Wildflower & Music Festival

The next Wildflower & Music Festival
will be on Sunday, May 21, 2017

All information below is from the 2016 festival

Volunteer —  Music Art in Nature TrailGuided WalksBooths & VendorsSponsorsWildflower Month


Wildflower & Music Festival – May 15th, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016
10 am to 5 pm

  • Suggested donation $8 per person, children under 12 free.
  • Please leave your dogs at home!
  • Parking is free on festival day, and there is a free shuttle between the North parking lot and the festival entrance. (There will NOT be a shuttle from Civic Stadium for the Wildflower Festival)

The festival is loaded with fun things to do for everyone in the family.

Proceeds from the Festival support the Arboretum’s work in habitat restoration and environmental education.

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Plant Sale

Did you know that our Plant Sale booth is fueled entirely by donations? Swing by the Arboretum on Saturday, May 14th to drop off native plants, perennials, houseplants, flowering plants, or any other potted-up greenery that is looking for a home–as long as it’s not an invasive species, of course. The Wildflower & Music Festival is not only a great event for educating the community about the wonders of the outdoors, but it’s one of the  biggest fundraisers of the year for Mount Pisgah Arboretum. We couldn’t keep our trail maintenance, environmental education, and habitat restoration programs going without your help!

Link to list of invasive species for our region.

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Bring your dancing shoes! We have a great line-up!

4:00 – Mood Area 52

3:00 – Satori Bob

2:00 – The Dirty Dandelions

1:00 – The Huckleberrys

Noon – Dirty Spoon

11:00 –Gumbo Groove

10:00 – Hummingbirds Girls Choir and Singing Heart

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Art in Nature Trail

In the spirit of nature artist, Andy Goldsworthy, we would like to share with the public simple, ephemeral designs that blend into the natural environment and explore line, depth, color, and texture. We are very excited for this event and hope you will consider being a part of it! To view a catalog of Andy’s work for inspiration, check out his website at: www.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk

Interested in being an artist? Installation date: Saturday, May 14th, Display date: Sunday, May 15th. Contact: Jenny Laxton, Education Program Manager by phone: (541) 741-4110 or by email: Education@MountPisgahArboretum.org

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Whether you’re hungry for lunch, looking for something pretty, eager to improve your garden, or out to learn more about our local non-profits, the Wildflower & Music Festival has something for everyone!

Art Booths

Barbara’s Soaps of the Season ~ Sheila Barry
Borealis bags and rags ~ Charting Nature
Corylus Crafts ~ The Flaming Pearl
Humble Bee Honey
Navillus Press ~ Wooden Apple Woodturning
Wooly Moss Roots ~ yogagoat pottery

Food & Beverage Booths

Brew Dr. Kombucha ~ Cafe Mam ~ Dogs Gone Coastal ~
Noble Estate Winery ~ Oriental Noodle Village ~
Ritta’s Burritos ~ Viva Vegetarian

Plant Booths

Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery ~ Fern Hill Nursery ~ Fox Hollow Creek Nursery ~ Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah ~ Pierce Street Gardens ~ White Oak Farm

Non-profit Booths

Beyond Toxics ~ Circle of Children ~ Forest Web ~
Gifford Pinchot Task Force ~ Lane-Metro Youth Corps ~ Many Rivers Sierra Club ~
Museum of Natural History ~ Natural History Society ~ Nearby Nature ~ Oregon Wild ~
OSU Lane County Extension Compost Specialists ~ Travel Lane County ~
Wallama Restoration Project ~ Whole Earth Nature School ~ WREN

Guided Walks  

Join some delightful experts on the natural history of Mount Pisgah for guided walks during the Wildflower & Music Festival! This is a great opportunity to learn about the plants, animals, and other wild creatures that abound along the trails.

11:00am   Julia Siporin

12:00pm   Sue Sierralupe

1:00pm    Bruce Newhouse

2:00pm   Anna Bradley

3:00pm   August Jackson

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Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s annual Wildflower & Music Festival is made possible by a wonderful group of volunteers. Do you have a couple hours to share? Here is an overview of the many roles available!

Before the Festival:

* Put up posters around town to promote the event.
* Help set up booths and tables on Saturday, May 14th.
* Decorate the booths and entryway on Saturday, May 14–bring your creative ideas!
* Set up the spread of donated food for all the Saturday volunteers.
* Cook up some wonderful treats for the bake sale! (We can’t take anything that needs refrigeration, such as custards or whipped cream, but cookies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins, breads are all perfect–why not host a baking party with your friends? Bring all contributions to the booth on the day of the festival)
* Donate plants for the plant sale! (We can’t accept invasive species; click here for the invasive species list.)

On Festival Day:
* Keeping the traffic flowing smoothly in the parking lots–a great job for a group or a club.
* Greeting visitors, renewing people’s memberships, collecting donations, counting heads and stamping hands as folks first come into the festival.
* Signing in your fellow volunteers and showing them how to get to their positions.
* Selling festival t-shirts & posters, nature books & field guides, and monitoring the free raffle.
* Leading nature crafts for kids, helping children use microscopes, and handing out goodies as the “pocket lady.”
* The ever-popular plant sale! Answering questions as folks shop for plants; adding up purchases or taking money as a cashier; supervising the plant holding booth; and helping folks carry plants out to their cars.
* Delicious bake sale! Arrange and sell all the donated baked goods, or add up the totals and make change.

After the Festival:
* Take down canopies and tables on Monday, May 16.

Please call Penny at 541747-3817 or email office@mountpisgaharboretum.org to find out more or to sign up for your position. Volunteers get free entrance to the festival, a souvenir poster, and the fun of working with a great team to host one of the best parties springtime has to offer!

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Co-hosts and Sponsors

The Wildflower & Music Festival is co-hosted by the Native Plant Society of Oregon and Lane Community College.

Many thanks to our splendid sponsors! Check them out:

Mountain Rose Herbs


Eugene True Value Hardware

Dr. Donald Dexter

Sherry Schaefers, State Farm Insurance

Shelton Turnbull


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