Surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans, The Arboretum has strong ties to Iowa agriculture. The Annual Fall Harvest Festival, held the third Sunday each September, not only marks the end of a growing season, but is a joyful celebration of autumn and the summer’s success.
The festival is The Arboretum’s signature event, a family weekend for the Cedar Valley community and Northeast Iowa. Scarecrows entering the Scarecrow Contest can be dropped off beginning on Friday morning.
Bring a car load!
Admission is $10.00 per car or show your Arboretum membership card for free admission.
Festival highlights include:
The vendor deadline is August 15. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on our mailing list for 2014.
Please contact La Rae at email@example.com if you are interested in being a Food or Market Vendor.
Without question, one of the main attractions of the Fall Harvest Festival is the Scarecrow Contest. All are welcome to compete and there is no entry cost. Scarecrows are made in every shape and size of all different materials.
This year's theme is "Scarecrow Garden Party, Come Join the Fun!"
Interested in being a Scarecrow Sponsor?
$150- Our volunteers will make a scarecrow for you! Your business name will be displayed on the scarecrow and you will receive 2 passes for free admission!
$125-Make your own scarecrow! Must be delivered to the Arboretum Friday September 19th, 9am-7pm, or Saturday September 20th from 10am-noon.
$50-Pumpkin Sponsor: Have your business name put on a pumpkin in our "Pumpkin Patch."
Scarecrow Contest Judging is at Noon on Saturday September 20th!
During the Fall Harvest Festival, the public can bid on their favorite scarecrows! Purchase as many as you want!