Thursday, September 8

County Fair September 17th

The 11th Annual County Fair will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 11 am to 4pm on the Garfield Park Conservatory's grounds.

Yes, you read correctly, a county fair right in the middle of Chicago! Fun for the whole family will be had. See below for details.

"Celebrate the harvest and healthy communities at one of the Conservatory’s most popular events. This is a family-oriented day with programs and activities for all ages. Discover agricultural traditions, see the best in urban gardening, and enjoy horticultural exhibits and demonstrations. Children’s activities, petting zoo and garden displays highlight the connections between plants, food and American heritage.

Children will also love the kid’s bounce and slide area, live music, as well as pony rides for $1 each. Adults will enjoy the farmer’s market, recipe swap (bring a favorite recipe to share!), a garden harvest showcase, and garden tool sharpening for a small fee (bring your garden tools in need of sharpening!). Hope to see you at Chicago’s original urban hoedown!
If you are interested in volunteering at County Fair, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mattie Wilson, by emailing

Harvest Showcase at County Fair

Why not enter your biggest, most beautiful crop of Swiss Chard, our 2011 One Seed Chicago, by entering into this year's Harvest Showcase at the County Fair? Submissions are accepted from both individuals and group gardens, and may include such items as a veggie specimen, flower arrangement, harvest basket, set of photographs, etc. Participation in the Harvest Showcase is free. Go on, show off your One Seed Chicago Swiss Chard Pride.  Please click here to register.

The Wicker Park Garden Club will be holding a TOOL SHARPENING FUNDRAISER at the fair. You Get Sharpened Tools - Funds Go to Window Replacements! Bring Your Pruners and/or Loppers ONLY(No other Tools will be Sharpened at the County Fair) $5 for Each Tool Drop off TOOLS at Our Table When you Arrive Please Put YOUR Name on Tools Walk Around-Enjoy the Fair - Pick Your Tools Up Before You Leave.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info! I reposted on my blog/Twitter, and on the LTHForum, as well. See you all there - I'm very excited about the tool-sharpening fund-raiser!



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