CHIPLEY — Seacrest Wolf Preserve has just announced their 12th Annual Howl-o-ween event, which will be held Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at the Seacrest Wolf Preserve located at 3449 Bonnett Pond Road in Chipley with free entry at the gate and no reservations required.


CHIPLEY — Seacrest Wolf Preserve has just announced their 12th Annual Howl-o-ween event, which will be held Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at the Seacrest Wolf Preserve located at 3449 Bonnett Pond Road in Chipley with free entry at the gate and no reservations required.



No reservations will be required for Wolf Encounter tours or Primitive Camping.



 



Friday, Oct. 25



Gates open at 1 p.m. for visitors to check out the gifts shop.



For those who are interested in Primitive Camping there will be a Get Acquainted Bonfire and Howl with the Wolves that evening.



 



Saturday, Oct. 26



Gates and gift shop open at 9:30 a.m. and Wolf Encounter tours start at 10 a.m. with another tour happening every 45 minutes.



It is required to use non-digital disposable cameras and long pants, closed toe shoes and sleeved shirts be worn.



No one under the age of six is allowed on the Wolf Encounter tours, however all ages are allowed on the Small Animal Adventure.



The Wolf encounter tour flows directly into the Small Animal Adventure where participants will have hands on opportunities with Skunks, gray foxes, arctic foxes, raccoons and Pecos the coyote. Meet Sunny Hills Bill the groundhog and frolic with the two 2013 wolf pups. The small animal adventure may be experienced along with the wolf tour or can be reserved separately.



Hayrides will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.



There will also be jump houses, face painting and a free children’s activity table.



The Dog-o-ween Costume contest registration is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., judging is held at 3 p.m. with winners announced shortly after 3:30 p.m.



All participating dogs must be social, have current vaccinations and must be on a leash and contained at all times. All Dog-O-Ween costume contestants must be dressed in Halloween costumes and prizes will be given to each canine participant. This event is for dogs only.



Marcia Johnston “Buffalo Woman “ representing the Choctaw Tribe will honor us with her flute music from noon to 1 p.m. and at various times throughout the day.



Tickets may be purchased for the concession food at the pavilion. Home baked cakes and goodies sold at the Howl-O-Ween goodie tent. Tickets may be purchased at raffle table for exciting raffle baskets, which will include hand made wolf quilt, hand made crochet throws and other items.



Campfire and Haunted Hayride starts at 7 p.m.



Everyone journeys to the drumming circle/campfire area for these events starting at 6:45 p.m. The Haunted Hayrides will begin after the campfire activities from the campfire area at 8 p.m. This is not recommended for small children who are easily frightened. Haunted hayride experiences involve mature scary activities.



 



Sunday, Oct. 27



Gates open and gift shop opens at 9:30 a.m. with Wolf Encounter tours starting at 10 a.m. with a new tour happening every 45 minutes.



It is required to use non-digital disposable cameras and long pants, closed toe shoes and sleeved shirts be worn.



No one under the age of six is allowed on the Wolf Encounter tours, however all ages are allowed on the Small Animal Adventure.



The Wolf encounter tour flows directly into the Small Animal Adventure where participants will have hands on opportunities with Skunks, gray foxes, arctic foxes, raccoons and Pecos the coyote. Meet Sunny Hills Bill the groundhog and frolic with the two 2013 wolf pups. The small animal adventure may be experienced along with the wolf tour or can be reserved separately.



All activities available for Sunday will be the same as Saturday’s activities with the exception of the Dog-O-Ween contest, which include food, flute music, cakewalks, hayrides and tours.



Hayrides will begin at 10:00 a.m. (times may vary based on occupancy) with the last hayride at 4 p.m.



Drawings for the Raffle Baskets will begin at 3 p.m. and winners do not need to be present to win.



Remember this is an open event and no reservations have to be made for the Wolf Encounter and the Small Animal Adventure tours or primitive camping.



For more information visit www.seacrestwolfpreserve.org.