Cherry Blossoms are some of the most beautiful flowering trees around. This might explain why the S&R Blossom Festival is so popular. The gates to the orchards open for three weeks a year for some of the most beautiful scenic walks. They make for some incredible photos as well.
This year, the doors open between the 4th and 19th of September, Mondays to Sundays. The orchards are so picturesque and many art installations involve the Cherry Blossom, to look at.
While you're there, there are also tractor rides and bouncy castles to have a play on and they are both free! There is also an animal farm which is also free to attend, and who doesn't love an animal farm! If you have $5 to spare, then there is a ferris wheel, so you can see the magical, beautiful trees from multiple angles. If you happen to attend the festival on the weekend, then for $15 there are flower crown making classes to attend.
Pets are welcome and it is definitely a family-friendly event. In fact, children under 12 are free and adult tickets are only $12. If you attend on a weekend, you will need to purchase and pre-book a parking ticket. If you don't reserve your parking bay, you might not get parking and that would ruin your day.
There are over 20 food vans available at the festival, or you can bring your own picnic and have a scenic family picnic on the day. Otherwise, there are multiple different types of foods available to try. Check the website for a full list of vendors available and the days they will be there. Some vendors will not be there every day, but there are doughnuts, hotdogs, curries, and more. On top of that, coffee, ice cream and popcorn will be available too, so you are spoilt for choice really!
With so many things to do while you're there, the day will fly by and when you are relaxing in the sunshine, smelling the Cherry Blossoms and dreaming of Japan, you might find that you spend the whole day at the festival and still not see everything that you could see. No matter what, you will still enjoy every moment of walking through those magnificent Blossom trees.