LEWISTON – With just a few buds beginning to pop out, it may seem like the summer GardenFest in Lewiston is a long way away, but vendors who want to showcase their products and local residents who want to show off their gardens must apply by May 1.
The Lewiston GardenFest is presented by the Lewiston Garden Club on June 20 and 21 in the Village of Lewiston.
Chairman Barbara Landree said the event, which is in its 10th year, offers gardeners of all skill levels new ideas and techniques they can use in their own gardens.
“We want to make our tenth year the biggest and best yet with a variety of returning and new vendors, plenty of gardening experts, and showcasing the best local gardens Lewiston has to offer,” Landree said.
Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists, builders and others are encouraged to apply for spots as vendors. Application fees vary from $125 to $225 based on the size of the display. Applications can be downloaded at www.lewistongardenfest.com
Residents who want showcase all or a section of their yard can download applications at the same site. Applications are also due by May 1.
Garden enthusiasts who wish to view open gardens will only be able to view them between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the days of GardenFest when an open garden sign is in place.
In addition to gardens and vendors there will also be demonstrations with master gardeners who will be available throughout the weekend to answer questions.
Lewiston GardenFest is free and open to the public with all proceeds going back to the community for civic beautification and scholarships.