2015 Goblins in the Garden


When: Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, 10am - 4pm each day  
Cost: $10 per car, members; $20 per car, nonmembers
Where Warren H. Corning Visitor Center grounds

Sponsored by FirstMerit Bank, Hahn Loeser and by an Arts and Culture Grant from the Lake County Visitor Bureau


Be a part of The Holden Arboretum's annual celebration, Goblins in the Garden and be guaranteed a wickedly cool Halloween. Enjoy the decorated gardens while your family has a blast. Bring your children and furry four-legged friends on leashes in their best costumes for an unforgettable day of trick-or-treating, leaf trails, cornstalk maze, straw pyramid climb, face- and hand-painting, wagon rides, live entertainment, food and the traditional Scarecrow Row. Rain or Shine.


Scarecrow Row


Scarecrows have long held a traditional place in the gardens and at fall celebrations. This year, Holden's Goblins in the Gardens will again include a Scarecrow Row, and we invited area clubs, teams, classes, organizations and families are encourage to enter the competition and create a scarecrow.


The deadline to submit your design is Friday, Sept. 4 and the selected scarecrows must be completed by Wednesday, Sept. 30 for installation. Download the guidelines below for complete details.


Gift cards will be awarded to the top three scarecrows as voted on by our Goblins in the Garden guests, Oct. 3 and 4. Participating groups receive 10 complimentary passes to the Goblins in the Garden event, where Scarecrow Row will be displayed for the enjoyment of more than 7,500 guests! The top three scarecrows, chosen by popular vote, wll win gift cards from Eat'n Park restaurant.  


Come and see this year's crop of scarecrows during Goblins in the Garden and vote for your favorite.




Entry form



Scarecrow example