Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 30
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free with gate admission
Celebrate a full day of fall fun on the beautiful Arboretum grounds! The Harvest Festival will be lively with activities for the whole family in and around the Margot Picnic Shelters: Arts 'n crafts, games, an Instagram booth, Arboretum apple tastings, live music, tastings with local brewers, face painting, a corn roast sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers fall-inspired food and a marketplace featuring local crafters and artisans. Event is rain or shine.
- Face Painting*
- Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
- Pumpkin Bowling
- Kiddie Hay Maze
- Bean Bag Toss
- Ladder Golf
- Pumpkin Ring Toss*
- Apple Challenge*
- Arboretum Apple Tastings
A fall-inspired menu by Arboretum Catering*
Corn roast sponsored by the MN Corn Growers Association*
Tickets are required for starred activities (generally 2-5 tickets) and food concession (generally 1-5 tickets). Ticket prices:
- 5 tickets: $10
- 10 tickets: $20
- 15 tickets: $27
- 20 tickets: $35
Craft beer and cider tastings with local cideries and breweries.
Find one-of-a-kind items from local craft vendors. More vendors added weekly!
Scarecrow Village is Back!
Marvel at the whimsical scarecrow creations made by Arboretum staff and visitor participants during the Harvest Festival. Scarecrows can be viewed at these locations:
- Oswald Visitor Center
- Dahlberg Terrace Garden
- Walkway leading to the Snyder Building
- Walking gardens behind the Snyder Building
At the Learning Center
FREE PlantMaker Studio
The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants. Studio activities, staffed by trained volunteers, will help you discover how to create colorful, non-toxic, natural dyes from trees and flowers! Mix and play with plant pigments as you dip and dye fiber. Use branches to form a natural loom and weave your own colorful, take-home memento embellished with flowers, grasses, and leaves.
Thanks to the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, James Hardie and Park Dental for their generous sponsorship of the Fall Harvest Festival!
Print a coupon for $5 off gate admission.