Experience the 29th Annual Folklore & Funfest on Saturday, October 19 from 4 – 9 pm.

Enjoy nocturnal nature, spooky trail, crafts, s’mores, horse-drawn carriage rides, apple cider, games in Booville, and live music.
Costumes are encouraged.



Food will be available for purchase. Parking, entrance, and all activities are free and open to the public.

Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green

Scarecrow contest graphic. Information on page.

Scarecrow Contest and Workshop

Tuesday, October 15 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Straw, string and support pole are provided. Free to enter. Scarecrows are displayed at the 29th annual Folklore & Funfest on October 19 from 4 – 9 pm.

Here is the entry form.

Please register by clicking here , 0r calling 419-353-1897.



Contest prizes:

1st $100
2nd $50

Workshop location: Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green



Thank you to the Scarecrow Contest sponsors!


















Commemorative Trail WW Knight Nature Preserve Wood County Park District

Commemorative Trail

Say it forever with an engraved brick at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.

An 8 x 8 inch brick with 5 lines of text is $125. A 4 x 8 inch brick with 3 lines of text is $100. Order forms must be mailed or delivered to the Park District Headquarters located at 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Please make checks payable to the Friends of the Wood County Parks. This is a fundraiser and the proceeds go to the Friends of the Parks who support park amenities, activities and beautification.

Click here for a Brick Order Form. Engraved bricks will be laid into the trail on a quarterly basis.


Passport to the Parks

  1. Pick up a passport from a park kiosk.
  2. Self-record the programs you attend
  3. Redeem your prizes for 10 and 20 stamps at the Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Road,  Bowling Green, OH 43402. Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Click here to print a passport.


Passports are free and a fun way to #ChooseAdventure in the Parks.




Carter Historic Farm Wetland Restoration Project

The Wood County Park District and the Black Swamp Conservancy worked together to restore twenty acres of wetland and prairie at the Carter Historic Farm. Wetlands are important to our natural environment because they filter out pollutants in runoff from the farm fields before it reaches the Lake Erie watershed, provide habitat for wildlife, and create drought and flood resistant areas with the native plants used.

Sixteen acres have been converted to wetland and four acres restored to upland prairie with walking trails along the berms. This is an important conservation effort that yields, educational interpretation opportunities.


Sally and Lyle Loomis,  donated the Carter Historic Farm property. The wetland restoration was part of their wishes for the use of the donated land and specifically wished this restoration to take place.




Arrowwood Archery Range

Arrowwood Archery Range on Linwood Road in Bowling Green, Ohio is free and open to the public everyday from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past dusk. Select programming will occupy the space, so check the program listing for details.