Warkworth Lilac Festival – May 2018

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The Warkworth Lilac Festival is held every year in May.   Warkworth is a cute town hosting several events throughout the year.  Art in the Park, Maple Syrup Festival, Pie Baking Contest and of course the Lilac Festival, to name a few.

They also have the Warkworth Lilac Festival Photo Contest, which Clint and I both entered.  You can enter 3 photos of anything and/or 2 photos of lilacs.  Entry fee is $30.  I did not have any lilac photos so I put in 3 of my other ones.  We went to the festival this year as one of my photos was selected as one of the 25 finalists.   The link for the Photo Contest (above) has a slide show of all  the photos entered, winners and finalists.

Clint and I each entered 3 photos for the contest.  Only my fox kits (below)was chosen from our six combined photos.

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Here are my other two – 2 moose early morning in Algonquin Park

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And my last one was a little Rock Squirrel from Alberta

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And here are Clint’s three photos.

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The awards ceremony was Saturday morning for the photo contest.  We went earlier and walked the Millenium Trail stopping at different arts/crafts booths along the way and taking pictures of lilacs.  The trail is beautiful and well kept, running alongside Mill Creek.  The trail is a 2.6 km (wheelchair accessible)  Volunteers from this annual festival  have planted over 300 lilacs in 65 different varieties.

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As we walked the trail, we took some lilac photos for next year.  I noticed they had a couple of trees with this sign standing beside them.  As indicated, beavers like lilacs too and have chewed off the tops of a couple of lilac trees.  Kind of funny.

There were several events/activities which included a horse and wagon ride, Lilac Bouquet contest, Mad Hatter Tea, different vendors and much more.  They even had a purple piano set up downtown for anyone to play.  A few photos below of our day.

 

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Set up by one of the vendors on the trail, little creepy, not gonna lie
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This is where the photo display was and this is looking out towards the street

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So there is always next year to enjoy the festival and enter some more photos !  Maybe I’ll win although honestly my fox kits photo is so cute, I am a little surprised it didn’t haha !

Anyways there is always next year and new pictures to take so looking forward to that.

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