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"Blueberry Trail" Iris introduced at Sutton's Iris Garden (suttoniris.com) in Porterville, California

Porterville Iris Festival

Porterville Iris Festival & Chili Cook-off, April 18, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Main Street
Olive Ave. to Morton Ave.
Porterville, California
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.

  • Over 150 craft, food, vendor, business and information booths
  • Free entertainment on two stages
  • Bands, Dance and Baton Groups
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Kids Zone
  • Chili Cook-Off

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: Spring Fishing Derby in April at Murry Park Pond, Spring Egg Hunt and Porterville Fair in May.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.


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