Look Up and Listen 2022

This image is a graphic for the WFDD event Look Up And Listen. It features a starry sky with a silhouette of trees, and includes the event name, plus the date, time, and location: Saturday, November 5th, 6:30pm, at Hanging Rock State Park.

S'mores, stories, and stars– join us on Saturday, November 5th, at Hanging Rock State Park for Look Up and Listen!

Set up your outdoor gear on the beach by the lake (a simple blanket will suffice but if you want to bust out your full camping gear with table and chairs, go for it!). We’ll have a couple of fire pits and everything you need to make some deliciously gooey s’mores, plus a special audio program to listen to.

The Forsyth Astronomical Society will have some telescopes set up to see the view of Jupiter, Saturn, and the full moon. Once the fires die out, join the after-party at Green Heron Ale House; your first beer is on us and you’ll get to keep your WFDD “Radio for Thirsty Minds” pint glass!

Bring your confirmation email to check-in upon your arrival. You can print it or just show it to us on your phone. If you can't find your confirmation email, we recommend checking your spam or promotion folders. If you're waiting to the last minute to see what the weather looks like, you can purchase a ticket on-site, but please note we will only be accepting cash and you must bring exact change.

WHAT: WFDD's Look Up and Listen outdoor listening party
WHEN: Saturday, November 5th, 6:30 - 9:30pm
WHERE: The Lake at Hanging Rock State Park
HOW MUCH: $25 per person; kids 12 and under are free!

What to bring:

  • Blankets and/or chairs

  • Comfortable walking shoes (be prepared for uneven terrain)

  • Flashlights (There are no street lights at the top of the mountain, so expect it to be really dark - perfect for viewing the night sky!)

  • A picnic, if you’d like (you bring supper; we’ve got dessert covered!)

  • Warm and cozy clothes; it’ll likely get chilly once the sun goes down

  • An umbrella or rain jacket if the weather looks wet (this event is rain or shine)

  • A sense of adventure and camaraderie!

What NOT to bring:

  • Dogs (we LOVE all manner of pets, but park rules prohibit dogs on the beach, so this time, we kindly ask that you leave your fur baby at home...but tell them we say “hi!” and will miss them!)

  • Drones (it is unlawful to fly drones in a state park; read more here)