Calendar of Events

We often say,

"Something wonderful is always happening at Milaeger's"
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and we try to ensure that with numerous special events throughout the year. Information about these events is available online, on Facebook and in our stores. We also email announcements to our frequent buyer "Best Reward Card" members.


Check out our Weekly Ad       

Click Here for a print version of our 2017 Calendar of Events

To purchase tickets for some events: order on-line, stop in or call either store at
Racine: 800-669-1229 or Sturtevant: 262-886-2117.
   
Tacos

Click here to see our full menu and daily specials.
Taco Thursday!
Java Garden Cafe
Both Locations
Open late: until 8

Hard or Soft Tacos
$2.29 each or 3/$6.00
with a drink purchase
Your choice of fixin's!

Nachos are also available
$4.49 cheese only or
Supreme at $7.49


Best tacos in town!


   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015
We have a Facebook page too!
Great Lakes Farmers Market
Year Round!
Sundays: 10 am - 2 pm
Racine Store

New this year is our farmers market! We are super excited to have a variety of vendors at this event. Find out how to be a vendor or artisan at the market. It is fun for all ages!

Click here for all the details on our new Farmers Market webpage.
   
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Spring Fashion Show
Saturday, April 1st
Show starts at 1pm
Store opens 9am/Doors open 11am
Sturtevant Store

 $30 plus tax ticket includes a gift certificate, a chance at thousands of dollars in prizes, storewide discount coupons, a gift bag and refreshments after the show.

Continuous shuttle available from the Sturtevant Municipal Building, just four blocks north of Milaeger's.

Our Spring Fashion Show is Sold out! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to our event!
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Greens to Grow
Early Veggie Planting

Starting Saturday, April 1st
Both Stores

A
fter a long winter, we can hardly wait for some healthy homegrown greens. We will be offering a wonderful assortment of leafy vegetables that were selected by us for their ability to withstand chilly early spring temperatures. Be sure to try our amazing mixed greens, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, and unique new varieties!
   
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Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $30 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229.
Frost-Free Plants in a Spring Garden Bowl
Tue, Apr. 4th - 6:30pm
Sat, Apr. 8th - 10:30am
Racine Store

 Make a fabulous low bowl arrangement filled with cold-tolerant blooming annuals. 16” low bowl, potting soil, and all plants are included.  Ideal to set on your porch for color in early spring and well into summer. Last year’s participants were thrilled with the performance of these annuals. 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Best Rewards Spring
Preview Party

Thursday, April 6th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Both Stores

 Come and see what's fresh and fun for your home and garden. All new fountains, pottery, casual furniture, garden art and more! Plus sensational clothing, accessories and footwear.

Best Card member discounts, door prizes, storewide sales, lowest prices on patio furniture and grills, fabulous food and drinks!

Please RSVP for party by April 3rd. Bring your Best Reward Card as your admission and door prize ticket.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 4th Annual Garden Fundraiser hosted by Racine Urban Garden Network
Fri, Apr. 7th • 6pm-9pm
Racine Store

 The Racine Urban Garden Network is proud to support the development of a north side community garden and they would be honored to have your support! Join other community garden supporters for a night of fabulous appetizers, live music, greenhouse tours, "table talks" by local experts, a silent auction, door prizes and great conversations with fellow gardeners! Cash bar available. Click here to purchase tickets!
   
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Jumbo Hanging Basket Workshop
Tue, Apr. 11th - 6:30pm
Wed, Apr. 12th - 6:30pm
Tue, Apr. 18th - 6:30pm
Thur, Apr. 20th - 6:30pm
Sat, Apr. 22nd - 10:30am
Racine Store

 Our most popular workshop! We will help you select plants for sun, part sun or mostly shade. You plant your selections in a 16" fiber pot with a deluxe swivel hanger. Then, we will care for your basket until the weather warms or until May 30th. 

Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $52 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229.
   
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Cost for this event is $5 plus tax which includes planting a pansy basket. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229.
Easter Bunny Visit
 & Kids Planting

Saturday, April 15th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Racine Store

 Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! There will be a variety of activities for your kids including games and dancing. Plant a spring flower basket for $5. Visit the Easter Bunny, who will be handing out filled Easter eggs! Bring your camera and capture your kids with the Easter Bunny! 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 "Ears" To You
Mother's Day Event

April 21st - May 7th
Both Stores

 Women love Brighton jewelry, to keep for themselves or to give as a gift! When you find a pattern you love, it's important to have matching pieces. During this special promotion, when you purchase a Brighton necklace and bracelet, you'll receive a FREE pair of matching Brighton earrings! Take advantage of great savings and add to you Brighton collection or give a perfect gift for Mother's Day!
   
