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Monarch Butterfly Festival

All Ages
Saturday, August 27
Muleskinners 10:00am-12:30pm
Penicle Ridge 1 2 : 3 0 - 2 : 3 0 p m
Mad River Railroad 2:30-5:00pm
Buck Creek Nature Park
Activities will include Monarch Education,
Live Bluegrass Bands, featuring the
Muleskinner Band and Mad River Railroad,
Butterfly Walk, Prairie Walk, arts and crafts,
food trucks, children’s crafts including a
collaborative art project sponsored by the
Springfield Museum of Art. Youth can enter
the Monarch Butterfly Poetry Contest by
writing an original poem about Monarchs
and submitting to National Trail by July 29.
Poetry contest is open to youth ages 8-15.
Winners will be selected in three age
groups. Sponsored by Veterinary Services of

Earlier Event: August 26
Neighborhood Farm Stand & Veggie Boxes