A fall festival hosted by the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum is 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The annual, family-friendly event is in the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum, near 38th and Holdrege streets on East Campus.
Events include children’s activities, mini pumpkin decorating with Sigma Alpha sorority, a tree planting, crafting with the Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, and a visit by Smokey Bear. Free Dairy Store ice cream and popcorn from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will be provided. There will also be opportunities to talk with tree and insect experts and other plant specialists.
Parking is available in the Dental College parking lot, the East Campus Loop and areas near the Dairy Store.
Booths and displays will be provided by Kimmel Orchard, Heartland Nuts ‘N More/Nebraska Nut Growers, the university’s Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska State Museum, Audubon Nebraska, Lincoln Wood Carvers, Community and Regional Forestry, the Quilt Study Center and Museum, and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Recycling.
The event is free and open to the public. Co-hosts include the UNL Garden Friends and Landscape Services.