Monday, May 9, 2011

FREE activities at Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 5/15

Flower Day 2011: Sunday, May 15th

Attended by more than 150,000 people annually, Flower Day at the Eastern Market is one of the largest flower shows in the country. Members of the Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA), and hundreds of flower growers from Michigan, Canada and neighboring states fill the market with their colorful array offerings. Over 15-acres of the highest quality annuals, perennials, foliage, shrubbery, trees, exotics, tropical plants, flats, hanging baskets and more will be available for purchase.

FREE Activities at Flower Day...

There is plenty of free parking available throughout Eastern Market.

There will be FREE train rides for the kiddies
Children's Merry Market Land 9AM - 4PM
Flower Day at the Eastern Market is a family affair! Located on the north end of the Market, the children's Merry Market Land, includes face-painting, clowns, train rides, flower pot painting, hands-on activities, butterfly habitat, a farm animal corral and crafts for kids of all ages. Free!

Wacky Wagon Contest 7AM - 12PM
Decorate your wagons and enter them into the Wacky Wagon Contest on Flower Day! The 11th Annual Wacky Wagon Contest, sponsored by WWJ Newsradio 950, will feature prizes for the Most Entertaining Wagon, the Most Creative Wagon and the wagon that best represents Spirit of Flower Day. Prizes include an array of gardening items donated by Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association. Entry is free! Winners will be announced at 12:30PM.

Ask the Experts 8AM - 4PM
Experts from the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardeners and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governance (SEMCOG) will be on-site at Flower Day to answer questions about gardening, planting vegetables, flowers and trees and water quality.



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