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Fall Bulb Festival

Welcome fall; think spring!
There’s live music, a harvest market, cider, wine, and beer to purchase, and the awesome gourd mountain for selfies!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 7 – 9, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members-only bulb shopping, Friday, October 7, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Gourd mountain

Outdoors:
There’s live music, a harvest market, cider, wine, and beer to purchase, and the awesome gourd mountain for selfies! More than 20 local vendors offer fresh herbs and vegetables, mouthwatering jams and honeys, gourmet baked goods, and chocolate.

Kids:
Amid live music, children of all ages can admire the gourd display, find their way around the straw-bale maze, and participate in family activities. Try out NorthShore University HealthSystem's obstacle course too!

Indoors:
225+ varieties of daffodils, tulips, crocus, and specialty bulbs tempt gardeners at the annual Bulb Sale, presented by the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society. Buy mums, asters, peonies, potted amaryllis, paperwhite narcissus, and “Bulb Boost,” too. Roving staff are on hand to answer questions and offer tips.

View the Fall Bulb Festival Catalog

PHOTO: Fall Bulb Festival

2016 Participating Vendors
DTB Woodworks 
Elsie Mae Canning
Everything Provence
Gretta's Goats
Holcomb Hollow
Joe's Blues
Katherine Anne Confections
My Decadent Sweet Tooth
Savory Accents
Spark of the Heart
Tabal Chocolate
Villa Gabriella (Saturday Only)
Wind Ridge Herb Farm
Windy City Harvest
Xanadu Forests Apiary

The Woman’s Board is in its fourth year of “Growing the Future,” a $1 million pledge to the Garden. Proceeds from the 2016 Fall Bulb Festival ensure that the Chicago Botanic Garden continues to protect biodiversity, connect people with plants, and move forward with thriving research and programs that cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.

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