Fall Family Festival

Saturday, September 24 | 9–6:30 PM

Enjoy fall colors, crafts, games, family-friendly entertainment, scavenger hunts, and more as we celebrate our Oneida connections! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Free family-friendly activities
9 am–4 pm

Free Admission
9 am–6:30 pm

Sensory-Friendly time
2–4 pm


Admission is free to all guests from 9 am-6:30 pm.

Celebrating Our Oneida Connections

The Garden has been rooted in the community since 1996. We’re excited to celebrate our connection to the Oneida Nation and to showcase their traditions through the following:

Highlights & Activities

Explore the Habitat exhibit displays and Discovery Boxes along the way! Activities are 9 am-4 pm unless otherwise noted.

See map for event activities and vendor locations. $ = Paid Activity

Fall Family Festival Activities Map
  • Face Painting | $
  • Garden Clubs
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Sensory Bins
  • Heirloom Tuscarora White Corn husking

Food Vendors

  • The Oneida Cannery | $
  • Oneida Apple Orchard | $
  • Heritage Coffee | $
  • Taco Tones | $

Scheduled Activities

Calling All Kids! Help the Bell Children’s Garden Grow

Kids are encouraged to donate any amount from their “piggy bank” to help plant more than 500 trees and 20,000 perennial plants in the Bell Children’s Garden, opening spring 2023. They’ll see their impact first-hand with their name engraved on a leaf and mounted along the walkway to the existing treehouse of the Gertrude B. Nielsen Village.

Give your kid a rewarding way to be a part of this community effort to build something together. Everyone’s time, energy, and resources are important, no matter the size!

Donate today from 10 am-2 pm at our booth on the Schneider Terrace and get a special edition t-shirt while supplies last! Donated already? Stop by to claim your t-shirt!

Children’s Giving Form | Bell Children’s Garden


Sign up for a variety of volunteer positions in parking, admissions, and more! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@gbbg.org or 920.491.3691 ext. 131 to learn more.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

For more information on opportunities for corporate partnership including sponsorship, contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.