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25,000+ attend this year’s Daffodil Festival

Beautiful weather attracted an estimated 25,000+ festivalgoers to last weekend’s 36th annual Gloucester Daffodil Festival—the first full-scale event since 2019.

“We could not have been more pleased with how things went this weekend,” said Gloucester’s Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Katey Legg. The annual event had been sidetracked by Covid; in 2020, the festival was a virtual event and this past year, there was no parade and only a limited number of tickets given out to visit the vendors in and around Gloucester’s court circle.

This year, the festival was back to its pre-pandemic normal and people seemed eager to get back out again, mingle and enjoy each other’s company.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a crowd the size we saw on Saturday at any festival that I’ve ever been a part of,” said Legg, whose staff and numerous community volunteers worked long hours making sure everything went smoothly during the two-day event. “And by the looks on everyone’s faces, it seeme...

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