Bloomin’ in the Bay News

bloomin270VBC Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale, and a Spring Celebration for the Family and Season at Ed Leamon Park.

“Earth Laughs in Flowers”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

daisyJoin Us May 9th:  The warm breath of Spring is finally upon us, and as Emerson says, the “Earth Laughs in Flowers”… and plants… and the happiness that new life brings. On Saturday, May 9th, join the community of Fairfield Bay, the Van Buren County Master Gardeners and a host of local artisans, as Spring comes into full bloom at beautiful Ed Leamon Park, Fairfield Bay.

This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public. ‘Bloomin’ in the Bay’ is a celebration of Spring featuring the 12th annual Van Buren County Master Gardeners Plant sale, live music, tips and tricks from unique gardeners and creative artisans, and hot grill fare, plus – an evening concert featuring the popular folk duo, ‘Still on the Hill’.

Morning Glories: 12th Annual VBC Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale (8am-1pm)
Love to see things grow? Be sure to spend the morning with the VBC Master Gardeners selecting beautiful homegrown plants, including herbs, perennials, annual, shrubs, native plants, hostas and trees. Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy one of the hottest gardening trends — fairy gardens. Come see the tiniest of trees, plants, succulents and accessories. But be forewarned, for some mysterious reason, many find these gardens spellbinding.

Tips & Tricks garden sessions will be sprinkled throughout the morning, along with games for kid’s, a self-guided nature hike and more than 30 vendors offering unique wares and sage outdoor advice.

Keep the Day’s Adventures Bloomin’  (1-5pm)
Come early to buy your fill of beautiful plants and then spend the day exploring and playing in Fairfield Bay. * 18 Holes at Beautiful Indian Hills Golf Resort * Scenic Lake Cruise on Pristine Greers Ferry Lake * Art Galleries Tour – Self-guided

still400Evening: Featured Event, ‘Still on the Hill’ (7-8pm)
The day’s events culminate with the popular folk duo concert at the Fairfield Bay Conference & Visitor Center featuring music from the new CD Once the River. Experience the creative, high-energy performance of this husband and wife duo as they perform their own style of ‘new roots’ music.

“We’re hosting a celebration of Spring, and you are invited,” says Verna Hicks, President VBC Master Gardeners.  “Join us as we celebrate our 12th Annual Plant and Garden sale and all the Bloomin’ festivities, speakers and artisans. Fairfield Bay is alive with the color of Spring.”

b-stay-play-vacation-pkgs1Stay & Play Weekend Packages

Why not stay for the weekend and get the most out of this family event. Great vacation packages available or call your personal concierge to create a unique trip just for you at 501-884-4202.