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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 15, 2021 – Staff members at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park invite the public to their fourth annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31.


9 a.m. - Nature Stroll Visitors are invited to join a park interpreter on a stroll through the woods while enjoying the scenery Babler State Park offers. Participants will be hiking the Hawthorn Trail and will travel through one of Missouri’s most prized possessions: a dolomite glade. Meet at the Alta Shelter parking lot at 9 a.m.

2 p.m. - Slither Me Timbers Visitors are invited to slither on over to meet one of Babler State Park’s resident snakes. Participants will learn about snakes and how they are beneficial. Meet at the visitor center at 2 p.m.

4-8 p.m. - Babler's "Howl"-oween Trick-or-treating will take place at the visitor center only from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

7 p.m. - Camper Judging  - Park campers are invited to participate in the Halloween decorating contest. A panel of judges will rate them in the campground at 7 p.m.


10 a.m. - Mammal Mania Visitors are invited to join an interpreter in learning about Missouri's fuzzy critters. Meet at the visitor center at 10 a.m.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is located at 800 Guy Park Drive in Wildwood, west of St. Louis.

For more information about the meeting, contact the park at 636-458-3813.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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