Date(s) - Saturday, Apr 23, 2022
10:00 am-3:00 pm
GROW Jamestown Garden Fair
The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair: Earth Day Celebration will be held from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday, April 23 in downtown Jamestown.
A street vendor fair will be held along Third Street between N. Main and Cherry Streets, with indoor vendor/retail space within the community space at Covenant Manor, on the corner of Third and Cherry Streets. Raffles throughout the day will be offered, including the chance to win springtime wreaths designed by the GROW Fair committee.
Workshops, which are free to the public, will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church undercroft area, entrance along the corner of N. Main and 4th Street. Workshops include Plastics Pollution with Kara Bemis, an ambassador for 5 Gyres, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM; Compost 101 with Sarah Moller of Clearwater Creek Compost from noon to 1 PM; and Honeybee Awareness with Robbie and Sam Radicella of Sunshine Honey from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
3 C’s Catering will be offering various food options with their food truck, alongside various retail vendors such as The Herb Mill; the Biodome Project; LadySong Farms; Lifted; Opal Bee Soaps; Barbara’s Special Teas; Green Heron Growers; Paula Coats; The Mobile Garden; Macrame by Liz Gifford; Stillwater Valley Farms; and Crafts by Wanda Gifford and Sandy Nelson.
Educational and community organizations present will include: the Chautauqua County Bee Keepers’ Association; Clearwater Creek Compost; Cattaraugus Community Bank; Chautauqua Conewango Consortium; James Prendergast Library; Office of the Aging; and Cornell Cooperative Extension. The Persell Produce Patch, Persell Middle School’s school garden club, will also be present with free kid’s crafts and activities.
The GROW Jamestown Garden Fair, previously known as the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show, has not held an in-person event since 2019. Due to response required from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Jamestown Public Market took helm of the event from its previous organizers, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, in 2021.
“This was a natural fit for our organization” says JPM Director Linnea Carlson. “Our mission is to ‘build Jamestown’s food system’ and providing space to share education and connection around growing, gardening and support for our environment supports that inherently. We are excited to announce some new partners and present an event that, while new and exciting, still honors the values of the traditional GROW Fair.”
The Jamestown Public Market also encourages community members to keep their eye on additional events happening downtown Earth Day weekend including a Gong Bath event with Jen Gatenbein of Lotus Fire Healing Arts set for April 22 at 7 PM, held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; April 23 family friendly Earth Day activities at ART Cloth + Craft April 23; and a GROW Jamestown After Dark educational workshop regarding the city’s op-in on cannabis dispensaries in partnership with the City of Jamestown’s Department of Development set for 6 PM at The Beer Snob April 23.