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Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Hosts Fall Festival

Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Sustainable Pie-Baking Contest will highlight a day of family fun at the annual Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Fall Festival on Saturday, November 17. The festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on the celebration of fall and its bounty.

The pie-baking competition is open to kids, teens and adults (amateurs only). During the contest, guests can sample pie slices in exchange for a small donation to Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Awards will be given in four categories: sweet, savory, overall winner and people’s choice. Pie judging begins at noon. For more information on the contest, click here.

In addition to the amateur pie-baking competition spotlighting local ingredients, other activities include donut-on-a-string and pie-eating contests, nature walks, nature crafts, a bounce house, face-painting and carnival games. Concessions and offerings from a food truck will be available for purchase.

“This festival at the Nature Center is a low-key, family fun event with something for everyone,’’ said Brenda Walkenhorst, Audubon Nature Institute Director of Education Projects. “We look forward to showing off our beautiful new facility and walking trails, offering some sustainability education and staging our first-ever Sustainable Pie-Baking Contest,’’ says Walkenhorst.

Admission to the Nature Center, located at 11000 Lake Forest Boulevard, is complimentary. All Fall Fest activities require a purchased wristband. Advance registration is $10 per person for Audubon members and $12 for non-members. On-site registration during the event is $12 per person for members and $14 for non-members. Wristbands will be distributed at check-in. To register, click here.

Showtimes at the Nature Center’s planetarium during the Fall Festival will be at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.