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Autumn Getaway Weekend II (Saturday), Patoka Lake
Start Date: 10/28/2017 All Day
End Date: 10/28/2017
Event Description:

T- tents in Modern Campground Section A, CSH – campground shelterhouse
Awards ceremonies will take place directly following each competition. Winners will be posted at the Campground Gatehouse on Saturday night.

Saturday, October 28th 8a.m. -11:30a.m. Coffee Cart – Look for our special coffee mobile as it makes its way around the campground. Assorted coffee flavors and hot chocolate will be on sale for $2/ cup. All proceeds benefit the Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk and Eastern Screech Owl.

REGISTER: 9a.m.- 2:50p.m. for the Campsite Decorating Contest. 9a.m. – 10:50a.m. for the pumpkin carving and decorating contests.

9a.m. -6p.m. Pumpkin Wagon – Pumpkins will be sold for $3 small and $5 large. Proceeds support the raptor program! T

9a.m.-9p.m. Selfie Scavenger Hunt – Grab a sheet of photos from around the park and a few friends or family members to head out on this adventure. Prizes will be awarded. Hunt must be complete by Sunday at 2p.m. T

9 -11a.m. Fall Fun & Crafts – Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest -Bring your pumpkin and carving tools or carve 'em up on Friday night and bring ‘em to the tent for judging on Saturday! Pumpkin judging will start at 11a.m. Winners will be announced directly after judging and must be present to win! T
Tie-dyed T-shirts: Bring pre-washed white 100% cotton T-shirts to decorate. T
Nature Art: Using materials found outdoors create an original piece of art to take home! T

11:30a.m.-1p.m. Monster Mash Games – Pumpkin bowling, mini "pumkin' chunkin'", seed spitting contest, Halloween toss up games and more! Baseball Field near Beach

12:30p.m. The Great Pumpkin Cook-off /Soup Cook-off Registration – For rules & information call the Nature Center (812)685-2447. T

1-3p.m. The Great Pumpkin Cook-off and Soup Cookoff – Make your favorite pumpkin dessert or dish or favored soup recipe in a Dutch Oven under the tents in Section A. Dishes must be complete by 3p.m. for judging and Taste of Patoka at 3:30p.m. T

2p.m. Register your pup for the pet parade and costume contest. Parade starts at 2:30p.m. Pet Parade & Costume Contest – Bring your dogs in costumes to the big tents in campground Section A. A special Grand Marshall will lead the parade! Pet costume contest to follow. Pets must be on a leash! Contest winners will be announced directly following the parade. T

3p.m. Campsite Judging – Judges will visit all registered campsites to select first place winners for three themes: Scariest, Most Original, Best Fall Theme. Prizes will be delivered to your campsite!

3:30p.m. Taste of Patoka – Enjoy the soups and pumpkin dishes of all varieties. A $2 donation per person is requested to sample the creative dishes and cast your ballot for favored Cook-off creation. Bring your soup bowl, plates and utensils to sample these dishes. T

4:30p.m. Awards Ceremony for Dutch Oven Competition.T

5:30-7:30 p.m.Trick or Treat – Campers 12 years of age and under may go around the modern campgrounds. There will be no vehicle traffic in the campground during this time for the safety of your children!

Location Information:
Patoka Lake  (View Map)
3084 N. Dillard Road
Birdseye, IN 47513
Phone: (812) 685-2464
Contact Information:
Name: Dana Reckelhoff
Phone: 812-685-2447
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State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
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  • Natural Resources, Department of

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