Founders' Day & Garden Expo

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Founders' Day event. See you next year!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

10 AM – 2 PM
Fort Zumwalt Park

Enjoy a great spring day with something for everyone:  live music, heritage demonstrations, gardening experts and clubs, an Arbor Day ceremony at 10 a.m., a free tree seedling giveaway (while supplies last), historic Heald Home and Zumwalt’s Fort self-guided tours ($5 package for ages 11+), and the St. Charles Model Railroad Club Open House.

Vendors will sell hand-made items and live plants. Food will be available for purchase from Sorelle (gyros, pulled pork, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy) along with shaved ice from Kona Ice.

This year’s entertainment and educational highlights include:

  • George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass - George Portz & The Friends of Bluegrass have been entertaining crowds with their fiery blend of Bluegrass and traditional Irish and Louisiana Cajun music since 1978. A typical set contains bluegrass, traditional country, bayou/Cajun, and Gospel music that entertains audiences of all ages.
  • Professor Farquar - Professor B.T. Farquar has enchanted audiences of all ages with an acoustic guitar and a commanding voice for more than two decades. His repertoire is a tapestry of Americana; woven with timeless toe-tapping traditional tunes, bucolic ballads, lyrical laments, choice chanteys, droll ditties and mystifying magic.
  • Polecat Annie - Polecat Annie and her antique farm wagon full of archaic artifacts delight audiences of all ages through her story-telling, rope twirling, tin plate juggling, and more. 


Get Directions to Founders' Day & Garden Expo

Fort Zumwalt Park, O'Fallon, MO 63366