Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Hosts Spring Planting Festival May 8 and 9

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Spring Planting Festival

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is excited about the return of its biggest festival of the year. The annual Spring Planting Festival at Bakersville Pioneer Village near Mansfield, Missouri, is Sunday and Monday, May 8 and 9, 2022.

The event that started with a small gathering of gardeners in 2000 has grown to more than 10,000 attendees. All come to enjoy a sense of community with fascinating seed collectors, old-time musicians, internationally acclaimed speakers, historic demonstrators, food activists, home schoolers, western re-enactors, organic growers, gourmet chefs, free thinkers,

Ozarkian crafters, trendy vendors and herbal hippies.

Baker Creek owner Jere Gettle began hosting festivals to bring gardeners together to share and learn from one another. Learning and sharing are still the major components of the festival. Both days will be filled with presentations from some of the nation’s leading experts on healthy food, permaculture, heirloom gardening, seed saving, and so much more.

Dozens of vendors will be on hand displaying and selling traditional crafts, food, tools, homesteading supplies, and eco-friendly items. Visitors have opportunities to purchase handmade quilts, garden art, locally made blacksmith tools, essential oils, handmade and homemade clothing, leather goods, and so much more.

Food is one of the big draws of the festival. The village restaurant will be serving healthy vegan lunches, while Debbie Gettle will have her world-famous cinnamon rolls and breads available at Baker’s Flour Mill bakery. In addition, mobile food units will provide many kinds of fare, from vegan to farm-raised meat menus, as well as snacks and drinks.

While many come for the food, many others come for the traditional music and entertainment. Musicians will perform on multiple stages throughout the entire two days. Visitors will enjoy a great mix of old country, gospel, folk, bluegrass and other old-style music. There will also be a music contest and auction.

The Spring Planting Festival is a prime event for gardeners to stock up on seeds, plants, bulbs, and other essentials for spring planting.

Online registration and payment for parking are now required to attend the Spring Planting Festival. For more information, go to https://www.rareseeds.com/spring-planting-festival.