Blossom Festival News 2016


Student Art Show-blossomfest 2016

The 75th Creston Valley Blossom Festival will feature a high school student art show. Student art pieces will be showcased Blossom Festival weekend May 20-24. Paintings, multimedia, and ceramic pieces will be on display in various venues throughout the downtown core.
Prince Charles Secondary School art teacher Karin Hawkins anticipates a variety of art works including 3 dimensional ceramic pieces.
Says Ms Hawkins, "My art classes are looking forward to the Blossom Fest student art show.  It is an event that honours their creativity, and personal growth."

Cherry Chuckwagons

The 75th Creston Valley Blossom Festival Parade will include mini chuckwagons based on the real thing, these chuckwagons are scaled-down models made from local wooden fruit boxes, pulled by four people, one driver onboard, and two cyclists riding along side (7 people).cherry chucks 2016 blossom festivalThey race in a figure eight pattern, around barrels. Participants compete for prizes in several categories including best time and best team costumes! Proceeds this year will benefit housing for persons with disabilities, specifically at Spectrum Farms.chuck kid ride 2016
On the initial test run May6, 2016 Mike says; "It was a tremendous pleasure to see young people have so much fun running our first tests of the wagon. After the Blossom Festival we will experiment in Racing with go-pro helmet camera's and possibly a drone for an aerial view. "
For more information contact Mike Fitzpatrick 250-435-2490 or email

New and Old at Blossom Fest 75

by Hugh Johnstone

This year will be no ordinary Blossom Festival, organizers and area residents will be celebrating the 75th edition of the popular event.

It all begins on Friday, May 20 in the Prince Charles Theatre. Local dignitaries will officially kick off the festival. The Rotary Club will introduce the 2016 Citizen of the year. This year they will also present the Junior Citizen of the year.

The Stage Show is an important part of the opening ceremonies and following up on the success of last years successful Johnny Cash tribute show is a salute to the British Invasion, the fabulous Beatles.
The show will feature Vancouver group, FAB FOUR FOREVER, bringing the sixties back to life. They can’t do every Beatle tune, it would take all night, but this act complete with Beatle outfits and sound should please the fans of the British super group. From “I want to hold your hand,’ to ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band,” should be a fun night. Tickets are on sale at Black Bear Books and the Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday’s 75th Mammoth Parade will be a tribute to the past and present in the Creston Valley. Many of the past Festival Queens have been invited to ride in the parade. We are looking for a record number of floats showing Creston’s past, present, and future. You had better line up early to get the best viewing spot.

Being introduced this year is a series of Miniature Chuck Wagons. Instead of horses, humans will be pulling the chucks. As more chuck wagons come on board, and as the interest grows, the mini chucks could be a major event here.blossom fest 2016

In bringing the 75th together, a Homecoming Dinner, reception and dance is slated for the Creston Room at the Recreation center. You are invited to bring friends and book a table. Enjoy an evening of entertainment/history with special honours to the former Blossom Festival Queens. This event will give both present and former area residents an opportunity to renew friendships. Tickets are available at Black Bear Books, Creative Fix, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Diamond Anniversary Button

Pick up the Blossom Festival 2016 Diamond Anniversary Button for a chance to win the 50-50 Button Draw.
75 Year Button

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The Lions Club organised the first Blossom Fest in 1942, and its success encouraged the club to repeat the project in 1943—and every year since, with a Blossom Fest Queen contest added in 1945. cont. article on the about page.


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