Flamingo Gardens will be hosting its Annual Harvest Fest & Scarecrow Competition on October 9th and 10th 2021 from 9:30am – 4:00pm. The festival will feature free hayrides from 10 am - 4pm, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, a variety of vendor booths, DJ Digital Anarchy spinning your favorite songs, games, contests and Fall crafts and activities for the whole family. Scarecrows will take over the botanical gardens with the 11th annual great scarecrow competition. Enter your own imaginative interpretation of the classic scarecrow or vote for your favorite to win the "People's Choice" award. Admission to the Harvest Festival is $9.95 ages 12+, $6.45 children 3-11, free for members and children 2 or younger. Narrated tram tour is included. No coolers or pets.
SCARECROW COMPETITION 9:30am – 4pm View the Great Scarecrows in the Arboretum and vote for your favorite! 12 pm (Saturday only) Award winners announced for Scarecrow Competition Wray Home Lawn Stage Area
FREE HAYRIDES 10am - 4pm Hay RidesLast ride at 3:45pm Takes guests on a short ride through garden tram trail
REAL PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN EXHIBIT 10am – 4pm View original artifacts from the age of piracy including real treasure, weapons, and maritime goods.
VENDOR AREA 9:30am – 4pm Visit a variety of vendors with crafts, jewelry, accessories and more.
DJ & MC DIGITAL ANARCHY 10am – 4pm Wray Lawn Stage Area
CONTESTS Challenge friends and family and win prizes! 11am Potato Sack Races 1pm Costume Contest- Get into the fun and dress as your own interpretation of the scarecrow to win prizes! 2pm Spoon Races 3pm Hula Hoop Contest
CRAFTS 9:30 am - 4pm Wray Lawn Area- Fall crafts to make & take and celebrate the season
BOUNCE HOUSE & GAMES 9:30am - 4pm Wray Lawn Area- Fall inspired games to play & challenge others Archery practice Bounce House and Screamer slide 11am – 3pm Animal Train Rides-take a ride through the Arboretum on the animal train
PUMPKIN PATCH 9:30am - 4pm Visit the pumpkin patch to purchase pumpkins and take fall photos. FREE decoration station to decorate your pumpkin!
WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER SHOW 11:30am, 1:30 & 3:30pm Located at Wildlife Amphitheater Join a Keeper and animal friends for an informative 25 minute show.
NARRATED TRAM TOUR 10am – 4pm Leaves from tram station every half hour- last tram leaves at 4pm 25 minute riding tour of the botanical garden inaccessible to foot traffic
WRAY HOME MUSEUM 10am – 4pm Take a step into the past with a guided tour of the original Wray Home.
YUMMY EATS & TREATS Flamingo Café Fresh deli sandwiches, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, chili, salads, snacks, drinks & ice cream. Garden Grill Fresh grilled hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken nuggets, fries, onion rings, drinks & daily specialties. Big Orange Fruit smoothies, drinks, popcorn and snacks. Bob’s Roasted Corn Fresh roasted corn on the cob and potatoes, drinks. Simply Perfect Java Fresh brewed iced & hot Organo coffee drinks, bubble teas and pastries