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Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $48 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229. 
Natural Cone Planter Workshop
Tuesday, April 25th
Thursday, April 27th
6:30pm • Racine Store

 Based on the latest in English Gardening designs, this stunning planter looks great in any garden. A variety of baskets that are made of natural fibers are sure to add unique style to your home! This is one of our most popular workshops as people enjoy the beauty of the container as much as the gorgeous flowers and greenery that spill over the sides. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30).
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Spring Open House
April 27th - May 7th
Both Stores

 Our 90 greenhouses are overflowing with fabulous annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, and specialty plants. Come and enjoy selecting from the Midwest’s largest selection of plants. Our nursery lot will be filled with trees, shrubs, evergreens and roses. Be sure to shop our stores for the best in casual furniture, grills, garden accessories, women’s apparel and footwear. You’ll be amazed! Spend the day and enjoy lunch in our café.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Kid's Arbor Day
Celebration

Friday, April 28th
Both Stores

 Help keep America beautiful by planting more trees! Celebrate Arbor Day with us! Every child 12 and under will receive a FREE 2 year old Giant Sequoia tree seedling.  Available while supplies last – limit one.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Weber Grill Demonstration
Sunday, April 30th
10am - 2pm
Racine Store

 Outdoor living is not complete without the fun of grilling outdoors. Milaeger's has a fabulous selection of charcoal and gas grills at guaranteed lowest prices. Meet a Weber grill specialist who will demonstrate the features of various grills while cooking up delicious meats and a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables! Yum! Door prizes and special gifts with purchases - you won't want to miss it!
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Succulent Sensations Workshop
Tuesday, May 2nd
6:30pm • Racine Store

 Succulents are trending in popularity, and these two containers can easily move indoors for winter. Choose from several succulent friendly containers. We’ll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost is $60 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Specialty Annuals Up Close and Personal Tour
Wednesday, May 3rd
6:30pm • Both Stores

Discover the annuals you never knew existed. This is a great way to become familiar with the layout of this most important greenhouse that showcases our specialty annuals. We’ll have several guides in order to keep the tour groups small so that you can get up close and personal with the plants.  There are hundreds of varieties… you won’t be disappointed! 
   
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Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229.
Window Box Planter Workshop
Thursday, May 4th
6:30pm • Racine Store

These decorative planters are a beautiful alternative to traditional window boxes! These can be hung on a wall or railing. Each piece is a plastic coated ribbed steel rectangular wall planter with a coco-fiber liner. Choose from two different sizes: 24"x7½" planter with all specialty plant materials $48 + tax or 30"x7½" planter $65 + tax. We'll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015  Vintage Veggie Fest
May 4th - May 14th
Both Stores

Try something new! Heirloom and Gourmet Vegetables available for a limited time! In addition to our huge regular selection of edibles, this year we are offering over 80 rare vegetables for a limited part of the season, while supplies last.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Cost for this little gardener’s workshop is just $20 plus tax and includes a gift tag. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229. Kid's Workshop: Mother's Day Garden Pot for Mom
Saturday, May 6th
10am • Racine Store

This activity enables kids to make a Mother’s Day Garden Pot as a special gift for Mom. Each child gets a 12” plastic pot and mixed plants to make a container that we will grow for you until May 13th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Pick up your pot on Saturday, or bring Mom to Milaeger’s on Sunday to pick up her gift from you. (Moms are also invited to do this project with their children if they wish.) For children ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult; one child per container, please.  
   
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Cost for container, soil, and all plant material is $58 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229
Pamela Crawford
Living Wall Workshop

Tuesday, May 9th
6:30pm • Racine Store

If these walls could talk, they would say that vertical planters are one of the hottest trends today. Stunning living walls are being spotted everywhere – restaurants, hotels, grocery stores – uniting designers, landscape artists and botanists on projects all over the world. Now these living wall planters are available from garden designer and author Pamela Crawford. Designed for outdoor living areas, the Living Walls follow the method of Pamela’s side planting techniques that have been in use for years. We’ll care for your living wall until you pick it up (by May 30).  
   
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Instruction, container, soil, and 7 herbs is $45 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229
Herb Tour & Workshop
Wednesday, May 10th
6:30pm • Racine Store

Do you love growing your own fresh herbs? Would you like to give it a try this year? You will learn how to select the right herbs for your desired application, how to care for them, and the proper methods for drying, how to make tea, and also how to use in cooking! A great time to learn about new varieties and try some samples of what we’ve cooked up for you! Then it’s time for you to be creative and plant your own herb container!
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Girls Night Out
Mother's Day Flower Garden

Thursday, May 11th
6:30pm • Racine Store

This is a fun night out for mothers, daughters, friends and neighbors! Make the perfect gift for mom or treat yourself to a new container at home! Enjoy a glass of wine or two while you're creating. Several styles of 16" pots are offered to use for your container. A combination of specialty and bedding plants are available. We’ll care for your pot until you pick it up (by May 30).  Cost is $45 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Moss Mania Workshop
Tuesday, May 16th
6:30pm • Racine Store

