National Heirloom Expo. Exhibits, speakers, demonstrations, and fun.
The National Heirloom Expo is changing the way people see and grow fruits and vegetables. Shiny, uniform, smooth and common are out. Instead, old varieties that at one time would have been considered homely and unworthy of a spot in the supermarket produce section are venerated by thousands of growers, home gardeners and vendors.
- A wide range of farming vendors, over 350 organizations from across the country (and beyond). Each vendor showcases products pertaining to natural food, gardening, sustainability, and green living. Each epitomizes the pure food movement, both in terms of their diversity and in the sustainability of their approach. Vendors span the gambit, from backyard gardeners to seasoned commercial growers, from small time craftsmen to large not-for-profit organizations
- All kinds of grow products, from heirloom seed varieties, live plants, organic garden items, clothing, household products, and specialty craft items.
- Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers speaking on a number of pertinent topics. Talks take place within three spacious speaker halls, with formats ranging from individual speakers, expert panels, and in-depth round-table discussions.
- Visitors are treated to a dazzling array of colors, aromas and flavors within the main hall. The hall features the worlds largest squash exhibit (a spectacular pyramid composed of squash of all shapes and sizes), a tantalizing rainbow of thousands of heirloom veggies (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squashes, garlic, tree-fruits and more), and some of the most innovative personalities within the pure food movement (showcasing fascinating items and stories).
- A variety of entertaining and educational specialty demos. Demonstration subjects range from permaculture and aquaponic food production to animal care and maintenance. Watch as Navajo Women create beautiful clothing and accessories using age-old techniques of spinning and weaving.
- Visitors are invited to bring in a special plant seed in and have it engraved by a seed carver extraordinaire.
Tickets available at the gate.
Gates are open from 9 AM to 9 PM.
One Day Ticket: $15
Three Day Pass: $30