Garden Fair – Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother’s Day Weekend
Due to the University of Virginia’s Covid restrictions, Garden Fair is moving to the Clarke County Fairgrounds for this year only.
890 W Main St, Berryville VA 22611

$15 per car, $10 in advance through our website

Pay online now! Save $5. blandy.virginia.edu/2021-garden-fair

The expansive property will allow for plenty of distance between shoppers and vendors and excellent parking. Easy access and great visibility will help make Garden Fair the experience our visitors expect.

A great selection of small trees, shrubs, berry bushes, annuals, perennials, and products for your home and garden will please every gardener.

Vendors from around the region bring their inventory to you: You’d have to drive hundreds, even thousands of miles to enjoy the selection that’s available at Garden Fair. Garden Fair is one-stop shopping for everything for your home and garden!

Food vendors will offer lunch while you shop, and covered pavilions provide a place to relax and enjoy a break.

Masks are required for vendors and shoppers.

 

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

Kite Flying Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

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:

Organics: Origins, Definitions, and How Organic are the Products You Buy?
Karin French, USDA Training Office

Big Dreams, Small Garden: Creating the Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space.
Marianne Willburn, Author and Journalist

Medicinal Plants: How to Use Them in Your Home in Everyday Items.
Wendell Combest, Shenandoah University Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Best Practices for Small Farms: Making a Living by Growing Crops & Raising Livestock.
Tyler and Angel Wakeman of the fifth generation family farm Valley Roots Farm

Native Plants: Attracting Butterflies with Flora Local to the Shenandoah Valley.
Stacey Morgan Smith, VCE Master Gardener

$65 registration includes continental breakfast, hot lunch, and free parking, plus chance to mingle with speakers, win door prizes and ticket auctions, enjoy a mini seed swap, and talk gardening with EMGs and other attendees.

Shop from garden vendors with 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.

View the flyer

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 . . .

More Information

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)