The Saratoga Historical Foundation presents:
The Blossom Festival 2019
Music of the 30's - 40's, antique cars, vintage motors, children's crafts, and craftspeople will soon bring back memories of yesteryear. The Blossom Festival will bring a day of family
fun on April 13 from 10am-4pm in the Saratoga Heritage Orchard and Civic Center area. Produced the the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event
is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival that debuted in 1900 and was popular for over 40 years.
History of the Event
In 1900 Edwin Sidney (Everlasting Sunshine) Williams organized a celebration when the drought
ended and called it the Blossom Festival. Wanting people to enjoy the orchards blossoms,
invitations were issued and hundreds responded. The day was filled with food, games, and a
blossom and garden tour. Each succeeding year, the event grew in popularity with 20,000
attending one year. The Blossom Festival was held each year until after WWII.
Live Music (looking for pre-1940's music to keep with the theme of the Festival)
Craftspeople (home-made crafts and art-- no imported items, please)
Vintage Motor and Farm Vehicles
Old Films and Historical Figures
Docent-Led Orchard Tour
Prune & Apricot Tasting
Poetry Reading by Poet Laureates
Author's Signing Books
Want to Participate or Volunteer? Send an e-mail if you have an entertainment group or if you would like to volunteer! Or
call: 408-867-4311 and leave a message.