2014 Lemon Lily Festival Line-up Announced

The Lemon Lily Festival was founded in 2009 with the mission "to promote, restore, and educate the public about the Lemon Lily (Lilium parryi), a species of lily that is indigenous to the San Jacinto Mountains.
 
 
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HEMET, Calif. - June 17, 2014 - PRLog -- The Lemon Lily Festival Committee is pleased to announce this year's line up of activities for the 2014 Festival.

According to Festival chair, George Ray, commented, "We are very excited about this year's lineup and are looking forward to a bigger than ever turnout that will allow the committee to continue our restoration efforts.  The festival is the primary fundraiser for restoring the Lemon Lily to its natural envrionment in the San Jacinto Mountains."

The festival lasts three days, kicking off with a fundraiser Taste of Idyllwild on Friday, July 11 and wraps up Sunday afternoon with bluegrass music in downtown Idyllwild. Ray continued, "There are activities for all ages. With an average attendance of 3000 visitors, the festival offers activities for all ages: a real, old time pioneer town, educational talks and activities, nature hikes walks, crafts, food, live bluegrass music, beer garden, local artisans, and much more. Many activities are free, and all proceeds go to help restore the beautiful Lemon Lily to the San Jacinto Mountains. The Lemon Lily Festival is supported by The FRIENDS of the San Jacinto Mountain County Park, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization."

Festival activities begin at 9 am, end at 4 and 5 pm, and there are free shuttles between the venues:

Friday, July 11
Lemon Lily Launch
Taste of Idyllwild
Home of Erlin O’Neill
6 – 9 PM

Pre-sale Tickets $30/at the door - $35
Come have a taste of specialties from Idyllwild’s best restaurants. An evening of music, food and drinks and a tour of Erin O’Neill’s gardens and home benefiting Lemon Lily restoration and the Idyllwild Garden Club. Tickets may be purchased at the Nature Center, in front of the Post Office or at the door.

Saturday, July 12
Lemon Lily Blessing
Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243, Idyllwild
8:30 AM
Join Maureen McElligott in honoring the memory of Festival Founder, Doug Yagaloff as she offers a blessing over Lemon Lilies being planted in our demonstration garden.

Pioneer Town
Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243, Idyllwild
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Pennyroyal Players (pennuyroyalplayers.org) use quilt squares, music and stories of the role of women in the westward movement. Showtimes are 11:30 AM and 1:30. A shooting gallery, washtub laundry, roping, horsehoe toss, yarn dolls, pony rides, blacksmithing, children’s crafts with period characters complete the day.

Lemon Lily Walks and Marketplace
Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243, Idyllwild
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Native plants will be on sale with advice from the UCR Master Gardeners, locally made arts, crafts, jewelry, food stuffs will be available. Both barbeque and Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Food Concessions will be available. Guided walks will take place at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30.

Nature Talks
Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243, Idyllwild
Talks by local experts covering multiple topics pertinent to our environment:
11:00 Toni Berthelotte – Past President, Idyllwild Garden Club
1:00 Kate Kramer - Forest Service Botanist
2:30 Deborah Geisinger – Certified Arborist

Idyllwild Garden Club Tours
Tour the Gardens of Erin O’Neill
$5 per person/$10 per family
Docent-led tours of spectacular gardens will take you streamside to see the environment of the Lemon Lily. Tickets will be available at the information booth in town or at the gardens.

A Little Bluegrass/Country Western
Jo An’s Restaurant, Park Lane in Town
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come hear popular Country Band: Duke Michaels. Stroll among the beer garden at Jo An’s and booths representing Idyllwild’s many fine non-profit organizations.

Sunday, July 13
Pioneer Town
Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243, Idyllwild
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Pennyroyal Players (www.pennuyroyalplayers.org (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pennuyroya...)) use quilt squares, music and stories of the role of women in the westward movement. Showtimes are 2:00 PM kony and 3:15 PM. A scale size log cabin, yarn dolls, pony rides, blacksmithing, children’s crafts with period characters complete the day.

Lemon Lily Walks and Marketplace
Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243, Idyllwild
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Native plants will be on sale with advice from the UCR Master Gardeners, locally made arts, crafts, jewelry, food stuffs will be available. Both barbeque and Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Food Concessions will be available. Guided walks will take place at 10:30, 12:30, 2:30.

Nature Talks
Idyllwild Nature Center
25225 Hwy 243, Idyllwild
Talks by local experts covering multiple topics pertinent to our environment:
12:30 Deborah Geisinger – Certified Arborist
2:00 Deborah Nelson – Forest Service Botanist

Idyllwild Garden Club Tours
Tour the Gardens of Erin O’Neill
$5 per person/$10 per family
Docent-led tours of spectacular gardens will take you streamside to see the environment of the Lemon Lily. Tickets will be available at the information booth in town or at the gardens.

A Little Bluegrass/Country Western
Jo An’s Restaurant, Park Lane in Town
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come hear “That’s All Folks with a Little Bluegrass” on Sunday. Stroll among the beer garden at Jo An’s and booths representing Idyllwild’s many fine non-profit organizations.

The Lemon Lily Festival was founded in 2009 with the mission "to promote, restore, and educate the public about the Lemon Lily (Lilium parryi), a species of lily that is indigenous to the San Jacinto Mountains. Early in the 20th century, the mountains were covered in this fragrant yellow flower, often found growing near moist riparian areas. Over the course of the last century, the Lemon Lily was severely over-harvested by visitors to the point of near local-extinction. In 2009, a group of local business folks along with the support of the Idyllwild Nature Center formed a committee to raise awareness and support in an effort to restore the Lemon Lilly to its natural habitat as well as promote the mountain village of Idyllwild.  In 2010, the late Huell Howser produced a segment for "Visiting with Huell Howser" about the festival.


For more information, send an email to info@lemonlilyfestival.com, visit the website at heep://www.lemonlilyfestival.com or call the Idyllwild Nature Center at 951.659.3850.

Contact
Julia Countryman
9516593850
info@lemonlilyfestival.com
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Source:The Lemon Lily Festival Committee
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Tags:Idyllwild, Family Fun, Bluegrass Music, Palm Springs, California Native Plants
Industry:Environment, Event
Location:Hemet - California - United States
Subject:Events
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