Registration for the sixth-annual Festival of Trees at Carnegie Library Museum is now open. Organizers are looking for organizations, businesses, churches or individuals who would like to contribute to this year’s festival.


The event is free and there is no cost to participate. Registration is open through Nov. 1.


The set-up times for those who participate are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 20. All entries must be in place by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 as the exhibit opens on Saturday, Nov. 23. The items will then be put on display through Dec. 21 and taken down in January.


Items for display are not limited to just trees; wreaths, a table arrangement or unique creation are encouraged as well. In the past, entries have included a wooden coat rack, a tree of rubber gloves, a bicycle tree and more, as well as traditional trees. If interested in putting a tree on display, it can be any size and must be artificial.


To participate, it is requested that commitments are made no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Requirements upon entry: phone number, email address, tentative date you plan to set up your entry and approximate size of entry.


For additional questions or participation requests, contact Katie Schott at 515-465-3809 or Laura Stebbins at ljstebbins@outlook.com or 515-360-4980.