Arboretum’s Harvest Festival returns Saturday

The University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum is holding its annual Harvest Festival this Saturday in Chaska, and is introducing a few new attractions this year. In addition to live music and local breweries now on-site, TC Road Crew will be on-hand to deliver a corn-themed performance sure to delight the crowd.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), the Arboretum Harvest Festival is free to attend with the purchase of gate admission. The activities offer fun for the whole family, including arboretum apple tastings, face painting and a corn roast provided by MCGA.

A main event this year will be the more than 200 varieties of pumpkin, squash and gourds on display in the main hall. Each variety will be available for purchase, along with a number of other fall-inspired food and crafts at the Harvest Festival.

Scarecrow Village will also be returning this year. Created by arboretum staff, scarecrows of all varieties can be viewed at locations throughout the Harvest Festival grounds.

Other activities include pumpkin bowling, a kiddie hay maze, build-a-scarecrow, bean bag toss and much more.

If you are interested in attending, you can learn more here. The Harvest Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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