What do you think about visiting the “Rose Capital of the World?” How about heading to these unique place when it’s overdone itself with roses, standing as more of a rose ambassador that one would think possible. Wasco, California will once again hold its annual Rose Festival, which includes a parade and is a perfect event for all ages. The fun takes place on September 10th, in Barker Park. The Festival is held every year on the first Saturday after Labor Day Weekend, a time when usually the weather has cooled a bit and all kinds of fun can be had.
Why WASCO and What Makes a Small Town a Rose Capital?
Roughly 55% of all roses grown in the United States are grown in and around Wasco. More than nine major rose companies grow more than 50 million rose plants in the town. The WASCO Rose Festival is a multi-day celebration of the flower that is a part of the lives of so many Wasco residents, and people all over the world. It begins on the 10th with a kick off event, and then continues for several days with a host of thrilling activities and learning opportunities for people of all interest in the rose.
Throughout the Festival, there are pageants, receptions, breakfasts, arts and crafts fairs, rose field tours, rose shows, and more. Of course, there is always the annual Parade, which pays tribute to the beauty of the North Kern area and the community spirit of the people of Wasco. Rose Fields tours, located just a bit away from the park, offer a look a roses of all the colors of the rainbow. There is an informative and entertaining bus that takes Festival guests from the park to the rose fields.
To learn more about the exact schedule for this year’s WASCO Rose Festival, visit the City of Wasco website.