Meriden's Annual Daffodil Festival Returns for 37th Year

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 REB 0788845

35th Annual Daffodil Festival

Meriden's Annual Daffodil Festival Returns for 37th Year

Over 600,000 daffodils.

Over 100,000 attendees.

Two days.

One stupendous event!

The 37th Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park is almost here and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 20 musical acts scheduled to perform this year and plenty of food, games, rides and activities on hand for everyone. The two day event kicks off on Saturday, April 25th and ends on Sunday, April 26th, but the amusement rides and food stations will be open starting at 5:30 PM on Friday, the 24th.

Daffodils The main event kicks off at 10:00 AM on the 25th, followed by the Daffodil Parade at 11:30 AM. The festivities continue throughout the day until a fireworks display at 8:30 PM leads to a 9:00 PM closing, then pick up again Sunday morning at 10:00 AM and run until the festival closes at 5:00 PM. This year’s festival features something for the entire family: plenty of good food and drink in the Silver Fork Food tent; a juried craft fair featuring over 100 of the area’s most talented crafters; musical entertainment featured in 3 venues: The Jeff Crooms Welcome Stage, the Food Tent stage, and the Band Shell stage; and a number of fun activities for the kids, including jugglers, a martial arts show, temporary tattoos, face painting, live animals, a magician, hula hooping, a pie eating contest, and much more.

The list of musicians who will be playing this year sports some of the area’s best known and successful acts, including acts such as The Foresters, Middleman/Burr, The Big Fat Combo, Ponybird, and The Gravel Pit. For a full list of scheduled activities and entertainment, head to the Daffodil Fest web site. Lots of rides for everybody, young and old!

There will be no on-site parking at the event; however, shuttle buses will be in service to transport patrons to and from four designated parking areas: the Westfield Meriden shopping center (JC Penney/Sears deck), Platt High School, Lincoln Middle School, and The Meriden Enterprise Center at 290 Pratt Street. The shuttle service will run from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.

There is no admission fee, no parking fee, and no shuttle bus fee. Tickets for all the food vendors and amusements must be purchased at the ticket booths inside Hubbard Park. For more information about scheduled attractions and events, head over to the festival web site at www.daffodilfest.com, call the Daffodil Hotline at (203) 630-4259, or email them at daffodilfestival@ci.meriden.ct.us.

Come on out and have some fun!

The 35th Annual Daffodil Festival at Hubbard Park

Comments (3)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Pat and Wayne I am going to try hard to take my wife to the daffodil festival this weekend.

Apr 22, 2015 08:07 AM
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Sounds like a plan, George. We're not sure if we're going to make it or not, but we're sure gonna try!

Apr 23, 2015 06:37 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Pat & Wayne Harriman 

So glad you posted this because just seeing daffodils makes me happy and reminds me of great memories when I worked for the County of SB because we had a girl who would bring us daffodils and brighten our day. Hope your festival is wonderful. How exciting to have a parade too.

Apr 25, 2015 04:42 AM