Shop garden accessories provided by our local exhibitors 

The Garden Fair is in the same grassy field, southwest of the Grandstand, where the Wristband Booth is located (see maps). Exhibitors help make the wait pleasant by sharing their creativity, products, and information. Plus food!

Exhibitor hours:

  • Friday 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.  
  • Saturday 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  

Some exhibitors may be open shorter or longer hours. Some may not be open on Sunday.

Become an exhibitor

Information and people at the Garden Fair

Garden Fair Exhibitors

A painted barn quilt in blue red and white

Barn Quilts

Choose a two-foot square painted wooden barn quilt to hang on your fence, house, deck, or garden pole. Samples on Facebook (see link).

Cowsmo compost logo


Cowsmo Inc. makes and sells organic compost and potting soils throughout the midwest. It is owned and operated by fifth-generation dairy farmers near Cochrane, Wisconsin. Cowsmo Compost is the finest compost available in the Midwest. Check their website for local businesses in the Twin Cities and suburbs where the compost is sold.

Rusty metal sunflower garden art

Down Home Enterprises

Garden art, from rusty garden flowers to a mix of stained glass to bird feeders to kinetic movement. Steel, glass, stone and antique finds. Whimsical snails, insects to enjoy in your garden setting.

Ceramic globes and irregular shapes in varied colors

Eureka Pots of Minnesota

Add an artful touch to garden, patio, or home. Create your unique garden stack. Build colorful ceramic pieces stacked on copper pipe. Mix and match from many sophisticated to playful botanical-inspired shapes and sizes. Winter-hardy durable stoneware made by hand in Minnesota.

Pink petunias in a hanging basket with EZSwap plant liner

EZSwap Pots

A brother duo from Wisconsin make fabric plant liners as an alternative to coco liners for your hanging planters. We also make unique fabric transplantable pots that truly make transplanting easy. Also on Facebook at ezswappots.

Round ceramic planter bowl with grass motif

Froehle Ceramics

Handmade ceramic planters, vases and more from Joel Froehle. Each piece is uniquely crafted with care for your indoor or outdoor plants.  Makes a great addition to your garden, deck, patio, or table.

Coffee bean burlap sack

Holistic Health Farms

Reasonably priced burlap ­coffee bags for weed ­barrier and a ­million ­other ­purposes. Off-site pickup can be arranged.

Plastic plant sticks in primary colors

Honey Do Products Plant Stakes

Mark herb, vegetable, and flower gardens with these 7.75” plant marker stakes, available in 56 plant names from Asparagus to Zucchini and Alyssum to Zinnia. The perfect gift for your favorite gardener.

Huge green leaf, cast from concrete

KM Leaves

Concrete leaf casts, each one unique— starting from an individual leaf that is cast and then hand-painted using ­outdoor acrylic paints. They can be used indoors or outdoors, as centerpieces, bird baths, yard decorations, and much more! Most can be hung on a ­vertical surface using embedded hooks on the back.

Minnesota State Horticultural Society logo

Minnesota State Horticultural Society

Frustrated by the mountain of inaccurate or irrelevant growing info for northern ­gardeners? We get it—we live and garden in a short season, too. For 155+ years, the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS) has been ­supporting northern gardeners of all ages and skill levels with Northern Gardener magazine, classes, an online Resource Hub, blog and bimonthly enews. Find growing tips and inspiration for this area, so you can spend less time digging for info and more time enjoying your garden. MSHS members save $5 on a purchase of $50 or more at the Friends School Plant Sale, among many ­other discounts. Not a member? Join our growing northern gardener community today!

Minnesota Tool Library logo

Minnesota Tool Library

A volunteer-driven nonprofit offering Access Over Ownership. Its mission: to empower each other, reduce waste, and improve communities by sharing tools, trade skills, and shop space. There’s no need to rent or own costly tools for limited use—borrow instead and let MTL be your garden shed! With everything you may want from broadforks to sod kickers, and power tools like tillers too!

