There will be fun around every corner at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Haunted Hollow.
The popular fall family fun festival at Touch of Nature Environmental Center was cancelled last year due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year it’s back bigger and better than ever with free admission from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., on Sunday Oct. 24.
Children and their families are invited to enjoy activities throughout the afternoon. The event will go on, rain or shine, so organizers encourage participants to dress accordingly for the weather.
A haunted hayride, a kid-friendly haunted cabin, interpretive nature hikes, and a portable climbing wall are just a few of the planned activities. Those attending will also get to learn about and hold snakes, lizards and other critters.
All events are appropriate and suitable for all ages. While admission is free, frightening foods and beverages will be available for purchase.
A parent or guardian should accompany children. Touch of Nature is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. Costumes are welcome.
River Radio of Southern Illinois and SIU Credit Union are this year’s community sponsors. The event sponsor is Paul Melzer’s Country Financial in Murphysboro.
For more information about Touch of Nature, visit www.ton.siu.edu, call 618/453-1121, or email email@example.com. Touch of Nature is about eight miles south of Carbondale on Giant City Road.