St. Petersburg, FL (October 4, 2018) – Celebrate the tradition of gathering harvest and giving thanks at the annual Autumn Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S.
This free festival provides plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy, including hayrides, games, crafts, food and more. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, get your items appraised by the Kennedy Brothers. Appraisal fee is $5 for one item or $10 for three items. Verbal appraisals only, no written. Then at 11 a.m., the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department celebrates the grand opening of the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve’s new Agriculture Education Building.
The fun doesn’t stop there. At 12:30 p.m., enter the Pie Eating Contest sponsored by the 4th Street Village Inn. Enjoy live music by Two Wheel Ride from 1 to 3 p.m. Festival activities require tickets. Event is cash only. Pets are not permitted. Admission into the festival is free. All proceeds benefit the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on the history of the settlement located at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Find out more about the nonprofit organization at www.PinellasPioneerSettlement.org.
For more information about the event, contact Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at 727-893-7326 or visit www.StPeteParksRec.org/events. The event is cosponsored by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, the City of St. Petersburg, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, the 4th Street Village Inn and the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement.
About St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.
About Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Operated and maintained by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, the 245-acre Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is home to Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center, Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, the Environmental Studies Area and the Birds of Prey exhibit. The preserve offers a wide variety of educational programs and recreational services for all ages, including camps, classes, events, tours and trails. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org/boydhillpreserve to learn more.