These special events happen every year at Carpenter Nature Center.

Apple Blossom Races - choose from 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon or a 2K fun run.  Our next race will be held May 18, 2014.

Saint Croix Valley Scramble – enjoy a round of golf, prizes and a banquet dinner at Afton Alps Golf Course and raise money for CNC.  July 21, 2014.

Autumn in the Valley – our annual ‘gala’ fundraiser put on by CNC’s Board of Directors; live and silent auctions, raffles, great food, tours of the grounds and more.   September 7, 2014.

Raptor Release – the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota releases their rehabilitated raptors into CNC’s forest, river and prairie. September 27, 2014.

Apple Fest – enjoy the fall bounty of apples, pumpkins, and squash as well as hay rides through the orchard.  Baked goods and other items for sale – the apple salsa is superb.  October 11th and 12th, 2014.