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UT Arboretum Society to host Butterfly Festival

KNOXVILLE - Butterfly and landscape lovers will have an opportunity to the Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 4. The event is hosted by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. The family friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Various speakers and activities for adults and children will be offered.

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Butterflies and landscapes combine for a delightful day at the Butterfly Festival August 4. Photo by G. Githens. Image courtesy UTIA.

Monarch butterflies will be released at 12 noon from the patio and yard outside the auditorium. Butterflies are available for purchase at $10 each. You can claim your butterfly with your claim ticket at 11:45 a.m.

The festival will host a wide variety of activities for children. Each activity requires a ticket to participate, and you can purchase tickets for $1. There will also be different food vendors, as well as artisans at the event.

Contact the UT Arboretum for more details or to request accommodation for accessibility by calling 865-483-3571.

The UT Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge. A map to the arboretum can be found online at

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service.

Published July 16, 2018

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