Two Weekends of HerbFest – April 21-23, 28-30

HerbFest 2017 logo.
HerbFest 2017 logo.

The 18th-annual HerbFest returns to Wake Forest, North Carolina for two weekends in April. Come to check out herbs, learn of their uses, and pick up plants for home on April 21, 22 and 23 or April 28, 29, and 30, 2017.

All herbs are certified organic, grown from organic seed, and grown locally for this climate and growing zone. Perennials and garden vegetable plants, including peppers and tomatoes, are expected to be on sale too. This year’s Herb of the Year — as named by the International Herb Association — is Cilantro, with daily recipes and plants on display during the festival.

Wake Forest and surrounding areas are Zone 7 and plants for sale grow in this zone.

The event is a fundraiser for the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, a non-profit organization we founded in memory of our late son. The GJCAE funds arts programming in local schools as well as community arts. See GJCAE.org for more information.

HerbFest Vendors 2017 include:

Vendor Name — Dates — Items Offered (if available)

Yvonne Soaps — 21-23 — Soaps/Naturals

Lavender Design — 21-23 — Botanicals

Judith Beres — 21-23

Champion-Wendy — 21-23 — Windows

Theresa Brown — 21-23

Soaperie — 21-23 — Soap/Naturals

Silk Thread — 21-23 — Silk Art – Theresa Brown

Penny Oakes — 21-23 — Aromatherapy

Rent The Chicken — 21-23 — Chickens

Fawn Dorr — 21-23 — Tarot & Flower Tinctures

Wendy Designs — 21-23 — Jewelry

Our Mom Best — 21-23 — Jams

Bavarian Nut — 21-23 — Need table & chair

Flavored Olive — 21-23 & 28-30 — EVOO

Franklin Arts — 21-23 & 28-30 — Art

Jason Bluford-Blue Cre. — 21-23 & 28-30

Lydia Naturals — 21-23 & 28-30 — Lotion/Aroma

Quintessential — 21-23 & 28-30 — Candles

Autumn Accents — 28-30 –Wreaths/Glassware

Paul Ketnor/TCC — 21-23 & 28-30 — Wood products

Franklin Arts — 21-23 & 28-30

Joy Alford/Hatch — 28-30

Pulleytown Acres — 28-30 — Lotions/Garden items

Kaylina Vines — 28-30 — Vine Designs

Since April 22 is Earth Day, a special radio broadcast, live from the festival, is planned for that Saturday. Live entertainment is planned for the first weekend too.

To navigate to the historic downtown area where HerbFest takes place, the suggested address is 525 S White Street, Wake Forest NC. Hours on Fridays and Saturdays are 9am-6pm, Sundays 10am-4pm.

To see more about this green festival, visit www.herbfest.net. No tickets are needed to attend this open, public event.

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