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Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary


October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30

Our Harvest Festival has become so popular that we're offering the hayrides and pumpkin patch fun four weekends in a row! Presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Broward Outpatient Centers the festival will feature free hayrides from 10 am - 4pm, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating station, bounce houses, DJ Digital Anarchy spinning your favorite songs, games, contests and Fall crafts and activities for the whole family. Visit every weekend for different fun & games!

Oct. 8 & 9- Great Scarecrow Competition Weekend

Enter your own imaginative interpretation of the classic scarecrow or vote for your favorite to win the "People's Choice" award.

Oct. 15 & 16- Fairy Tales Weekend

Come meet some of your favorite Fairy Tale characters! (Hayrides stop early at 2:30 on Saturday, Oct 15, for a wedding.)

Oct. 22 & 23- Super Heroes Weekend

Come meet some of your favorite Super Hero characters!

October 29 & 30- Story Time Weekend

Great for the younger kids, with stories time at different times in the garden and costume contest  to follow!


Harvest Fest Weekends are a HALF PRICE WEEKENDS so admission is only $9.95 ages 12+, $6.45 ages 3-11, Children 2 or younger and Members are free. Free Hayrides and Narrated Tram Tour is included with admission. Please, no outside food, coolers or pets allowed.

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October 30

Kids will love story time with the Good Witch and her creepy animal friends at this beloved annual event. Story Time starts at noon on the Wray Lawn, then stick around to meet and greet the Good Witch, pose for photos with the animals, and enter the costume contest. Come early in the day to enjoy FREE HAYRIDES from 10am to 4pm, plus the Pumpkin Patch and complimentary decorating station. Best of all, the day is HALF PRICE ADMISSION!

Admission to the Story Time with the Good Witch is only $9.95 ages 12+, $6.45 children 3-11, free for members and children 2 or younger. Free hayrides and Narrated tram tour is included. No additional discounts apply.

October 7
5pm to 9pm

It's Fall again and what better way to appreciate the cooler evenings than at Food Trucks at Flamingo Gardens Friday night! 
18 Food Trucks serve up the goodies in the parking lot from 5-9pm and Digital Anarchy spins the tunes. Bluegrass is back as the South Florida Bluegrass Association band Pine Island Express strum their stuff in the Courtyard from 6-8pm. As always, parking and entry to Food Trucks is free, and so is the Bluegrass concert!

Food Trucks in October:
Billy Bobs Corn
Che Grill
Conch Shack
Food Dude
Frankies Pizza
Garden Grill
HipPOPS Handcrafted Gelato Bars
Kratos Greek
Nacho Bizness
Pirate Brothers BBQ
Purple People Eatery
Red Zeppelin
Sidecar Kitchen
Sinful Sandwiches
Top Fries
Zombie Ice

October 8-9
Harvest Festival & 6th Annual Great Scarecrow Competition
Click here for Scarecrow Competition application and rules

October 15-16
Harvest Fest- Fairy Tale Weekend

October 22-23
Harvest Fest- Super Heroes Weekend 

October 29- 30
Harvest Festival- Story Time Weekend

October 30

Harvest Festival & Story Time with the Good Witch

November 12
SwampFest Bluegrass Festival

Featuring the Grammy-nominated band 
Special Consensus

December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Garden of Lights

December 10-11, 17-18
Santas Little Helpers

For questions about any special event please call 954-473-2955 or email

2016 Season CALENDAR