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Union County Heritage Festival is again accepted as a NC Science Festival event

Posted on 03/28/17

Mark your Calendars for April 22 at the Union County Ag Center

Monroe, NC –The Union County Extension Master Gardeners will present the Union County Heritage Festival on April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Union County Agricultural Center. The Heritage Festival is an official event of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation.

The Union County Heritage Festival will include a vendor fair, the Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, heritage arts demonstrations, kids’ hands-on science and nature activities, raffle prizes, food and blue grass bands, and a Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk at 8 a.m. The Heritage Festival is a celebration of the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Union County.

There will be an optional collection of items for the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. Items on their wish list include bird seed, cat food, laundry detergent, dog and cat carriers, and medical supplies. A complete list is available on the website. Those who bring a donation will receive a free raffle ticket to be used for a variety of prizes at the Heritage Festival Raffle. Admission and parking are free. For more information about the Union County Heritage Festival, contact 704-283-3822,, or visit

As an official 2017 North Carolina Science Festival event, the Union County Heritage Festival is among hundreds of community-based events that are showcasing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities for the citizens of North Carolina.

Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a two-week series of community-based events each spring (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational and cultural impact of science in North Carolina.

“Science is fun, science is everywhere, science is for everyone — that’s what the North Carolina Science Festival is all about,” said Jonathan Frederick, Festival director. “In 2017, we have a special focus on ‘Art and Design’ with events from April 7 through April 23.”

The North Carolina Science Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit

The Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers’ mission is to foster a partnership to create a sustainable community through education and implementation. They offer Successful Gardener classes to the public, maintain a website of useful gardening information, monitor a call system called the Growline at 704-283-3822 or and offer three Sales events per year.

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is a non-profit wildlife rescue organization located in Indian Trail, NC. CWR is run by federally-licensed migratory bird rehabilitators specializing in waterfowl, providing medical treatment and care to orphaned or injured wild birds and other animals. CWR is an all-volunteer group that donates their time, money and expertise to helping North Carolina’s birds in need. 704-668-9486,