The annual Fabulous Fall Festival plant sale at Stephen F. Austin State University 's Mast Arboretum will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the intramural field on Wilson Drive .

"As usual, a great selection of rare, unusual, native, and Texas-tough trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous perennials, grasses and groundcovers will be available," said Dawn Stover, Mast Arboretum research associate.

This year's sale will feature an outstanding selection of maples including connoisseur Japanese maples, southern sugar maple, and the rare chalk maple, plus the hard to find native chinquapin. Almost all of the plants are produced at SFA by the staff, students and volunteers.

Proceeds from the plant sale help support the SFA Mast Arboretum, the Ruby Mize Azalea Garden, the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and educational programming.

The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404 or visit the website and click on "upcoming events."