Master Gardener Volunteers of Union County Press Release

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Contact: Tina Sagartz, UCEMGVA                                                                                Phone: 336-414-6382 Email:

Union County Heritage Festival seeking Vendors and Exhibitors

Master Gardener℠ volunteers plan for annual event on September 18, 2021

Monroe, NC –The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Union County announce a call for vendors and exhibitors for the 2021 Union County Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union County Agricultural Conference Center in Monroe. The event is a celebration of the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Union County. This marks the eighth year of the event. The theme for 2021 is Thriving with Nature.

The Union County Heritage Festival committee is seeking vendors and exhibitors in the following categories: arts and crafts, natural products, lawn, garden and agricultural, cultural and community, nature and science, health and fitness, and recycling and conservation. Indoor and outdoor booth spaces are available. Early-bird rates are available before July 21. Vendor booth fees are $25 for outdoor spaces, and $50 or $60 for indoor booths. Non-profit booth fees are $0 outdoors, and $25 or $35 for indoor booths. After July 21 indoor booth fees increase by $15. Applications are available on the website at Union County Heritage Festival.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with the Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk, with sign up options for the On-site 5K or Run Anywhere 5K. Proceeds benefit the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. The Heritage Festival features a vendor fair, exhibitors, food, live entertainment, kids’ creative and educational activities, raffle prizes, and free talks and cooking demonstrations. Visitors will also enjoy the annual 4-H Expo featuring club displays, a horse show, livestock show, rabbit and poultry shows, a bake-off, safety demonstrations, and a talent showcase.

The Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of Union County: The Extension Master Gardener volunteers of Union County’s mission is to foster a partnership to create a sustainable community through education and implementation. They offer Successful Gardener classes to the public, maintain a website of useful gardening information at Master Gardener volunteers of Union County, monitor a call system called the Growline at 704-283-3822 or, and offer three sales events per year.

Union County Heritage Festival