The Iowa Arboretum is hosting a number of events in October, many of which celebrate Halloween:
Adult Branch Tree Series
Come on Saturday mornings, from 9-11 a.m., to focus on the Arboretum’s outstanding tree collection! The fee is $10 per class for Arboretum members and $15 per class for Arboretum nonmembers. Register online or call 515-795-3216.
Oct. 5- Might Oaks
Oct. 12- Fall Colors
Oct. 26- Nuts On Trees
Nov. 9- Windbreaks and Trees For Tricky Spots
On Oct. 17, from 5-8 p.m., test your carving skills and enjoy a hot bowl of chili, a piece of cornbread and a slice of cheesecake at our Pumpkin Carving night. All carved pumpkins will be displayed during the Iowa Arboretum’s Halloween events, to be admired by all. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 515-795-3216.
Put on your favorite super hero, princess or creative costume and join the parade of activities and treats at the Arboretum on Oct. 19, from 12-3 p.m. Scarecrows and pumpkins will be decorated for the holiday. Enjoy hayrides pulled by draft horses, the hay maze and games at this fun family Halloween event.
Volunteers are also welcome to the event, and will be able to help with games, activities and handing out treats. To sign up to volunteer, call 515-795-3216.
Ar "Boo" Scare
As the sun sets over the Iowa Arboretum… the Halloween Ar "Boo" Scare event begins. Darkness, sounds of time past and hidden surprises set the stage for Halloween night. Walk the "No Return Hidden Trail" and ride the "Hayride to the Valley of Darkness." Bring a flashlight, wear a costume and enjoy the cool night air. Look for carved pumpkins, scarecrows and lots of treats and treasures at this night event! The event takes place on Oct. 19, from 7-10 p.m.
The Iowa Arboretum is located at 1875 Peach Ave., Madrid.