Peaceful-looking water garden

Minnesota Water Garden Society

MWGS was founded to increase the­ ­enjoyment and enthusiasm for water gardening through promotion, ­education and shared ­experiences. It offers a news­letter, meetings (currently video-­conferencing), pond parties, and a Garden Tour open to the public. Membership is $35 per year. Check out its activities and great water garden resources at its website, or follow them on Facebook. Their plant listings in the Garden Fair are on pages 5 and 6 of the catalog.

Northern Sun logo, orange and yellow sun symbol

Northern Sun

Products for progressives since 1979, ranging from social justice, environmental, and humorous ­messages printed on gardening and environmentally themed  T-shirts, magnets, canvas bags, ­stickers, buttons, and more. Located at 2916 East Lake Street.

Of Nature logo, leaves and acorn

Of Nature

Sculpture and jewelry created from natural objects that are encased in copper and other metals. Finished with sculpture wax to make a lovely ­addition to your garden.

Metal flowers in blue, pink and red

Pickers Patch Garden Iron

Trellises, benches, planters, arches, and décor. Tin animals, metal art, and baskets.

Nitrile gardening glove in green

Ramsey County Master Gardeners

Selling Atlas nitrile garden gloves and offering plant and garden information.

Blue tea pot with stones

River Bend Gardens

Items to beautify your garden. We’ll be selling:

  • Amethyst garden rocks, from large for outdoor gardens, to small for flower pots and fairy gardens.
  • “Imagination” flower pots made from antique and collectible treasures.
  • Garden sculpture and miscellaneous garden items.

Previously called Old River Road Antiques.

Roots, Shoots & Leaves garden truck

Roots, Shoots & Leaves

A mobile houseplant shop offering a variety of live houseplants and accessories to make the hobby of houseplant gardening successful and fun. For the new hobbyist and the experienced plant parent. Come visit to see what’s inside!

A red bench in a green garden setting

St. Anthony Park Garden Tour

Find out about the upcoming tour in the neighborhood just west  of the State Fairgrounds.  On June 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $15, available starting May 1.



In its 14th year providing exquisite and ­decorative garden stones to customers. Hand-cast individually, these garden stones are rated for 4,000 psi and are made to withstand all weather conditions, both in summer and in ­winter.

Plastic bottles of Two Mikes product

Two Mikes

Green Fin Plant Care is a 100% natural fertilizer sourced responsibly from invasive carp species that are damaging Minnesota waterways. Made locally in the Twin Cities area, Green Fin Plant Care is great for home, garden or field use and contains the rich nutrients your plants and crops crave.

Food Vendors

Cinnamon rolls, gooey and brown

Cinnie Smith’s

­Gourmet mini cinnamon rolls, ice cream, sundaes, floats, shakes, hot and iced drinks including coffee.

Edina Coffee Roasters popup tent and coffee stand

Edina Coffee Roasters

Locally roasted brewed coffee and specialty coffee drinks. Plus locally roasted whole beans. 

Kettle corn, candied popcorn

Kettle Corn

Popped fresh with a mix of sweet and salty. It’s a State Fair treat in May!

Potter's Pasties food truck with Union Jack artwork

Potter's Pasties

Crusts with the perfect ­balance of durability and ­tender flakiness. Traditional pastie fillings plus breakfast and creative fillings to satisfy a range of palates. 

Pow Wow Grounds logo, dark circle with loosely drawn dancing figure at center

Pow Wow Grounds

Traditional fry bread with multiple options, including wojapi (Dakota fruit pudding) or meat and vegetarian taco fillings. Chicken wild rice and Three Sisters soups (vegan, gluten-free).

Smokey's Charbroiler, colorful State Fair-type food truck

Smokey’s Charbroiler

Quarter-pound chopped ­beefsteak burgers, all-beef hot dogs, pulled pork and ­chicken, nachos, salmon burgers, and veggie burgers. Plus bratwurst, fancy extra-long french fries, onion rings, chicken strips, corn dogs, hot ham and cheese, and fountain pop.

Taqueria el Patron food truck

Taqueria el Patron

Tortas and a wide selection of customizable tacos, quesadillas, and fajita burritos, plus fresh guacamole, drinks, and more.