20th Annual Birdhouse (and Beyond) Competition

Part of Raulston Blooms!

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 10:00 am4:00 pm

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What better way to celebrate the return of spring than with our 20th Annual Birdhouse Competition?

This year, the Arboretum is expanding the competition to incorporate habitat homes for all wildlife creatures, not just birds. Whether you 've built homes for bats, butterflies or hedgehogs, decorated the perfect abodes for your toads, or have bee hotels ready for check-in, we want to see them!

Adult competitors can enter their creations in either the Serious category for more working creations or the Flight of Fancy category for decorative entries. As always, youth competitors (ages 4 to 16) will be put into categories based on their ages.

Whether you're a competitor or an onlooker, our 20th Annual Birdhouse Competition will surely be one you never forget.

All ages.
Cost to enter competition: free. Birdhouse builders receive a free ticket to attend Raulston Blooms! Raulston Blooms! admission: free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers, $10.00 per family. Raulston Blooms! admission includes admission to the birdhouse competition and plant sale, too.
Advance registration is encouraged. Please register online using our registration e-store. Onsite registration is available on Friday, April 5.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Need directions? Click here.
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this event.