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Fairfield Harbour Garden Club- Welcome Autumn

The Fairfield Harbour Garden Club is looking forward to a wonderful year with many great programs and activities.

The first meeting of the 2023 – 2024 year was held on September 11 with one of the club’s favorite speakers, Daniel Simpson of the Pamlico County Extension Service. He shared tips and tricks on growing an autumn vegetable garden and on pruning and training fruit trees.

2nd Annual FHGC Scarecrow Contest

What is more autumn than a Scarecrow? Here is your chance to support the FH Garden Club’s Scholarship Program. (Last June two scholarships were awarded to two local High School graduates.)

Build and enter a scarecrow in the 2nd Annual Scarecrow contest.

The scarecrows will be put on display at the Fall Craft Fair, October 21, 2023, in the Community Center Parking Lot. Everyone in Fairfield Harbour is invited to build and enter a handcrafted Scarecrow in the contest. Voting on the best scarecrow will be by purchased raffle tickets. After the winner is decided (by counting the tickets) the scarecrows will be raffled off.

Scarecrows should be handcrafted and ~4 feet tall. The Scarecrow may stand or sit. There is no cost to enter. For rules and how to enter, please contact Kathy Hallquist at Registration deadline is October 17, 2023. For more information you may also contact Barbara Paulsen at or Jan Reitzel at

2022 Scarecrows

The next meeting of the FH Garden Club will be October 9th at 9:30am in the FH Community Center. Following the business meeting, the yearly “Harvest Potluck” will be served. Organized by Sandy Riggs, it is always an enjoyable event; a time to enjoy some great dishes and to socialize. Contact Sandy at for more information.

All Fairfield Harbour residents are invited to join the Garden Club. Each year the club organizes seven meetings that include a speaker sharing information on a topic of interest to local gardeners. Also held throughout the year are various activities including the scarecrow contest, the “Harvest Potluck”, a bus trip, making pinecone bird feeders to hand out at the FH Holiday Parade, and time to socialize with other gardeners. Membership is $10.00 annually per household.

Happy Fall Gardening to all!

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