Darke County Parks plans the Great Pumpkin Hunt


The Great Pumpkin Hunt will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.


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GREENVILLE – Community members can enjoy a new twist on an annual favorite.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt still is an opportunity to explore the woods on a crisp fall day, but this year will be a little different. Instead of clues on the map, families will focus on exploring the trails in search of orange-colored tricks or treat.

Guests shouldn’t forget to stop by the pumpkin patch on the hill top behind the Nature Center to pick a pumpkin. They can take it home to carve or paint it in the Nature Center. Children are encouraged to wear a costume.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt is fun for the whole family and will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Shawnee Prairie Preserve located at 4267 State Route 502 west of Greenville.

Registration is required, and a $6 fee is charged. To register for this event, call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165.

To find out more about the other programs offered by the Darke County Park District, call the office, check out the website at darkecountyparks.org or visit the Nature Center Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/10/web1_The-Great-Pumpkin-Hunt-WEB.jpgThe Great Pumpkin Hunt will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Courtesy photo