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Booms & Blooms: July 3, 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2014 Booms & Blooms Festival! We enjoyed dazzling daylilies, patriotic music, good eats and sizzling fireworks over a dark country sky, making this one of Powell Gardens' most treasured festivals. The 2015 festival takes place July 3. Learn more. 

Festival of Butterflies: July 31-August 2 & August 7-9, 2015

Each August Powell Gardens transforms the 2,500-square-foot conservatory into a temporary butterfly house, filled to the brim with gorgeous blooms and hundreds of tropical butterflies.

And that's just the beginning! Festival days are packed with hands-on fun. Highlights include a native butterfly breezeway by Master Gardeners, Monarch Watch and the Idalia Society, kids' crafts, storytelling, a costume parade, a butterfly catch-and-release area and much more. Learn more.

Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor and Equipment Show, Oct. 2-4, 2015

The first weekend of October brings a return to Powell Gardens' agricultural roots with a festival that celebrates the best of the harvest season. The festival includes an exhibit of antique tractors, engines, farm machinery and—new for 2015—trucks, a parade of power and tractor-driving skills games. 

Along with the tractors and related exhibits, visitors will find plenty of other fall fun, including pumpkin painting, a scarecrow exhibit, a pedal tractor pull and outdoor family games. See the details here

GLOW: A Jack-O-Lantern Festival, Oct. 17-18, 2015

We celebrated "Halloween at the Movies" during our first-ever Jack-O-Lantern Festival in 2014. Guests walked the Jack-O-Lantern trail to see scenes created with more than 700 pumpkins in the region's largest display. Hayrides, games, pumpkin painting and more will make this a Halloween tradition the entire family will enjoy. Learn more


Did you know? Festival admission is $12/adults, $10/seniors and $5/children ages 5-12. Festival admission includes free parking, admission to exhibits and free trolley rides.


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