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Autumn Brews: Seasonal Beer Tasting in the Garden

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Welcome the fall season with a cold glass of beer! Oktoberfest celebrations occur throughout Europe; the Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate locally on Thursday, October 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Guests check in at the McGinley Pavilion and receive a wristband, tasting glass and tasting sheet. Breweries pour a few different seasonally selected beers in 2-ounce tastings. Light fare and featured beer by the bottle are available for purchase.

Explore the World of Quilting, Weaving and Embroidery at the Chicago Area’s Premier Fiber Art Event

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 to Sunday, November 8, 2015

Stunning quilts, lovely knitted artwear, woven wonders, and breathtaking beadwork are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale at the 2015 Fine Art of Fiber exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The area’s oldest, largest and most unique fiber art event takes place Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A complimentary opening night, including early buying privileges, is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 5.

One-of-a-Kind Natural Plant and Dried Flower Arrangements Available at Roadside Flower Sale

Event Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015

Shop for unique, long-lasting arrangements and gift items created from natural plant materials and dried flowers at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 35th annual Roadside Flower Sale. The sale runs from Friday, October 23, through Sunday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Regenstein Center.

HallowFest Creeps Back With Spooky and Friendly Activities for Families

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015

Celebrate Halloween with the entire family at HallowFest: A Garden of Good…and Evil. The popular Chicago Botanic Garden event returns on Saturday, October 24, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Make your way through a spookily decorated bat cave in the Bridge Gallery to get to the haunted forest in the Joutras Gallery, or take the friendly path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion. Here are a few of the activities for “boos” and “ghouls”:

Harvest Weekend is All About Maximizing Your Harvest

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015 to Sunday, September 20, 2015

Learn how to harvest, preserve and store your homegrown produce or Farmers’ Market bounty during Harvest Weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20. In celebration of a bountiful harvest, the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden is the setting for how-to displays, shopping, hands-on activities for families, chef demonstrations, cookbook swap and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Presenting the Fall Bulb Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 to Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Fall Bulb Festival provides seasonal family fun on the Esplanade and a sale featuring more than 250 varieties of spring-flowering bulbs for everyone from the novice to expert gardener. The bulbs are shipped directly from Holland just in time for fall planting.

The festival is open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4. Special preview shopping for Garden members only is on Friday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.