Nature Fest

One Wild Adventure

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

15,000 attendees and 10,486 pounds of wild animals filled Oak Meadow Park at Bridgeland on Saturday, May 2 for the eighth Nature Fest, an annual event that brings attention to the award-winning master planned community’s commitment to the environment and ecosystem. The star of the show, Jack Hanna, entertained three jam-packed audiences with a number of exotic companions, including a baby bear, an eagle, a kangaroo and a toucan.

Thousands of guests purchased tickets for pony rides, arts-and-crafts and an on-site petting zoo, helping raise more than $3,500 for a local charity that builds housing for families in need throughout Harris County. Since its inception, Nature Fest has enabled Bridgeland to donate nearly $35,000 to local non-profits.

Guests also enjoyed concessions from 20 local food trucks, roaming entertainers, educational reptile shows, unique goods from nature vendors and a kids’ zone that featured armadillo races, paddle boat rides, outdoor laser tag, an inflatable zone, a rock wall and a trackless train.

Join us for Nature Fest 2016 on Saturday, April 30.

 

2015 Sponsors

Nature Fest Sponsorship Packet - April Update.pdf

 

2015 Exhibitors

Building Brains

Cy-Fair ISD

Cypress Historical Society

Cypress Creek Greenway Project

Direct Energy

doTERRA Essential Oils

Flory Team

Texas FlyFishers

TechoKidz

The Friends of Stephen F. Austin State Park

The Lippincott Team

USA Fit Cypress

Download Exhibitor Application .pdf

 

2014 Exhibitors

 

  • AT&T
  • Bridgeland Activities (Bridgeland Business Group, Building Brains, Techokidz, USA Fit Cypress)
  • Bridgeland Model Yacht Club
  • Cirque La Vie
  • Cypress Creek Greenway Project/ Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition
  • Cypress Historical Society
  • Delwaide Pottery
  • Direct Energy
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Friends of Stephen F. Austin State Park
  • Liberty Mutual 
  • Texas A&M Forest Service
  • Texas Fly Fishers
  • Texas Terrapins Swim Team
  • The David Flory Team / RE/MAX Professional Group
  • The Lippincott Team - Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene
  • Trees for Houston
  • True Image Orthodontics
  • TWRC Wildlife Center
  • Volcano Splash Houston
  • Woods and Water Kids Adventures
  • 911 Wildlife

2015 Stage Schedule
 

2015 Entertainment & Activities
 

  • Roaming street performers
  • Kids' Inflatable Zone
  • Stage performances
  • Arts and crafts area
  • Exotic petting zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Fly fishing demonstration
  • Kayak demonstration
  • Caravan of food trucks
  • Variety of animal performances, including Jack Hanna
  • Outdoor laser tag
  • Trackless train rides
  • Nature exhibitor area
  • Face painters
  • Balloon artist

Nature Fest Map 2015

Basic Information: Nature Fest 2015 is open to the public. While admission is free, food and beverages will be sold by a variety of concessionaires. Please help us keep the park and surrounding area clean by disposing of trash in the provided waste baskets and recycling bins. Though most activities are free, some may require a small donation for participation. Local law enforcement is responsible for implementing all applicable state laws and local ordinances during Nature Fest events. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from event staff or law enforcement officers if assistance is needed.

Prohibited Items: No weapons, coolers, alcohol, illegal substances or ATVs will be permitted. Anyone found with the above items or conducting lewd behavior will be escorted out of the festival by law enforcement agents.

Cash and Credit Cards: Please remember that some of our vendors may not be set up to accept credit cards. All vendors will be able to accept cash. An ATM will be on-site for public use.

Parking and Transportation: PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED AT CYPRESS RANCH HIGH SCHOOL.
There are numerous school events that are taking place on May 2 so parking at Cy Ranch High School will only be permitted in front of the Aquatic Center.  Additional parking will be available at Smith Middle School and Warner Elementary.  Shuttle buses will be available at all parking locations and will run throughout the day from the shuttle stops provided.  The buses will drop guests at the main entrance to Nature Fest and return transportation to shuttle stops will be provided all day until 6 p.m. Shuttle stops will be provided inside the community for Bridgeland residents.

Handicap parking will be available near the front entrance of the park.

No parking will be allowed on House Hahl Road. This is a narrow two-lane road, and parking is prohibited. Towing will be enforced in unauthorized areas.

First Aid: First aid and emergency care will be on site. If assistance is needed, please notify a staff member or law enforcement agent. If one cannot be found, call 281-304-5588, give your location and assistance will be dispatched to you.