Tarantula Fest and Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10am-4pm. A
choice of steak ($12), chicken ($10), veggie burger ($7) or hot dog
($5) are available from noon-2pm.
Bring your friends to Henry W. Coe State Park for the annual Tarantula Fest and Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10am-4pm. A choice of steak ($12), chicken ($10), veggie burger ($7) or hot dog ($5) are available from noon-2pm.
Meals come with all the fixings. Beer, wine and soda will also be sold. Meal tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. The deadline is Sept. 24. No tickets will be sold at the event, which usually is a sellout.
At the fest you can discover fascinating facts about tarantulas and their habits. Nature walks led by Coe docents take place every hour from 10:30am-2:30pm. Special treats for children include Smokey the Bear and supervised tarantula art projects. You can hold a snake or a tarantula, have your picture taken, learn about alien tarantulas, and learn more about the park in our interpretive room.
There will be live music by the famous Coe Park Tarantula Band. A benefit raffle drawing takes place for many great prizes.
Meal ticket order forms are available at Coe Headquarters and at a number of merchants in town. Tickets may also be purchased by mailing a check to: PRA, Henry W. Coe State Park, 9100 E. Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Include a self-addressed envelope or ask to have your tickets held at Will Call. A $5 state park fee will be charged to each car on the day of the event, so carpool if possible.
Coe park, east of Morgan Hill, is reached via the Dunne Avenue exit from U.S. 101.
The event is sponsored by the Pine Ridge Association, a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to providing support for interpretive services at the park for the community.
Details: www.coepark.org or call the park office at 779-2728.