By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
ong>Peach State Gets Set to Harvest its First Georgia Urban Ag & Outdoor Expo
Weekend Long, Family-Focused Event Scheduled for May 20-21 at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville Earmarked as “Georgia’s Expo for Urban Home and Community Gardening, Farming, Conservation and Recreation," the first ever Georgia Urban Ag & Outdoor Expo is coming to the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days of the event, attendees can expect to find exciting equestrian and sheep shearing demonstrations; a “pop up” market from the Georgia Farmers Market Association featuring fresh eggs, local honey and produce at the peak of harvest; raised bed gardening workshop; a fleet of food trucks;  bouncy fun in the Kidzone for the little ones; an appearance from Mayfield Dairy’s Maggie the Cow; truck demos from Hayes Automotive Group; and a slew of excellent speakers – including Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Gary W. Black and Friday afternoon’s keynote speaker – The Georgia Gardener, Walter Reeves.

The two-day Expo is hosted by the Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D Council, Inc. along with a number of dedicated partners that include Georgia Organics; SARA, University of Georgia; TAG, Global Growers; Athens Land & Trust; Gwinnett Tech; Georgia Grown; USDA-NRCS; Georgia Department of Agriculture; USDA- FSA; Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission; GA EPD- Game and Wildlife Division; Georgia Forestry Commission; and Georgia Farmers Market Association. 

Tickets for the Expo are $5/person for one day or $8/person for two days. Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased online through the event website or at the gate. To learn more about the Georgia Urban Ag & Outdoor Expo, please visit www.gaurbanexpo.com