19th Annual Fall Harvest Festival to be a 2 day event

19th Annual (2)This year the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Garden is excited to announce that we are experimenting with a two-day festival! The annual Fall Harvest Festival attracts thousands of local and out of county visitors to the Arboretum. This year’s theme, Grandma & Grandpa’s Garden, is a great time for families to get together and celebrate grandparents and all they do. A list of events will be available on our website at http://www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org/events/fall-harvest-festival/

We are still looking for market and food vendors! If you or your business would like to have a booth or sell food at the Fall Harvest Festival please fill out an application on our website or call the office (319-226-4966) and Beth can mail one to you.

We are always looking for businesses to help sponsor our Fall Harvest Festival. Last year we reached over 4,000 visitors with our one-day event. Interested in what this can do for your business? Send an email to office@cedarvalleyarboretum.org and Beth can send information about sponsorship your way!

Bees & Brews a buzzing success!

On July 22nd Bees & Brews, a new fundraiser that took the place of previous events such as Moonlight and Roses and Monarchs and Margaritas was declared a buzzing success! With over 30 attendees and a variety of brews from local breweries such as Lark Brewing Company, Singlespeed Brewing Company, and Second State Brewing Company everyone had a great time trying new flavors and learning more about the bees.

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“I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence;

Two roads diverged in a wood and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”


This is the last stanza of a well-known poem by Robert Frost and it has become a symbol to a lot of people about choosing the “other” option. I have found this doesn’t have to be daring or profound but sometimes just fun.

When you visit the Arboretum, you have an array of choices of what to do; none of them wrong! May I suggest something you may not have tried before?

Come out with your hiking shoes on, an old blanket, and a picnic lunch. Take the road less traveled and sit in the shade, listen to the birds sing and soak up the serenity of a wooded glade.

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