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Camas Plant & Garden Fair
May 7, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free
More info: cwplantfair.org
The day before Mother’s Day, the 19th annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair will return with all of its color and selection to the charming streets of Downtown Camas. Customers will find a wide array of plants, trees, garden art, planters, garden furniture, birdhouses, iron works, and a large selection of other locally made and grown products. It’s a great opportunity to get something special for mom or to pick up something for your own garden. The event is on Saturday, May 7th and runs from9am until 4pm.
There will also be some new features of the fair this year. 10-minute education spotlights will happen at different vendor booths throughout the day. One example will be the Clematis Society showcasing “Clematis Container Planting”. The presenter will be the Curator and President of the International Clematis Society. Another is a presentation by the owner of The Soap Chest discussing the benefits of herbal infusions and how to make them. Updates to the education spotlight session list will be made on the fair’s website, www.cwplantfair.org
Another new offering at the event will be a planting station so you can buy your pots or containers at the fair and then plant your flowers and plants in them before you go. For those that are new to planting, there will be tips on how to do effective and sustainable container plantings.
Returning to the fair will be the Kids’ Zone including the Camas Camp n’ Ranch 4-H petting zoo, craft activities with Camp Windy Hill, planting activities with the Camas Farmer’s Market, and face painting which is new this year. The giant puppet “Rosie” will be back entertaining the crowds as well as “Farmer Friendly” on stilts. The Boy Scouts Troop 554 will be on hand with their trusty wagons to help citizens with their purchases as needed. Live music and fresh food options round out the day.
Applications for plant and retail vendors are now being accepted and application forms and information can be found at www.cwplantfair.org. All products intended for sale must be plants or garden-related items and must be grown or produced locally.
“We love this event and are excited to be able to continue to grow the plant fair in Downtown Camas,” says Carrie Schulstad, Executive Director for the DCA. “Come stroll the streets of historic downtown, enjoy a latte and treat or lunch, and shop from unique local plant and garden vendors. The quality is exceptional and it is always a great experience to connect directly with the growers. We will also be adding education spotlights and a planting area to this year’s event and the Kids’ Zone will be back stronger than ever. This event is fun for all!”
The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) is grateful for the generous supporting sponsors of this event: iQ Credit Union, Georgia Pacific, Waste Connections, Ameriprise Financial, Unitus Community Credit Union, Columbia Litho Printing, Lizzabeth A, Windermere Camas, and the City of Camas.
The DCA hosts the Camas Plant & Garden Fair as well as monthly First Friday events and works year round to strengthen and promote Downtown Camas through partnerships, events, beautification and historic preservation projects, economic development, advocacy, and tourism functions. For information on the DCA and other downtown events, visit www.downtowncamas.com. For more information on the Plant Fair, see www.cwplantfair.org or www