TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– One Mother’s Day weekend tradition returned at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday– and brought hundreds of customers along with it.

The annual herb fair, put on by the Wabash Valley Herb Society, has been a staple in the community for around 40 years, according to the organization’s president, Treva Cook. She said it is their only annual fundraiser, and one that’s grown more popular over time. 

“It’s always the same time, it’s always the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and I think that helps with our crowd, because when they know it’s always the same time every year, we do have Facebook and things like that, but we’ve been doing it for years and years and people just come out and support us,” she said. 

Over 90 vendors were on hand for the event. Cook said she thinks interest in gardening and yardwork has been on the rise in recent years.

“I think it’s just the idea that people are getting more into herbs and planting stuff out in their own garden and taking care of their own things,” she said.

Around $10,000 of the money raised Saturday will go towards scholarships for local students, according to Cook.