40th Anniversary Celebration Picnic

40th Anniversary Celebration Picnic

October 10th, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 W Hickory St
Hesston, Kansas 67062
Get Directions

You are invited to join the staff, board and members of the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains on Sunday, October 10 from 4 to 6 pm for a celebration of 40 years in Hesston!


  • Your mask (for inside)
  • Your people
  • Any picnic items (blanket, lawn chair, extra food) to help you spread out and enjoy the Arboretum


  • It’s on us for the first 200 persons! Enjoy a burger/hot dog, beans, chips and water/tea (4:30-5:30 pm) 
  • Celebrate with the traditional Dyck family banana birthday cake, ice cream & pretzels!
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt and decorate the path with sidewalk chalk
  • Listen to live music from The Flannelbacks
  • Get a family portrait by Amy Sharp Photography
  • Take home an oak tree to plant (limit to first 100 families)
The old weeping willow tree, pictured here in the early 2000s, had to be removed in 2012 due to disease and fungus. However, a seedling from the original tree still grows on the pond edge nearby.