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The Spark Travels to the Ned Smith Center Nature & Arts Festival

Since 1994, the Ned Smith Center Nature & Arts Festival has offered free, family-friendly educational entertainment to thousands of people from all over Central Pennsylvania. Join The Spark’s Scott LaMar at the Festival’s Program Pavilion to explore the history and the artist behind the annual festival.

July 29 • 2:30 – 4:00pm
The Ned Smith Center Nature & Arts Festival

MYO Park, S. Market St, Millersburg, PA 17061

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During The Spark Travels, we’ll find out who the self-trained artist and naturalist Ned Smith was, the history of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, and how the Center honors and expands on Smith’s legacy. We’ll also explore how spotted lanternflies are sniffed out by trained dogs and how to identify and prepare edible wild plants.

Download a map and schedule for the Nature & Arts Festival before you arrive. Parking areas are noted on the map, near MYO Park. Additional street parking is available along the river and throughout Downtown Millersburg.

There is limited seating at the Program Pavilion. We recommended bringing your own seating (a camp chair or folding chair) to enjoy The Spark Travels and other festival programs.

To celebrate the Festival, the Ned Smith Center (176 Water Company Rd., Millersburg) is offering free admission to their gallery from 10:00am – 4:00pm! Be sure to take the short drive from MYO Park to explore the Center’s galleries and play areas before we record The Spark Travels at 2:30pm!

The Spark Travels conversation will air later on The Spark. Listen on WITF 89.5 & 93.3 on weekdays at noon and 8:00pm or anytime, anywhere you get your podcasts.

Ned Smith was the subject of WITF’s documentary Ned Smith: Gone for the Day. Stream the half-hour film for free using the PBS or WITF app.

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