Photo Gallery: Fall Festival

Photo Gallery: Fall Festival

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 That wasn’t just goose poop passers-by were smelling Nov. 17 at the student union.

Osprey Productions and the UNF Organic Garden teamed up to host the first Fall Harvest Festival, the main draw of which was a petting zoo full of cute and fuzzy — if a little stinky — creatures.

The event also featured a hayride, live music, crafts and free food. However, the impending rain that caused it to be moved from the original location at the Ogier Farm and Gardens behind lot 18 did not make an appearance.

Alee Heaston, PR Intern for the Organic Garden, said the event was meant to celebrate the new organic garden and those who have helped out with the organic project.

“We’re doing it to kind of promote and support all of the volunteers that have been coming out there since August and helping everything come together,” Heaston said.

The animals in the petting zoo were brought in by the Jacksonville Carriage Company. Osprey Productions director Brent Fine said getting permission to have the animals on campus was not difficult, but attendees had to sign liability waivers for the hayride and the petting zoo.

Fine said about 250 people came out to the event.

Jessica Gowin, a biology freshman, said she came out to see the animals and go on the hayride. She said the event was the most fun event she had heard of happening on campus so far this semester.

 

Photos by Connor Spielmaker and Sean Patterson