TICKETS AVAILABLE! Autumn with the Animals Festival

September 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A fun-filled day for the whole family! Go wild for our wildlife programs, live music, canoeing, food, games, crafts, campfire & more! Great for children ages 3 & up!

Enjoy the day of fun and learning, and thanks for supporting Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge!

Day of Timeline:
Events, unless otherwise noted, run 30-35 minutes.

  • Canoeing on the Cedar Run Lake: 10:00am – 2:45pm (advanced sign-up day of the event) Canoeing on Cedar Run Lake will be available in 20-min. time slots. Space is limited. Please sign-up at the Canoe dock to reserve a time. Life jackets are required for all participants when canoeing.
  • Hunters of the Sky (Raptor) Educational Program: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
  • Storytime with a Wildlife Resident: 10:45am, 12:45pm (20-25 min.)
  • Guided Trail Hike: 10:30am, 1:00pm
  • Resident Animal Tour: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
    Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals.
  • Reptile Encounter Program: 11:45am, 1:45pm, 2:15pm (20-25 min.)
  • Adventures in Community Science with special guest, Ron Smith: 1:30pm (45 min.)
    Species and habitats right in our own backyards need our help! Community Science projects are an opportunity for all of us to get involved in protecting biodiversity. Partnerships with conservation organizations and scientists can initiate projects in which you can collect data, protect species, and share in the wonders of the natural world. Join educator and community scientist Ron Smith for a presentation of projects that are underway and discuss and plan for new efforts on the horizon.
  • Registration includes refuge admission for the day including our Wildlife Housing Area and hiking trails. Please explore as you’d like outside of the scheduled activities.

New this year: ASL interpretation will be available for select animal programs and times!


  • Meet & Greets with some of our Wildlife Ambassadors throughout the day!
  • Make & take crafts, family-friendly games & interactive exhibit tables.
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase. (We also have vegan marshmallows!)
  • Temporary tattoos, for an additional purchase.
  • Live band will be playing from 10am-2pm, with several breaks.

Our Friends from the following will also be here with educational tables:

Yummy Eats:

Vendor Line-up: Get to know our local small businesses from around the area.
Items for purchase from vendors.

We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors! 

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities <– Click for Sponsorship Package. 
As a participating sponsor, your company will benefit from the promotion of the event through email outreach, social media, and other efforts directed to our fall events attendees and beyond, demonstrating your commitment to our wildlife and local communities. There are several levels of sponsorship detailed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form. Please select the level that will best reflect your support. Your tax-deductible sponsorship commitment will be used to help support Cedar Run’s mission to preserve and protect our native wildlife.

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Guardians of the Wild:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International
Floor Covering International
Dunleavy & Associates 
Morgan Law LLC

Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
– Church & Dwight: Employee Giving Fund
TD Bank
Harriett’s Energy Solutions

If you are interested in sponsoring to our fundraising event, please reach out to Lisa Franco at
Thank you!

Purchase tickets in advance & save! (Preregistered is closed as of 9/21/23 at midnight – tickets will be available “at the door!”)

  • $13 per Adult (Save $2!)
  • $10 per Child ages 4-12 (Save $2!)
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

Day of ticket pricing:

  • $15 per Adult
  • $12 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Want to see the hype?! Check out last year’s event, in our Facebook Photo Album!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.