(Canastota, Town of Lenox, NY – Oct. 2012) The Great Swamp Conservancy, Inc. will host a non-scary day of fun for children and parents on Sunday Oct. 21 and again on Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Great Halloween Fun Days will feature Halloween displays, games, crafts and fun activities during daylight hours geared for children with accompanying adults. Each child in costume will receive a trick or treat prize.
The Good Witch will escort visitors through her house where she will be brewing up some creepy surprises.
Other displays include a “petting zoo” with spiders, rats, bats and other creatures of the night, a frog pond, a bird sanctuary, and an underwater scene with giant fish. In the pumpkin patch children can talk to the Great Pumpkin and vote for their favorite jack-o-lantern.
At Old McDonald’s Farm there’s a “horse” to ride and a corn-filled “sandbox” to play in. Children can go into the Bat Cave, and crawl through the Giant Worm. Every hour there will be an interactive story-telling presentation, and the breaking of a Halloween piñata.
There will be a coloring contest with prizes awarded in each age group, along with stamping and face painting. A variety of games will test the children’s skills with prizes awarded, while the make-n-take crafts will encourage their creativity.
Lunch and other refreshments can be purchased at the Lady Bug Café. Weather permitting; visitors can go on a tractor-drawn hayride.
The Great Swamp Conservancy is located on North Main Street, three miles north of the village of Canastota.
Suggested donation for admission to the Great Halloween Fun Day is $3 per child, ages 12 and under. Anyone accompanied by a child is free.