After the response of participants in the 2009 and 2010 Fall Children's Festivals and with support from the Kiwanis Foundation, the West Virginia Botanic Garden is again sponsoring a Fall Children's Festival from 1-4pm Oct 16 at its 1061 Tyrone Road location. There is no admission fee.
The featured event will be the construction of fairy houses in the Fairy Garden. The garden has four new fairy houses, but the woodland sprites need many more. For a small donation, pictures will be taken of each child with his or her fairy house, courtesy of Autumn McDaniel.
In a new activity this year, a child can plant a bulb in a pot to grow at home. The pots, bulbs, potting soil and directions will be provided. Also, the Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia will have selected activities and a display of work. Other activities will include pumpkin painting, pine cone bird feeders, nature bingo, leaf crafts and more. Order forms for spring blooming bulbs will be available, as well as the sale of WVBG souvenirs. Bring cash or check, as the WVBG does no accept credit or debit cards. Bulbs may also be purchased online at wvbg.org.
Seasonal refreshments including homemade pumpkin cookies, fruit breads, apple cider and do-it-yourself trail mix. Many other selections will be available. Parking is somewhat limited, so carpooling is recommended. Fo more information, contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-282-5913.