The Herb Fair annually sponsored by the Madison Herb Society, reaches out to the public through lectures and demonstrations and provides an outlet for members to expand their knowledge and abilities to use herbs.
2015 Herb Faire
Saturday, November 7
33rd Annual Herb Faire
9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at Olbrich Gardens 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI
Free Admission to the Faire!
Herbal vendors, workshops, and demonstrations.
Free Herbal Presentations in the Atrium
MHS Herb of the Year: Sage
9:15 a.m. ~ Jane Hawley-Stevens
Sage and Other Herbs for Memory Function
11:30 a.m. ~ Sharon Brockel
Herb Gardening: In and Out of the Container
1:30 p.m. ~ Anna Hill
Creating Specialty Pestos, Preserves, and Sauces
Interested in being a vendor at the Herb Fair?
Click here for complete information.
2015 Herb Faire Poster
For additional Herb Fair information:
or call Chris Manke, MHS president 608.467.7785 (General Herb Fair Info)
or Linda Marx 608.249.7717 (Vendor Info)
Publicity, press release and photos for press use.
How it All Began
In 1983 the Madison Herb Society sponsored the first Herb Fair at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in order to educate the public about herbs and raise money to further the activities of the organization. The Annual Herb Fair continues its tradition of offering members of the Society and the general public an opportunity to learn about the culture and use of herbs. Each year the addition of new events broaden the scope of learning experiences for all who attend. Enjoy a fun-filled, day-long fair with herb demonstrations, herbal food, and the sale of a wide variety of herb products from cookbooks to wreaths.
Please give back to the Herb Society by working on the day of the fair and bringing a donation to sell at the booth.
Past Herb Fair Information
For a taste of previous Herb Fairs, click on the links below to read about speakers and demonstrations.
2014 Madison Herb Society Herb Faire
2013 Madison Herb Society Herb Faire Poster and handouts.
2012 Herb Faire - click here to see the handouts from demonstrations and speakers.
2012 Herb Fair Speaker Handouts Available Here
2011 Herb Faire - click here to see the handouts from demonstrations and speakers.
2011 Herb Fair Poster
2010 Herb Fair Poster
2009 Herb Fair Poster
2008 Herb Fair Poster
2007 Herb Fair Poster
The Basics of Cordial Making
The Basics of Making Herbal Vinegars