Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017 Rochester, New York Lilac Festival

On Sunday we went to Rochester, NY for their annual Lilac Festival.  I had last been there when I was 2 years old.  The fact that it had been 52 years since I'd last been there, was shocking to me.  I don't feel that old!

The festival combines live music events, running races, carnival foods, crafts, and of course, Lilacs of every variety you can imagine!  I went for the flowers.  Lilacs are my favorite and I was in scent heaven!

The festival takes place across the street from Highland Park, so you can get your eats, drinks and entertainment, then cross over to the park to enjoy the flowers.

I left the paved path and just wandered all over and in between all the bushes/trees.  Not all Lilacs smell the same.  Some varieties were sweet, some faint, and some stinky to my nose. 

I made sure to keep track of which varieties I liked the scent of, so that I could purchase some plants for our yard.  I came away with a purple and a white.  The photos above were taken from the Internet.  The following photos below, I took. 


CyberKitten said...

WOW! That's a LOT of Lilacs.....! [looks impressed] Shame we can't *smell* them over the InterWeb.

VV said...

I thought for sure we'd have smell-o-vision by the year 2000. I don't know what happened to that. 😆