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Locust Grove Is In Bloom: Gardeners’ Fair And Silent Auction Returns

Historic Locust Grove will hold the 23rd Annual Gardeners’ Fair Friday, May 11, Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. This hallmark event will feature over 40 vendors and demonstrators showcasing annuals, perennials, herbs, native plants, garden art, and garden tools.

The Gardeners’ Fair connects Locust Grove’s history as a farm with 21st century gardens, providing an opportunity for guests to learn more about caring for their own green spaces. Gardeners’ Fair celebrates sustainable gardening, green living, heirloom plants, organic gardening, and the good earth that creates beautiful outdoor environments. Vendors will be available to offer gardening tips and tricks for experienced green thumbs or those who are just starting their own gardens. Plants will be available for all garden and budget sizes. In addition to plants and flowers, demonstrators including a basket maker, fiber artist, and blacksmith will demonstrate historic trades that would have been part of daily life on an early 19th century farm like Locust Grove. The ever-popular alpacas will be returning, and they will be joined by a flock of sheep for a shearing and spinning demonstration. Area food trucks including Red’s Comfort Foods, Sweet ‘N Savory, Bellissimo and Chef on Wheels will rotate daily, and Monnik Beer Company will serve beer on Friday and Saturday. The Louisville Dulcimer Society and The Big Four will provide music throughout the fair. In an effort to be more sustainable, guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to fill at water stations provided by the Louisville Water Company.  Inside the visitors’ center, guests will have the opportunity to bid on items in the Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit the educational programs at Locust Grove.

The 23rd Annual Gardeners’ Fair and Silent Auction will be held Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, free for children under 6. For more information on the Gardeners’ Fair and a complete list of vendors, visit

Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro Road and River Road), Louisville, KY 40207. For more information call (502) 897-9845 or visit

For more information about these events, please contact Hannah Zimmerman, Marketing and Communications Director at or call (502) 897-9845 ext. 108.

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