Whooping Crane Festival: Fun and Educational For The Whole Family!

Whooping Crane greeting people
Photograph provided by the International Crane Foundation

After canceling its 2020 festival during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Princeton Whooping Crane & Nature Festival is back and preparing for a 2021 event! The festival will take place Saturday, September 11, at Princeton Public School, located at 604 Old Green Lake Road in Princeton.

The event begins with a delicious continental breakfast by Princeton Public School students and staff. After eating your fill, be sure to check out the many other highlights of the festival, such as the many talented vendors in the art and craft fair. The fair features local and area artists with their nature-themed works as well as gorgeous melodies from Cheryl Murphy on harp. Attendees are sure to have a blast as they take part in birdhouse building, creating garden stakes, and other family-friendly activities.

Photograph provided by the International Crane Foundation

The festival wouldn’t be complete without visits from crowd favorites: children’s edutainer David Stokes and Pat Fisher and her live raptors from The Feather Wildlife Rehab/Education Center. New this year to the presenter lineup is festival committee member and Marsh Haven Nature Center volunteer Rick Vant Hoff. Some festival events may be available virtually for those looking to attend from home.

Friday and Sunday allow for festival attendees to explore the Princeton area on their own and see what the great outdoors has to offer, such as canoe trips and birdwatching as well as downtown shopping.

See the full schedule of events at princetonwi.com or visit the Princeton Whooping Crane & Nature Festival Facebook page as the day draws nearer!