While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. In these trying times, we all can use a bright field of daffodils to brighten up our spring! Follow us for the most current updates of the 7th Annual La Conner Daffodil Festival as we welcome the Golden Trumpets of Spring!
La Conner Daffodil Festival Fun Facts
- According to Brent Roozen, owner of RoozenGaarde and the Washington Bulb Company, RoozenGaarde grows more than 450 acres of daffodils, compared to 350 acres of tulips.
- The three major varieties planted are Dutch Master, Flower Carpet, and Standard Value – Dutch Master is the world’s most popular daffodil.
- Fields of daffodils are left intact through the bloom cycle and beyond, unlike tulips which are ‘topped’ toward the end of their bloom cycle.
- Daffodil crops are only rotated every three years, versus an every-year rotation for tulips – fields that are three years old this year will be a solid wash of bright yellow.
Self-Guided Tours Through the Beautiful Fields
The Bloom Map is currently turned off and all fields have currently been removed from the Bloom Map. They will not appear as long as a Stay at Home order remains in effect for Washington state. When updates are made, we will share the Bloom Map here and on Facebook and Instagram.
Chalk it Up! SPRINGTIME Theme / March 5th
Stop by Gilkey square and check out the Chalk art!
Do you want to participate? Rent a 6’x6′ space (chalk included) for $15.00. Email email@example.com and we will pass your info on to the event organizers (First on First).
La Conner Daffodil Festival Outdoor Spring Craft Fair / March 6th
The Kiwanis will be selling fresh-cut daffodils and joined by craft vendors at this outdoor marketplace! Noon -5pm at the Crescent Moon Parking lot (Morris St.).
Kiwanis International of La Conner is an international service organization with a special emphasis on the support of youth in our community.
La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest
For the 7th Annual La Conner Daffodil Festival, we are looking for photos of the Daffodil fields from three age categories:
- Kids – Up to age 12 / PRIZE: $25.00 and Spring themed gift bag
- Teen – 12-18 / PRIZE: $75.00
- Adults / PRIZE: $150.00 and your photo will be the featured image for next year’s Festival
To apply – Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org (La Conner Daffodils in the Subject line), Please provide the following information: Location picture was taken, Name, Category (age if kid or teen) and contact phone number. A deadline will be announced as soon as we see some flowers bloom.
“Entrants to the photo contest must ensure their pictures provide an accurate and fair representation of the scene they witnessed so the audience is not misled.”
Kids and Teen voting will be done through the chamber and winners in each category will be announced on April 12th
Adult category voting will be done by the people through Facebook and Instagram. Dates TBD…
La Conner Daffodil Artwork Online Raffle / Buy your tickets by March 10!
Cyndi Davis was the winner of the 2020 Daffodil Artwork Contest with Golden Trumpets of Spring! We will be raffling off the painting so one lucky raffle ticket holder can take this beautiful painting home!
Cyndi has been drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a pencil or a brush. Cyndi attended the Associate of Arts and California Art Institute in Southern California. As a teenager, she interned at The Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA during Pocahontas, one of the last hand-drawn animated feature films. Most recently, Cyndi has been teaching art to many who don’t believe in the artists within themselves. Cyndi is happiest witnessing the transformation when their vision comes to life through positive motivation.
Raffle tickets for the Golden Trumpets of Spring painting are $5.00 each and the drawing will take place on March 10th. You can purchase the raffle tickets by clicking on the Buy Now button:
March 5 – First on First, Late Night in La Conner
March 6 – La Conner Rotary Virtual Smelt Run
March 6, 13, 27 – Online gardening classes w. Christianson’s Nursery
Our 2021 La Conner Daffodil Festival Poster (contact the Chamber office to get a copy)
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