Adopt a Spot

The LCFA Adopt-a-Spot program is a great community service project for avid gardeners, scouts, teens, civic organizations, or a corporate team-building activity.

Please keep the following guidelines in mind as you begin planning for 2019:

  • We ask that you incorporate any existing plants into your design.

  • Be sure to plan your spot with maintenance needs and sun/soil/drainage issues in mind.

  • Any hardscaping or permanently installed ornamental features must remain with the garden at the end of the season and will not be returned to the adopter.

  • The Lake County Fairgrounds will provide the space, but each adopter is responsible for procuring all materials needed and providing all labor.

  • You may begin planting as soon as you have signed and returned this letter to the Fair Office.

  • Spots must be maintained from the time of adoption through September 30, 2019. Your spot must always be maintained and look its best for the week of the Lake County Fair: July 24-28, 2019.

  • You may put a sign—no larger than 12” x 18” to identify your spot and thank any donors. Lawn signs are an easy, affordable, and professional option.

  • If you will be planting trees or any large items, the Fair Office will ensure that any underground wires are marked.

  • The adopter is responsible for watering their spot. If water access is not available near your spot, you may set up a rain barrel (at your expense) and the Fair can assist with filling the rain barrel, as needed. Please contact the Fair Office for more information.

  • You are welcome to maintain your garden any day of the week from 8am-8pm. However, due to events at the Fairgrounds throughout the year, date & time restrictions will occasionally be communicated to each adopter via email.

  • If you anticipate you will have a large amount of weeds or plant removal during your initial planting/cleanup, please contact the Fair Office for assistance.

If you would like to participate in the 2019 Adopt-A-Spot program, please call the Fairgrounds Office at 847.680.7200