20th Annual LEAF Festival

Saturday, September 8th from 10 am – 2pm @ Frontier Park
Sponsored by: Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors, The City of Erie and ECGRA

The 20th Annual LEAF Festival will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10 AM to 2 PM at LEAF – Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park. The LEAF Festival is a free, family-friendly educational event celebrating the beauty and diversity of the more than 1000 trees at LEAF. Local organizations provide information and hands-on activities. The festival is free and open to the public.

This year’s festival features many free activities for all ages and interests including:

  • LEAF walking tour (meet at the front door of the LEAF Education Center – tour starts at noon!)
  • live animal display from Erie Zoo
  • scavenger hunt (featuring live animals!) with Asbury Woods
  • hands-on nature education (scavenger hunt, leaf rubbings, nature notebook craft!) with IAmAPlanetKid
  • a LEAF craft table with nature art activities
  • reel casting for all ages with SONS of Lake Erie
  • Earth & Space Science Exploration Activities with expERIEnce Children’s Museum
  • monarch butterfly display with local educator Maria Blakeslee
  • DCNR Bureau of Forestry educational display showcasing a demonstration of tree rings and growth of trees.
  • rocks and fossils display with Michael Naber, Associate Teaching Professor of Geosciences, Environmental Science Program, School of Science, Penn State Behrend
  • outdoor demonstration about proper tree planting and mulching led by Penn State Extension Educator and LEAF Board Member Ruth Benner (weather permitting)… and MORE (for all ages)!

Auction tickets will be for sale throughout the day and the drawing will be held at 1:45 PM. Proceeds from the auction will benefit educational programs at the LEAF Education Center. This year’s auction will feature amazing prizes generously donated by:

  • Erie Otters Hockey Club
  • Fairview Evergreen Nurseries, Inc.
  • Glass Growers Gallery
  • Good Ideas, Inc
  • Grasshopper
  • IAmAPlanetKid
  • Peek’n Peak Resort
  • Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses
  • Romolo Chocolates
  • Studio Hue
  • Traditions Unlimited
  • U Frame It – Erie, PA
  • Wegmans… and more!

Attendees may stop by the LEAF info table at the event to enter to win a door prize. LEAF thanks Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors, ECGRA – Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority, and City of Erie Government for their support of the LEAF Festival.

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