Herb & Garden Fair Cancelled

28th Annual Herb & Garden Fair


Hope to see ya’ next year!

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


Dear Friends,

The Herb & Garden Festival is our favorite events of the year, and one of the most long-standing festivals in the area.

This has been a very difficult decision, but in consideration of the health of the vendors, our communities, neighbors, families, volunteers and staff, Poplar Grove is taking steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and must adhere to state and federal stay-at-home orders.

Therefore, the Herb & Garden Festival has been cancelled, and we hope to see you next year for this most popular events of the season.

For questions or more information, please contact Suzette@poplargrove.org

The 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. View the 2020 Vendor List.

There is a $5.00 admission fee; kids 12 & under are free. Included in your admission price is live music, 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! 

There will be Greek food samplings, wraps, seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs, smoothies, and baked goods available for purchase.

For the kids, The Stables at Poplar Grove will be open for tours (closed toes shoes required).  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 on the lower level 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. Interested 2020 vendors, spaces are limited!  For 2020 application, click: Herb and Garden 2020 Application. Currently, spaces are FULL. Contact Suzette@poplargrove.org to be added to the waiting list.

There is always something yummy to eat at the Herb & Garden Fair. Interested Food Truck vendors, please click here: Food Vendor Contract Herb and Garden Fair.

In addition, a limited number of spaces are available for our partners and vendors to participate in our Program of Classes. Spaces and topics limited for variety and interest. Those vendors interested in presenting a 45-session during the event, the Speaker Workshop Contract 2020 is available. (Please see below for Class Schedule and Times).

Several participating vendors at this year’s Fair will also be kicking off our Farmers’ Market Opening Day on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 8AM-1PM, so this will not be the only time to introduce yourself.

Special guests, Pender County Master Gardeners, will be on site with Information Booth and plant sale.


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

Saturday, May 2, 2020

10 AM
11 AM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM

Sunday, May 3, 2020

11 AM
1 PM
2 PM

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!

Herb and Garden 2020 Application now available!  Currently, spaces are FULL.

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-Hawley at suzette@poplargrove.org. No phone calls, please. 

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