Postponed in 2022Porterville Iris Festival & Chili Cook-off, April 18, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Olive Ave. to Morton Ave.
Porterville Chamber of Commerce
Free admission, portervillechamber.org
Chili Cook-Off on Main Street is 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
22nd Annual Porterville Iris Festival, downtown Main Street.
Porterville was once home to California's largest commercial Iris nursery
spanning 80 acres. The Iris Festival became extremely popular for tourists
wanting to see the Iris Fields.
On Saturday the Annual Porterville Iris Festival Parade marches through downtown Porterville, launching a day filled with foods such as a chili cookoff, entertainment and the bright purple star of the show, the Iris.
Porterville declared Purple Iris the city's official flower in January 1963 and rightfully so! The Central Valley city was the world's largest distributor of reblooming iris! You can visit and see the Iris mural downtown any time, and enjoy other attractions and events throughout the seasons such as Porterville Fair in May.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.