The Annual Wake Forest Herb Festival returns to Festival Park April 15th through the 24th. With the warm weather upon us here in the Triangle, now is the perfect time to pick up some plants to get your summer garden started.
Low maintenance, organically grown herb plants and organic vegetables will be available for purchase at the Festival which also features live entertainment and educational seminars. A highlight of the festival for children is the daily “duck parade” held each day around 10:00am when a group ducks gathered up each morning waddle to their pond amidst the herb and perennial plants. While this is a small town event by “festival” standards, the Herb Fest is recognized as the largest herb and perennial festival east of the Mississippi. There is a ton of free parking along White Street and the festival provides wagons and carts to load up your plants (and to tote your children).
Most of the herb plants I have purchease at herbfest in previous years ranged in price from $3-$4. For details about daily festival events you can visit their website here.