East Coast Garden Center to host Harvest Fest Sept. 28

Corn to Run 5K Run/Walk also slated
September 25, 2013

East Coast Garden Center will celebrate its 7th Annual Harvest Fest and 2nd Annual Corn to Run 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 28. The day’s schedule of events includes fun for everyone.

The Corn to Run 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. with the race awards bestowed in the Secret Garden at 10:30 a.m. Race proceeds benefit Cordrey Charities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the joys and benefits of gardening to everyone in the community.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brats with Beer from 16 Mile Brewery will be served, along with a silent auction to benefit Cordrey Charities, line dancing and music, a train club and games such as cornhole and ladderball.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., hayrides, games, face painting, paint an aloe pot, pumpkin bowling, sack races, a ghost beanbag toss and balloon animals by Cheryl Blackman will be featured.

A class, New Plants in the Southern Living Collection and Encore Azalea Series, will be taught at noon in the Enrichment Center, followed by a class on Container Gardening for all Seasons with container guru Karen Fox at 1 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m., winners of Candy Corn Guessing Game and silent auction items will be announced.

All day, enjoy fall shopping in the garden center among the pansies, pumpkins, scarecrows, witches, and goblins.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. East Coast Garden Center is at 30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro. For information or directions, call 302-945-5853.