Friday, June 16, 2006

Fall Garden Faire No More

Update -
For folks who have found this entry via a Web search, please note it is dated and no longer applicable. The Faire is on for 2007.

ETTG is sad to report that one of upstate New York’s finest gardening events, East Aurora’s Fall Garden Faire, will not be taking place this year.

Traditionally held the second weekend in September, the event was formerly hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, with volunteer management. In 2005, lacking county support, it was produced by volunteers and funded privately.

Co-chair Sally Cunningham said, “It was painful to see this end, as it was so loved by both the public and the vendors…. The final 'Faire' in East Aurora's Hamlin Park was a real pinnacle for us, just the perfect setting, a magical aura, the feeling of a country gardening festival—beauty and joy all around—but there aren't enough hours or financial [resources] to do it, volunteers are exhausted, and sometimes things have to change. It was wonderful—ten years, quite an achievement—and I am proud we ended it on such a glorious note. Cngratulations to all who helped!”

Cunningham and co-chair Kathy Guest Shadrack thanked all of the volunteers, industry participants, vendors, and attendees who have been active with the Faire over the past ten years.


Anonymous said...

Let's hear it for Joel Giambra and his brilliant financial genius!How many more cuts in the budget of Erie Co. will it take to completely decimate arts and culture in this beautiful Western NY? The Fall Garden Faire put $$ into something of quality. Now it is only a memory.
Thanks, Joel !!

Anonymous said...

The Fall Garden Faire IS BEING HELD this coming Saturday - September 9, 2006 - on the grounds of Cornell Cooperative Extension - South Grove and Main Street in East Aurora. The hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Anonymous said...

another magazine ad says the garden faire will be held saturday sept. 9 at the knox farm 10am to 5

Jane M. said...

Yes, our calendar listing says that too! (Or maybe that's what you mean, the UGJ.) Anyway, it was supposed to be at Knox Farm but it IS tomorrow at the Extension campus. Next year, hopefully, less confusion!