Spring Means The 11th Annual Northern NE Home Garden Flower Show at Fryeburg Fairgrounds, May 17-19
The 11th Annual Northern New England Home Garden Flower Show at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds arrives just as spring bursts wide open. From May 17, 18, 19, 2013the largest fairgrounds in New England is transformed into a showcase of gardening and home improvement opportunities.
As home and garden shows go, the Northern NE Home Garden Flower Show excels on many levels. Chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of Maine Top Twenty events, you’ll find landscape displays, lawn and power equipment, swing sets for kids and adults, outdoor wood boilers, docks, decks, solar and alternative heating experts, brick oven demonstrations, and so much more. Home improvement and innovative energy displays open a world of possibilities to anyone looking to redesign their home environment.
Numerous garden centers selling thousands of perennials, annuals, seedlings, trees, shrubs and soil amendments sprawl across five acres of groomed grass, paved walkways, and indoor exhibition space. Knowledgeable growers can assist you in selecting healthy solutions to your garden needs. All the while, a soft breeze might whet our appetites with the aroma of fresh-cooked food.
Gagne & Son will be raffling a 20’x 20’ Vintage Cobble Paver patio with a Verazzo stone sitting wall, an outdoor Pizza Oven donated by Isokern Mfg. and pub chairs donated by Pierce’s Furniture in Scarborough, Maine. The total value is over $8500. This can be yours by signing up at any of the Gagne & Son seven locations (Holden, Belgrade, Auburn, Westbrook, Topsham, Saco, Kittery and Naples, ME) or at the show. Donations are $5 for a chance to win this fabulous patio and 100% of the proceeds of the raffle will be donated to the The Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Foundation.
The annual Meet The Chefs Cooking Series is a definite crowd pleaser. Celebrity chefs from all over New England will show you how to braise, soufflé, mousse, flambé, grille, bake, barbeque and broil.
Fryeburg Fairgrounds is richly endowed with exposition halls. This show encompasses seven of them with more than 300 booths filled with innovative businesses and artisans who form the marketplace of handmade goods.
The All Things Growing Seminars presented by the Maine Landscape and Nurserman’s Association (MeLNA) is the go-to place for anything you want to know about gardening and the home. Whether you are new to gardening or looking to further your garden knowledge, these seminars are designed to inform, enlighten and guide us into the next era of garden excellence.
“We have assembled a unique mix of quality exhibitors, speakers, artists, crafters and landscape displays. Our exhibitors are here to help enlighten attendees to the newest energy saving products on the market, others to showcase their amazing talent in landscape and gardening expertise,” says Karla Ficker, Show Producer. “If it is information you are seeking, plants or veggie seedlings to purchase, great garden crafts or you just want a fun way to spend a spring weekend, this event should be high on your weekend schedule”.
Several new events have been added to the weekend. The 1st Annual Lodge Cast Iron Skillet Toss will make its debut and promises to be a definite crowd pleaser. Ages from six on up are eligible and prizes will be awarded. Blacksmith demonstrations presented by Tony Tackas owner of Classy Iron in Albion, ME and Organic cheese maker, Carol Lake of Simple Cheese Making Co., Dublin, NH are just a couple of diverse and talented artists presenting at the show. Stay tuned and go to our website www.homegardenflowershow for more information and updates.
The fairgrounds are easy to navigate and are handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking.