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The Macon County Conservation District is hosting the annual Harvest Festival on October 22nd at the Rock Springs Conservation Area from 2-7pm. Stories around the Campfire will be from 7-8:30 pm at Pavilion 2. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 217-423-7708.

Families can pick and choose the activities they want to participate in throughout the evening starting with a costume contest followed by a scavenger hunt and face painting. Afterwards activities include making your own scarecrow, decorating a pumpkin to take home for their front porch, or simply enjoying the wagon rides and the wiener roast. After the crafts and activities, visitors have the option to stay and enjoy refreshments while listening to local story tellers tell comical and spooky tales around the campfire.

A complete package including dinner, crafts, activities, and storytelling is $15 a person. If you would like to purchase individual activities: dinner - with one hot dog, chips and a drink - is $4, scarecrows $5, pumpkins $5, and Stories around the Campfire $2. Face painting is $1-2 depending on complexity. The costume contest, scavenger hunt, and wagon rides are free. For more information or reservations call 423-7708 or visit maconcountyconservation.org.

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