New Dates: April 22 – 23 (more info below)
The cold, rainy weather this winter (carrying over into spring) is delaying peony blooming because the plants need temperatures in the sixties to stimulate buds to open into big blossoms. For this reason the festival committee is rescheduling all the core activities for the weekend of April 22-23 (10 AM to 4 PM). Warmer weather is not only stimulating to peonies, but much pleasanter for festival attendees too, and both plants and people are eager for more sunshine.
We will post updated festival information on the website as soon as available and will send email event alerts to everyone on our mailing list. In addition, watch for provide regular updates as blooming begins, so you can visit to see the earliest blooming varieties in addition to those bursting forth later in April. We also expect to begin selling potted tree peonies on Saturday, April 8 and the following Saturdays as supplies last.
The April 22-23 festival will showcase specialty bamboo offered by growers from Washington and Oregon, craft vendors, displays, cultural entertainment for the whole family, peony and bamboo painting demonstrations and Chinese food booths. Plus, we have other special plans in the works for this year. Stay tuned!
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