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Arboretum's Family Fall Festival to be held on Oct. 13

Kesha Green, News Bureau
(217) 333-1085;


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A day of family fun will take place Saturday (Oct. 13) during the Family Fall Festival at the University of Illinois Arboretum. Children and adults can enjoy a variety of activities, contests and exhibits while learning more about horticulture.

The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the Arboretum tent at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and St. Mary’s Road in Urbana. Visitors may park along Lincoln Avenue or in adjacent lots.

Children’s activities will include pumpkin painting and scavenger hunting through the Arboretum. Painting supplies will be provided; pumpkins will cost $4. Adults also can participate in pumpkin carving.

Visitors can take hayrides and guided tours of the Arboretum and gardens. The Illini Carvers will provide woodcarving displays and demonstrations. The Arboretum will also hold a silent auction for fall and Christmas items, including plants and carvings from local residents.

The festival is sponsored by the Arboretum, the UI Horticulture Club and the Champaign County Master Gardeners. For further information, call (217) 333-7579.