Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 AM to 5 PM
Bridgeland's Oak Meadow Park
Nature Fest 2014 is certain to be a wild adventure with amazing new acts and returning festival favorites!
Back for a third year is Staples Safari Zoo - a menagerie of more than 100 animals! This group, led by Brian Staples, will entertain guests throughout the day with hourly animal shows, including the Primarily Primates performance, which will feature a capuchin monkey who starred with Eddie Murphy in “Dr. Dolittle.” Staples is also bringing some new animals that were recently rescued, including a lion cub named Rory and a baby water buffalo named Jackson. More surprises are sure to delight guests of all ages!
Join us at 11:30 for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt for most people bird-calling! The first 1,000 people will receive an official attempt t-shirt. We will begin admitting participants into the area at 11:15. Birding experts Gary and Kathy Clark will instruct the participants on how to mimic the call of a Northern Cardinal. Sara Wilcox, a representative from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® will be onsite to adjudicate the attempt and grant the award.
Enjoy stage performances throughout the day presented by Crocodile Encounter, Birds of Prey, Circus Safari and much more. A second stage hosted by Brian Staples will contain a variety of comedic animal shows.
Additional activities planned include outdoor laser tag, a trackless train, pony and camel rides, a petting zoo, inflatable kids' zone, canoeing and kayaking, face painting, arts and crafts, nature exhibitors, a farmers market and some of Houston’s most popular food trucks to keep hunger growls at bay.
Many of the activities are complementary while some will require a small fee. All proceeds will be given to Staples Safari Zoo and Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County, who will be hosting the arts and crafts area.
Click here to see a YouTube video of Nature Fest 2013.