Bug-A-Palüza And Garden Expo Invade Camp Jordan

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Camp Jordan Park and Arena was a busy place this past weekend and this weekend could become bigger.

East Ridge Parks and Recreation Director Stump Martin said the Venue Church Easter Egg Drop was a tremendous success with 10,620 kids collecting 50,000 eggs.

”The park was full this weekend with the egg drop, a team paintball tournament, USSSA baseball, a disc golf tournament, soccer and the Bird Show,” Mr. Martin said. “The excitement when the helicopter would fly over and drop the eggs was great. I have never seen so many kids having so much fun at the same time.”

This week the East Ridge Parks and Recreation department will host both Bug-a-Palüza in Camp Jordan Park and the second annual “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo in the 34,000-square-foot Camp Jordan Arena.

“Bug-a-Palüza had a huge crowd last April and donated more than $22,000 to the Ronald McDonald House,” Mr. Martin said. “One thing you can count on with Bug-a-Palüza is that you’re going to see something that you have never seen before every time you attend.”

Last year more than 350 show cars, more than 100 vendors and thousands of spectators were at the Bug-a-Palüza event.

Admission is $4 per person, which is good for entry all weekend and children under 12 are admitted free. Gates will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County have a sellout of venders scheduled for the arena for Saturday and Sunday.

“The weather report shows that it will be a good weekend to come to the show and then go home or to your business and spruce it up,” Mr. Martin said. “There’s always free expert advice for those like me who need it and tips on vegetable gardening, landscaping, pest control and more.”

There is a $5 admission good for both days of the “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo. Children under 10 years old are admitted free. The Expo hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


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