Saturday, October 12, 2013

Family Fall Festival planned at Weston Bend State Park Oct. 19

The public is invited to enjoy the Family Fall Festival at Weston Bend State Park onSaturday, Oct. 19.
Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place on the park grounds near the open shelter house from 1 to 4 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy apple cider pressing, Dutch oven cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations. There will also be live music, pumpkin decorating and nature-themed crafts and activities.  Admission to the event is free.
The Family Fall Festival at Weston Bend State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.
For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.
Weston Bend State Park is located off of Highway 45 near Weston. For more information on the event, call the park at 816-640-5443. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.