Posted: Jun 29, 2013 6:53 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Flower fans are in luck this weekend. Both the Flower Festival and Alpha's Flower Show are going on in Lompoc.
The 61st Annual Flower Festival kicked off Wednesday and continues through Sunday.
The event is held at Ryon Park.
On Saturday, guests got to see the Annual Flower Festival Parade. There is also a Flower Festival Queen Competition.
"There's a carnival. It's a great experience. It's something very traditional in the community, and we're glad to be a part of it," said Eva Malolepszy, the Festival Queen.
The Festival continues Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This weekend is also the Alpha Club's 91st Annual Flower Show.
The theme is "America the Beautiful," and flower artists got their inspiration from some of the country's biggest landmarks.
Guests can check out over 200 amateur flower arrangements and hundreds of types of plants.
Lompoc used to be one of the country's top flower distributors.
"At one time, we had a lot of fields. When I lived here back in the 70's, the fields were just full of flowers," said Jeanne McBraty, the Co-chairman of the show.
The show continues Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center.
Admission is free for kids and $5 for adults.
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