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Oct 1

FONA Fall Festival & Bulb Sale

October 1 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FONA Fall Festival & Bulb Sale
Unique bulbs, family activities, and local vendors | US National Arboretum | October 1, 10 AM – 2 PM

Join us Saturday, October 1st from 10 AM to 2 PM for our second annual Fall Festival & Bulb Sale. Buy bags of both favorite and unusual flower bulbs, enjoy family-friendly activities, and visit with local vendors!

Event is located at the U.S. National Arboretum. The specific location within the Arboretum is TBD.

  • Enter the Arboretum through either R Street entrances (2400 R Street NE) or the New York Avenue (3501 New York Ave NE)

Registration is preferred but not required. Please let us know if you’re coming.

Dogs are allowed on leash.

Bulb Sale

Check out the list of bulbs our team of garden experts has ordered for this event (as well as the supplier catalog so you can see what each looks like). Bulbs for sale include varieties of tulips, irises, muscari, hyacinths, alliums, and more. Plus, our expert gardeners will help answer your questions.

Family Activities

FALLing in Love with Learning: This child-centered, family-focused event for children will include printmaking, face painting, storytelling, art activities, music, makers space, and more!

  • Registration link coming soon! Space is limited and registration is required.
  • Activities will be offered in partnership with DC Child Care Connections, the District’s Child Care Resource and Referral program funded through the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Division of Early Learning.
  • Please contact the DC CCC team if you need additional assistance (OSSE.dcchildcareconnections@dc.gov, (202) 829-2500, (202) 678-0027)

Vendor List

We will have a small number of local vendors at this event:

Have a Drink & Support FONA

When you visit our next-door neighbors at Supreme Core Cider on the day of a FONA event, 10% of your purchase is donated back to FONA! Supreme Core is just two blocks from the National Arboretum’s R Street entrance. You must show your FONA Eventbrite registration or proof of attendance for your purchase to qualify.

FONA Fall Festival & Bulb Sale
FONA Fall Festival & Bulb Sale
FONA Fall Festival & Bulb Sale


October 1
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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U.S. National Arboretum — R Street Entrance
2400 R Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States