Humane Indiana to Host 6th Annual Festival of Owls

Humane Indiana’s 6th annual Festival of Owls will be held at the Porter County Expo Center Saturday October 23rd. Wildlife Director Nicole Harmon says, “Our goal is to share the stories of these incredible birds.” Guest speakers include representatives from Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana Audubon Society, and Shirley Heinze Land Trust. The event is family-friendly, open to the public and accommodates all weather events. Food truck and vendor booths will be on hand too.

Humane Indiana CEO Brian Fitzpatrick says the event quickly outgrew the space at the not-for-profit’s Wildlife Center located in Valparaiso, Indiana. “The larger space is more conducive to social distancing and housing up to 30 craft vendors giving guests the opportunity to pick and choose sessions attendees would like to attend throughout their day with us,” Fitzpatrick explained. “The
event is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and by having it at the Porter County Expo Center we don’t have to worry about the weather,” and Fitzpatrick says the day’s schedule of presenters was designed for full day or partial day guests.

“Our goal is to share the stories of these incredible birds that are the education ambassadors for our school programs as well as brings together like-minded organizations under one roof for the public to discover,” said Humane Indiana Wildlife Director Nicole Harmon. “We’re happy to announce that we’ll have multiple live owl species at the event including our newest ambassador, Pippen, the six-month old Barn owl.

Tickets are $25/adult, $10/child (ages 8-14), children 7 and under are FREE. To purchase tickets online or for a list of ticket locations, visit HUMANEINDIANA.ORG. Tickets also available at the door.