JAMESTOWN – Spring is on its way and so is the annual GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show.
Presented by Mike’s Nursery, the event will take place on Saturday, March 30 at the Northwest Arena from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Occupying both rinks of the arena, the event this year has more than 65 vendors and over 15 workshops lined up by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. Admission is free.
“This event has grown year after year; we started with 14 vendors at the Renaissance Center and now we will be filling both rinks of the arena. We are excited for the community to learn of the programs and services of returning vendors, and meet some new faces as well,” Linnea Carlson, Public Market Manager for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.
“The whole community gathers at this event. You will see more people at the fair than you would on a Sunday at Wegmans,” said Mary Maxwell, Neighborhood Project Associate. “This is our biggest event yet, and we are beyond excited for the community to kickoff spring with the workshops and activities planned.”
Vendors scheduled to attend include nurseries, contractors, landscape designers, craft vendors, free children’s activities, Jamestown Public Market vendors, food vendors, neighborhood clusters, and more.
Not only is entrance to the event free, there will also be 15 free workshops taking place throughout the day, and several interactive educational opportunities on the ice. The workshops are designed to focus on gardening and home improvement and are led by local gardeners, business owners, and community groups.Returning again this year is the Kids Zone, offering free face painting and children’s activities. Jamestown Public Market vendors will also offer a taste of the summer market.
The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is presented by Mike’s Nursery. Owner Mike Krauth and his staff will be giving away free tomato seedlings to every show attendee while supplies last, as well as provide the chance for community members to meet with animals from Little Angels Animal Sanctuary.
The first 500 people to the event will receive a free reusable grocery tote courtesy of Wegmans in Jamestown. The event is also graciously sponsored by The Resource Center, Community Bank, N.A., Vintage Home Design, RSVP, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, The Jamestown Parks Department, and Jamestown Up Close.
For a complete list of vendors and workshop schedule visit the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show website: GrowJamestown.com or check out the event’s Facebook page.
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation makes Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration.
For more information about Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, visit JamestownRenaissance.org or call 716-489-3491. You can also learn more about the organization by visiting their Facebook page.