Springfield festival to highlight education of butterflies

The Monarch Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the NTPRD Buck Creek Nature Park, located behind Carleton Davidson Stadium.

The family-friendly festival monarch education, live bluegrass bands, featuring the Muleskinner Band, Mad River Railroad and Pinnacle Ridge, arts and craft vendors, prairie and butterfly walks and food trucks.

A highlight will be the children’s craft tent, including a collaborative art project sponsored by the Springfield Museum of Art. The festival is sponsored by Veterinary Services of Springfield.

For more information, visit the National Trail Parks and Recreation website or Facebook page.