Blossom Festival a Great Success

The annual Alexandra Blossom Festival took place at the end of September, with record numbers of over 15,000 people coming along to enjoy the celebrations! There were great displays of floats, trucks, and classic cars to mark the arrival of Spring.

The weather was perfect, and the blossoms were magnificent. This is a unique event that has been celebrated for 63 years now to recognise not only the change of season, but also the importance of community spirit.¬†Alexandra Primary School won the prestigious people’s choice category with its colourful “Jurassic Park” float.

blossom float

Photo credit: Gerard O’Brien (Otago Daily Times)

Now we are into the school holidays and generally warmer weather, the traffic on the Rail Trail is increasing.  Spring has sprung Рbut we are still getting the odd frost at night. The upside of a chilly night is that it is almost always followed by a glorious day with the hills still wearing a mantle of snow.

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