Flower lovers, rejoice! There is a new festival coming to downtown Noblesville this spring that focuses on Indiana’s state flower, the peony.
The first-ever Indiana Peony Festival will be Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the newly-renovated historic Seminary Park in Noblesville. The event is free to attend and open to the public from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival is organized by the 501 (c)(3) Indiana Peony Festival Inc., Noblesville Main Street and Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department.
Activities include peony judging, floral arranging, bouquet contest, peony growers, food trucks, art vendors, floral vendors, fashion vendors, plants, master gardeners and more.
The festival is meant to inspire Hoosiers to celebrate the state flower, learn about horticulture and gardening, raise proceeds for future beautification projects and peony gardens in Hamilton County, and attract visitors to Noblesville in the month of May – which just happens to be peony bloom month and the Indianapolis 500.
For more information including vendor application, visit IndianaPeonyFestival.com.
Fun Facts About Peonies
Indiana named the peony its state flower in 1957.
Peonies bloom toward the end of May in various shades of red, pink, yellow and white.
Peony petals are edible! Make sure they are grown organically or without pesticides before taking a bite.
Both deer and bunnies do not like peonies, so they won’t eat them from your garden.
Peonies can bloom for over 100 years with the right care.
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