Friday, May 04, 2007

Flathead Lake Cherry Festival

If you want to experience a fun time for the whole family in the Flathead Valley this weekend, pack up the car (boat optional), and head to Flathead Lake for the cherry festival!

This weekend, the Flathead Lake cherry orchards should be in full bloom as the trees have blossomed a week earlier than typical. Most orchards on the south shore of the lake have been in bloom for about a week, but the northern orchards near Yellow bay will show an explosion of the white blossoms this weekend.

The annual cherry festival, which began in the 1940s, will be held at Yellow Bay on Saturday, May 12th. starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yellow Bay Community Hall. Food and a bake sale, raffles and various vendors and music music will all be part of this fun festival. Proceeds will help maintain the hall Yellow Bay hall.

Officials say that growing conditions for Flathead cherries this year are optimal and if continue, the Flathead should have a bumper crop this season. Keep your fingers crossed!

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