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 and will be unveiled for the Arboretum's Wine & Scarecrows fundraising event on Saturday evening.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wine & Scarecrows Dinner & Fundraiser (reservation required)
Sunday, September 15, 2013 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
15th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
1927 East Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa (parking at Hawkeye Community College with free suttle service or a short walk to the Arboretum grounds)
Bring a car load! Admission is $5.00 per car or show your Arboretum membership card for free admission.
Festival highlights include:
- 15th Annual Scarecrow Contest
- Prairie Village
Featuring demonstrations of blacksmithing, story telling, woodcarving, rope making, spinning and more
- Live Entertainment
- Great Variety of Craft and Food Vendors
We will have a wonderful selection of vendors and look forward to their participation. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our mailing list.
- Children's Activities
Including a petting zoo, the Owl Lady, crafts and games
- Quilting Display and Raffle
- Scarecrow Display
- Show and Shine Car Show (new this year)
The vendor deadline is August 15. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be placed on our mailing list for 2013.