Did you know that Indiana’s state flower is the peony? These beautiful, delicate flowers bloom in Indiana in late May and early June, and now there’s a new festival to celebrate them, right when they’re coming into season! The Indiana Peony Festival is a free community event happening in downtown Noblesville that focuses on all-things peony.
Indiana Peony Festival Information
The first-ever Indiana Peony Festival is happening on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the historic and newly renovated Seminary Park in Noblesville. The event is free to attend and open to the public from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Activities at the Indiana Peony Festival
This family-friendly event includes activities such as peony judging, floral arranging, a bouquet contest, meeting with peony growers and vendors, talking to master gardeners, and engaging with people who love peonies. There will also be food trucks, art vendors, floral vendors, fashion vendors, potted plants and lots more. Attendees can buy peony plants or order peony roots for the fall.
Local businesses will also participate with their own deals, events and special offerings, including:
- peony art projects in downtown Noblesville and at Seminary Park
- tea party at Lil Bloomers Children’s Boutique
- “Peony Poses” yoga class with Shine Yoga & Wellness
- discounted beer for anyone who brings in a festival program to Primeval Brewing
- Rosie’s Twist 75 drink at Rosie’s Place with gin, rose champagne and lemon, along with peony cupcakes.
A trolley will take attendees from the park to downtown Noblesville to shop and participate in the scavenger hunt.
More About the Indiana Peony Festival
The Indiana Peony Festival is a celebration of the state flower, and an opportunity for the community to learn about horticulture and gardening. The festival is also a celebration of the importance of the peony in Indiana history. In 1957, the peony became the Indiana state flower in honor of Laurence D. Baker, a distinguished Indiana politician who operated four peony farms throughout the state, mostly to keep up with the demand for peonies each May.
The festival hopes to raise funds to build peony gardens throughout Noblesville and Hamilton County.
For more information, visit IndianaPeonyFestival.com.