Harvest Festival at the Botanic Garden


October 2, 2021 10:00 AM - October 3, 2021 4:00 PM
The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

Harvest Festival | Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Botanic Garden 

The ABQ BioPark is excited to host the Harvest Festival for two fun-filled days at the Botanic Garden in October. Explore a variety of landscapes throughout the Garden, listen to live music, enjoy festival treats and local brews, and celebrate the beauty of the season. Find tickets here

Festival Features

Local Artisans

The Festival will be packed with local artisans and their handcrafted products. They'll bring the Albuquerque flair to the Garden. 

Fall Photos

The Botanic Garden gardeners have been hard at work. Their gorgeous seasonal arrangements will be displayed throughout the Garden giving visitors a show and getting them into the spirit of the season. Leave the backdrops of your photo-opps to us! 

Eats & Treats 

Reward yourself with eats and treats available at the Shark Reef Café and throughout the Garden. They’ll be serving a menu full of season specialties including a chocolate chip apple pie Belgian waffle, elote style corn-on-the-cob, and pulled pork loaded tots. 

Food and drink stands will offer house-made chips in a variety of flavors, BioPark apple cider by the glass and local beers, including brews from Tractor Brewing Co. and La Cumbre Brewing Co. for visitors 21 and older with valid ID. 

Local Sounds 

While strolling through the Botanic Garden, guests can enjoy the sounds of local bands as they provide a soundtrack to the Harvest Festival experience. 

Discovery Stations 

Fun while learning for kids of all ages! These educational posts throughout the Garden are exciting activities that plant seeds of curiosity. 

Seed balls 

It’s time to get rolling on your plans for next year’s garden. Make a few seed balls to take home and start your own native wildflower garden. These balls of soil, seeds and clay can be rolled into your yard and watered gently until they sprout in the spring. Warning: you might get muddy and you’ll definitely have fun!

"Name That Bird" Game 

Albuquerque’s bosque is a highway for birds travelling south for the winter. Can you identify the birds you see soaring over the garden? “Fly” on over to the orchard and play a game to learn the names of common local birds. Players can’t stop raven about this game. It’s a real hoot!

Pinecone Bird Feeders

Welcome wildlife to your yard this winter with a pinecone bird feeder. Make one in the Garden and take it home to hang outside. Your neighborhood birds and squirrels will thank you!

Pollination Station

Did you know that almost 90 percent of flowering plants depend on pollinators? Visit the Pollination Station to learn about the fascinating jobs of bees, birds, bats, beetles, butterflies and some of the other 200,000 species of animals that act as pollinators.

Live Demonstrations

Learn straight from a specialist as BioPark volunteers and gardeners demonstrate traditional crafts and DIY gardening projects. A variety of demos will be programmed throughout each day. Stop by the Spanish-Moorish Garden to watch a gardening demonstration. 

Event Details

This family-friendly event is included with admission to the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden/Aquarium. Pets are not allowed at the ABQ BioPark. New Mexico BioPark Society Members will receive complimentary admission to the Garden during the Harvest Festival.