honor you.
September’s full moon is known as the Full Harvest Moon, as it is the full moon that is closest to the fall equinox. In the northern hemisphere, the Full Harvest Moon rises very soon after sunset, providing plenty of bright light for farmers harvesting their summer crops. September’s full moon is so well-known for its luminosity and brilliance that certain Native American tribes even named it the Big Moon. The Full Harvest Moon holds major cultural significance in many different communities, who spend this full moon not just celebrating the fall harvest, but also the moon itself.
Grab a friend and get out for a hike in the woods! We will hike about 2.5 miles on the Haw River Trail, the Island Trail and the Highlands Trail. We will get some great views of the river and the dam at Glencoe. Expect rolling, natural surface (roots, rocks, etc.) terrain with a few steep hills. Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes or boots. Bring a water bottle, insect repellent. Trekking poles recommended.
All ages welcome. Minors to be accompanied by an adult.
The hike starts promptly at 5:30 pm. Plan to arrive a few minutes early. Meet in the parking area at Great Bend Park. Car pool if possible – the parking lot is small.
FREE! But registration required!