The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve will celebrate the 10th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Blackbird Creek Reserve, 801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend.

The festival will feature traditional crafts and demonstrations by a blacksmith, hands-on learning including canoeing, music and kids’ activities including crafts, free face painting and colonial-era activities. Visitors may also browse the works of artisans and exhibitors, enjoy hay rides, go on a guided hike of the reserve led by a Delaware State Forester and check out Native American demonstrations. Local food vendors will be on-site to provide food and snacks for purchase.

For more, call 739-6377 or visit