The 17th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

Every year, The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens holds it’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Fall Harvest Festival, during the Month of September, amidst scarecrows and perfect sunny days that we wish could last all year.  This year’s Fall Harvest Festival was on Sunday, September 13th, from 11am – 4pm, and it was definitely a year to remember!  We are so happy to report that the Arboretum had record attendance and record revenue!  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and every single person who attended this year’s event – you guys are awesome, and you’re the reason why we even exist!

We have collected photos from staff members and volunteers, and we are showcasing our favorite event photos right here on our blog!  Take a look, and feel free to leave a comment with your warm, fuzzy memories about our 17th Annual Fall Harvest Festival.


We were glad to have Linda Nebbe back this year with her owls – always a crowd favorite


The Kids’ activities are fun for parents and kids alike!


The smaller scarecrows were a hit with the kids this year!


This guys was a staff favorite!


How tall EACH fall?!


Our scarecrow contest entries get more and more unique and creative each year!


Just one photo of the crazy awesome attendance we experienced this year.



Aaand the trolley rides were back this year, always a favorite – there was a line for the trolley all day long!

We’ll see you next year at the 18th Annual Fall Harvest Festival.


The Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens


One thought on “The 17th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

  1. Hello, Carol! We actually have something going on right now – A Family Market Place has chosen the Arboretum as the site for their annual Pumpkin Patch this year. They have kids’ activities and really neat pumpkins, gourds, and mums for sale! 🙂 Admission to pumpkin patch is free.


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