Bent of the River Audubon Center

BentFest 2023 - Our 30th Anniversary Celebration on the 30th of September!

September 30, 2023 1PM -4PM

BentFest 2023 Join us at Bent of the River Audubon Center, with our conservation partners, for our fun-filled nature festival for all ages! The festivities will include:

  • Live Music by Hunter Somogie - Singing Guitarist
  • Live Bird of Prey Show with Blue Moon Raptors
  • Educational and local Exhibits (including Homegrown National Park and a Book Trail activity for children—featuring The Mouse and the Meadow, written and illustrated by Chad Wallace)
  • Children's Crafts and Face Painting
  • Bird Banding Demonstration
  • Bird Watching
  • Hayrides
  • Gator Rides
  • Vendors including Byrd's Books, UrbanScapes Native Plant Nursery, and Wild Birds Unlimited.
  • Libations
  • Picnicking in the Meadow with food provided by Aquarian Caterers!
  • And More!

Admission: $15 per car (by cash or check at the gate) or Register in Advance. Lower your cost per individual and carbon footprint by carpooling. No pets are permitted. Rain or shine.

Proceeds from BentFest will go to Bent of the River Audubon Center.

Event questions or are interested in being a BentFest volunteer or sponsor, please contact Kate Pratt at or 203-405-9113.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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