Parks and Rec Hosts Old-Fashioned Fall Family Fest on Oct 19

It’s fall—time for hayrides, apple cider and old-fashioned harvest celebrations. The folks at Missoula Parks and Recreation have cooked up some traditional fall fun and are inviting kids and their families to the 13th Annual Fall Family Fest and Kaboom! Play Day on October 19 at McCormick Park, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fall Family Fest is great fun for the whole family and includes hayrides, a great pumpkin hunt, crafts for all ages, s’mores, face painting, sack races, a cake walk, parachute and cooperative games, cider pressing, live music with local musician Tom Catmull and much more.  As a nationally recognized “Playful City USA,” Missoula celebrates Kaboom! Play Day as part of Fall Family Fest to help build awareness for the importance of play and strengthen our community.  The suggested donation is $1 per person, and proceeds benefit “Share The Fun” Youth Recreation Grants.

Missoula Parks & Recreation Fall Family FestCall Parks and Recreation at 721-PARK or visit The Missoula Parks and Recreation website for more information.  The festival is sponsored by Missoula Parks and Recreation, U104.5, Missoula City-County Health Dept. Active Kids/Let’s Move Program, Make It, Orange Street Food Farm, REI, Caras Nursery, Kornutopia, Triple W Equipment, Liquid Planet, Tom Catmull, Run Wild Missoula and many other generous local businesses and organizations.

To see more of what’s happening at Parks & Rec this fall, check out their Fall Recreation Guide (PDF).  And for more ideas on things to do with kids, check out Missoula Parks & Rec’s Children and Nature Network section of Make it Missoula.

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