Celebrate the Change of Season at Slide Rock State Park's Fall Festival on October 8

September 15, 2016

PHOENIX - Come celebrate fall at Slide Rock State Park's Fall Festival on October 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Spend the day and enjoy a variety of fun fall activities including an apple cider press, blacksmithing, Arizona Flywheelers displaying tractors and old engines, kiddie tractor pull, quilt displays, Jay's Bird Barn Falconer, build a scarecrow, and of course, special appearances from Arizona State Parks' Rocky Ringtail and US Forest Service's Smokey the Bear! There will also be apples available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Slide Rock State Park.

From 9 a.m. to Noon., the public is invited to watch artists as they complete Plein Air paintings, choosing the subject from life along the banks of Oak Creek at Slide Rock State Park, the orchards or capturing the Festival itself. Any artist can register to participate using whatever artistic medium they prefer. Finished works will be on display near the homestead and many will be for sale. The Arts Center will present awards at 12:30 p.m. Find out more about the Plein Air painting.

Slide Rock State Park's history began as a working apple orchard. Today its agricultural legacy continues. The orchard is still a working commercial apple ranch that features an original vintage 30-foot-long, apple sorting machine reconstructed by volunteers, still in the historic Pendley apple shed.

WHAT: Fall Festival - The cost is the $10 per vehicle entrance fee.

WHERE: Slide Rock State Park - Located 7 miles north of Sedona in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon.

WHEN: Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information visit Facebook.com/friendsofsliderock or AZStateParks.com/parks/SLRO.

For information about Arizona State Parks and the many recreational, historical and cultural programs call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com

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