Please join us Saturday Oct. 8 for Wolf Fest 2016, our fun-filled annual open house. Emerson is once again the Event Sponsor.
Wolf Fest is one of just a handful of days (Holiday Boutique on Dec. 3 and Messy Play Days are the others) when visitors cans tour the animal enclosures without making reservations in advance. Be sure to bring your camera to photograph the endangered species that live here.
But that’s just one of the many great features of Wolf Fest.
David Jackson and his Conservation Ambassadors will return again for three shows. We’ve still awaiting word on this year’s lineup of ambassador animals. Last year, the animals included an African crested porcupine; a slow loris, native to Southeast Asia; a kinkajou, native to South America; and a screech owl, native to North America. Conservation Ambassadors will appear at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. For a small fee, you can have your photo taken with one of the exotic species.
Another fan favorite, Jonathan Offi and Incredible Dog Productions, also will do three demonstrations, at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The “Canines in the Clouds” performance has been described as “the ultimate stunt, sport and trick dog show.”
Multiple booths and exhibitions fit in with Wolf Fest’s theme of wildlife/conservation/outdoors. Among the exhibits already signed up:
- The Butterfly House
- Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
- Kids Out and About St. Louis
- Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Barn Buddies
- Museum of the Dog
- Shaw Nature Preserve
- Missouri Department of Conservation
- Missouri Parks Association
- Tyson Research Center
- Weldon Spring Site Interpretative Center
- West County Woodcarvers
- Wildlife Rescue
- World Bird Sanctuary
The lineup is expected to grow even more.
Food trucks — including Curbside Cookery, St. LouisianaQ and Seuol Taco — will be on hand to offer delicious savory choices. In addition, Ladybug Snow Cones will be available. Soda, water and beer will be offered.
There will be a kids’ area, with games and crafts, and a free bounce house. For a small fee, kids can tackle the rock-climbing wall.
Be sure to visit our traveling Gift Shop. And don’t miss the terrific silent auction.
Here are just a few of the silent auction goodies:
- A week’s vacation at a home on Florida’s scenic Marco Island
- A visit to your home by Daisy the fennec fox, along with a membership and the first painting ever done by Fezz, our other fennec fox
- A puppy paw cast and metal print photo, along with a VIP experience tour
- An overnight stay for 20 at Shaw Nature Reserve’s Dana Brown Overnight Center.
Admission is just $25 a carload. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the event ends at 5 p.m.
Wolf Fest is held at the Endangered Wolf Center, located on the grounds of Washington University’s Tyson Research Center. The address is 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka, MO 63025.
The Center is located about 20 miles southwest of St. Louis, off Interstate 44’s Exit 269, the Beaumont-Antire Road exit. If you are headed westbound on I-44, it’s the exit just after Highway 141. If you are headed eastbound on I-44, it’s the exit just after Lewis Road. The Center is on the north side of I-44. There will be someone at the front entry gate to welcome you.
Please call 636-938-5900 if you have any questions about Wolf Fest.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, there’s a different number to call: 636-938-9306.
Gather up your family and friends and take advantage of the $25-a-carload entry fee. That cost is intended for standard cars, SUVs, vans and minivans. Guests arriving on buses or oversized vans, such as 11-passenger and 15-passenger vans, will be charged $5 each.
The Endangered Wolf Center is a 501c(3) non-profit and receives no funding from the state or federal governments. Wolf Fest is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and we greatly appreciate your participation.
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