The Daffodil Festival gets more coverage than any other festival in the Record-Journal coverage area. Then again, it does have a parade, two full days of nonstop food and music, fireworks, and tens of thousands of people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. So I suppose it makes sense.
The biggest gripes were the lack of daffodils and the weather. To that I say: “you’re ridiculous.”
#1 - There were no daffodils because of the incredible February/March weather we had. You have got to take the good with the bad. There were tons of daffodils last year after a terrible winter and also after the festival was held later. So those of you asking the festival be scheduled later…it was last year, dummies.
#2 - When there is a festival being held in late April, the weather is going to be unpredictable. You will get some cold, wet days. For those who missed it, the sun was actually out both days. It was chilly and it was windy, but it was April.
I personally enjoyed both days though. I spent the first day with the family and the second day working, though not all of it was working. Alex Martin and I did have some food in what turned out to be a fantastic video from Farrah.
All-in-all, it was just another year of the Daffodil Festival. The weather and flowers weren’t perfect, but it was everything you’d want from the festival.