Dozens of vendors will have displays of flowers, tools, plants, art, antiques and handmade crafts for sale just in time for Mother’s Day during the Buchanan Garden Festival.
Saturday, May 13, the garden of the Wilson Warehouse and adjacent Town Park on Lowe Street will be animated with vendors, kids’ activities, music, food and wine.
“Members of the Buchanan Special Events Committee chose this weekend because it is traditionally one of the biggest gardening weekends of the year,” Festival Chairperson Peggy Ramsey said.
Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and planters overflowing with flowers will be available from garden vendors. Related garden accessories including birdbaths, hummingbird feeders, garden statuary, birdhouses, garden furniture, wind chimes, garden tools and much will be available for visitors.
Virginia Master Gardeners will be sharing tips on hot gardening topics such as Gardening With Children, Worms Make the Best Fertilizer and more during program in the Wilson Warehouse throughout the day.
Don’t have a green thumb? Take a look at the many arts and crafts being offered– handmade soaps, potpourris, wreaths, essential oils, antiques, jewelry and more.
Local artists will offer original paintings, photography, prints and three-dimensional art and handmade jewelry. Additional items include jams, jellies, preserves, hot sauces, knives and other items.
Kids’ activities include an art wall, bubbles and games.
Standing Room Only will be operating a Wine Garden to raise money and awareness for the Buchanan Theatre, while members of the Buchanan Town Improvement Society will be offering food including chicken salad wraps, hot dogs, and barbeque with the fixings.
Revitalization and Events Coordinator Harry Gleason encourages everyone, “Be sure to stroll along Main Street to take advantage of the Merchant Sidewalk Sale where you will find a unique blend of Mom and Pop shops featuring art, antiques, books, furnishings and great food and ice cream.”
For additional information, check the town’s website at www.townofbuchanan.com, Facebook or call the Town Hall at 254-1212.