The 30th annual Cahaba Lily Festival will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Cahaba Lily Center on Main Street, West Blocton.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the program at 9:10 a.m.  The festival celebrates the rare and unique lily that grows in spectacular clusters in the rocky shoals of the nearby Cahaba River.

The world’s leading authority on the Cahaba Lily, Dr. Larry Davenport of Samford University, will headline the morning’s program.  The awarding of the Kae Canon Allen Memorial Award, the crowning of Miss Cahaba Lily as well as presentations by the Cahaba River Society, Nature Conservancy, George Wood Chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society, the Bibb County Citizens for Wildflowers and others will also take place.

Beginning at 8 a.m. just outside the Lily Center, a variety of native plants will be displayed for viewing and purchase as well as other nature related items.  Inside, members of the West Blocton High School Ukulele Band will entertain.

Field trips to the river to view the lilies will take place following the morning program and lunch served by the West Blocton Improvement Committee.  Donations for the lunch are welcomed.

Afternoon events at the Cahaba Lily Center will begin at 3:00 p.m. featuring Barbara Smith with a presentation on the history of Bibb County as part of the Alabama 200 celebration. Music for the afternoon program features the singing of Mary Charles Culp.

All events are free of charge.

For information, call the West Blocton Town Hall at 205-938-7622; Charles Allen at 205-938-2479 or Myrtle Jones at 205-938-7304 or email info@cahabalily.com


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