Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area: 16th annual Harvest Moon Festival is virtual

Each year, the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area hosts the Harvest Moon Festival, an evening of autumnal fun and food that brings families and friends together to celebrate all that Capital Springs has to offer.

This year, the Friends group is taking this annual fall tradition in a new direction to keep everyone healthy and safe during COVID.

Harvest Moon Festival will be held online and feature entertaining nature-based virtual exhibits – videos, nature crafts and more – from Harvest Moon exhibitors such as UW-Madison Arboretum, Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center, Uncle Butzie the Turkey Vulture, and the International Crane Foundation. Learn about fall family hike routes to best see fall color and bird migration at the park.

Signup is not necessary but preferred in case the Friends need to contact guests prior to the event.

Harvest Moon Festival is free.

Visit the Friends website at the weekend of October 2-4 to tune in to all the exhibits. For more details, signup, and to donate to the Friends in support of the park and outreach programming, please visit