2019 Lawn & Garden Show
Dates: 3/15/2019 - 3/17/2019
Times: 10 AM-6 PM
Price: Adults $5; Children (11 and under) FREE
Venue: Fort Smith Convention Center
800 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901

The Arkansas River Valley Master Gardeners, along with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, presents the 2019 Arkansas River Valley Lawn & Garden Show.

The theme for the 2019 show is “Small Gardens.” Everyone can grow a garden no matter how small their space. Small gardens can make a big impact on the environment and wildlife preservation.

Since 1994 the River Valley Master Gardeners and the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas sponsor this event as a garden exposition with demonstrations, vendor booths and expert speakers. Education of the public about gardening, landscaping, and other horticulture topics is the primary purpose of the Lawn and Garden Show.

This year we will present three days of seminars and demonstrations on a wide variety of topics, and we have an impressive line-up of speakers, including Berni Kurz, the new University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension horticulture specialist and the coordinator of the Arkansas Master Gardener program. He is the former Staff Chair of the Washington County Cooperative Extension Office in Fayetteville.

Several first-time vendors are added to our usual merchant roster to showcase the newest and best garden products and plants along with many area non-profit organizations. There is a Children’s Area and train, and there will be door prizes, a Flower Show, and a Silent Auction. Our newly-elected Mayor George McGill will make a short presentation on Friday, March 15 at 11:00 am.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Plant Health Clinic Portable Lab will be present all three days of the show to look at physical samples and/or pictures of plant disease problems in the landscape and garden. Attendees are encouraged to bring in samples of problem plants.

Learn how to make your garden a success by joining us for garden demonstrations, special speakers and tons of great vendors!

Friday, March 15

10 AM-6 PM | Lawn & Garden Show Open

10:30 AM | Jessie Taylor – Moles and Gophers

11:30 AM | Jayson McGaugh – Fire Ants: What to do

1:00 PM | Tina Wilcox – The Right Herbs in Small Areas

2:00 PM & 4:00 PM | Yoga For Gardening Health sessions by Terri Hargrove, owner of Yogaterrium

2:15 PM | Kay Schlaefli – Flower Arranging

3:00 PM | Joe Neumeier – Landscaping Small Yards

4:00 PM | Susan Horton – Growing a Lemon Tree from Seed 5:00 pm Jayson McGaugh – Why is my Crape Myrtle Black?

Saturday, March 16

10 AM-6 PM | Lawn & Garden Show Open

10:00 AM| Mary Smith – How and When to Plant Tomatoes

11:00 AM| Leslie Wagner – A Garden in Straw Bales

12:15 PM | Thell Hallsted – Pruning Roses

1:00 PM | Robert Vaught – Container Gardening

2:00 PM & 4:00 PM | Yoga For Gardening Health sessions by Terri Hargrove, owner of Yogaterrium

2:15 PM | Susan Randolph – Propagating Succulents

3:00 PM | Robert Vaught – Preparing the Garden Bed

4:00 PM | Neelendra Joshi – Pollinators

5:15 PM | Jayson Mcaugh – How to Read Your Soil Test

Sunday, March 17

10 AM-5 PM | Lawn & Garden Show Open

1:00 PM | Berni Kurz – Companion Plants

2:00 PM | Joanne Olszewski – Turning Your Trash into Soil

3:00 PM | Sherrie Smith – Saving Our Diseased Tomatoes


Ages 12 and Up - $5; covers all three days

11 and Under - FREE

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.