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21st Annual ArBOOretum


Arboretum’s ArBOOretum Fall Family Festival, now in its 21st year, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Photo: Christine Mansfield, Houston Arboretum)

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is proud to celebrate the 21st year of Houston’s best fall festival, ArBOOretum, set for Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring the kids out for the Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year, featuring fun activities for all ages. Arboretum members can attend for free, and all proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission of nature education and conservation.
Little ghouls and goblins should plan to be at ArBOOretum to play, learn and enjoy an engaging day of activities. The popular Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail will lead kids on an adventure of discovery where they will learn about creatures that live at the Arboretum, while collecting candy along the way. Other favorite ArBOOretum activities throughout the day include:  

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Halloween Market
  • Carnival Swings
  • Falcon Shows
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Train Rides

Food trucks will also be on hand to keep guests well-fed and hydrated.
ArBOOretum is presented by ExxonMobil. Additional sponsors include ACT Pipe & Supply, Amegy Bank, Best Care Cleaning Service, ENGIE, Main Street Capital Corporation, Platinum Parking and Stellus Capital Management.
The Arboretum grounds will be closed to parking for ArBOOretum. Free offsite parking at 1850 Post Oak Park Dr. will be available the day of the event. Visitors may take the free shuttle from the parking area to the event. Ride sharing is also encouraged. Limited handicap parking will be available at the Woodway Entrance.
Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged. No pets are allowed during ArBOOretum; the event is rain or shine. All funds raised support nature conservation and educational programming for the Houston Arboretum. 

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free for members and children under 3; $20 online presale for nonmembers ages 3 and up; $25 for nonmembers 3 and up at the door
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
120 West Loop North Freeway
Houston, TX 77024

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