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Daffodil Festival celebrates 30th anniversary

Vendors, volunteers, residents and visitors are gearing up for this weekend’s Gloucester Daffodil Festival, which celebrates a milestone anniversary this year. The festival, scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, will mark 30 years of celebrating daffodils and bringing the community together to usher in the spring weather.

According to Katey Legg, recreation superintendent for Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, the Daffodil Festival started in 1987 with a small group of friends wanting to honor the county’s heritage. “Thirty years later, the Daffodil Festival has become Gloucester’s largest event because of over 20 dedicated, year-round volunteers, numerous organizations and individuals who work tirelessly with county staff to make it successful,” Legg said.

Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism director Carol Steele, who has overseen the festival since its early years, added, “Over the last 30 years, the ...

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