FONA Fall Festival & Bulb Sale

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FONA Fall Festival & Bulb Sale

Unique bulbs, family activities, and local vendors | US National Arboretum | October 1, 10 AM - 2 PM

When and where

Date and time


U.S. National Arboretum — R Street Entrance 2400 R Street NE Washington, DC 20002

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

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 across from Arbor House near the R Street Entrance (see map below).

  • 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 the flowers look 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 planting and falconry demonstrations, nature-based crafts, and book giveaways!

  • Register here — registration is encouraged but not 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 (, (202) 829-2500, (202) 678-0027)

Vendor List

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

Orchid Enterprise is no longer to attend this event, but we look forward to seeing them again at our annual spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale.

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.

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