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Get out your flannel shirts and fall jackets—it’s time for the Fall Harvest Festival!

Get out your flannel shirts and fall jackets—it’s time for the Fall Harvest Festival!

Otterbein’s Center for Community Engagement will host its annual Fall Harvest Festival at the Otterbein Community Garden from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The garden is located at 390 N. Spring Rd. in Westerville.

The Otterbein Community Garden is a unique and award-winning garden that benefits Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) by providing produce during the growing season. It also benefits a number of groups—including Otterbein student groups—that utilize garden plots for education, service and therapy.

The free, family-friendly Fall Harvest Festival will have activities and treats for all ages, including carnival games, fall crafts, a farmers market, apple cider and donuts, educational stations and service projects. Otterbein students will be on hand to lead activities.

Otterbein’s Community Garden is divided into plots that are cultivated by a variety of community groups, including schools, neighborhood associations, veteran’s groups, senior citizen living communities, immigrant communities and Otterbein student groups. These gardeners are welcome to use gardening tools and water provided at the site. Some of the produce is donated to food pantries to feed members of our community.

The Fall Harvest Festival and its volunteers join millions of volunteers nationwide to improve the lives of others during Make a Difference Day.  This is the largest national community service day across the country.

The Fall Harvest Festival is free and open to the public with parking available at Heritage Middle School. There also will be a shuttle available to transport people between the Campus Center, the Otterbein Community Garden and the Equine Center as part of Otterbein’s Family Weekend.

The Fall Harvest Festival is sponsored by Serve Ohio and is part of the United Methodist Church Days of Service initiative. For additional information or questions, please contact Leslie Cavin at lcavin@otterbein.edu or 614-823-1272. 


See photos from this year's Fall Harvest Festival in our photo gallery.

Learn more about the Center for Community Engagement.