Ventura Botanical Gardens announces Fall Trail Festival

Naturalists will host interactive education stations at the Fall Trail Festival.

Join the Ventura Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the first ever Fall Trail Festival—a family-friendly opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, learn about nature and celebrate the fall season in ghostly style.

Naturalists will host interactive education stations to teach visitors about wildlife, geology and local culture. A bird-watching station will be open to lovers of our fine-feathered friends. Guided trail tours, wildflower seed sowing, and other hands-on activities will also be available. Guests will have a chance to enter an opportunity drawing for a possibility to win memberships to the Gardens among other prizes provided by Patagonia, Real Cheap Sports, and Islands Packers.

A festive Canine Costume Contest is planned giving visitors a chance to unleash their hound’s inner werewolf, ballerina, clown, wizard, vampire or ghoul! The first twenty-five dogs to register will receive goody bags and the first, second and third place winners will receive prizes courtesy of Ventura Pet Barn.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate this first ever Fall Trail Festival,” said Joe Cahill, Executive Director for the Ventura Botanical Gardens. “The trails are so popular and we’ve had a number of requests to develop more events on the site. The tremendous support we receive from the community allows us to develop more community-focused events like this.”

Admission to the Fall Trail Festival is free and both local residents and visitors are encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit Follow Ventura Botanical Gardens on for upcoming events.














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