Herb & Garden Fair 2018

26th Annual Herb & Garden Fair

April 7 & 8, 2018

Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ♦ Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

HerbGardenFairPoster2018The grounds of Poplar Grove will be filled with a wonderful  selection of locally grown plants of all types – herbs, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts and houseplants, plus garden art & accessories, herbal & all-natural products, artisan crafts & local foods.

There is a $5.00 admission fee; kids 12 & under are free. Included in your admission price is live music by artist and musician, Mark Herbert from Broccoli Brother Circus and singer/songwriter Ann Meadows in the Gazebo; Kid’s Activities for the little ones, and free classes & nature trail walks (come see what is in bloom!) for young and young-at-heart throughout the two-day event.

Learn from your neighbors and some of the community’s best local historians, herbalists, and basket-makers! Our State magazine will be on site to distribute their special April Heirloom issue. 

There will be Greek food samplings, wraps, seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs, smoothies, and baked goods available for purchase, including Poor Piggy’s, Southern Concessions, Lil Johnnie’s Crab Shack, That’s a Wrap and Quesadillas,  and Kona Ice.

For the kids, The Stables at Poplar Grove will be open for tours (closed toes shoes required) from 10 am until 2 pm.  The entrance fee is $5.00 a person (young and old) as well as animal Meet & Greets on the back lawn. 

Self-guided house tours will be offered at a discounted rate of $7.00, though you are welcome to sit on our porches and visit our Gift Shop and Slavery Exhibit in the basement of the Manor House for free. The blacksmith shop will also be fired up, so be sure to follow the billowing smoke & peek inside.

Meet your farmer, your planter, your herbalist, your master gardener and artisan-maker by previewing the 2018 Vendor List Herb and Garden. Interested 2018 vendors, click here for the Vendor Application. Those vendors interested in presenting a 45-session during the event, click here for the SpeakerWorkshop Contract 2018 – spaces limited!

Several participating vendors at this year’s Fair will also be kicking off our Farmers’ Market Opening Day on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8AM-1PM, so this will not be the only time to introduce yourself.

Special guests, Pender County Master Gardeners and Pender County Tourismwill be on site with Information Booths.

2018 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Classes held in the barn. Look for the double doors!

Saturday, April 7

10 AM

“Simple Soap Making”

Kirsten Billingsley: Mermaids & Moon

11 AM

“Make Your Own Pencil Basket”

Kids 8-12 years old; Capacity 6 in Basket Gallery

&

“Herb Gardening in Southeastern North Carolina”

Meg Shelton: Shelton Herb Farm

Noon

“Keeping Your Garden – Alive”

Tim Matthews: NC Cooperative Extension

1 PM

“How to Use Essential Oils in the Garden”

Bethany Moore: DoTerra Essential Oils

2 PM

“Why We Should Create an Oasis in Our Backyard”

Duane Truscott: My Garden Plants Company

3 PM

“Herbal Medicine Making in Your  Own Kitchen”

Kathryn Waple: NC Nature Connect

Sunday, April 8

11 AM

“Nature Walk through the Abbey Nature Preserve”

Duane Truscott: My Garden Plants Company

Noon

 “Make Your Own Pencil Basket”

Kids 8-12 years old; Capacity 6 in Basket Gallery

&

“Making Garden Wire Art”

Cathy McInville: Conway Studios

1 PM

“How Herbal Teas Offer Healing & Instrumental Infusions”

Lee O’Neil: Radical Roots Farm

2 PM

“How to Use Essential Oils in the Garden”

Bethany Moore: DoTerra Essential Oils

 

Your $5 admission fee supports Poplar Grove, a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity, dedicated to conservation, education and preservation. 

Thank you for your support!

Vendor Application 2018 available now! In addition, SeedPacket_Thyme_1a limited number of spaces are available for our partners and vendors to participate in our Program of Classes: SpeakerWorkshop Contract 2018.  Spaces and topics limited for variety and interest.

Go Native, and discover why by visiting North Carolina Botanical Garden or downloading how to attract wildlife using native plants by Going Native!

For questions or more information, email Suzette Cooper at suzette@poplargrove.org. No phone calls, please. 

 

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