Garden Fair 2024

Application deadline for vendors is now closed.

This year, we have nearly 60 vendors joining us at our 34th annual Garden Fair the best selection of native plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, garden tools, nature-inspired crafts and more. Food vendors, and nonprofit educational vendors will be joining as well!  Check back soon for a full list of the 2024 Garden Fair vendors.

The Garden Fair is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation of the State Arboretum, the nonprofit that supports Blandy Experimental Farm and the Arboretum's varied collections and public education programs. Thousands of people from across Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren and Loudoun Counties and far beyond, up to a 300-mile radius attend this Mother’s Day tradition event hosted on the beautiful grounds of the State Arboretum of Virginia, located in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. It's always a fun time! 

Event tickets are $10/car in advance, or $15/car at the gate. Tickets are good for admission both days. 


Vendor Information

Vendor/Exhibitor Application Deadlined CLOSED.  

  • 2024 Garden Fair Vendor/Exhibitor Guidelines
  • Vendors agree not to sell any plant species, or cultivars thereof, that appear on Blandy's document titled “Landscape Plants that are Alien Invasive Species in Virginia.” View Blandy's Invasive Plant List 
  • All vendors who are selling goods or services must submit a Certificate of Insurance with their application listing the Foundation of the State Arboretum as Additional Insured and as the "Certificate Holder" and listing the University of Virginia as "Additional Insured" using the following wording: "The Commonwealth of Virginia and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, its officers, employees, and agents." The COI must show commercial, general liability coverage with limits of liability not less than $1 million dollars per occurrence and $2 million general aggregate, as shown on the Sample Certificate of Insurance  Exhibitors and Nonprofit vendors who are NOT SELLING goods or services will be exempt from the Certificate of Insurance. Please submit the certificate of insurance with the online application.