Fall Fun at Lewis Ginter!

lewis-ginterThe leaves are starting to turn and it’s a great time to be outside.  Check out the fun activities coming up at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden!


Sunday, Oct. 23rd
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin decorating, storytelling, and more. Kids invited to wear costumes.

  • Music: The Indigenous Gourd Orchestra performs 1 – 4 p.m.; parade around the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m.
  • Demonstrations: natural dye, pumpkin and gourd carving, wood carving, blacksmithing and broom-making; plus tastings from Relay Foods and Edible Education.lewis-ginter-conservatory
  • NEW! Scarecrow Quest. Guests are invited to walk along the Tree Trail to discover scarecrows dressed to represent “outdoor” occupations (beekeeper, horticulturist, park ranger, etc.)


Exclusive keg pinning will feature beer enhanced with hops grown at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Saturday, Oct. 29th
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular Garden admission; food and drink available for purchase. Presented by Garden caterer Meriwether Godsey.
A brew of beautiful gardens, great beer, fun contests, live music, and family-friendly activities will be on tap.

·         Highlight: pinning a small keg of beer from Center of the Universe Brewing Company, enhanced with hops harvested from the Garden. Name yet to be released, but the style is a hop-forward Pale Ale.

·         Beer for Purchase: Other Center of the Universe beers available for purchase will include Oktoberfest, Slingshot Kölsch, and Maple Brown Ale.

·         Food for Purchase: Bratwurst Sliders, Sauerbraten, Beer Cheese Soup, Pretzels, German Potato Salad, Apple Strudel, German Chocolate Cake and more! Kid’s menu, too. |

·         Games & Contests: Costume contest, Stein Hoisting, Cornhole Tourney, Musical Chairs, Ladder Golf, Life-Size Jenga, and more. Raffle for a Grand Prize which includes a private tour of Center of the Universe Brewing Company for four people; raffle tickets are $1 or free; one for each non-perishable item brought to donate to FeedMore.

·         Not Just Beer! German-style wines and non-alcoholic beverages also available for purchase.