20th Annual Ponca City Herb Festival
Cann Memorial Gardens
The Ponca City Herb Festival
Saturday, June 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cann Memorial Gardens
14th and Grand Avenue
Ponca City, Oklahoma
The Ponca City Herb Festival is a
three-time recipient of the RedBud Merit Award and
The Oklahoma Department of Tourism's Outstanding Event
Free admission! Free seminars!
Free entertainment! Free children's activities!
The Ponca City Herb Festival is held the first Saturday of June each year.
Centrally located in Ponca City, the festival is set in the Lester and Mary Cann Memorial Gardens – a 10-acre showcase of color, texture, fragrance and landscape architectural beauty. The Cann Gardens represent one of Ponca City’s finest public venues with quiet walkways, water features, and formal plantings intertwined among a variety of ornamental plants, shrubs and trees. A gift from Elsie Cann Brown, daughter of Lester A. and Mary Cann in 1975, the gardens were renovated in 1977 and have become a focal point of horticultural beauty ever since.
The Herb Festival fits quaintly alongside the lamp post-lined brick sidewalk that meanders throughout the park. There, more than 100 vendors from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas bring their plants, primitive birdhouses, yard and garden ornaments, quilts, herbal vinegars and oils, handmade baskets, candles, soaps, furniture, stoneware and much more.
As visitors from Ponca City and many surrounding communities – many arriving in tour buses – peruse the vendor booths, a number of seminars are scheduled throughout the day for those wanting to know more about herbs, horticulture and outdoor design. Expect sessions on growing and using herbs, garden recipes, wildflowers, herbal teas and bath products, roses and landscaping.
Providing one of Ponca City’s most well-attended and well-organized functions of the year, the proceeds from the annual event are used in projects to enhance Cann Memorial Gardens.
THE PONCA CITY HERB FESTIVAL, INC.
Promote the joys of home gardening.
Raise funds to enhance, enrich and renovate Cann Memorial Gardens.
Educate the public concerning various aspects of herb gardening and related subjects.
To increase awareness of the multitude of uses of herbs and herbal products.