Fancy a Butterfly Garden Giveaway and Fall Festivals from Montgomery Parks


While many summer joys in the DC area come to an end on Labor Day, there’s one that will continue well into fall this year: Wings of Fancy, the wonderful butterfly and caterpillar exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. And one lucky KFDC reader can win a four-pack of tickets to experience it — and I can assure you, it’s pretty fantastic.

Nearly 20 different species of butterflies from North America, Central America, and Asia flutter around the garden full of colorful flowers and plants. There are also cases on display containing cocoons and opportunities for visitors to learn about their amazing metamorphosis. It’s about 10 degrees warmer inside the garden than it is outside, so autumn will be an ideal time to go.

Wings of Fancy will be on display at Brookside Gardens through October 25. Hours are 10am – 4pm daily. Tickets are $8/ages 13 and up, $5/ages 3-12, free for 2 and under — you can also try to win them through the giveaway below!

There’s even more to enjoy at Montgomery County Parks this fall! These festivals and programs happening in September and October are perfect for family outings:


Giveaway: For a chance to win the four-pack of tickets to the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite activity this Labor Day weekend, either that you already experienced or are looking forward to doing. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and be a blog subscriber (see the sign-up on the left sidebar). This giveaway will run through Wednesday, September 9, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Parks, however, I only promote activities, events, and programs that I sincerely enjoy and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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32 Responses to Fancy a Butterfly Garden Giveaway and Fall Festivals from Montgomery Parks

  1. Julie

    Definitely a Book Festival. Though Kennedy Center performances are also seem to be nice.

  2. Liz stein

    we are hoping to enjoy the labor day capitol concert dress rehearsal tomorrow at 330 🙂

  3. Kara j.

    Last jump in the pool for the summer! 🙂

  4. Christy

    We plan to introduce our son (who loves space!) to Buzz Aldrin at the National Air & Space on Monday.

  5. Christy

    We plan to introduce our son (who loves space!) to Buzz Alrin at National Air and Space on Monday.

  6. Piper

    Our favorite Labor Day activity is building sand castles and catching an outdoor concert at the Delaware shores!

  7. Rebecca

    I am looking forward to visiting Annmarie sculpture garden in Solomons MD!

  8. Nicole L

    We enjoyed attending the national book festival.

  9. Dawn

    We went to North Beach for the first time and loved it!!

  10. Maureen

    Checking out Purse State Park.

  11. Fengshou Sun


  12. DeAna Ariola

    Time to just RELAX with the kids. First week of school was beyond stressful. We had a water balloon fight today with 100 water ballons. Amazing what a little fun can do!

  13. last weekend at the pool

  14. We absolutely LOVED going to Purse State Park! It was by far the best day of the entire summer!!!! It was just what we needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life right before school starts. Thank you so much for the recommendation. Really hoping to win these tickets – we went to Brookside last month but decided not to do the butterflies because of the cost for a family of 6. I know that the kids would love it!

  15. we love the kensington parade. local, easy to get to, and my boys love all the candy!

  16. Rachel

    The national book festival – especially because my mom was presenting!

  17. Dawn

    Our favorite Labor Day activity is swimming, swimming, and more swimming!

  18. Sara M

    Going to the pool before it closes for the summer!

  19. Lisa L

    Looking forward to the Labor Day Parade in Gaithersburg!

  20. Lisa

    Apple,raspberry,and tomato picking followed by a relaxing picnic in this beautiful weather! I love that summer is coming to a close, schools are starting, and the schedules aren’t too packed to enjoy this beautiful weather!

  21. Joyce

    Just returned from a week-long family vacation from LA so relaxing this weekend!

  22. Jackie Budde

    Spending this Labor Day weekend in SD with family! Tomorrows agenda, picnic!

  23. Erich

    Getting ready right now to head to Clark’s Elioak Farm!

  24. Katie Francis

    Visited Richmond, Virginia’s Maymont Park, which is lovely!

  25. Jennifer

    We just returned from a camping trip to Westmoreland State Park where we went hunting for shark teeth on Fossil Beach and explored George Washington’s Birthplace. It was a fantastic trip!

  26. Jess Belford

    best highlight of Labor Day Weekend was going to North Beach with my daughter. An hour drive from the city, you cannot beat it when you want some sand on your feet, funnel cake and perfect water!

  27. MiCa

    Book Festival! Thanks for the opportunity!

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