Every year Arlington County gardeners celebrate the diversity of their gardens by sharing the fruits of their labors with the public. Both the competitive Flower and Flower Arrangements and the Vegetable Fruits and Nuts Competitive Exhibits at the Arlington County Fair are supported by VCE Master Gardeners who serve as superintendents, judges, and administrative volunteers. This year, Extension volunteers will preside over two shows that take in entries from hundreds of exhibitors vying for blue ribbons and maybe even a Reserve or Grand Champion awards. Last year’s show inspired this entry from Nabih S. whose pumpkin was a huge hit. How big was it? Well it took two people to pick it up and the small tomato in the lower left corner will give an idea of its size. Look again here for postings of this year’s winners and be sure to visit Virginia Cooperative Extension’s fair booth at L-10-11-12 and see our many interactive displays that include a Master Gardeners Plant Clinic, Master Naturalists (and you might get to visit with a snake!), Master Food Volunteers will demonstrate herbs and spices, and our 4-H program will be showing off chicks and embryology science.
See you at the Arlington County Fair at Thomas Jefferson Community Center Thomas Jefferson Community Center 3501 Second Street South Arlington, VA 22204. Fair hours and parking details are here: http://arlingtoncountyfair.us/