2017 Palmer Midsummer Garden and Art Faire
Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 10am-6pm (with live music going til 10pm)
Downtown Palmer, Alaska
RAIN OR SHINE
Garden and art vendors, workshops, garden tours, local food and drinks, live music and cultural performances, the Rhubarb Rumble, and the Palmer Wine Walk.
GARDEN & ART VENDORS – 10am-6pm
NURSERIES & VEGETABLES
All Dahlia’d Up
Alpine Garden Nursery
Coba’s Plant Care
Woolwood Studio & Gardens
ARTS & CRAFTS
24kt Alaska, Inc.
Alaska Bead & Gem
Alaska Jude’s Yarns
Alaska Power Vac
Alaskan Stone Arts
All Alaska Products
Blue Breezes Glass Studio
Bluff View Designs
Classy Glass Expressions
Fetrow’s House of Woodworking
Glacier Bear Gourmet
Jerelyn Miyashiro & Lewmor Studio
Jo Ellen’s Creations
Josephine the Queen
Killer Designs Studio
KLH Barrel Furniture
Luna’s Magic Quilts
My Matanuska Marketplace
Quilts By Kim
Rose Hendrickson Fine Art
Rucie & Rae Alaska Creations
Rustic Wood Stuff
Sacred Hearts Holistic Healing Studio
U & R Dogs
Valley Fine Arts Association
FAMILY & COMMUNITY
AARP of Alaska
Alaska Division of Agriculture
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group
Erinn’s Art School
MatSu Zero Waste Coalition Bag It Campaign
Musk Ox Farm
Palmer Water & Soil Conservation District
Valley Arts Alliance
Valley Fibers Guild
LOCAL FOOD & DRINKS
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Becky’s Original Kettle Korn
Bistro Red Beet
J & S Ice Cream and Espresso
Momma Rav’s Filipino Comfort Food
Monica’s Confection Connection
Spruce Tip Cafe
Palmer Public Library (meeting room)
11:00 – 11:45AM Growing Award-Winning Peonies in Your Home Garden with Sue Lincoln Join Sue from Giggly Roots Gardens peony farm and learn her secrets for growing peonies that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
12:00 – 12:45PM Going Bananas? with Charles Stillman Strategies for growing warm weather crops outdoors in Alaska. Mulches, protective coverings, heat storage, seed selection, and more.
1:00 – 1:45PM Growing the Blue Ribbon Specimen for the State Fair with Jaime Rodriguez Learn the secrets to growing that winning delphinium and what the judges are looking for at the State Fair.
3:00 – 3:45PM Successful Cannabis Cultivation with Charles Stillman Learn the basics of indoor and greenhouse cultivation. Sex determination, fertilizer, photoperiod, pests, and harvest will be covered.
Palmer Showcase Gardens
10:00 – 10:45AM Dirt’s Great for Depression with Jodie Anderson Learn how to handle your soil from the soil expert. Jodie will provide information on how to compost your garden into happiness!
1:45 – 2:30PM Colored Pencil Garden Impressions with Rose Hendrickson Learn to draw the garden with colored pencils using fine sandpaper as your canvas. Move over Monet!
Under the Museum Patio
1:00 – 1:45PM The Art of Encaustic with Judy Vars Learn how to use beeswax to create your own masterpiece.
2:00 – 3:00PM From Ground to Skin with Peggy Hunt Learn how local plants can be used for skin maintenance and topical remedies. Peggy will also be revealing her secrets through an instructional class on how to make salves.
On the Borough Green
10:00AM – 6:00PM (at the Sahara Storm Productions Booth) Join the dancers of Sahara Storm Productions as they demonstrate the art of belly dancing.
21:00 – 12:45AM (at the Nourished Health Coaching Services Booth) Sauces and Sides with Fresh Herbs with Winona Benson Join Health Coach, Winona Benson, as she presents creative and delicious ways to use your freshly grown herbs. You will see how simple herbs can be transformed into sauces and sides that will tantalize your taste buds! Recipe demonstrations, sample tasting, and handouts will be provided.
1:00 – 1:45PM (at the All Dahlia’d Up Booth) Flower Halos with Misty VanderWeele Enjoy crafting a flowery halo to dress up your faire attire and revel in Misty’s fabulous Alaska Grown cut flowers. This workshop will run until supplies last.
2:00 -2:45PM (at the Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group Booth) Bonsai in Alaska Gardens with Paul Marmora Did you know you can bonsai native Alaskan trees and shrubs? You’ll never look at those ‘weeds’ the same way when you catch the bonsai bug!
Around Town – Artists Uncorked
11:00 – 6:00PM Introduction to Open Studio with Diana Bland Learn how Artists Uncorked hosts their paint parties by participating in an open studio. Guests get to pick their canvas size (25% off all canvas sizes) and pick their painting subject. An artist will be on staff to assist you. Just for the day, the first 10 visitors get a FREE 6×6 canvas to paint on so you might want to show up early!
Around Town -Arkose Brewery
4:00 – 5:00PM Brewing 101 with Stephen Gerteisen Learn more about the brewing process from a Master Brewer while also learning more about our local Arkose Brewery. Due to the nature and location of this class, only students that are 21 years old or older will be allowed to attend.
2:00 – 2:45PM Walking History Tour of the Mat-Su Agricultural Showcase Garden with Jaime Rodriguez Learn about the history and development of Palmer’s popular showcase garden from one of its original caretakers.
LIVE MUSIC – 10am-10pm
The Rhubarb Rumble is a contest between local professional caterers and restaurants for the best rhubarb recipe. Find out more here.