A Bedford Tradition – 68th Annual First Parish Plant Fair happening on May 18

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Submitted by First Parish in Bedford

First Parish on the Bedford Common’s annual plant and craft fair returns for its 68th year. The fair begins at 10 a.m. and goes to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 – rain or shine.

The First Parish Plant Fair’s long-time tradition began in the side yard of the Historic Fitch Tavern, home of the Joslin family. The Joslins were members of First Parish and avid gardeners. They and their fellow members had the idea to share their plants with the community. It was such a popular idea, it eventually outgrew the side yard and moved across the street to the Town Common, where it has been for 68 years.

The fair has grown (pun intended) over the years, and now includes crafters, artists, music, games, books, and activities for children – a real community event beyond just plants.  

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Proceeds from the plant and craft sale will support the work of The First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist. In addition to other programs, First Parish supports local initiatives including Bedford Embraces Diversity, the Annual Tenacity Challenge at Bedford High School, and the Bedford Family Connection.


WHAT:  First Parish Plant and Craft Fair
WHEN:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday
WHERE:  Bedford Town Common, 75 The Great Road, Bedford
WHY: Fun family activity to start the spring planting season
WHO: Families, backyard gardeners, and the entire community
HOW MUCH?:  Free

More Info: Plant & Craft Fair on Saturday, May 18,10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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