Bring the family out to Stillwater Prairie Reserve and enjoy the Hug the Earth Festival that celebrates nature!
Hug the Earth Festival
Stillwater Prairie Reserve
Saturday, May 20th 2017 12 - 5 p.m.
Whether you come to sing along with your favorite Banana Slug String Band song or try out one of the many activities, you are sure to have a good time.
The fun begins at noon when the Banana Slug String Band performs their popular songs like “Dirt Made My Lunch” and “Water Cycle Boogie.” Beginning at 1 p.m. enjoy Archery, Geocaching, Canoeing on the Pond (registration begins at noon and is limited), Rocket Shoots, Rock Pile Dig, Face Painting, Gnome-Fairy House Building, Animal Safari, Bring the Farm to You, food & more! Don't miss out on the outdoor adventure activities with the Rock Climbing Wall, Zip Line, Tree Climbing and High Ropes Course. General admission is free.
Hug the Earth Festival Map of Activities - coming in April
*Banana Slug String Band performs once from 12 - 1 p.m.*
All of the following activities start at 1 p.m.
OAIMA Rock & Fossil Dig
Canoeing (registration beings at noon)
VIP Popcorn & Water Station
Farm Animals (Bring the Farm to You)
Horses & Craft (Miami County Equine Initiatives Task Force)
Rescue Animals (Rescue Me)
Rocks, Ropes & Tree Tops
High Ropes Course
Natural Play Area
Seed Bombs & Mud Fun
Pollinator Scavenger Hunt (US Fish & Wildlife)
Gnome Home/Fairy House Building
Susie's Big Dipper
Homemade Ice Cream
Cumberland Kettle Corn
Varieties of freshly popped Kettle Corn
Mohawk Freestyle Grill
Fresh, local food including burgers and tacos
Banana Slug String Band
The Banana Slug String Band is committed to educational entertainment for children and families through interactive music and performance. They are dedicated to fostering positive attitudes about the environment, providing accurate information about natural history and science, promoting music appreciation, building self-esteem in children, honoring creativity, supporting the arts in education and sparking in people a joyful sense of wonder.
Rock Climbing Wall, Zip Line, Tree Climbing & High Ropes Course
Join in on the outdoor adventure activities! Kids won't want to miss this opportunity to climb a rock wall or feel what it's like to fly when they try out the zip line. Make sure you save time to test your balance on the high ropes course. Donations for these activities are welcomed.
Canoeing on the Pond
Ever wanted to find a new outdoor activity? Try out canoeing at the festival. Guests are invited to put on life jackets and take a float around the pond. This is a very popular destination at the festival and will fill up fast! Registration is required and begins at noon.
Bring the Farm to You
Learn all about a variety of farm animals at this activity! Get hands-on interaction with chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep and turkeys. Don't miss out on this great family experience.
Hug the Earth School Festival Performances
Follow this link to view your child’s performance with the Banana Slug String Band. Remember they will be listed under their grade as of last May, 2015.
Thank You 2017 Sponsors!
The Troy Foundation
Kerber Sheet Metal
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Ohio Aggregates & Industrial
Park District Volunteers in Parks
Rocks, Ropes & Treetops
Covington VFW Post #4235
Covington FOE #3998
Troy FOE #971
Piqua Community Foundation
Piqua Kiwanis Club #K02086
Piqua Optimists Club
Piqua VFW #4874
Tipp City VFW
Troy Fish & Game Club
Troy Moose Lodge #2695
Troy Noon Optimists
Mohawk Freestyle Grill