25th Annual Herb & Garden Fair
April 1 & 2, 2017
Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ♦ Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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.
Meet your farmer, your planter, your herbalist, your master gardener and artisan-maker by previewing the 2016 VENDOR LIST.
There is an adult $5.00 admission fee, $3.00 for seniors and active military, 10% off for members, and kids (big ones too) are free.
Included in your admission price are classes & nature trail walks (come see what is in bloom!) throughout the two-day event. Learn from your neighbors and some of the community’s best local historians, herbalists, and basket-makers! Our blacksmith shop will also be fired up, so be sure to follow the billowing smoke & peek inside.
We will be raffling off a fabulous grill from Lowe’s at Porter’s Neck. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, wraps, smoothies, and baked goods available for purchase, including Firehouse Kettle Korn and Snowie of the Carolinas.
For the kids, the Animal Sanctuary at Poplar Grove will be open for tours (closed toes shoes required) at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM & 2PM for $5.00 a person (young and old). There will also be a free basket-making workshop at 1PM on Saturday in the Basket Gallery (limit 12) as well as animal Meet & Greets throughout the day.
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.
Several participating vendors at this year’s Fair will also be kicking off our Farmers’ Market Opening Day on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 8AM-1PM, so this will not be the only time to introduce yourself.
2017 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES COMING SOON
*All classes meet in the barn, except the Basket-making workshop at 1PM on Saturday.
Your $5 admission fee supports Poplar Grove, a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity, dedicated to conservation, education and preservation. It is our desire to protect and enhance some of the last remaining coastal lands and open green space for future generations to enjoy as well as preserve the surviving antebellum manor house as an educational museum and historic site.
Thank you for your support!
Vendor Applications Available November 15, 2017!
For questions or more information, email Suzette Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Lewis at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Related Sites Sharing Mission & Information
- Cape Fear Raptor Center
- Cape Fear River Watch
- North Carolina Herb Association
- North Carolina Native Plant Society
- Pender County Beekeepers Association
- Pender County Cooperative Extension
- Pender County Master Gardeners