Farm at the Arb Field Festival

Saturday, September 14, 2019 field fest square
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
Events throughout the day. Arrive any time. 

Registration is Closed.

 

#arbfieldfest

$5 Member - Adult**
$20 Non-Member - Adult ** (Includes $15 Admission to the Arboretum) 
Free Children 15 & Under

**Each paid registration before September 1 received $5 in Barn Bucks that can be spent at the Gift Shop, Food Trucks or Beer Garden. Pick up your Barn Bucks under your name at the Welcome Tent when you arrive.

Directions & Parking

3210 W 82nd St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

  • Access the Farm at the Arb directly from 82nd street get Google directions
  • No festival access via Three-Mile Drive. Entry from Three-Mile Drive will be CLOSED to accommodate festival parking
  • Shuttle service will be available from the main Arboretum Visitor Center parking lot. Look for the green SW Metro Transit trolley

The Festival will go on come rain or shine!

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

cornCorn Roast 12:30 pm - until gone
FREE buttery roasted corn! Limit 1 per person. While supplies last.
Supported by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA)

 

 

food trucksFood Trucks
An assortment of food trucks including Potters Pasties, Alimama, and
more will have food available for purchase.

 

pretzel

Bavarian Pretzels with Dipping Sauces
Available for purchase at the Beer Garden

 

 

beer

Beer Garden
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase!
Featuring beer from Excelsior Brewing Company

 

 

 

 

See & Do - Free

See & Do - Free

bandanaFarm Crawl Scavenger Hunt
 

Complete the scavenger-hunt map and turn it in at the Membership Table in the Red Barn for a free yellow bandana! (while supplies last)

 

 

kid in cornField of Dreams Kids Zone
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Festival fun for the little ones! Play human foosball, throw a bean
bag into a corn hole, find your way through the kiddie hay bale maze
(toddlers), or try hay bale bowling!

 

 

 

 

tractorTractor Hill

Explore machinery and farming instruments that are driving the future
of agriculture.

 

farmer smilingMeet a Farmer
(ongoing, various farmers), Bee Center
Visit the Learning Lab and explore the life of a farmer- their day to day
reality and creative innovations to grow our food.

 

kid in bee suitBee Center

Explore the interactive exhibits and watch live hives to learn more about
Minnesota bees and pollinators.

 

honeyTaste-Test Honey!
11 am - 5 pm., Bee Center
Can you taste the difference between honey from different flowers?
Which is your favorite?

 

 

skillet toss pictureSkillet Toss
Contest 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Let your skillet fly! One at a time, contestants use an under-hand motion
to throw a nine-inch steel skillet–from behind a designated foul line –as far as possible, along a straight line (marked by a tape measure). Registration is 11 am - 3pm at the welcome tent.

red barnRed Barn
You'll FINALLY get a chance to explore the Arboretum's iconic 100-year-old red barn! Step inside to get a glimpse of its fascinating history.

 

 

See & Do - Extra Cost

See & Do - Extra Cost

kids wearing wheat crownsMake a Wheat Crown
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$5 Barn Bucks (purchase Barn Bucks at the Welcome Tent)

 

beekeeper in suitOpen the Hive Bee Suit Experience
12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm 
limit 10 per time slot, ages 6 and up

$15 Barn Bucks (purchase Barn Bucks at the Welcome Tent)
Bees are not always amenable to visitors or weather. This experience is subject to cancellation.

applesPop-Up Gift & Garden Store
In the Red Barn
Shop for exclusive Farm at the Arb merchandise, gardening tools &
gear, Arboretum apples and gifts.

Live Music & Entertainment

Live Music & Entertainment

paulPaul Imholte

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Folk

 

 

 

 

 ms. maizey cornMaizy & the MNCA Twin Cities Road Crew

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Games & Music Educational Performance

 

 

the abidersThe Abiders 

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Bluegrass

 

 

Accommodations

Accommodations

holiday inn logoPreferred Hotel for Farm at the Arb Field Festival
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chanhassen
7855 Century Blvd., Chanhassen, Minnesota55317 United States
Reservations 1-800-315-2621 l Front Desk 1-952-401-8850

Ask for the “Arboretum Rate”!

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

mn corn growers

Supporting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

cargill 

 land o lakes

forage genetics logo

wheat logo

msrpc u of m M

u of m extension logo