The 20th annual Wake Forest HerbFest will be held April 19-21 and 26-28 in downtown Wake Forest at 525 S. White Street. Hours are from 9 am until 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 am – 4 pm on Sundays.
The Annual event will feature a variety of vendors appealing to those interested in gardening, home, cooking and a healthy lifestyle as well as the largest selection of herbs to be found in one place. Vendors can obtain applications online at herbfest.net.
Herb of the Year for 2019, as designated by the International Herb Association, is Anise Hyssop, and will be available at this year’s event. Anise Hyssop is an aromatic herb and it's licorice-like leaves can be used in teas, potpourri or eaten in a salad with other greens. Its is a beautiful addition to the perennial border and attracts butterflies. Master gardeners are available to help with plant selection or gardening questions.
Saturday, April 27, the Franklin Academy Jazz Band, always a big draw, will entertain the crowd. Other live musicians will entertain throughout the weekend dates.
HerbFest is family friendly and as always, a free event, held outdoors rain or shine. The event is the annual fundraiser for the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, a 401(k) non-profit organization which brings arts education and public art projects to local schools and the community. www.gjcae.org
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