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GardenFest Weekend activities

May 9, 2014
Shepherdstown Chronicle

(GardenFest hours Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. All activities listed during those hours are free except the Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea and the Saturday evening Opera House program. Some details may change. Go to the Shepherdstown Visitor's Center website at www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com for the latest schedule information. If you have questions contact Jan Hafer at 304-876-2786 or info@shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com)

Weekend's Centerpiece Event?

Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea

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Tour hours are Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Tea takes place from 12 - 4 p.m. both days on the second floor of the War Memorial Building at 102 East German Street. Admission to both the Tour and Tea will be $20 per person through May 14, and $25 after that. Tickets available in advance at the the Village Florist, Sweet Shop, and Four Seasons Books store on German Street, and Yarnability on South Duke Street. During the May 17-18 weekend, tickets will also be available at the War Memorial Building. For full info go to www.backalleygarden.org.

GardenFest Program

Saturday, May 17

9 a.m. 3 p.m. Garden Antiques & Collectibles, the Train Station.

9 a.m. - 12 noon Morgan's Grove Market, 3988 Kearneysville Pike (Route 480)

9 a.m. - 12 noon Shepherdstown Farmers Market, near Post Office on King Street.

10 a.m. 4 p.m. Back Alley Garden Tour.

10 a.m. 4 p.m. Garden Exhibitors, King Street

10 a.m. 4 p.m. Friday Art Group, War Memorial Building.

10 a.m. 4 p.m. The Little House open for children. South Princess St., between German and High streets.

10 a.m. 4 p.m. Children's Story Walk. Starts behind the Little House .

10 a.m. 4 p.m. Spring Fling, New Street Methodist Church, corner of New & Church streets.

10 a.m. 4 p.m. Entler Hotel and Museum open, 129 East German Street.

11 a.m. 12 p.m. Fun Run, Two River Treads.

12. 4 p.m. Back Alley Garden Tea, War Memorial Building.

12 1 p.m. Village Brass Quintet, King and German streets.

12 12:30 p.m. Worm Composting Demonstration. Learn about growing worms for composting. Garden at 110 South Princess Street.

2 3 p.m. Children's Activities. Stone House, 122 West German Street.

2 2:30 p.m. Raising Backyard Chickens Demonstration, garden at 110 South Princess Street.

3 3:30 p.m. Mushroom-Growing Demonstration. Garden at 110 South Princess Street.

3 4 p.m. Street Musician, King and German streets.

5 6 p.m. Performance at the Black Box Art Center, 113 South Princess Street.

9 11 p.m. Jane Struthers and The Party Line, Shepherdstown Opera House.

Sunday, May 18

9 a.m. 1 p.m. Farmers' Market with music, King Street behind Library.

11 a.m. 4 p.m. Back Alley Garden Tour

11 a.m. 4 p.m. Garden Exhibitors, King Street

11 a.m. 4 p.m. Friday Art Group, War Memorial Building.

11 a.m. 4 p.m. The Little House open for children. South Princess St., between German and High streets.

11 a.m. 4 p.m. Children's Story Walk. Starts behind the Little House.

11 a.m. 4 p.m. Entler Hotel and Museum open, 129 East German Street

12. 4:00 p.m. Back Alley Garden Tea, War Memorial Building.

12 12:30 p.m. Worm Composting Demonstration. Learn about growing worms for composting. Garden at 110 South Princess Street.

12 1 p.m. Children's Activities. Stone House, 122 West German Street.

1 2 p.m. Street Musician, King and German streets.

1 2:30 p.m. "A Bugs Life" (free movie), Shepherdstown Opera House.

2 2:30 p.m. Raising Backyard Chickens Demonstration. Garden at 110 South Princess Street.

3: 4:30 p.m. "The Secret Garden" (free movie), Shepherdstown Opera House.

Exhibitors on King Street between German Street and Queen's Alley

(This section of the street will be closed to vehicle traffic. Exhibitors will be present Saturday 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Aeroponic Tower Garden. Grow plants all year and anywhere.

Cooper Captures. Nature and scenic photography.

Contemporary American Theater Festival. Information about this year's plays.

Creative Art and Soul. Handmade sand carved and stone glass pendants, etched glassware, mosaic art.

Drip Irrigation. Drip irrigation techniques for gardening.

Garden Spires. Garden sculptures made with repurposed glass and porcelain.

Jim's Whims/Damdest Things Productions. Whimsical yet useful repurposed products (Saturday only).

Kitty Corner Apiary. Local beeswax balm and other good things.

Masters Gardeners.

Megan Webber Flowers. Salvias to attract hummingbirds, unusual annuals, herbs and perennials.

Morgan's Grove Market. Variety of locally grown produce (Saturday only)

Native Havens Landscape Designs. Landscape design and consultation (Saturday only).

Panhandle Hydroculture. Indoor gardening and advance hydroponics techniques.

Peace in the Valley. Herbs and flowers (Saturday only).

Shea Wolfe Designs. Hats, jewelry, apparel, scarves, masks and oil paintings (Sunday only).

Shepherdstown Visitors Center. Information center about the town and the event.

Sustainable Shepherdstown. Iformation on a healthy community working together for sustainability.

Yamni Arts. Hula hoops, natural skin care products, crocheted items and earrings.

Sidewalk Sales by local Stores

(All stores located on German Street unless otherwise noted.)

The Bridge Gallery. New spring exhibit featuring nature and gardening, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike (Route 230).

D'Accord Boutique. French gardening dcor, pots, floral arrangements.

Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery. Metal sculptures and garden-themed contemporary crafts.

Four Seasons Books. Discounted cookbooks and gardening books; small merchandise.

German Street Coffee & Candlery. Seasonal items on porch.

The Good Shop. Flowered dresses and accessories.

The Local Source. Rain barrels and garden art.

Look in Pop's Attic. Urns, planters and antiques of all kinds.

Lost Dog Coffee. Organic bulk teas and fair trade coffees.

Lotus Skincare & Wellness. Violet leaf balm and other organic items (Saturday only).

Needful Things 2. Antique tea sets.

The Now & Then Shop. Picnic baskets, tag sale.

O'Hurley's General Store. Outdoor furniture and gardening tools, 205 East Washington Street.

On the Wings of Dreams. Statuary.

Pedal & Paddle. Bikes and boats.

Plum. Flowered earrings.

ReFINEments. Lawn flag holders, wind chimes, garden furniture, hats, floral dresses and gardening shoes.

Steppin' Out Shoes & Such. Colorful floral ladies apparel (scarves, bags and shoes).

Two Rivers Treads. Outdoor clothing.

Village Florist & Gifts. Flowers and plants.

US Country Wildflowers Paint & Art. Floral water colors.

Yarnability. Garden bags, aprons, flags, 219 South Duke Street.

 
 
 

 

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