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Asbury Woods Presents 26th Annual Scary Creature Feature Event

Posted Sep 25, 2020


Carissa Snarski
Development & Marketing Director
Phone Work: (814) 836-6179
Email: csnarski@asburywoods.org

Leann Sestak
Communications Coordinator
Phone Work: (814) 836-6180
Email: lsestak@asburywoods.org


Erie, PA (September 25, 2020) - Asbury Woods presents the 26thannual Scary Creature Feature, scheduled for Thursday, October 8; Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Nature Center at Asbury Woods.

Scary Creature Feature is a fall, family event complete with activities, storytelling and a guided walk through the woods where guests encounter and learn about some not-so-scary, nocturnal creatures that live in the forest. It’s the perfect chance to explore the woods at night and enjoy the cool, crisp air of an autumn evening.

Species highlighted on the tour along include the owl, spider, skunk, salamander, luna moth, and bat.

Event Details: Scary Creature Feature October 8, 9 and 10, 2020 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 4105 Asbury Road Erie, PA 16506

Admission is $7 for Asbury Woods Supporting Donors and regular admission is $9. Children 2 and under are free.


COVID-19 Safety Precautions

This year we will be modifying the events to adjust to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Guests must preregister for their specific tour time, each tour time slot can accommodate 18 people. The tour will lead visitors through several stations. Masks will be worn by Asbury Woods staff and guests as well as maintaining social distancing requirements, as per the PA Department of Health safety guidelines. 

Asbury Woods Scary Creature Feature Program Details

  • Guided walk in the woods
  • Encounters with not-so-scary nocturnal creatures
  • Science experiment demonstration
  • Spooky stories around campfire
  • Wildlife take-home treat station

Program occurs regardless of weather. No refunds.  No pets permitted. 


The mission of Asbury Woods is to provide all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship.

Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages.  In addition, they manage and maintain 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails.

The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access.  The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs.  The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center.  The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek.  Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.

Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 87,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.