Festival of Trees - A Celebration of Community and Culture on Display November 20, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Tree Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Tree Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

We are inviting local cultural and heritage organizations to participate in out first annual Festival of Trees at White River Valley Museum. The Festival of Trees encourages us all to catch the holiday spirit, no matter what winter holidays you observe, and to learn about the traditions and cultures that make up the rich tapestry of people that call the South Sound home. The exhibit will feature 15 - 20 artificial trees decorated by community groups just like yours.

Guests who visit the Festival of Trees exhibit will be able to vote for their favorite tree and on December 20th the winning tree will be announced. The winning tree will receive a $500 award to their organization or a 501c3 charity of their choice.

What will be provided and what are the rules?

  1. Each group will be provided with a 7 foot artificial tree to decorate. The organization may pick up the tree, decorate it and return it OR decorate it at the Museum – pick-up and onsite decoration dates listed below.

  2. Each group will have access to at least one outlet for one plug to light their tree.

  3. Tree decoration can NOT contain: food, living plants or animals, high-voltage or vintage lights, anything combustible, battery operated items, glow products, or glitter.

  4. NO permanent alterations can be made to tree (examples: paint or cutting branches)

What dates do I need to know?

  1. Application Deadline: September 1, 2019. Due to limited exhibit space only the first thirteen organizations with completed applications will be able to participate.

  2. Tree pick-up day: November 7, 2019 from 10am – 7:00pm. If you intend to decorate offsite and bring the tree back on one of the two onsite decoration dates below.

  3. Onsite tree decoration days:  November 15 or November 16 from 10am – 7pm. If you do not pick-up your tree beforehand this is the day to decorate your tree at the Museum.

  4. Tree decoration pick-up days: January 11 or 12 from Noon – 4pm. If you want to pick-up any of your decorations they must be picked up on these dates and times, otherwise decorations will be retained by the Museum, disposed of, or donated.

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TREE INFORMATION ***You may fill in TBD at this time if you intend to participate, but do not have your tree planned yet. We will follow-up with all organizations the first of October at which time all tree information will be due.