Autumn Fair at Shangri La

Autumn Fair at Shangri La

The eighth annual Autumn Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Shangri La Gardens (2111 W. Park Avenue) in Orange. The fair will include air apple bobbing, apple printing, an obstacle course, pumpkin ring toss, spider mask making, face painting, kids nature dance, pumpkin decorating, seed planting, and of course the last chance to see the scarecrows.

Each October, Shangri La hosts the largest Scarecrow Festival in Texas with over 70 handcrafted scarecrows displayed throughout the gardens. Created by talented people from community organizations, businesses, schools, churches and families, scarecrow designs range from funny to clever to wacky and weird.

The Autumn Fair is the grand finale of the Scarecrow Festival and a day of family harvest fun.

Tickets are $8 adults, $5 for seniors (65 & up), students and youths, and $2 for children (4-9). Stark Cultural members get in free, as do toddlers (3 and under).

The Star and Crescent Moon Cafe will serve bag lunches for $5, and a special autumn treat will be available. Pick up fresh roasted pumpkin seeds by the Frog Pond area and Neighbors Emergency Room Center will serve hot or cold apple cider, depending on the weather, near the Frog Pond. The Garden Store has new and festive holiday decor for sale.

There will also be a live bat presentation, chance to meet Maxine the Barred Owl, Bugs on Wheels from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and more.