The Arboretum Grounds and Buildings will close at noon on Saturday, October 23 to the general public when the Arboretum turns into a beer garden for Oktoberfest! Join us!
The Goats Will Be Baaaaaack for CELEBRATE FALL
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Sunday, October 23, 11 am to 4 pm
Summit, NJ Celebrate the bounty of Fall – golden autumn colors, crisp weather, yummy harvest fare – with family and friends, and goats, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum's eagerly anticipated annual fall festival, CELEBRATE FALL, Sunday, October 23, from 11 am to 4 pm.
The overarching theme for CELEBRATE FALL this year will be the eagerly anticipated return of our herd of eco-goats. Thanks to our friends, Larry and Anne Cihanek from Rhinebeck, NY, our 'green goats' will once again be on hand to clear the Arboretum's historic Daffodil Bowl, as well as provide comic relief with their antics and gentle good natured frolicking. Sponsor a goat at the Arboretum and get your very own Certificate of Good Goatsmanship!
Along with a visit to the goats, the day's fantastic festivities and happy harvest happenings will also include games and crafts, face painting, a costume parade, apple cidering (with RRA Horticulture Director, Marc Montefusco), seasonal cooking demonstrations (with RRA Environmental Educator, Althea Llewellyn), and an outdoor green market. A special added treat this year will a pumpkin carving contest. All pumpkin entries must arrive at the Arboretum by Saturday, October 22 to be considered (please check our website for full details regarding rules and categories). Seasonal snaps by local photographer, Bruce Lorenz, will capture the day's fun and activities for all.
Admission to CELEBRATE FALL is FREE to Reeves-Reed Arboretum members (thanks to ongoing support from Investors Bank). Non-members, $10 per person/ $25 per family, children under 3 free.
CELEBRATE FALL is sponsored, in part, thanks to support from Nexgen Sources, Hall's Garden Center, King's Supermarket, Haven Savings Bank, and BH Security. For more information or to sponsor a goat (Send a Kid to the Arboretum), please check our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call Jackie Kondel, Director of Children's Education, at 908-273-8787 x 1515.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum...a place to grow for everyone!