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Judy’s Day: Family Learning Festival

Beginning in 1997, we have organized this one-day festival to celebrate our vital connection with plants. In the scenic setting of our arboretum, we explore unique themes, bringing them alive through exhibits, activities, crafts, music, and more. View past Judy's Days.

Join us for a Family Pepper Party on Saturday, September 19

We’re celebrating Peppers at Cornell Plantations! Join us for a party featuring peppers galore at this afternoon of learning and merriment! Meet Dave Dewitt, "the Pope of Peppers," help name a new pepper bred at Cornell, learn to dance the salsa with live music, taste some fresh and roasted peppers, sample pepper-flavored chocolate, and enjoy pepper crafts and activities for kids of all ages.

Special Guests:
Dave Dewitt, author and foremost world authority on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods
Mike Mazourek, pepper breeder, Cornell University
Jorge T. Cuevas and the Caribe Jazz Allstars

When? Saturday, September 19, 2015; 1 - 5 p.m.

Where? Nevin Welcome Center in the Botanical Garden

Cost: $5 per person/ $10 per family (free for Plantations members)

Parking: Parking is free in the parking lot near the Welcome Center.

This is a Judy's Day! family event.