Daily during the annual Vigo County 4-H fair, the Master Gardeners provide the materials, instructions, demonstrations and supervision for Make and Takes. The schedule for the 2023 Make and Takes at the Vigo County Fair was as follows:
Tuesday July 11th Sunflower activities
Wednesday July 12th Coffee Filter Flowers
Thursday July 13th Flower arranging
Friday July 14th Stepping Stones
The Master Gardener fair committee started meeting in January to plan for the activities. The activities are incorporated into programs for children and adults with garden related themes.
The making of stepping stones continues to be one of the most popular activities at the fair. Master Gardeners mix the cement and help children of all ages decorate the stepping stones. All materials are provided by the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners. Over 200 stepping stones were made at the 2023 Vigo County Fair.
These activities are a fun learning experience for the community and make the fair an interesting place to visit. Every year we have more people that attend our sessions.