We’re crazy about moss planters, and this workshop features your choice of three styles: a shallow 14” hanging basket to fill with assorted succulents or 5” specialty plants; a 12” ball planter with holes all around, perfect for small succulents, small bedding plants like begonias or impatiens, or assorted greenery like ferns and ivies; and a 10” square shallow planter ideally suited to miniature plants, succulents, or 5” specialty plants. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost is $45 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Flowering Trees and
Shrubs Tour

Wednesday, May 17th
6:30pm • Racine Store

New choices in colorful ornamental trees and extended bloom shrubs are abundant. New varieties are more compact, more free-flowering and require very little care. Discover the varieties that are sure to enhance your landscape setting. Come and find out the best time to plant a tree.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Herbs & Essential Oils Workshop
Thursday, May 18th
6:30pm • Racine Store

Are you looking for natural ways to cure, clean, revive your life? We will teach you the basic principles of using essential oils, how to prepare herbal remedies, herbal baths, teas and even gifts for friends and family. Make a lavender sugar scrub with us to take home! There will be a vast variety of oils and fresh herbs for you to sample and take home.

Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $20 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229.
   
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All-inclusive workshop is $40 plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229
Incredible Edibles Workshop
Tuesday, May 23rd
6:30pm • Racine Store

You’ll love having fresh tomatoes, peppers and herbs at your finger tips to enjoy and liven up your cooking! Come create your own salsa or pizza garden! This container will be stuffed full of fresh vegetables and herbs, all of the ingredients for you to enjoy making your own fresh salsa or just to have on hand to spice up your traditional recipes. This workshop provides a jumbo 27” x 8” box planter and your choice of herbs and/or salad veggies. We’ll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30).
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015  Milaeger's Summer Celebration
Thursday, June 22nd
6pm • Racine Store

Save the date for this all new event! Details coming soon! 
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Classic Car Show
Sunday, July 2nd
10am • Racine Store

Come and enjoy the day at our Great Lakes Farmers Market and see a gorgeous selection of antique and classic cars on display!

Enjoy "car talk" with fellow enthusiasts. Have lunch at the market while you listen to great live music from The Sentinels! Amazing local vendors and a special Kid's Corner with activities and games to keep the little ones happy! A great day of free fun for the whole family!
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015  Fairy Princess Party
Saturday, July 29th
11am • Racine Store

Every little girl’s dream is to step inside the world of make-believe. We suggest each little girl dress in a fairy or princess costume. Activities include crafts, games, cookie decorating, and dancing, and face painting! Recommended for ages 3-8. Cost is $32 plus tax and includes a light lunch for child and a guardian as well as a keepsake gift for child.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  Lunch for additional adults is $5 each plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online. Order tickets early, as this event is a sell-out every year!  
   
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Cost is $100 per person plus tax. Pre-register in stores, online or call 800-669-1229. Order tickets early, as this event was a sell-out last year!
Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, August 5th
6pm • Racine Store

Come and enjoy a quintessential farm to table dining experience in the intimate setting of our beautifully decorated candlelit greenhouse with retractable roof, under the stars. Feast on culinary delights made with fresh, local ingredients from our Great Lakes Farmers Market farmers and bakers. Cocktail hour will feature farm fresh appetizers, signature drinks, and beer sampling from Rustic Road Brewery. Five course dinner expertly prepared by local award-winning chef, Peter Sandroni, from La Merenda and Engine Co. #3. Exclusive wine pairing with each course. Live music.
   
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015 Tomatomania
Saturday, September 10th
11am - 3pm
Racine Store

Sample 115 heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and 40 kinds of peppers.  The tasting and food samples are free!  Also enjoy Tequila and Wine Tasting. Fresh food items and beverages will be for sale, including salsas and nachos, bruschetta, beer, sangria, wine, and Bloody Marys, and of course, tomatoes and peppers! Master Gardeners from the University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticultural Program will answer all your garden questions.
   

If you have special handicap requirements, please let our staff know when you make your reservation.  We will make every effort to make the workshops easy and enjoyable for all.

If you are registering for a large group that would like to work close by, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you.

Please note, tickets are not returnable or refundable. If you can not make an event or workshop, you may transfer the tickets to another person or apply the ticket toward a different event/workshop. Please remember that each workshop is subject to change due to unforeseeable events.  If a workshop is cancelled, we will call the number you provided at registration.

If you would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us for discounted pricing. If you wish to wear gloves at the workshops, please bring your own.  If you forget, Milaeger’s has garden gloves available for purchase.  Please wear typical gardening clothing and sensible shoes.