24th Annual Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction

May 10-12, 2019, Friday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors’ Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck! Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.

Food trucks will be on site daily. Water stations provided by the Louisville Water Company—bring your own reusable water bottle! All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.
New this year!
Elmwood Inn Mother’s Day Tea 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 
Celebrate spring and all mothers everywhere with this elegant and fun cream tea! This afternoon cream tea will feature scones, sandwiches, and cakes and a selection of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Tea seatings will be at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. $25 per person; tea tickets include admission to the 24th Annual Gardeners’ Fair and Silent Auction. Reservations are required; call 502-897-9845.

Parking
Parking will be available at Locust Grove on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional parking with shuttle service to Locust Grove will be available at Dunn Elementary on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Vendors
(Booth number)
502 Hemp (37)
Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium. (23)
Copper Hummingbird Feeders (25)
Cottage Garden (26)
Dipper’s Delight (19)
Ewe and Me and Company (2)
Fairy Gardens (22)
Garden Metal and More (9)
Gianni Zanata Artistic Blacksmith (27)
Goodall Plants (5)
Greg’s Antiques & Garden (34)
Highland Moor (29)
Holden Farm Native Perennials (18)
Kentucky Made and More (14)
Kentucky Orchid Society (24)
Kilgore Counseling Center (10)
Lady Slippers Nursery (1)
Locust Grove Plant Sales (7)
Lucky Clover Farm (6)
Master Gardener (35)
Mick Cain Blacksmith (13)
Nancy Royce Designs 8
Natures Bath Soap (20)
One of A Chime (11)
Peerce Greenhouses (3)
Pine View Nursery (4)
Pressed Petals (32)
Shell-Bees, LLC (28)
Slow Food Bluegrass (36)
Southern Belle Resale (16)
The Bookstore At Berry Center (33)
Thieneman’s Green Haus (30)
The Herb Shack (15)
The Sheperd’s Criations Alpaca (12)
U of L Sustainability (38)
Victorian Treasures (17)
Waterfront Botanical Gardens (31)
Yardbirds (21)

Food Trucks
Chef on Wheels
Copper Kitchen
Gelato Gilberto
Sweet N Savory
The Blue Crab

Thanks to our Sponsors
St. Matthews Feed & Seed
Diversified Air Systems
Kentucky Select Properties
European Splendor
Lawnco
Architectural Salvage
Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co.
Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust
Elmwood Inn Fine Teas
Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. LaMar Gaston, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. R. Douglas McFarland

 

Schedule of Events:
Friday, May 10, 2019

10:00 am – 4:3o pm Self-Guided Tours of Historic House

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 am – 4:30 pm Self-Guided Tours of Historic House

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Early 19th century Corn Malt Whiskey Mashing Demonstration
(Farm Distillery)

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Make Your Own Fairy Gardens
(Ice house)

11:00 am Louisville Folk School

11:30 am Raising Pigeons | Josie Wiseman

12:30 pm Composting | Dr. Brian Barnes, University of Louisville Sustainability

1:00 pm Louisville Dulcimer Society Performance

1:00 pm Sheep Shearing | Madeline Rosenberg of Ballyhoo Farm
(Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium booth)

2:00 pm Woods Walk | Jennifer McCormick
(Limit 15. Must reserve at front desk, Visitors’ Center. Meet at the stone wall)

3:00 pm Agriculture and the Distilling Industry | Alan Bishop, Spirits of French Lick


Sunday, May 12, 2019

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Make your own Fairy Gardens
(Ice house)

11:00 am Big Four Fiddle Band

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Self-Guided Tours of Historic House

1:00 pm The Chicken Lady | Judy Buckler, Jefferson County Master Gardener Association

2:00 pm Woods Walk | Jennifer McCormick
(Limit 15. Must reserve at front desk, Visitors’ Center. Meet at the stone wall)

3:00 pm Raising and Processing Flax | Rod Smothers

3:30 pm Dyeing Fabric with Plant Material | Sarah Sutherland, Locust Grove Gardener

4:00 pm Composting | Dr. Brian Barnes, University of Louisville Sustainability

For information on how to become a vendor, please email Brian at bcushing@locustgrove.org. 
To donate to the Silent Auction, please email Diane Donohue at ded78@hotmail.com.