Festival of Lights Scheduled

**Tickets are Non-Refundable and Non-Exchangeable**

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Step 1: Note the "Selected date" above. If you would like to purchase tickets for that selected date, proceed to Step 3. If you would like to attend a different date, click on "Other dates..." above and proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Select an availalbe date from the dropdown calendar. If the date is grayed out, that date is sold out

Step 3: Enter the quantity of each ticket below, including one Parking Pass per vehicle

Step 4: Click on "ADD TO CART" and follow the instructions on subsequent screens.

By purchasing tickets, you understand and agree that:

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. This is an outdoor, rain, snow or shine event. 
  • Tickets are not available at the door. Online, advance purchase is required.
  • Tickets may be used from 4-10 p.m. only on the specific date purchased.
  • You must purchase one Parking Pass per vehicle.
  • If the Gardens are closed due to inclement weather, advanced reservations for that specific day may be used on remaining festival nights.

ATTENTION MEMBERS:

Members do not need to purchase festival admission or parking. To add a Festival+ Pack to a member visit, use the ticket link below and select only the number of Festival+ Packs desired.

FESTIVAL+ PACK

Upgrade your experience with the Festival+ Pack. (Festival+ Packs do not include festival admission.)  For $10, get a bundle of our most popular festival treats:

  • One non-alcoholic beverage
  • One holiday cookie
  • One pair of holiday lights 3D specs

By registering for this event, you agree to receive email communications from Powell Gardens. You may unsubscribe at anytime.

Harvest Days Scheduled

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Click on “Other Dates...” above to select your ticket date. If the date is grayed out, tickets for that date are sold out. YOU MUST PURCHASE ONE PARKING TICKET PER VEHICLE.

 

ADD A PLUS PACK

Upgrade your experience with the $10 PLUS PACK - a bundle of our most popular festival treats. PLUS PACKS do not include festival admission.

  • One hot or frozen non-alcoholic beverage
  • Souvenir cup & festival sticker
  • Sweet treat

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Members do not need to purchase festival admission or parking. To add a Plus Pack or Hayride to a member visit, select below only the number of Plus Packs or Hayrides desired.

 

REFUND POLICY AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  • This is an outdoor, rain or shine event.
  • Tickets may be used only on the specific date selected.
  • You must purchase one Parking ticket per vehicle.
  • You are consenting to receive email communications from Powell Gardens. You may unsubscribe at any time.

 

History of Poinsettias

Join Education Manager, Caitlin Eckard, for a short presentation about the fascinating history of poinsettias. Participants will enjoy our Festival of Lights signature cocktail while they learn all about this beautiful tropical flower.

This program fee does not include festival admission. 

By registering for this program, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

YGT Longview

Garden to Glass: Hunter's Cocktail Edition

Join Powell Gardens for another edition of Garden to Glass, this time featuring the classic cocktail, the Hunter's Cocktail. Made from bourbon and Powell Gardens infused cherry brandy, this is the perfect drink to savor in the fall. Participants will receive a specialty cocktail, a recipe card, and a Powell Gardens branded shot glass.

Must be 21+ to attend. This program fee does not include festival admission.

By registering for this class, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at anytime. 

Garden to Glass: Hard Cider Edition

Join Heather Sullivan from Austin Eastciders to learn all about the difference between beer and hard ciders. Participants will then taste 4 different hard cider flavors and take home a Powell Gardens branded pint glass after the class. 

Must be 21+ years old to register for this class. This program fee does not include festival admission. 

By registering for this class, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

 

Work and Learn: Holiday Containers

Decorate your home for the holidays with natural adornments during this festive workshop. Marissa Adams, Powell Gardens' Conifer Garden specialist will kick things off with a short tour highlighting many of the unique evergreens in the Conifer Garden. Then, she will share ideas to spruce up pots and add winter interest to seasonal displays using fresh greenery, other natural materials, ribbons, and more. Each participant will take home a fiber pot that can be displayed indoors or out. A complimentary adult beverage will also be available for those 21 and over while they work. 

This program fee does not include festival admission.

By registering for this class, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

Work & Learn: Succulent Containers

This hands on opportunity will provide you with the basic information about the identification, care, and propagation of various succulents. Join horticulturalist Eric Perrette in our production greenhouse to transplant, propagate, and design succulent containers for the Seed to Plate Greenhouse. Participants will take home a succulent cutting to start at home! 

