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Spring Garden Fair at Exchange Place

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One event on May 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm


A true celebration of heritage farming and heirloom gardening, the Spring Garden Fair at the Exchange Place Living History Farm is making its long-awaited return after a two-year hiatus on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, from noon until 5 p.m., at the farmstead, located at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport.

The oldest garden fair in the region, the Spring Garden Fair will feature thousands of plants for sale, focusing on heritage and natives, from old favorites to rare and hard-to-find varietiesGrowers will offer perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, with an emphasis on herbs, natives and heirloom plants.

A very special feature at this year’s Spring Garden Fair will be the appearance of Jennifer HanlonA multimedia artist with a focus on fiber, the Johnson City resident discovered needle felting a couple of years ago, and will be offering a workshop on Sunday, May 1, between 1 pm and 4 pmNeedle felting is a very therapeutic craft that involves repeatedly stabbing a special type of needle into a piece of wool to stiffen and shape it into the desired form.  The cost for this workshop is $65, which includes all supplies and admission to the festival; a minimum of three (3) people are needed to register (adults only, please, as the dry-felting needles are sharp!)You can register at www.hanlonscreativecorner.com, payment will be collected at the workshop. 

In addition to these fun activities, Exchange Place will be fully staffed with re-enactors performing traditional tasks like the shearing of the farm’s sheep, which will take place from 1-3 pm both days. The Eden’s Ridge Hearth Cookery Society will also be creating the kinds of foods popular in the mid-19th century in the Cook’s Cabin. 

Admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 12 and free for everyone elseAll proceeds from the event help with the restoration and upkeep of the site, which is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


May 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Exchange Place
4812 Orebank Rd
Kingsport, TN 37664 United States
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(423) 288-6071
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