Let's catch the last of the fall colors at Arizona's Fall Foliage Finale at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
The famous grove of Chinese pistachio trees typically begins to show the first shades of harvest gold, pumpkin orange and burgundy red in mid-November, and peak color is typically around Thanksgiving Weekend and lasting until the first or second week or December.
The annual Fall Foliage Finale Festival Thanksgiving weekend November 24 and 25 includes live music played by Scott Schaefer and Scott Simon sharing the stage as "Celestial Misfits" both days, with performances between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. We also have hot spiced cider and arts and crafts vendors.
Learn more at their website: http://ag.arizona.edu/bta/whatsnew/fallfoliage.html
BTA opens at 8:00 am (for those early risers) but we will be meeting at 9:00am.
9:00 AM Meet group in front of the BTA for meet and greet.
9:00- 11:00 We will venture into the arboretum. I will be leading a group counter clockwise on the trail.
11:00 - 11:30 Regroup at the stage where the Celestial Misfits are performing. (exact location TBD)
11:30-12 ish - for those interested in lunch we will head to Superior for lunch at Jade Asian BBQ http://jadegrillasianbbq.com
Carpooling: If you are interested in carpooling please use the comments section to make those arrangements. It is a pretty good drive so it might be a good idea to caravan or carpool.
Cost: Adult Admission is $9 for adults, $4.50 for ages 5 to 12; children under age five are admitted free.
BTA- also offer photography workshops. It is my understanding that there are NOT being offered on this date. - Professional photographers will teach participants how to shoot Fall color during special workshops. For more information on these workshops click here: http://ag.arizona.edu/bta/photoclass.html