The Scarecrow Workshop is one of the most popular workshops of the year at Hawthorn Hollow.

Celebrate ‘Hollow-Ween’ with workshops and scary stories at Hawthorn Hollow

Fun fall activities for the family on tap


Hawthorn Hollow grew out of love for the land. As a nature sanctuary and arboretum, Hawthorn Hollow has been connecting people and nature through environmental education for more than 50 years. Hawthorn Hollow is owned and operated by the Hyslop Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501 c3 organization formed in 1964.

This October, celebrate Hollow-Ween with us at Hawthorn Hollow! Join us for a curated series of workshops and hikes with a little pinch of spooky added to them:

Hawthorn Hollow’s Scarecrow Workshop is 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Our Scarecrow Workshop, one of our most popular workshops of the year, returns on Wednesday (Oct. 19) at 6 p.m. Enjoy a cozy autumn evening at Hawthorn Hollow while you learn about the history and folklore of the scarecrow, and then build your own. Bring some old clothes to dress your creation, we’ll provide the rest. Please dress warm for this outdoor workshop! Adult admission is $20, children 12-and-under are $10. Prior registration is required.
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Hawthorn Hollow’s Witches Broom Workshop is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.

In need of some last-minute fall decorations? Need to sweep bad energy out of your space? Learn the history and magical uses of the witches broom and make your own at our Witches Broom Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Branches and broom corn are provided from our Heritage Farmstead. Please dress for the weather! Admission is $15 per person, registration is required. For more info or to register, please visit

The Haunted Trails of Hawthorn Hollow will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Oct 21 and Friday, Oct. 28.

The Haunted Trails of Hawthorn Hollow is back this year, now with two dates and multiple time slots! Join us on Fridays Oct. 21 and 28 starting at 7 p.m. Explore the dark trails of Hawthorn Hollow while being immersed in storytelling. Walk along the candle-lit paths and discover the bone-chilling sounds, views, and stories of our area!
This event is family friendly, but recommended for children over 10. There is no jump-scare element to this event, only scary stories and creepy natural elements throughout our forests. There will be hot cider and cocoa available for purchase. Adults are $15, children 12-and-under $10. Prior registration is required. For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit