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2018 Autumnal Festival – ISU Horticulture Center

Saturday, September 15th 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Illinois Bicentennial Celebration is this year’s theme!

  • State Symbols scavenger hunt
  • Featured Illinois authors in the Literary Garden
  • Faces of the Prairie art

Join us on Saturday, September 15, at the ISU Horticulture Center located on Raab Road in Normal.
Festivities are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Activities include:

  • Make your own s’mores,
  • Home Tweet Home birdhouse and Flower Spectacle container silent auctions
  • Rotten fruit throwing sponsored by PrairiErth Farm
  • Yoga beginning at 9 a.m. with Renkon Yoga Studio
  • Gourd “egg” hunt beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Tennessee spinner gourd spinning contest
  • Hay rides
  • Guided tours through the prairie
  • Corn maze
  • Pumpkin Palace
  • Crafts

For Sale: Pumpkins, squash gourds and more.

Available for purchase in the Cucurbit Café: chips, soda, hot dogs (for meat lovers and vegetarians), cider slushies, baked goods.

Entry Fee: $5 – ages 13 and up                       $3 – ages 3-12

Free – ages 2 and under.  Some activities are subject to small fee, including hay rides for $1.

For questions, contact Jessica Chambers at horticulture@illinoisState.edu, (309) 438-3496

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.