The 6th Annual National Heirloom Exposition!


Image from CropMobster article.

Also known as The World’s Pure Food Fair. Check it out.

It’s here again—and how I wish I could attend this event! So many other responsibilities have taken precedence this year, but next year . . . I am going to make it happen!

Here’s the lineup:

Over 4,000 varieties of heirloom vegetables showcased – and the farmers will be there!

Over 80 nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, including Dr. Vandana Shiva and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.!

Their 3rd annual dahlia show, with “THE most magnificent spectacular colossal blooms EVER seen on display”.  (To dahlia lovers, this is so exciting.)

Here’s the Program Guide.

Ticket info:

Tickets are available at the gate on September 5, 6 & 7, 2017.
Gates are open 9 AM to 9 PM.
One Day Ticket $10 or Three Day Pass $25 (Purchased at the gate) and Children are Free!

I hope you can attend. If and when you do, please leave a comment and let us know how you liked it, your favorite activities and lectures. (Pretty please?)

Until next year . . .



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6 responses to “The 6th Annual National Heirloom Exposition!

  1. You’ve convinced me. This year I’ll try to make it up there. It sounds fun and I’ll get out of the bay area fog (and see some presumably mildew-free dahlias for a change). If I go, I’ll report back!

    • Yaaaaaaaay! I’m so happy to read this Simone. I hope you have enough fun for the both of us. 🙂

      • I’ve been planning to go on Thursday, the last day. The weather has been cooling off a bit. It was 115 in Santa Rosa last weekend! My fridge just conked out though, so I don’t know. It’s full of a bumper crop of Asian pears I haven’t had time to deal with yet. Gah! Off to borrow a mini-fridge from a neighbor.

  2. Hi Simone! Well, if you don’t make it today (sorry about your fridge – and 115 is no temperature to be outside on any day!) maybe next year. If so, I hope to see you there. 🙂

    • You should absolutely visit the bay area and the heritage festival next year! I did manage to get there. More than anything the diversity staggered me. So many different kinds of dahlias, tomatoes, ducks (made me glad I hadn’t had the duck tacos), everything. I bought 4 different kinds of iris for $10. The iris club selling them had more 100 varieties. The people were diverse, too. Hipsters and old hippies. Avocado toast stands and veggie burgers. Fun! I’m still thinking about the hand-forged gardening tools. Expensive, but beautiful. Maybe next year.

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