2015 Hug the Earth Family Festival
Saturday, May 16 from 12 - 5 p.m.
at Stillwater Prairie Reserve
Outdoor fun for the whole family!
Bring the family out to Stillwater Prairie Reserve and enjoy this exciting festival celebrating nature! Whether you come to sing along with your favorite Banana Slug String Band song or try out one of the many activities, you are sure to have a good time.
The fun begins at noon when the Banana Slug String Band performs their popular songs like “Dirt Made My Lunch” and “Water Cycle Boogie.” Beginning at 1 p.m. enjoy Archery, Geocaching, Canoeing on the Pond (registration begins at noon and is limited), Rocket Shoots, Nature Crafts, Rock Pile Dig, Face Painting, Gnome-Fairy House Building, Horse Drawn Wagon Animal Safari Ride, Petting Zoo, food & more! Don't miss out on the outdoor adventure activities with the Rock Climbing Wall, Zip Line, Tree Climbing and High Ropes Course. General admission is free.
- Banana Slug String Band (one show only at noon)
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Zip Line
- Tree Climbing
- High Ropes Course
- Canoeing on the Pond (registration begins at noon)
- Paper Rocket Shoot
- Bringing the Farm to You
- Nature Crafts
- Rock Pile Dig
- Horse Drawn Wagon Animal Safari Ride
- Face Painting
- Gnome Home/Fairy House Build
- Food & More
Banana Slug String Band
The Banana Slug String Band is committed to educational entertainment for children and families through interactive music and performance. They are dedicated to fostering positive attitudes about the environment, providing accurate information about natural history and science, promoting music appreciation, building self esteem in children, honoring creativity, supporting the arts in education and sparking in people a joyful sense of wonder.
Rock Climbing Wall, Zip Line, Tree Climbing & High Ropes Course
Join in on the outdoor adventure activities! Kids won't want to miss this opportunity to climb a rock wall or feel what it's like to fly when they try out the zip line. Make sure you save time to test your balance on the high ropes course. Donations for these activities are welcomed.
Canoeing on the Pond
Ever wanted to find a new outdoor activity? Try out canoeing at the festival. Guests are invited to put on life jackets and take a float around the pond. This is a very popular destination at the festival and will fill up fast! Registration is required and begins at noon.
Bringing the Farm to You
Learn all about a variety of farm animals at this activity! Get hands-on interaction with chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep and turkeys. Don't miss out on this great family experience.
Hug the Earth School Festival Performances
Follow this link to view your child’s performance with the Banana Slug String Band. Remember they will be listed under their grade as of last May, 2014.
Thank You Program Sponsors!
Troy Foundation Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Miami County Foundation Miami County Agricultural Society
Tipp Foundation Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association
Mohawk Freestyle Grill Miami County Park District Volunteers in Parks
Comfort Inn National Environmental Education Foundation
El Sombrero Toyota Corporation - Every Day Grant Sponsor
WACO Air Museum Jimmy John's
Kerber Sheet Metal