Garden Fest at Bakersfield College, beginning its 14th year, has become Bakersfield's premiere springtime garden event. Garden Fest is an open house featuring the Environmental Horticulture and Agriculture programs that draws thousands of visitors to the Bakersfield College campus for a day of family fun.
With more than 150 vendor booths featuring gardening, pets, farmer's market, cooking, outdoor leisure, arts & crafts, and environmentally friendly home improvement ideas, there is something for everyone.
New and special for the whole family is the BC Club Carnival games area. Have fun and win prizes with carnival games presented by the student clubs and organizations from Bakersfield College. Bob for apples, ring the bottle, and more!
A waterfall building demonstration will be presented by Buck's Landscape Materials and Pond Shop with Mike and AJ. This demonstration will begin at 9am.
Learn about gardening at the Garden Fest seminars on the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Country Garden Stage, featuring The Country Garden Radio program from KERN 1180AM/96.1FM radio with a live radio broadcast from 8-10am. The interactive Garden Fest seminars are hosted by Bakersfield College's Plant Professor, Professor Lindsay Ono, and landscape industry professional, Dale Edwards (aka The Sultan of Sod) from Old River Sod. The Country Garden duo will make you laugh and learn!
Don't miss a crowd favorite segment called Grilling with the Chef. This is an interactive demonstration on grilling meats and vegetables with Bakersfield College's Chef Alex Gomez. The Chef will be using fresh produce selected that day from the Renegade Ranch Farmer's Market, and the best part is the interactive participation of taste testing the results. The BBQ grill that they demonstrate on will be raffled off as a fundraiser for the BC Ag Club.
Returning for a fourth year is the Bakersfield College Renegade Ruckus Cook-off Competition. The top up and coming chefs from the Bakersfield College Culinary Arts program will compete in a chopped-style cookoff. This event will have running commentary as the competitors prepare their dishes for the distinguished panel of judges.
Great gardening ideas can be found at the Country Garden Experience. Landscape ideas will be presented by local nurseries and landscape companies with the plants available for purchase.
Garden Fest also has FREE Admission and FREE Parking. Booth spaces are still available. Sign up now!
For more information, visit Garden Fest.