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Fall Flower & Garden Fest set for Oct. 12, 13
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. -- Garden enthusiasts and horticultural industry professionals can enjoy the largest home gardening show in the Southeast Oct. 12 and 13.
The 40th annual Fall Flower & Garden Fest will be at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.
Attendees can learn about the latest plants, research and gardening techniques during educational sessions, workshops, tours and horticultural displays. Wagon tours of the 175-acre station and walking tours of the gardens will be available. The station’s demonstration gardens include All-America Selections winners, Mississippi Medallion Winners and other tested herbs, vegetables, fruits and ornamental bedding and landscape plants.
Educational sessions will include research updates, how-to workshops, and information on caring for gardens, including pest and disease management. Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station experts, along with industry professionals and Master Gardeners, will share information on composting, beekeeping, butterflies, salad tables, shade gardens, pollinator gardens, floral design, pond management and much more.
The station is located at 2024 Experiment Station Road in Crystal Springs, just off I-55. The Extension Service and Experiment Station sponsor the fest each year.
Admission and parking are free. The event is handicap accessible. Ribeye steak sandwiches, chicken, catfish, homemade ice cream and other food will be available for purchase from various vendors. More than 60 vendors will offer plants, gardening tools and yard art.
For more information about the fest, visit The Fall Flower & Garden Fest website at http://extension.msstate.edu/fallfest or contact the local Extension office or Rick Snyder at 601-892-3731 or email@example.com.
For event updates, follow the fest on Facebook (http://facebook.com/FFGFest) and on Twitter at @MSUFallFest.
Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Rick Snyder at 601-892-3731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.