The Container Contest is judged by the public during the two-day event, and the People's Choice awards will be presented, Sunday at 3 pm. The terrific prizes are donated by local business and garden centers.  Join us and show us your creativity.

Adults and children are invited to participate in the contest by bringing the special garden you created in a planter, a crock, a tub, or any funky container that appeals to you.  

June 2024

Think you don’t have a green thumb? Afraid to try creating a big garden? Always wanted to have your own little garden spot? Then here is the solution to your dilemma: the GardenFest Container Contest sponsored by Wegmans.

Daily Activities

Historic Center Street, in Lewiston, NY 

Lewiston GardenFest

Container Garden Contest



​​Please click below to obtain a Container Garden Contest entry form.

​​Prizes for the 2023 Container Garden Contest were generously provided by the following: Aquarium of Niagara,  Maid of the Mist, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, Buffalo Bisons, A-1 Landcare, Wayside Nursery, O'Connor's Nursery, Stedman's Nursery,   H.A. Treichlers and Sons Greenhouses, Upstate Gardeners' Journal and Zehr's on the Lake Nursery in honor of Mark VanBuren. 

​             Make and Take Fun on Center Street


10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

(While supplies last)

Get your Questions Answered in Hennepin Park

A Master Gardener, representing the Cornell Cooperative Extension, was in the Gazebo in Hennepin Park to answer gardening questions and perform soil tests.

​​Speaker Series in Front of the Frontier House

Saturday June 15th

11 a.m.  

​​1  p.m.

Sunday June 16th 

1  p.m.