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Wild Family Fun Hey Day at the WNC Nature Center

ASHEVILLE NC – The Friends of the WNC Nature Center are pleased to host the 36th annual Hey Day fall festival at the WNC Nature Center, Asheville’s Wildlife Park, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. The tradition continues as the City of Asheville produces another day of fun, play and engagement with wildlife native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains.


Admission to the Center is $6 for adults ($8 for non-Asheville residents), $5 for seniors ($7 for non-Asheville residents), $4 for youth ages 3-15 and children age 2 and under are free, Members are free (join before you visit at www.wildwnc.org).
As always, Hey Day presents live performances on the main stage. This year, special performances will feature the Asheville Hoops Troupe; Haw Creek String Band; Eric Everett performing Animal Party, An Earth Rockin’ Musical Adventure; the Thunder Mountain Cloggers, and Professor Whizzpop! 
Festivities include delicious food and snacks from Café Azalea, Celebrity’s Hot Dogs and Rita’s Italian Ice, a variety of fun activities and exciting animal encounters with our furry and feathered ambassadors.  From face painting to pumpkin painting to watching a blacksmith demonstration, there is fun around every corner at Hey Day!
The Friends of the WNC Nature Center appreciate the support and generosity of this year’s sponsors: Allergy Partners of Western North Carolina, Charlotte Street Animal Hospital, Diamond Brand Outdoors, Greenhands Healing Center, Forest Commercial Bank, Blue Ridge Pediatric Dentistry, and Steven L. Cahan, MD.

For additional information visit www.wncnaturecenter.com or call 828-259-8080.

The Friends provide support to the WNC Nature Center- Asheville’s Wildlife Park!  Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) the zoo features over 250 animals native to the Southern Appalachians including cougars, red wolves, otters, birds of prey, black bears, and reptiles.  For more information on the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, or to join the Friends and support future projects, visit www.wildwnc.org .

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