Saturday, September 17, 2005

Hammonassett Festival '05

Hammonassett Beach State Park is always a wonderful place to visit, and the weekend of October 8th & 9th promises to be one of the best times of the year to head to Madison and check it out. October brings spectacular beach days and the park's annual festival.

The upcoming Hammonasset Festival 2005, put together by the Friends of Hammonassett organization, will offer programs and nature walks sure to delight families, and beach lovers. On the weekend of Oct. 8th & 9th, the festival will celebrate nature and Native Americans with a demonstration archaeology dig, birds of prey and primitive technologies programs, fly tying and casting demos, lectures on geology, turquoise and wampum and coastal ecology, museum exhibits, guided nature walks, storytelling and children's nature activities, traditional food and other refreshments.

Programs and performances will feature Kenny Merrick Jr. & the Mystic River Singers, Joseph Fire Crow (flute), CT State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni, WINGMASTERS live birds of prey, Trout Unlimited, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Institute for American Indian Studies, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Come and enjoy the festival—rain or shine!

Admission is $5, children under 10 are free. For more information, call (203) 318-0517, ext. 217, or email to Hammonassett Beach State Park is in Madison, CT, exit 62 off I-95.


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