RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Fall is in the air, and next month, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens will host HarvestFest to celebrate the season.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, and access to the festivities is included with regular garden admission. The festival will feature traditional German food for purchase, a “makers” market, a photo booth and an interactive gratitude display.
There will be live music all day, with Blues musician Markiss Blowfish performing in the Children’s Garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then music moving to the Bloemendaal House with The Slack Family Bluegrass Band performing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The jazz band The Sweet Potatoes will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
HarvestFest is not the only fall event coming to the Garden this year. The Fall PlantFest, which will allow guests to buy common and exotic plants with the help of Garden volunteers, will run from Sept 16. to Sept. 17 in Parking Lot C of the garden. Admission to PlantFest is free.
The James River Art League art exhibit will be also displayed for the fall season from Sept. 12 to Oct. 31.
Garden admission is $17 adults; $8 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children under age 3 as well as members. The Garden is also a Museums for All partner; guests with SNAP, WIC EBT Card or the Fresh EBT app receive $1 admission for adults and free admission for up to six people age 17 and under.