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Date(s) - 09/30/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, Sept. 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.

Festival entrance is free with gate admission. 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

Live Music!

Traveled Ground, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Stone Arch Isles, 2-5 p.m.


Face Painting*
Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
Pumpkin Bowling
Kiddie Hay Maze
Bean Bag Toss
Ladder Golf
Pumpkin Ring Toss*
Apple Challenge*
Arboretum Apple Tastings

Food Concessions
Craft beer and cider tastings with local cideries and breweries
A fall-inspired menu by Arboretum Catering*
Corn roast sponsored by the MN Corn Growers Association*

Craft Marketplace
Find one-of-a-kind items from local craft vendors. More vendors added weekly!

Designs by Trish Pink Linen Designs
Haseltine Acre Studio 2 Ceramics
Homesteading Bliss thirty-two degrees
Isyoma Design

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 learn more
Theme: Artist-Tree
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.