Community Calendar

Pumpkin Extravaganza

- Enjoy fall family fun at the Quad City Botanical Center! There are four unique Pumpkin Extravaganza events which allows for fun for the entire family! 
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Gourd Fest
Sunday, September 30th - 12:30pm-3pm
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of gourd games throughout the gardens (weather permitting), crafts and activities. You can also enjoy gourd vendors to find those one of a kind craft items.
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Build-A-Scarecrow
Sunday, October 7th - 12:30pm-3pm
Your whole family is invited to build your own scarecrow! Start with straw, some creative clothing and let your imagination run wild as you create a custom scarecrow while supplies last!

All materials will be included with general admission cost or membership, but guests are encouraged to bring any old clothing to make your scarecrow unique to your family. Scarecrows will be named, labeled by family name and put on display in our gardens. Scarecrows can be picked up any time after 10/27. 
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Pumpkin Painting
Sunday, October 14th - 12:30pm-3pm
Keep the mess of pumpkin decorating out of your kitchen and let us handle it! Bring the whole family to paint pumpkins while supplies last while surrounded by the setting of our gorgeous fall gardens. 

All materials for painting are included with general admission cost or membership, including pumpkins. Each child will receive one pumpkin to paint as their own. Additional pumpkins can be purchased for $3. 
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Putt Putt Patch
Sunday, October 21st - 12:30pm-3pm
We are ending our Pumpkin Extravaganza events with a new way to love Fall even more! Experience fall gardens in a whole new way by playing mini-golf and other games in them! 

All equipment needed can be checked out at our front desk, and returned when you are finished. 

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All events occur from 12:30pm-3pm, and are included with general admission cost or membership. Admission is $7 for adults, and $4 for children ages 2-15. Free under 2. 

No reservations are required, these are drop-in events. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please send a Facebook message, email vs@qcgardens.com or call Ryan at 309.794.0991!

This series of events is generously sponsored by 
RIA Federal Credit UnionLocal 4 News and WHBF TV, Quad Cities Cultural Trust and Pear Advertising.


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