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13th Annual Dazzling Dahlia Festival coming to Highlands September 9th

The Highlands Historical Society is thrilled to unveil the much-anticipated 13th Annual Dazzling Dahlia Festival, a splendid event set to captivate both residents and visitors alike. This year’s festivities, scheduled to take place on September 9, will once again showcase the timeless beauty of dahlias while celebrating the rich heritage of the Highlands community

A Floral Extravaganza Celebrating “Seasons of Highlands”

Under the theme of “Seasons of Highlands,” this year’s festival promises an enchanting array of activities and displays that pay homage to the natural wonders and changing rhythms of the region. The highlight of the event is the captivating floral vignette design competition, where participants demonstrate their creative prowess by crafting captivating visual stories using dahlias and native florals.

A Symphony of Activities for All to Enjoy

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in a symphony of activities that celebrate the essence of Highlands. From the vibrant allure of the single bloom competition to the melodious strains of bluegrass music, the festival promises an experience that engages all the senses. Local storytellers will weave captivating narratives, adding an extra layer of depth to the festivities.

Awards and Recognition for Artistic Excellence

The pinnacle of the festival is the “Best in Show” award, an accolade bestowed upon the most outstanding floral vignette design that encapsulates the spirit of the “Seasons of Highlands” theme. The creator of the winning design will receive a prize of $500, a tribute to their artistic ingenuity. All award recipients will be announced during the Saturday evening concert in the park, a delightful event featuring the dynamic band, Steel Toe Stiletto.

For comprehensive information on festival entries, schedules, and the diverse lineup of events for the day, interested parties are encouraged to visit the official event website: The website offers a detailed overview of the festival’s offerings, ensuring that everyone can plan their visit to fully partake in the grandeur of the Dazzling Dahlia Festival.

About Highlands Historical Society

The Highlands Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the rich history and cultural heritage of the Highlands community. Through events such as the Dazzling Dahlia Festival, the society fosters a sense of connection and appreciation for the past, present, and future of this remarkable region.


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