CLINTON - Friends of Carver-Roehl Park will present the 18th annual "Fall Fest" from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, at Carver-Roehl County Park, 4907 South Carvers Rock Road, Clinton,
The park is located a half-mile north of Creek Road on Carvers Rock Road.
Highlighting of this year's festival will include the dedication of the Tree Identification Course at noon. The project is funded by Kohl's through their Associates in Action program. Following the dedication, Jim Hessenauer, Rock County Parks Department, will be leading a guided hike on the trails beginning at 12:30 p.m., providing festival goers the perfect opportunity to check out the Tree Identification Course and enjoy the incredible fall colors and unique limestone outcroppings.
At 1 p.m., "Fellow Mortals," a group from Lake Geneva, will be presenting an informative and interesting program on injured and orphaned animals that are cared for by their nonprofit organization.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be available throughout the day, featuring a team of Percherons owned and driven by Tammy Hennager and Jim Hunkins of H and H Carriage from Brodhead, Wisconsin.
Musician Brook Nunn will entertain festival goers at the park this year. There also will be a food stand serving brats and hotdogs. Homemade goodies also can be purchased at the Bake Sale table.
Children's events will include a coloring table, face painting, gourd painting, playground fun, and hiking with family and friends on the scenic trails throughout the park .
Music, children's events, and programs are completely free.
The quilt for this year's raffle features autumn colors, aptly called "Fall Frolic." The handmade 58-by-75-inch quilt will be the top prize for one lucky winner. Raffle tickets are available at the Clinton Town Bank or from members of the Friends of Carver-Roehl. The quilt is currently on display at Clinton Town Bank.
Other raffle prizes will include a pair of kayaks, and a $200 Country Pride Meats gift card. Tickets for these items will be available for purchase at Fall Fest.
Back by popular demand, Friends of Carver-Roehl's Favorite Recipes Cookbook, featuring hundreds of local family's treasured recipes, will be on sale for $10.
This festival is the Friends of Carver-Roehl Park's only fundraiser. All funds raised from this event will be used for continued improvements within the park.
Donations of non-perishable food items for the Clinton Food Pantry would also be appreciated.