8th Annual Thornapple Woodpecker Festival

April 28, 2018

Info

Go Wild. You may view or download a list of 40 places that are local favorite places to view birds, plants, and nature. It is here.The seventh annual Thornapple Woodpecker Festival will be Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Since most woodpecker nests are at water's edge, you could bring a kayak or canoe and paddle to see them.

You may also bring our own bicycle, wheelchair, stroller, or roller blades.

Various local crafters will have their products for sale around the Village Hall and the Pavillion. Crafters' registration form is here.
Vendors of bird or nature related items can register with the form available here
A   flyer is available here.
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         Seventh Annual Thornapple Woodpecker Festival  
                   April 29, 2017
•You may walk down the trail any time. There will be birding experts available, if you would like a Tour Guide.
•There is a new 0.9 mile section of the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail now open, heading north past the Train Depot.
•The 1902 Train Depot is open with train expert docents available to give you the history of the trains.
•Crafters and Exhibits will be in the new pavilion across the street from the Village Hall
•Restrooms and drinking fountains in the Village Hall are open during the day.
•Golf cart shuttles will cruise the trail and you may obtain a golf cart pass for a donation.
•The Village Hall will have Seminars, Silent Auction and Exhibits from 9a.m. to 3 p.m.
•Parking is behind the Village Hall or on the street.
 

                 Programs (In Village Hall, 100 E Main St, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.)
8:30 a.m. Registration, Woodpecker Exhibits, Information and Silent Auction
9:00 a. m. Beginning Birding Seminar – Cal and Jean Lamoreaux
10:00 a.m. Owls - Holly Vaughn
11:00 a.m. Nature Photography - Michael DeBoer
1:00 p.m. More Advanced Birding Seminar with Birding Aps
2:00 p.m. Nature Photography - Michael DeBoer
2:30 p.m. Silent Auction Closes
3:00 p.m. End of Festival