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HerbFest 2012 Schedule of Events Held To Benefit The GJCAE :

 (Schedule subject to change)

Friday, April 19 -   Open from:   9 - 6 p.m.

   Find the unusual today before they are gone!!!  Limited herbs today as growers will have 70 -100 of the more difficult to find type herbs which the Herbanites look for. Example cardoon, culantro, patchouli, borage type herbs in limited supply.

  • Live Ducks daily - Duck Parade every morning at 10 a.m.,  if the ducks cooperate.  Bring the kids and enjoy this "breathtaking" exhibit of the waddlers.
  • Live Bunny rabbits daily
  • Unusual Herbs Throughout HerbFest - Herbs replenished during week.   All herbs have been hardened off prior to sale so accustomed to weather and can be planted immediately if desired.
  • During the week we have children from local schools often visiting for an introduction to the Herbfest.  You are certainly welcome to listen in and enjoy with the kids.  Visits generally occur in the mornings starting around 9 a.m. and continuing till Noon.
2nd grade will come from 9am-10am ( arriving around 9:15am and leave by 9:45am) and kindergarten will come up at 11am ( arrive 11:15am) then leave after lunch by 12:30pm

  • Friday April 20    2nd Grade -Hopper     Kindergarten-Ferguson

  • Monday April 23      2nd -Bittner       K -Lloyd

  • Tuesday April 24      2nd -Miller        K -Millard

  • Wednesday April 25  2nd -McCarty   K - Henson

  • Thursday April 26     2nd -Pipher         K -Campbell

Herbanite Weekend - April 20 - 23 - For the real herbal enthusiast who has to have the most uncommon herbs.

Saturday 4/21 8:00am-11:am.

8 am. - 11 a.m. Weekend Garden Show : Live Remote from WPTF Radio, 680 AM, - 8 - 11 a.m. - Come on out, bring a lounge chair, and enjoy local celebs Mike Raley and Ann Clapp. 

Franklin Academy Dog Daze Weekend - April 28 & 29th - Plethora of herbs plants available.

Saturday 4/28  Franklin Academy Dog Daze

Herbfest opens at 8 a.m.

10a.m.  - 2p.m. SNAP-NC here for reduced price micro chips and vaccinations for your dog or cat

$20 for Microchips and $10 for Rabies vaccinations - Cats to be brought in cat carrier and dogs on leash please.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Franklin Academy Dog Wash - Dog washes by members of 
FA student council all day for voluntary contribution to GJCAE

My Dog & Me Photo Shoot by Franklin Academy Photography students. -  Get a free photo of your child/children with your pet.   The photo will be posted on the HerbFest web site, framed for download.   Click and get.

Franklin Academy Jazz Band Performing Twice During Day - Times TBA

10a.m. - 1 p.m.  Franklin Academy Visual & Performing Arts Showcase - Variety of performances from FA Musical theater, choir and Jazz band.  Selections from FA recent production of "Seussical The Musical" and some classic "Big Band" Tunes.

1 p.m. - N. C. Conservatory School of Performing Arts - Scenes from Peter Pan and Grease

Free face painting all day by Franklin Academy students

Franklin Academy Students In Class


Sunday, April 22
-  Open from:  10 - 4 p.m.

 Monday, April 23 -  Open from:  9 - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24- Open from:  9 - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 - Open from:  9 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 26 - Open from:  9 - 6 p.m.

Friday, April 27 - Open from:  9 - 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 - Open from 9 - 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 - Open from 10 - 4 p.m.


One of largest selections of herb plants for sale in U.S., Organically grown from organic seed veggies, tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupes, watermelon & more - Master Gardeners also on hand for questions about your garden/lawn.  Perennial plants grown locally and chosen for the local zone 7 climate and above. 

Bring Lawn chair, blanket to enjoy  free performances and festivities during weekends

HerbFest has food vendors and other Lifestyle vendors

Proceeds benefit the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment ( GJCAE)

  Thanks to our Grand Sponsors: The Cotton Company & MedFaxx
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