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Harvest Days at the Botanic Garden

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Saturday, October 10, Sunday, October 11 & Saturday, October 17, Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

The ABQ BioPark is excited to host Harvest Days throughout two fun-filled weekends at the Botanic Garden in October. Discover a variety of landscapes throughout the gardens and celebrate the beauty of the season.

Harvest Days Tickets

Guests can enjoy Harvest Days with the purchase of regular admission. To minimize face-to-face contact, tickets for the Botanic Garden must be purchase online in advance. Purchase tickets here.

The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets are not required for patrons who only attend the Albuquerque Drive-Through Grab & Go Harvest Edition at the Heritage Farm on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fall Fiesta of Flowers Show

The Botanic Garden gardeners have been hard at work. Their gorgeous displays of seasonal arrangements will be on view throughout the gardens giving visitors a show and getting them into the spirit of the season.

Harvest Goods

Treat yourself with eats and treats available at the Shark Reef Café. They’ll be serving a menu full of season specialties including caramel apples, loaded ribbon fries and churros.

Fall fare will be available throughout the garden. Food and drink stands will offer house-made chips in a variety of flavors, apple cider and local beers for visitors 21 and older with ID.

*Unfortunately, due to a late frost that wiped out the apple blossoms, which are pollinated then turn into fruit, apple cider will not be available for purchase.

Entertainment

While strolling through the Botanic Garden, guests can enjoy the acoustic sounds of local bands as they’ll be providing a soundtrack to the Harvest Days experience. Visitors can expect to hear these bands and genres:

Virtual Harvest Helpers

Learn straight from a specialist as ABQ BioPark docents demonstrate to at-home viewers a variety of harvest skills including canning, jarring and weaving. Videos of the tutorials will premiere throughout both weekends of Harvest Days.

Video Premiere Schedule 

  • Bannock Bread: Friday, October 9, 2020, at noon
  • Traditional New Mexican Embroidery: Saturday, October 10, 2020, at noon
  • The Art of Weaving: Sunday, October 11, 2020, at noon
  • Canning Fruit: Friday, October 16, 2020, at noon
  • The Art of Cross Stitch: Saturday, October 17, 2020, at noon
  • Chile Jelly Making: Sunday, October 18, 2020, at noon

Harvest Specials

Grow the Growers

On Saturday, October 10, while inside the Botanic Garden, visitors can purchase fresh produce in the Heritage Farm from the Bernalillo County program, Grow the Growers. Shop from their recently harvested okra, onions, tomatoes, eggplants and sweet potatoes. For more information about the Grow the Growers program visit: https://www.bernco.gov/community-services/grow-the-growers.aspx.

The Albuquerque Drive-Through Grab & Go Harvest Edition

On Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Botanic Garden’s Heritage Farm, guests can conveniently experience this Harvest Day from their vehicle. For more details visit the Grab & Go Harvest Edition Website.

 

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