Sorry, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year's event is canceled.
Saturday, October 03, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Come to the Coe Park Tarantula Fest and rub elbows (so to speak) with some of our fuzzy, friendly eight-legged guests of honor. The event is held at the headquarters campground, which has breathtaking views across the ridges and canyons of the backcountry.
Take a leisurely nature walk with a volunteer naturalist and search for tarantulas or go on a geocaching hike. Enjoy live music by the Sada Springs Jug Band made up of musical Coe Park volunteers and friends. Hang out at our kids' activities table and create Tarantula Fest keepsakes. Talk to volunteers from the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center and listen to them tell you about their wonderful ambassador animals.
Getting Meal Tickets for Tarantula Fest
With a meal ticket you can sit down and enjoy great home-cooked food.
There is a parking fee for day use of $8 per car ($7 senior rate if someone in your vehicle is at least 62 years old). Please carpool to save yourselves some money and help us conserve parking space. This fee is charged by the State Park and it allows you to spend the entire day at the park. Tarantula Fest meal tickets are extra and can be purchased above.