Celebrate Summer at the Daylily Festival - Fishersville
“Let me grow old amoungst the daylilies, for they offer up a spark of youth to my soul.” --Anonymous
The Daylily Festival may have a floral name, but this annual celebration at the Viette Family Farm & Nursery goes well beyond its renowned display of lilies. It is a much anticipated weekend of socialization, relaxation, and education with nature as a backdrop. “Fields of glorious daylilies and exotic plants against the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a must-see for flower lovers, wine lovers and weekend travelers seeking a relaxing get-away” (Viette.com).
The Daylily Festival has its roots in the efforts of Andre Viette, well-known horticulturist, author, lecturer, and co-owner of the Viette Family Farm: “Andre wanted his nursery in the valley to become a destination - a place where visitors could come not only to purchase plants but to spend a leisurely day strolling through beautiful gardens and come away with a head full of ideas.” While the farm boasts stunning irises and peonies, the daylilies are its true pride and joy, and many of them are hybrids of Andre’s own creation.
So, what can you expect to find at the 2013 Daylily Festival?
- Samples from 21 wineries
- Samples from 8 different breweries
- Local food vendors
- Arts and crafts vendors
- Jewelry exhibitors
- Live performances by the Boogie Kings, Little Walter and the Convictions, Flattbroke, and Bryan Elijah Smith
- Horticulture seminars
- A whole bunch of absolutely stunning flowers!