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Dahlia Festival 2021

The largest dahlia festival in the United States

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Strolling through fields full of beautiful blooming dahlias is one of the most exceptional summer experiences in the Portland area. Their peak bloom is marked by Dahlia Festival that is held at Swan Island Dahlias Farm in Canby, Oregon, on Labor Day weekend and the weekend before. Visitors can see over 400 stunning flower arrangements and over 15,000 cut blooms on display at three indoor pavilions.

Dahlia Festival in Oregon - Best Season 2020
Best time for Dahlia Festival in Oregon 2020

In addition to flower arranging demonstrations, the festival features lectures about dahlia and discussions at 1 p.m. Every day, there are several dahlia tuber dividing demonstration. There is also live music: jazz and blues, as well as wine and food. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Best time to see Dahlia Festival in Oregon 2020
Best time for Dahlia Festival 2020

If you cannot make it to the festival, there is still a chance to visit stunning blooming fields that are generally open from the beginning of August through the end of the blooming season in late September or even early October. 16 ha (40 acres) is the largest dahlia growing farm in the country. Fields are located in the ​Swan Island area, above the mouth of the Willamette River. Visitors can have a picnic overlooking blooming fields or take some cut flowers home.

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