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Aug 28 - Sep 05 Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight Registration Is Now Open!

frightRegistration for the 2014 Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight begins Thursday, August 28.   Additional cost. Reservations required. (MORE)

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Sep 06 Kidfest

A day designed to get kids excited about the nature and culture of the North Carolina Mountains through fun and entertaining activities.  Guided hikes, games, storytellers, music and fun. Included with park admission. (MORE)

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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT OFFERS AFTER-DARK ADVENTURE

Online registration is now open for Grandfather Mountain’s Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight.

The event, set for Oct. 4, 2014, features spooky stories told by firelight and rare after-dark tours of Grandfather Mountain.

bonfire CREATURES OF THE NIGHT OFFERS AFTER DARK ADVENTUREAfter joining for hot chocolate and apple cider by the bonfire, guests will join the Animal Habitats staff for a nighttime trek on the Mountain.

Participants can visit the black bear habitat and embark on an Owl Prowl to search for the noisy nocturnal natives. They also have the opportunity to meet several of Grandfather Mountain’s educational animals: Eastern screech owls Zoey and Herbie and barred owl Shakespeare.

“Seeing the animals that roam after dark is a real treat,” said Habitats Curator Christie Tipton. “There’s nothing better than getting outside in the crisp autumn air.”

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

Participants must be at least 8 years old to attend, and registration is required. Admission to the program is $20 per person.

Guests should dress warmly and bring blankets, flashlights and s’mores ingredients to enjoy around the fire.

For more information or to register, click here or call (828) 733-2013.