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Fall Family Festival – MOVED to Cole’s Shop

Date: 10/28/2017

Kids of ALL ages find something fun to do at The Fall Family Festival at Russell Crossroads!

Fall Family Fest is still on!

Date: 10/26/2017

LOCATION CHANGED. Mother Nature and a soggy forecast may have forced us to change the location of this year’s Fall Family Festival, but she can’t stop the fun. Rain or shine, all of the fun fall activities will be happening at Cole’s Shop off of Willow Point Cutoff Road near the entrance to Willow Point.

Fall Family Festival Coming October 28

Date: 10/12/2017

LOCATION CHANGED due to weather! Make sure you bring the entire family down for a morning filled with FUN! The Fall Family Festival is also a learning experience. We will have our working grist mill and a blacksmith in the Blacksmith Shop. So, make plans to be there! Yes, there is a charge, but it’s only $25 per family.

New and improved Fall Family Festival October 28

Date: 9/28/2017

The Russell Lands Fall Family Festival will be here before we know it, and it promises to be bigger and better this year! As always, the event’s focus is on the kids! With that in mind, we will open up the Pumpkin Patch, and have pumpkin carving and decorating, a real firetruck for the kids to climb in and on, horseback rides and, of course, arts and crafts. This year, we are adding a few new things!

Baby with BIG pumpkin

Beautiful weather expected for Fall Family Fest

Date: 10/28/2016

The Fall Family Festival is a must do autumn event at Russell Crossroads! ‘ Yo ho ho’ it’s so neat to watch all the young Buccaneers out chasing pirate booty in our Pirates of Crossroads scavenger hunt! We love catching those smiles as they watch kernels of corn transformed into corn meal, sit on the back of a horse, and pick out the perfect pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch!

Let’s talk turkey!

Date: 10/28/2016

Meet the one critter that’s on everyone’s Thanksgiving guest list. Live turkeys, of the domestic variety, will be at the Naturalist’s Cabin for some serious turkey talk. In addition to the birds of honor, an assortment of items left behind by the Eastern Wild Turkey will be available for handling and instruction.

Channel your inner pirate at Fall Family Festival

Date: 9/30/2016

Arrrr me hearties, ’tis the hour fer th’ Fall Family Festival at Russell Crossroads! Gather up th’ family ‘n come below – Saturday, October 29, from 10am to 1pm. Join in th’ search fer treasure in th’ all new band ‘o Pirates ‘o Crossroads Scavenger Hunt. Ye’ll walk th’ plank, grab a nail from th’ blacksmith, ‘n corn meal at th’ Grist Mill, dress like a scurvy pirate ‘n take ye picture usin’ #rlolm.

Really big spider

October Naturalist Events

Date: 9/30/2016

If you’ve been around Naturalist Marianne Hudson for a while, you know she isn’t fazed by the macabre. Slimy things, bones—whatever—just don’t seem to bother her. This month is not exception. In honor of Halloween, she takes the plunge into the dark abyss of all things creepy. Juxtapose that with a cheerful romp through the changing fall forest. Yep, this is why we love her!

Lake Martin views

Top 5 Reasons To Love Russell Lands On Lake Martin This Fall

Date: 10/20/2015

While most folks know summer is the best time to be at Russell Lands On Lake Martin, we’d argue that fall places a close second. Here’s why: No crowds Lake Martin is an expansive lake. Although the abundance of summertime visitors and boating enthusiasts can make it feel a lot busier on some weekends, you’ll […]