Saturday April 12th and Sunday, April 13th, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Come and see what’s growing at Fairchild during our annual celebration of spring, local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in, and then take home spectacular plants from our 35th Annual Spring Plant Sale. And, as a special treat this year, learn about the charismatic world of butterflies at our annual Butterfly Days! Celebrate the season with crisp and refreshing spring brews and summer ales in our Spring Beer Garden, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Gather new tips and recipes from local chefs at a culinary demonstration, all with a sweet twist. Chefs will be highlighting honey in their recipes.
Shop local vendors array of vegetables, herbs, handmade foods and artisan products.
Discover Fairchild’s Edible Garden, lush and delicious with peppers and chilies, perfect for preparing your garden for the summer. Enjoy hands-on scientific activities, as well as, culinary demonstrations for kids and families. Flutter into one of the many Butterfly Days lectures. Shop the 35th Annual Spring Plant Sale with thousands of plants from Fairchild’s nursery and local plant vendors.
Spring Beer Sampling Garden
Location: Cycad Vista Beer Garden
Join us all weekend starting at 11:00 a.m. for samples of seasonal brews.
Whole Foods Market and Gold Coast Beverage will be bringing us Abita Brewery Spring IPA, Anchor California Lager, Crisp Cider Company Pacific Pear Cider and New Belgium Snapshot.
Vermont Hard Cider Company will be bringing us Woodchuck Spring and Granny Smith Hard Cider and Magners Original and Pear Cider.
Miami Brewing Company will be bringing us Big Rod Coconut Ale, Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale and Miami Vice IPA.
B.R.E.W. F.I.U. will be bringing us an English Pale Ale, Sweet Stout, Barley Wine, Irish Red Ale, Heffeweissen, English Brown Ale, and a Root Beer Soda.
Please note, you must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the beer garden.
Fairchild Farm Smoothies and Fruit Market
Join us at our Edible Garden for refreshing smoothies made from fruit from our Fairchild Farm living collections. We will also have seasonal fruits from our Farm for sale.
Walking Tours of the Edible Garden
Join us both days of the festival at 11:00 a.m. for a walking tour of our Edible Garden, tours begin at the entrance of the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion and will include a fruit tasting.