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Busy weekend at Stowe Botanical Garden

BELMONT  – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is hosting a family-friendly event every weekend this autumn. More information can be found at www.DSBG.org.

20th Anniversary Celebration — Oct. 5-13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The garden turns 20 on Oct. 9, but the party starts Oct. 5 with The Charlotte Symphony Guild’s Musical Petting Zoo, a cake decorating contest, and more. Both Oct. 5 and 6 will feature live music, a craft for kids and family fun. Visitors can take advantage of retro admission prices at $8/adult, $7/senior and $4/child 2 through 12, which includes Music Fest weekend and the Plant Sale. Activities are free for members.

Fall Plant Sale — Oct. 12; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Horticulture staff will be available to answer questions and help you make the best selections. Free for members or with general admission.

Lost Hollow Music Fest — Oct. 12 & 13; 12-5 p.m. The garden welcomes a lineup of musicians with roots in bluegrass and beyond to the Hillside Theatre at Lost Hollow. Enjoy music, food trucks, the garden scenery and more. Bands include David Holt & Josh Goforth, Darn & Brooke Aldridge, Stepside Deluxe, Chatham Rabbits, Provence of Thieves, and Tom Eure & Amelia Osborne. Admission is free for garden members or free with general garden admission and tickets are available in advance online.

Fairy Fest — Oct. 19 & 20; 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Join us for a fun fairy day full of activities and crafts for children of all ages. Create a natural fairy house in Lost Hollow that will remain at the garden for all to enjoy, listen to fairy stories, make your own fairy wand and more. Free for members and children dressed as fairies or gnomes or with general admission. Register in advance at www.DSBG.org for the Fairy Tea Party Oct. 19 & 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon of magical fun and join Sproutycakes Bakery for fairy crafts, activities, and refreshments.

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