Brookgreen Gardens Annual Fall Festival October 3 & 4
Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend Festival, is Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. There will be favorite activities such as scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, hayrides, live entertainment, plus some exciting new events. Admission to the festival is included in garden admission which is good for seven days.
Harvest Home Weekend Schedule for Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4, 2015
Timmy and Susana Abell (kids/family music, puppets) 10, & 11:30 a.m.; 1 & 2:30 p.m. Welcome Center Plaza –Timmy Abell is a nationally recognized children’s songwriter, touring and recording artist. Recipient of the prestigious North Carolina Arts Council’s Fellowship for Songwriting, he is best known for his highly entertaining family concerts and educational programs, and over the past decade his recordings have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of families around the country. Timmy and his wife Susana have joined forces to create a program that combines music, storytelling, puppetry and poetry. They combine their unique talents to offer dynamic and highly engaging performances centered around a repertoire of unforgettable original songs and stories.
Special Boat Rides 11 a.m., 12, 2, 3 p.m. – The Not So Spooky Swamp Adventure with Lowcountry Ghost Stories and Animal Tales –Creep on board for our Not So Spooky Swamp Adventure! Listen to spellbinding stories of Lowcountry ghosts and their connections to Brookgreen Gardens as we float down the mysterious Brookgreen creeks. Be enthralled by animal tales of the fascinating creatures that make their homes in the eerie Lowcountry swamps. Who knows what we might see as we meander past ancient, twisted trees dripping with Spanish moss? Don’t be afraid…see you in the swamp! Separate timed ticket required in advance. Purchase at Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes prior to excursion time. Limited availability. Adults $8, Children $4 (No regular program creek excursion offered either day)
– we supply the paints and brushes ( $4, large $9 pumpkins)
Scarecrow Building –We supply the poles, string, and some clothes. Bring your own old clothes for your special creation! Take Your Scarecrow Home for $5
Wagon Hay Rides – Hayrides depart from 10 a.m. $4 per person.
Kids Craft Tent
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sidewalk Chalking and Kids Tattoos
Wool Spinning Activity/Demonstration
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Food and Beverage
(Pavilion Restaurant Closed)
Pavilion Patio and Dining Tent 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Welcome Center Beverage Tent 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Butterfly Exhibit Lawn area Snack tent 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Demonstrations All Day – Both Days
Sweetgrass Basket Weaving and sales with Ivie Barnwell
Pottery Sales with Jeffcoat Pottery Ceramic sales with Lanita Formyduval
Honey sampling and sales with Savannah Bee Company
Herbal Fruit jam sampling and sales with Sallie’s Greatest
Tea sampling and sales with Oliver Pluff
African Graffiti Fused Art Glass with Steve Hazard
Presentation of “Brookgreen Gardens – Through the Seasons in Images and Words” with Linda Ketron
Pottery throwing demo with Jeffcoat Pottery
Book signings with Sherman Carmichael from Eerie,South Carolina “Legends and Lore of South Carolina” and “Forgotten tales of South Carolina”
9:3 0-3 p.m. Make your own pinch pot activity with Jeffcoat Pottery (artwork will be taken back to their studio for finishing and then may be picked up in Keepsakes upon return.)
12 – 4 p.m. Book Signings with Ginny McCormack “Seasons in the South” and “Sunday in the South”
2 – 4 p.m. Book signing with Rose Tomlin “Duel of the Heart”