Chance to pop along to Poppy Festival

April 20, 2013 by  

The city of Lancaster will host the 22nd annual Poppy Festival throughout the weekend at the Lancaster City Park, 43063 N. 10th Street West, Lancaster.

Over 50,000 visitors are expected at the festival this year, which will feature dozens of food and arts and craft vendors, activities for kids, a classic car display, and, of course, poppies.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said:

“I encourage everyone to come out and join us as we celebrate our 22nd year hosting this spectacular event.

“Bring the entire family, and enjoy the fresh air, beautiful poppies and festivities at Lancaster City Park.”

The poppy is the California state flower. This year, the festival will offer camel rides and the return of jazz music, with multiple bands playing throughout the festival. Kids will no doubt love Kyra Sundance and Jadie, the dog who can recognize numbers and performs an acrobatic stunt show.

Children will also love the variety of animals brought by Pacific Animal Productions. The more exotic creatures will include African porcupines, monkeys, parrots, and pythons. The classic car show featuring vehicles from the 1920s to the 1970s will only be on display tomorrow and, with over 100 cars on display, it is one not to be missed by local motor enthusiasts. All in all, there has been plenty for brochure printers to promote as the event approached.

The festival will be open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm both today (April 20) and tomorrow. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors age 62 and older and children ages 6 – 12, children under age six are free.