Festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity
chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a
special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing
fresh and affordable food made with sustainable
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Celebrate the Children's Garden's eighth birthday with a buzzing good time. Make a bee mask, meet a real beekeeper and check out some hives.When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Family-friendly hikes to discover the honeybees' favorite flowers and how honey is made. Plus, get an exclusive tour of the Arboretum's beehives and sample some honey.When: 11 a.m.; 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Learn all about honeybees, their favorite flowers and how honey is made on a Family Honeybee Hike. Hike includes a viewing of Arboretum beehives and sampling of Arboretum honey. Forty-five minute hikes are available Saturday, Sept. 7 or Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. and 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.When: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m
Take a Bee Hive Tour on Friday, Sept. 6 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon with Greg Fischer, the Arboretum's beekeeper. Bee netting will be provided. Enjoy a sample of honey for a sweet finish to the tour. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.When: 9 a.m.-noon
Wish the Children's Garden a Happy Bee-day! Celebrate the garden's 8th birthday by making bee masks, meeting a real beekeeper and checking out the hives in the Children's Garden.When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
September is National Honey Month. Celebrate at The Morton Arboretum's annual Honey Bee Weekend, September 7-8. Explore the Honey Bee Expo, featuring honey and bee-themed products such as honey mead, candles, lotions and beekeeper kits.When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle, float a boat, play with daisies, and more.When: 10 a.m.-noon
Bring your blanket and a picnic supper to the farm for wagon rides, live music, square dancing, and an ice cream sundae topped with all the fixings.
When: 4-8 p.m.
Wear shoes you can wade in and come explore the amazing world underwater. Visitors will look for little critters and learn why they are so important to the creek.When: 2-4 p.m.