Festival of the Wild Child

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  • Start date:
    August 24, 2019, 10:00 am
  • End date:
    August 25, 2019, 4:00 pm
  • Venue:
    High Lonesome Nature Reserve
  • Place:
    867 Carbine Rd., Pakenham

Join us for two days of woodland fun, a fantastic opportunity for families to participate in a whole range of nature-inspired activities, activities that will encourage you and your children to fall in love with creative outdoor learning and play.

The Festival of the Wild Child is a two-day event at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills on August 24th and 25th.  Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this festival is organized by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust and will provide a variety of spots along wooded trails and by ponds to learn, explore and engage with the natural world. Knowledgeable volunteers will be at each station to help open windows onto the many wonders of nature.


1. Wasps & BeesSponsored by Reid Brothers Motor Sales

2. Trees and Bark Tracing Sponsored by Fulton’s

3. Rocks & Geology

4. Soil & Sculpting

5. Soundscaping, Sketching & Painting

6. Pond Discoveries at two different pond sites.

7. Mystical, Magical, Musical Oak

8. Gather Around the Campfire

Also onsite:

  • The Story Telling Tent
  • “Law and Orders” BBQ and more
  • Grandma Garrett’s home baked treats
  • 1st Aid Station Sponsored by the Carleton Place Terrace

Please remember to dress for the environment.  Long sleeves and pants, insect repellent, a hat and sunblock are strongly recommended.

Adult10.00 CAD
Children under 180.00 CADChildren must be accompanied by an adult
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

High Lonesome is located at 867 Carbine Rd. in Pakenham.  Take County Road 29 to Pakenham Village, turn on Waba Road and continue west for 2.9 km.  Turn left on Barr Side Road.  After for 1.6 km., take the first left at Carbine Road and drive 3 km to 867 Carbine Road.