Fall Flower & Garden Fest
Healthy Living - Healthy Gardening
The 2016 Fall Flower & Garden Fest will be October 14 & 15 at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Crystal Springs is about 25 miles south of Jackson. Hours are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days and food vendors will have food and drinks available. For more information contact your local Mississippi County Extension office, or call (601) 892-3731.
This is the largest home gardening show in the Southeast with average attendance of 5,000 people over the two-day event. Featured in the 3 acre garden are winners of the prestigious All-America Selections award. Admission and parking are free.
FOOD - There will lots to choose from -- ribeye steak sandwiches, catfish, BBQ plates, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more. For dessert, there will be cookies, cakes, and sweetpotato sweets. The Chautauqua Garden Club will be selling homemade ice cream, and the Copiah County 4-H will serve hot and cold drinks all day.
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