The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve will host its annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Blackbird Creek Reserve, 801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend.

The festival will feature free activities for the family including face painting, canoe and kayak rides, estuary scavenger hunt, archery, birdwatching, tractor hayrides and blacksmithing and Native American demonstrations.

For more, call 739-6377 or visit