For the past 5 or 6 years, TCRC has set up an information booth about roses, rose-growing and our club in the Horticulture Building at the Minnesota State Fair. We set up on Wednesday, the day before the Fair opens and staff the booth on Thursday and Friday, the first two days of the Fair, taking the booth down about 9:00 pm on Friday night. Almost every year, we have won a ribbon and a cash prize for our booth – including one Grand Champion and at least two Reserve Champion ribbons!
Filled with roses from our gardens, our booth demonstrates the wide variety of roses which can be grown in Minnesota gardens. It’s a great way to let people know about our club, offer membership and get contacts for our annual Fundraising sale. And it’s fun!! We always need volunteers to staff the booth for 2-3 hour shifts. Volunteers get a free ticket to the Fair.