By registering for this class you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

Native Plant Symposium

10 am Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, Native Edible Plants for Wildlife and People

Discussion of some native edible herbaceous and woody perennials that can also be grown as specialty crops. Information on when and what to harvest, recipes and how to preserve for later use will be shared. The importance of these plants for pollinators and other wildlife will also be discussed. A display with preserved samples and handouts will be available.

11 am. Dr. Linda Hezel, Integrating native plants into food production for soil, pollinators and human health

Although there are hundreds of not well-known nutritious and delicious edible plants in Missouri and from all around the world, less than 20 species provide 90% of the food that humans consume.

Native plants were the source of food for Native Americans, but now that knowledge is being lost. By adopting native edibles in our diet we can preserve that knowledge and broaden our culinary experience while enjoying delicious nutritious foods.

12- 12:45 tour in the field with edible samples. 

Lunch with dessert prepared with an edible plant.

1:30 pm Matt Lebon, Creating a Native Edible Landscape

In this class you will learn about many edible plants that can add beauty and bounty to your yard. During this class, tips for designing these plants into your landscape will be shared. The focus will be on native plants but non-native edibles will also be discussed.  

2:30 pm. Evaluations. Adjourn

A boxed lunch is included in your ticket price with a non alcoholic beverage. Staff will email you prior to the event to ask your lunch preferences. 

  • Boxed Lunch Options
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Veggie Wrap
  • Turkey and Cheddar Baguette

All boxed lunches are served with kettle potato chips and pasta salad. No substitutions. 

 

You Pick Harvest

Join Heartland Harvest Garden horticulturalists and gardeners to pick your own harvest! Participants will be instructed in proper harvesting techniques and take home the produce they gather themselves. Each time slot is 30 minutes in duration. Available produce items will be listed on a menu for to be chosen by the guest upon arrival. Produce quantities vary day by day and there will be limited availability of some crops on some days. 5 produce items may be selected for this program.

The 30 minute time slot is restricted to groups of 2-3 people. This event will occur rain or shine. Upon arrival, guests will meet their horticulturalist and/or gardener at the Missouri Barn. 

This program fee does not include festival admission. 

By registering for this class, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

Work & Learn: Winter Wreath Design

Decorate your home for the holidays with natural adornments created during this festive workshop. Brent Tucker, lead horticulturalist of the Visitor Center Gardens, will share how to decorate a beautiful wreath using fresh cuttings to take with you for immediate display on your door or mantle. All materials are included, and each participant (that is 21+) may enjoy a complementary adult beverage while they work. 

This program fee does not include festival admission.

By registering for this class, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

YGT: Northview E.S. Olathe

Dark Forest Timed Entry

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Click on "Other Dates" and/or "Other Times" above to select your ticket date and check-in time. If the date is grayed out, tickets for that date and time are sold out. 

 

HOURS OF OPERATIONS

Enter the Dark Forest experience during the 30-minute timeframe you selected during the check-out process.

The Gardens will open early, at 5 p.m. each day for guests with pre-purchased Dark Forest tickets to enjoy the golden hour and a fall sunset in the Gardens. Seasonal food and beverage options will be available for purchase at the Missouri Barn, including s’mores kits to enjoy around fire pits before or after your haunted walk.

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS

You are not required to buy a parking ticket. It is required for non-members only. Also, don't forget to use your members-only discount code during checkout. The discount is only valid for as many as your membership allows and is not valid for non-members.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND REFUND POLICY

  • Limited tickets are available. Advance purchase is required; no tickets sold at the door.
  • Guests must purchase 1 parking ticket per car in addition to admission ticket(s).
  • Dark Forest is a PG-13 experience. Tickets are the same price for all ages.
  • Outdoor trails are uneven and may not be suitable for all guests. Trails are not accessible for strollers.
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Tickets are exchangeable for a different date or time based on availability.
  • If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather a rain-date option will be provided when possible.

 

Fortopia Info Session

Join Powell Gardens staff for an informational session about our newest exhibit, Fortopia. 

YGT: Barstow

Harvest Days Artisan Market

Please note: Vendor fee covers both Saturday & Sunday

YGT: Sedalia Science Club

YGT: Girl Scout Rachel Nash

YGT: Girl Scout Kate Gunja