SANGER: Blossom Trail Bus Tours with Wine Tasting February 26-27, 2022, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sanger Chamber of Commerce hosts this fun event that includes beer & wine tasting stops, Mimosa Breakfast and Lunch. $125, sanger.org
BLOSSOM BUS through the 65 miles of fruit blossoms in Central California
Sanger Museum tour
Stops into local wineries and breweries
Artist signing of the Blossom Trail Poster reproductions
Annual Blossom Trail Bus Tours (with wine tasting) begins in Sanger, located in Fresno County. It is a beautiful sight each spring when the fruit tree blossoms provide one of nature's most amazing displays. As the Fruit Tree Basket of the World, this Central California destination is known for its almonds, citrus and berries. The World Famous Fresno County Blossom Trail's Blossom Bus has limited seating so make reservations right away if you plan to attend. Location: Sanger Chamber, 1789 Jensen Ave. Suite B, Sanger, CA. Tickets are $85, includes the chartered bus tour, meals and all tastings. Call: (559) 875-4575 or see sanger.org
February, March (into April some years) Free to see -- bring a car
Fresno County Office of Tourism - (559) 600-4271 goblossomtrail.com
Self-guided driving tours of the Fresno County Blossom Trail -- The Annual Fresno County Blossom Trail allows you to experience the peak time for almond, plum, apricot, peach, nectarine, apple and citrus blossoms. A Blossom Trail map is available online or your can pick one up at Simonian Farms, the official starting point of the driving tour. Location: 2629 South Clovis Avenue (Corner of Clovis & Jensen), Fresno, California 93725. Call: (559) 237-2294. simonianfarms.com
SANGER: The Annual Blossom Day Festival, Car Show
Saturday, March 12, 2022, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free admission, sanger.org
Downtown Sanger at 7th and N Streets, There will be arts & crafts, food booths, exhibits, point race, car show, Lego car show, entertainment, Depot Museum tours, and kid's activities. This event is in conjunction with the Fresno County Blossom Trail, which is open from February to April. Along the 62 mile self-guided trail you will see the groves, orchards, vineyards, and wildflowers of California's heartland, featuring the natural beauty of Fresno County's agriculture and highlighting a few of Sanger's historical points of interest.
REEDLEY: Blossom Bike Ride March 5, 2022
Reedley Lions Club Sponsors the 30th Annual Blossom Bike Ride.
Fragrant pink and white fruit tree blossoms will lend a spectacular backdrop to the Blossom Bike Ride. Just as the Kings River meanders through the heart of this agricultural region, the Blossom Bike Ride offers three different rides with three different levels of challenge.
20 mile ride for a more scenic landscape
45 mile ride more challenge
60 mile ride the greatest experience
All three rides start and finish at Reedley College. Lunch is included with the registration fee, as well as SAG assistance and fully catered rest stops where cyclists can enjoy cookies, fruit, juices and other treats. T-Shirts are also available and can be purchased at the event or by registration form.
The 30th Annual Blossom Bike Ride offers three different routes. As the mileage gets longer, the route provides more of a challenge. The 20 mile route offers more scenic landscapes for your viewing pleasure. If you are looking for a little more challenge, you might want to try our 40 mile route. This will give you some hills to climb and get you started on the right course of mileage for the year. If you are looking for the most challenging ride, we offer the 60 mile route. This route will take you into the foot hills outside of Reedley and give you a couple of challenging climbs early in the year.
REEDLEY: Blossom Trail Train First 3 weekends in March
Reedley Railfest Third Weekend in March: March 5-6, March 12-13 & March 19-20, 2022
Hillcrest & Wahtoke Railroad
6943 S Reed Ave
Reedley, CA 93654
First Three Weekends of March 10-5 Free Parking. Free Admission Blossom Trail Train Tickets $, Reedely Railfest (3rd Weekend In March) Train Tickets $
HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE BLOSSOMS YOU SEE:
Almond Blossoms have
white petals. Two or more varieties may be planted
in the same orchard for cross pollination by bees.
Harvesting, usually done mechanically, runs from
late Aug. to early Oct.
Plum Blossoms are white. At least two varieties will be planted in an orchard for cross pollination. Over 200 varieties are grown commercially. Harvested in mid to late September.
Apricot Blossoms have pink petals. Fewer than 12 varieties are grown commercially. Harvest season lasts two to three weeks during mid to late May.
Peach and Nectarine Blossoms feature pink to red petals and bloom at the same time. Over 100 varieties are grown commercially. Harvest runs mid-May to October.
Apple Blossoms have white petals. Up to six varieties are grown commercially in Fresno County. Harvest is Aug. to Nov.
Citrus Blossoms are white with most aromatic fragrance. Navel and Valencia oranges, and lemons are the most common citrus grown locally.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.