Theme for June 18 & 19 event is ‘Helping Lewiston bloom for 95 years’
Lewiston GardenFest is now recruiting both vendors and residents interested in showcasing their own gardens for this year’s event on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19. The Lewiston Garden Club presents the event.
“It’s a wonderful time to celebrate our local gardens as Lewiston Garden Club marks its 95th anniversary and Lewiston gears up for its bicentennial this summer,” said Judy Talarico, chair, Lewiston GardenFest. “We’ve been helping Lewiston bloom for 95 years, and are excited to showcase our love of gardening with the entire community at this year’s Lewiston GardenFest by sharing plenty of new ideas to spark inspiration for your own green spaces.”
Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors – including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists and others – are encouraged to apply. Vendor applications are due by May 1 and can be downloaded at lewistongardenfest.com. The application fee varies from $125 to $225 based on the size of the vendor display.
Village and Town of Lewiston residents who are interested in showcasing their own gardens are encouraged to be part of Lewiston GardenFest’s open gardens. Festival attendees can view the participating gardens only when the “Open Garden” signs are in place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the event weekend. For more information or to download an application, visit lewistongardenfest.com. The deadline to apply for open gardens is May 20.
Located along Center Street, Lewiston GardenFest is free to attend and also includes speakers demonstrating new and different techniques to enhance one’s gardens, master gardeners on hand to answer questions throughout the weekend, and garden-related craft activities for children. In addition to free open gardens, attendees can also participate in a container garden contest for prizes.
Proceeds from Lewiston GardenFest go back into the soil of the local community for civic beautification efforts and scholarships. For more information, visit lewistongardenfest.com.