Fall Harvest Festival
Save the Date!
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Free with gate admission
More information on this year's celebration available summer 2017. Celebrate a full day of fall fun on the beautiful Arboretum grounds! Start the day off enjoying the invigorating autumn breezes and changing landscapes of the Arboretum with the Harvest Hustle 5K race at 9 a.m. The top male and female winner will be awarded medals and special harvest medley. Runners who want to clean up and come back for the afternoon activities will receive a wristband for re-entry.
From 12-4 p.m., the Festival will be lively with activities for the whole family in and around the Margot Picnic Shelters: Arts 'n crafts, lawn games, face painting (extra fee), a corn roast sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers and fall-inspired food and beverage concessions featuring craft brews.
At the Margot Picnic Shelters:
Kiddie hay maze (toddlers)
Kiddie corn pit (toddlers)
Bean bag toss
Arts 'n Crafts
Corn cob painting
Paint-A-Pumpkin take-home craft, $5 per pumpkin
Face painting, $5
A corn roast sponsored by the MN Corn Growers Association
Scarecrow Viewing! Scarecrow Village has moved
Marvel at the whimsical scarecrow creations made by Arboretum staff and visitor participants during the two Make-A-Scarecrow Saturdays Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at these locations:
Ordway Picnic Shelter
Visitor Center - Dahlberg Terrace Garden
Walkway leading to the Snyder Building Now Featuring:
At the Learning Center
FREE PlantMaker Studio
Theme: Apple Harvest
For over a hundred years University of Minnesota researchers have worked to develop winter hardy, flavorful apples for Minnesota. Discover why it takes 20 years for a new variety to reach the market. Sample a bite of one of their current apple prospects. Enjoy a display of apple folk art and create an apple print to take home.