Garden Fest

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Assocation’s annual Garden Fest at Belle Grove will be Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free admission and free parking.

It will include:

MASTER GARDENER Plant Sale
Hands-On Workshops,
Garden and Specialty Vendors,
Children’s Activities,
Second Hand Rose Rummage Sale,
Birdhouse Contest
Garden Tool Sharpening,
Touring of the Historic Belle Grove Manor House 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($5 for those 12 and older, 11 and younger free of charge)
Raffles, Food, And More . . .

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Garden Fair – Mother’s Day Weekend

It’s the 30th Annual Garden Fair!

Garden Fair is a huge outdoor plant and garden supply sale with nearly 100 vendors from several states. Vendors will offer native plants, perennials, annuals, small trees, berry bushes and more, as well as fine items for the home and garden.
$15 per car, $10 if paid online in advance.

Bring your receipt to get in both Saturday and Sunday!

All proceeds benefit the Foundation of the State Arboretum and its programs.

The 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Join the fun in Winchester, VA for the two week Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival!

This long-standing tradition features a two day Wine Fest, an entertaining Grand Feature parade through downtown Winchester, multiple concerts, Weekend in the Park, featuring a wide variety of crafters, a carnival, an outstanding fireworks display, and over 30 other events with something for everyone!

The Festival is a great time to spend the weekend in Winchester exploring the area and having fun at the events!

See you at The Bloom!

For details on the events and festivities, visit: www.thebloom.com

PARKING:
With all of the street closings and parking restrictions, the parking garages are the best alternative. Three of the four downtown garages (Braddock Autopark will be closed) are one block from the parade route or the Midway. Purchase reserved parking in a garage on either May 3 or 4 for $15 per day (cash or check). Stop by the George Washington Autopark (128 N. Cameron Street) to purchase a reserved parking ticket. If space is still available on Friday or Saturday, you can park in the garages for $15 (CASH ONLY).

Friday, May 3:
Garages will be open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Saturday, May 4:
Garages will open at 8 am and will not have a set closing time.
Handicap Parking

Handicapped parking is available at each Apple Blossom sponsored event. We recommend that residents utilize downtown parking garages for the Grand Feature Parade. Handicapped parking for Weekend in the Park will be available in front of the War Memorial Building.
Do not park on streets that are closed to parking.

Rally in the Alley

Come enjoy local bands, food, and for our 21 and over guests cold beer at this years block party style event! Entrance is free! Live music, food from local restaurants, local craft beer and wine, and craft vendors too! Drink tickets are $5 per ticket cash only.

FREE to the public! Rain or Shine!

In the Palace Parking Lot on Indian Alley (Behind the Splash Pad)

Kite Flying Festival

FREE – A one-of-a-kind family event for all to enjoy! Bring the family to Sherando Park to take in the bright colors and fun that comes along with kite flying. Enjoy vendors, food and door prizes! A fantastic family day at the park!

Contact Frederick County Parks & Recreation for more information.

(540) 665-5678

Gardening in the Valley Symposium

Scheduled Topics and Speakers Include:

Greenhouses: Is One in Your Future? TIM OHLWILER – Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources – Horticulture.

With Nature in Mind: Design & Plants for Resilient Gardens. C. COLESTON BURRELL – Garden Designer, Lecturer, Author and Photographer.

Foraging in Your Own Backyard: Edible Weeds and Ornamental Plants. FRANK HYMAN – Writer, Gardener, and Keeper of Backyard Chickens.

GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms): What’s in Your Garden? DEBORAH KOLLER AND BETSY BROWN – Extension Master Gardeners

$65 registration includes continental breakfast and hot lunch, plus chance to mingle with speakers, get books signed, and win door prizes during breaks!

Shop from garden vendors with native plants, herbs, and other goodies, as well as books for sale by the speakers and authors of interest.

Check in between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and enjoy breakfast.
Welcome address kicks off the day at 8:45 a.m., and talks end by 4:00 p.m.

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