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2019 Antelope Island Spider Fest Scheduled for Saturday

Join park staff at Antelope Island State Park Saturday, August 3, for a day full of spider-themed presentations, crafts, guided walks, citizen science, poetry, photography, vendors, and more.

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK — Come get to know the creepy-crawly friends who call Antelope Island State Park home.

Join park staff Saturday, August 3, for a day full of spider-themed presentations, crafts, guided walks, citizen science, poetry, photography, vendors, and more. Incredible education resources from our powerhouse team of partners are sure to bust spider myths and help the whole family learn to appreciate spiders’ critical role in our ecosystems.

Activities run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No registration required. Park entrance fees apply.

Aug. 3, 2019 Schedule of Events

Presentations in the Visitor Center
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Spider Myths and Facts
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Silky Seduction: Spider Reproduction
12:15 – 12:45 a.m. How Spiders Benefit Birds
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. TBA
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Bio Blitz Review – What did we find?
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Utah Tarantulas

Activities in the Outdoor Amphitheater
10:00 – 10:30 Spider Drumming
10:30 – 10:45 Spider Poetry Reading
10:45 – 11:15 Spider Drumming
11:15 – 11:30 Costume Contest Parade
11:30 – 12:00 Spider Drumming
12:00 – 12:15 Costume Contest Awards
12:30 – 12:45 Spider Poetry Reading
1:30 – 1:45 Spider Poetry Reading
More TBA

Guided Walks
Take place on the hour and the quarter-hour from 10:00 am – 3:15 pm
Spanish Translation by request for any walk

Follow the 2019 Antelope Island Spiderfest Facebook Event Page for updates.