Hubbard Park offers a picturesque setting for a photo during Meriden's Daffodil Festival. Photo: Ernie Larsen
Meriden Daffodil Festival
each year the last week in April, this Meriden, Connecticut,
festival will celebrate its 22nd year in 2000 with "food, flowers,
fireworks and fun." The staging of the festival each year involves
300 volunteers, and 3,000 people march in its "Daffodils on
Parade," including local residents and school children. Amidst the
650,000 blooming daffodils in Hubbard Park, the visitor can enjoy an
antiques show; arts and crafts sale; the crowning of Little Miss
Daffodil; a carnival with Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, giant
slide, pony rides, miniature train; and "Meriden's Silver Fork,"
the 100 x 200 foot tent that houses 50 food vendors, each selling
at least one unique food item. The week is capped by a spectacular
fireworks display, said to be one of the best in New England. The
event attracts over 70,000 spectators annually.
Project documentation includes nine pages of text and
fifteen 8 x 10 photographs with descriptions.
Originally submitted by: James H. Maloney, Representative (5th District).
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