POSTPONED Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival

Sun Mar 22, 2020
Various times
All ages
Festival free; Shuttle to vine $12 for adult, $7 for kids (4 - 12)
Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce

UPDATE:  The Wisteria Festival is being postponed.

The biggest event of the year in Sierra Madre is always this festival to celebrate the Guiness Book of World Records' honoree for world's largest blossoming plant. 

The downtown Sierra Madre area comes alive with a free street festival, promising all the wonderful food, music, and craft stalls that a good street fest ought to have.

The star of the show, of course, is the epic flowering wisteria vine, which has been delighting the area with blooms for more than a century.

The vine itself is on private property, up a steep, unwieldy hill. While it's possible to walk up from the center of town, the odds of pulling that off without lots of whining (and will the payoff of an old plant redeem you before the complaining hoards?), the recommended method of seeing the three-square-mile plant is via a festival shuttle. Tickets can be purchased online or at various locations in town. 

The Wistaria Festival Facebook page is the best place for up-to-date info.

And if you're wondering about the spelling of the word "wistaria" versus "wisteria," the simple answer is that this 120-year-old plant has lived so long that it outlived the spelling of its name; wistaria was the 19th century spelling.

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