Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 16
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free with Museum admission.

Don your best farmer frocks and celebrate the turn of the season at our Harvest Festival. Learn about the crops of the season with Harvest-inspired treats and a special game of Bean-Go from Bean Sprouts Café. You can use that as inspiration to create your very own Veggie Garden Collage in the Art Studios. Purchase a ticket to a performance by rollicking Irish band Culann's Hounds. Don't forget to grab your partner and swing 'em round at the outdoor performance by Gayle Schmitt and the Toodala Ramblers in Festival Plaza. In the afternoon, catch a special edition of Nature Lab and make friends with a scarecrow. Keep your eyes open and be on the lookout for the Golden Gourd - happy harvesters can bring it to the Membership table for a fun surprise. All these activities and more will help you fall in love with the new season. 

Schedule of Events:

9:30 a.m. BeanGo Game and Harvest-themed taste testing (Bean Sprouts Café)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Outdoor Weaving (Patterson Grove)
11 a.m. Fall Family Music Fest: Culann’s Hounds (Discovery Theatre) $
1 p.m. Gayle Schmitt and the Toodala Ramblers (Festival Plaza)
2 p.m. Special Nature Lab: Making Scarecrow Friends (Outdoor Learning Lab)
3 p.m. Special Storytime (Lookout Cove)

All Day Activities

Golden Gourd Harvest Hunt
Veggie Garden Collage (Art Studios)
Bluegrass & Old Time Dance Party (Festival Plaza)


Fall Family Music Fest Performance

Rollickin’ Irish Music with Culann’s Hounds

11 a.m. Discovery Theatre

Buy tickets

Members $5; General $15 (includes Museum admission)

Combining vocal harmonies with melodies on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, Culann’s Hounds produce an eclectic blend of modern and traditional Irish music. Join them for a high energy show with plenty of opportunity for singing, dancing a jig and perhaps some howling with the Hounds. www.sfhounds.com

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