Fall Fest

Inaugural Fall Fest
Supporting the North Museum & Millport Conservancy

Saturday, November 9th 2019

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Millport Conservancy

737 E Millport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543

On Saturday, November 9th from 10am to 4pm, the North Museum of Nature and Science will host its first-ever Fall Fest at Millport Conservancy. Sponsored by Rock Lititz and Listrak, this new collaboration between two Lancaster non-profits is a fundraiser to support both STEM programming at the North Museum as well as Millport Conservancy’s efforts to restore the Lititz Run creek through soil erosion control, wetlands restoration, and stream management.

Tickets are tax deductible!

Events and Activities

  • ATOMIC Fall Photo Op
  • ROCK Lititz Run: The Great Painted Pumpkin Race!* Decorate and race pumpkins down a stretch of Lititz Run. Winner receives a golden pumpkin!  Pumpkins provided by Oregon Dairy. 
  • Listrak Tasting Room featuring Iron Hill Brewery, Meduseld Meadery, Original 13 Ciderworks, Regards Winery, and Renewal Kombucha
  • The Paul I. Sheaffer Insurance Mini (Reptile) Petting Zoo. Come meet blue-tongued skink, Ozzy; Bailey, the eastern box turtle; our friendly ball python Monty and more of their animal friends! All animals provided by the Live Animal Room at the North Museum of Nature & Science.
  • Lancaster County’s Largest (BALLOON) Pumpkin, brought to you by the Millport Conservancy Board of Directors
  • Archaeological Dig Pit, brought to you by the North Museum of Nature & Science Board of Directors. Feel like a real archaeologist while digging  in our authentic outdoor archaeological pit.  Discover and learn about artifacts, rocks, minerals, and more as you sift through, record, and document your findings.
  • Spider Obstacle Course: Learn fun facts about spiders while weaving through the web and avoiding these creepy crawlers!
  • Face Painting provided by Linden Hall: Choose from a list of fall themed items.
  • Facilitator-lead Nature Journaling with Carol Welsh.  Observe and sketch the world of nature around Millport Conservancy.
  • Fly Fishing Demonstration with Donegal Trout Unlimited: Learn about fly fishing and watch fly fishermen catch and release in the stream.  Tight Lines! Fish On!
  • Haunts & History****: Take a tour of the mill while learning the results of a paranormal investigation and the mill’s historical background.
  • Stream Study with Lancaster County Conservation District**:  Help identify live specimens from Lititz Run.
  • Food Available for purchase! Walk-O Taco Food Truck! Hot dogs and popcorn courtesy of the Staszak Family! Soft pretzels courtesy of Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery.
  • Live Music***, provided by one-man-band, Nick DiSanto and acoustic guitarist Erik Teichmann   
  • 50-50 Raffle Drawing:  Tickets available in the Listrak Tasting Room. Drawing at 3 pm. 

Enjoy complimentary cider provided by Kissell Hill Fruit Farm, while participating in fall themed science and nature-related activities for the full family including creating environmentally safe bird feeders; STEM Storytime*****; building and competing in nature sailing; learning about local fauna while on a scavenger hunt; learn about seasonal changes while participating in a community art piece; learn about carnivorous plants, bees and more!


* Racing Times: 11 – Noon and 2 – 3 pm;
** Stream Study: 10 – 11 am and Noon – 1 pm;
***Live Music 10 am – 2 pm;
****Haunts & History: 11:30 – 12:30, 1 – 2 pm and 3 – 4 pm;
*****STEM Storytime: 12:30 -1 pm and 2:30 – 3 pm.

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