Field Fest

People walking through the fields at Field Fest

The annual Field Fest celebrates the harvest at the Farm with a family-friendly festival! Enjoy plant-to-plate cooking demonstrations in the new Myers Education Center Kitchen Classroom, take part in informative crop, orchard and garden tours, and participate in a scavenger hunt, interactive games and educational exhibits. Dig into the dirt to harvest sugar beets or try the hands-on activities in the Family Tent. Check out a variety of food trucks and a beer garden. Free parking on site.

The “hearth” of the Farm will be in the spotlight. Visit the state-of-the-art Myers Education Center Kitchen Classroom for baking demonstrations and tastings. Presented by KWS Seeds, the seed to sugar story will come to life when guests can taste the harvest, learn about Minnesota sugar beets and take home their own sweet treat!  

  • Harvest the biggest sugar beet and win a Yeti cooler with Farm at the Arb swag! 

  • Meet Minnesota food growers and producers and learn about their work 

  • Watch bee hive demonstrations with resident beekeeper, Ping Honzay 

  • See presentations from the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association 

  • Enjoy live music with Aces and 88’s Dueling Pianos at the Summer Kitchen (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) 

  • Browse our colorful Arboretum Pop-Up Gift Shop in the iconic Red Barn

  • Celebrate farming with fun activities for all ages!

Date and Time

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9



Included with special general admission tickets; free for members, $15 for non-members ages 16 and older; free for ages 15 and younger. 


Indigenous peoples receive waived general daily admission to the Arboretum when making a reservation by calling 612-301-6775.

Presenting Sponsor

Summer Sponsor