The Cahaba Lily Festival is held each year in West Blocton, Alabama. (Click here for a map and directions to the Festival.) The festival is being moved to an earlier date in 2013 in an effort to maximize the beauty of the lily during the festival. The next festival will be Saturday, May 18, 2013.
What takes place at the Festival?
Each year the program begins in the morning (roughly 9 am) with indoor presentations by various nature/wildflower groups. Botanist Larry Davenport, an expert on the lilies, presents an informative presentation about the lilies. Lunch is served just before attendees go to the river for viewing the lilies. The 2010 festival also included a Story Telling Event and a dulcimer concert.
How much does it cost?
There is no registration fee for the Cahaba Lily Festival. Donations are accepted to cover the cost of the lunch. The Cahaba River Society offers $20 canoe rentals for those interested in canoeing among the lilies. The canoes are available between 1 and 3 pm on a first-come basis. T-shirts, caps, artwork and various nature-related crafts will also be available from attending vendors for those interested.
Where can I get more information?
The Cahaba Lily Festival is organized by the West Blocton Improvement Committee. For more information you can contact Myrtle Jones at 205 938 7304 or Charles Allen at 205 938 2479 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org