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Harvest Days: Gather in the Garden

September 23, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Thursday-Sunday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)



This fall, Powell Gardens presents Harvest Days: Gather in the Gardens (September 23-October 3, Thursday-Sunday). Yurts on the East Lawn, styled by local designers, create outdoor living rooms where you can gather with loved ones to enjoy the crisp autumn air, changing colors of the season, and the bounty of the Heartland Harvest Garden. This inaugural fall festival invites visitors of all ages to celebrate the harvest and welcome a new season.  

Grab a hot apple cider and take a stroll through autumnal displays and shop Powell Gardens’ artisan market (October 2-3). Join other festivalgoers in harvesting fresh produce from the edible landscape of the Heartland Harvest Garden. Listen to live music while playing larger-than-life lawn games. After a hayride, cozy up to a fire pit with a glass of wine, smores kit, and better conversation. Wander the quilt gardens, sample bites of the fall harvest, and enjoy the fall foliage as you settle in for shorter days and cooler weather. 

Available for $10 while supplies last 

Purchase a +Pack to save on three of our most popular festival add-ons! During Harvest Days: Gather in the Gardens, the $10 +Pack includes one hot or frozen non-alcoholic beverage and souvenir cup, festival sticker, and cookie.  


Please note: General admission tickets are not accepted during Harvest Days. To purchase festival admission, please click the link above. 

Festival Events & Features

Artisan Market
October 2-3 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
East Lawn

Local artists and makers bring handcrafted goods to Powell Gardens’ fall artisan market. Get ahead of the holiday bustle and browse unique offerings in a beautiful setting. While you shop, enjoy live music and make sure to visit rotating food and beverage vendors!  

Live Music
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 

Powell Gardens welcomes live performers to the Gardens this fall! Listen to local music while you enjoy your day outdoors. Performers include: Quinn Harvey, The Huixqui Sisters, Whiskey Mash, Gullywasher, Travis Marvin Acoustic, Erica McKenzie, The Craftsmen, Nick Nave, The Grand Marquis, and Nicole Springer. (See full schedule below.)  

Yurt Village
Daily | 1-4 p.m. (Additional rental of 5-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) 
$225 for a three-hour rental 
Rentals include admission for up to 6 guests and a $50 food and beverage credit
East Lawn 

Gather with family and friends in the Yurt Village. Private yurts styled by local designers are nestled in the East Lawn where they overlook the lake and Marlese Lowe Gourley Island Garden. Each site is uniquely crafted by local creatives and designers. Each three-hour yurt rental includes festival admission for up to 6 guests (a $72 value), along with a $50 food and beverage credit to customize your experience. 

Slow down and spend time together in a unique Midwest setting. Make plans to gather in the Gardens and reserve your yurt. 


Additional Festival Features

More festival details coming soon!