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Yamhill County Master Gardener Association Annual Plant Fair and Sale at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds

9am-3pm Saturday, April 25

The Yamhill County Master Gardener Association will hold its annual Plant Fair and Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. Thousands of annuals, vegetables, perennials and garden-related products will be sold. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds provide college scholarships and horticulture services. For more information, contact Alan Wenner at or 503-883-9226..


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