Every year, the Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon, holds a festival when the flowers are all blooming. On the last weekend of August and the first weekend of September, the farm is alive with live music, a variety of food vendors, and bazillions of dahlias to view, photograph and purchase. Opening day this year was Saturday, August 27th, and I was there, along with a few other people, to welcome the beginning of the 2016 Dahlia Festival. The weather cooperated with a pleasant temperature (unlike the recent high 90s), a nice little breeze was blowing, and the skies were brilliantly blue.
The festival continues this weekend over the Labor Day holiday: 10 am – 6 PM, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If you’re in the area, it’s worth a stop, just to see the huge variety of dahlias – all the colors, shapes, sizes – and if you can’t make it to the festival, the farm itself is open seven days a week until the end of September.
All photos were taken by me with my iPhone 6s.