Great update, Kevin. One comment - you wrote:
I have 2 very good reasons why the Flower & Garden Festival will never come up to the level of the Food & Wine Festival. First is the former's lack of more food, and second is the former's lack of more wine. It's a no brainer for me that interesting food and a great variety of wine will always draw more people than flowers. To each their own, but I'll take the munchies and booze!!!And on the whole, this Festival is not at all the draw that the Food and Wine Festival in the autumn poses.