Hardin Local has just found out about a great community event called The Hardin County Master Gardeners Plant Fair on May 21st! After speaking with Janet from the Lincoln Trail Master Gardeners Association, I was surprised to hear about all of the great things they do for our wonderful community. Read below for little bit of information about the event taking place later this month.
The 18th Annual Hardin County Master Gardeners Plant Fair hosted by the Lincoln Trail Master Gardeners Association will be on May 21, from 8am-3pm eastern time. This Elizabethtown tradition will be held at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive. The Hardin County Farmer’s Market is just across the street, making this a great place to spend the morning shopping for your garden and your table.
The Hardin County Master Gardeners Plant Fair is organized and run by a dedicated group of master gardeners who spend the whole year coordinating for vendors, advertising and planning great new ideas for the Plant Fair. This year promises to be better than ever with 45 vendors offering aisles of garden art, vegetables, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, trees, and more. There will be a booth where Master Gardeners will teach visitors how to apply a faux-verdigris paint technique. Customers can then use their new skills to paint a concrete ornament purchased from a nearby vendor.
The fair will be a great place to stay for lunch, with mouth-watering grilled foods, cold drinks, and the best butter pecan ice cream ANYWHERE! The Master Gardeners will have a food tent set up where you can rest, enjoy your lunch and daydream about your garden plans.
If you are the type to have eyes bigger than your flower basket, we have you covered. 4-H’ers will be on hand with wagons and carts. They will be your own personal plant taxi and cart all of your purchases to your car! They will be working for tips to raise money for their on-going projects.
A second option for all those purchases is our Merchandise Holding Area Booth. You can drop off your purchases at the booth where the master gardeners will take good care of them while you shop for more. When you are ready to leave, grab one of the 4-H members to take your purchases to your car.
If you have an unknown plant, weed, disease or pest in your garden, bring a sample to the Plant Fair. The Master Gardeners will have a booth set up to provide gardening advice and answer questions.
And last, but not least, will be your chance to win door prizes. Just sign up at the registration booth. You don’t have to be present to win.
Admission and parking are free. No pets please, service animals only. Hope to see you at the plant fair!!