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Potato Days

Summary: 
The festival was created to honor the potato and is inspired by potato related activities during the potato season. The potato is an important industry to the area.
Species or Focus: 
Potato
Month: 
August/September
Year started: 
80 years 9 months ago
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Location

Baresville , MN
United States
Minnesota US
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Peanut Festival

Summary: 
The festival is celebrated to give recognition to the peanut growers and the peanut harvest season.
Species or Focus: 
Peanut
Month: 
October
Festival dates: 
October 16
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Location

Sylvester , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Peanut Festival

Summary: 
The festival is meant to highlight peanut farmers and is focused around the harvest season.
Species or Focus: 
Peanut
Month: 
October/November
Festival dates: 
October 29-November 7
Year started: 
80 years 9 months ago
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Location

Dothan , AL
United States
Alabama US
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Fiesta Nacional del Olivio

Summary: 
The festival is in promotion of the olive industry and the harvest season.
Species or Focus: 
Olive
Month: 
February
Year started: 
64 years 9 months ago
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Location

Cruz del Eje
Argentina
AR
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La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco

Summary: 
The fair is in recognition of the truffle and its cultural ties to the country/area.
Species or Focus: 
Truffle
Month: 
November
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Location

San Miniato , PI
Italy
Pisa IT

Penticton Peach Festival

Summary: 
The Penticton Peach Festival originated as a way to celebrate the peach harvest with various festivities.
Species or Focus: 
Peach
Month: 
August
Festival dates: 
August 4-8
Year started: 
71 years 9 months ago
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Location

Penticton , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
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Powassan Maple Syrup Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the harvest of maple sap.
Species or Focus: 
Maple sap
Month: 
April
Festival dates: 
April 24
Year started: 
21 years 9 months ago
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Location

Powassan , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Zibelemärit

Summary: 
The event is a market that was created to have a main focus on the onion.
Species or Focus: 
Onion
Month: 
Novemer
Festival dates: 
November 22
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Location

Bern , BE
Switzerland
Bern CH
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Crop-Over

Summary: 
The festival celebrates the end of the sugar season.
Species or Focus: 
Sugar Cane
Month: 
May/August
Year started: 
44 years 9 months ago
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Location

Bridgetown , MIC
Barbados
Saint Michael BB
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National Festival of the Grape Harvest

Summary: 
The festival is focused on the grape and wine industry during the appropriate season for harvesting.
Species or Focus: 
Grape
Month: 
January/March
Year started: 
82 years 9 months ago
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Location

Mendoza
Argentina
AR
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Harvest Wine Fest and Grape Stomp

Summary: 
The festival celebrates the harvest of the grapes for wine.
Species or Focus: 
Grape (Wine)
Month: 
October
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Location

Falmouth , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA

Annapolis Valley Pumpkin Festival

Summary: 
The festival recognizes the fall harvest and season through various crops with pumpkins being the main focus.
Species or Focus: 
Pumpkin
Month: 
October
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Location

Annapolis Valley , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA

Bridgetown Ciderfest

Summary: 
The festival is a celebration of the apple harvest, part of which results in the creation of cider for the town.
Species or Focus: 
Apple
Month: 
September
Year started: 
35 years 9 months ago
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Location

Bridgetown , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA
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Forsythia Festival

Summary: 
The festival is in the image of the forsythia flower, a sign to the city that winter is over.
Species or Focus: 
Forsythia
Month: 
May
Year started: 
47 years 9 months ago
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Location

Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
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Forsythia Festival

Summary: 
The festival comes to life to bring in Spring during the blossoming of the Forsythia flowers.
Species or Focus: 
Forsythia
Month: 
March
Festival dates: 
March 13-14
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Location

Forsyth , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the display of the begonia flowers, when over 600 of them in different varieties are in bloom.
Species or Focus: 
Begonia
Month: 
March/April
Festival dates: 
March 6-8
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Location

Ballarat , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
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Capitola Begonia Festival

Summary: 
The festival was a way to "extend the late-summer coastal tourist season," taking advantage of the flowers being in full bloom.Begonias thrive in the cool, moist climate of California, making its location and timing prime for the festival.
Species or Focus: 
Begonia
Month: 
September
Festival dates: 
September 3-6
Year started: 
62 years 9 months ago
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Location

Capitola , CA
United States
California US
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Maewha Culture Festival

Summary: 
The festival takes place when the ume flowers are in full bloom signaling the arrival of Spring.
Species or Focus: 
Ume (Japanese Apricot)
Month: 
March/April
Festival dates: 
Early March
Year started: 
21 years 9 months ago
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Location

Gwangyang
South Korea
KR
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Magnolia Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival is celebrated at a timing that brings beautiful blossoms of the magnolia throughout the city.
Species or Focus: 
Magnolia
Month: 
May
Festival dates: 
May 14-15
Year started: 
30 years 9 months ago
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Location

Magnolia , AR
United States
Arkansas US
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Almond Tree Festival

Summary: 
The festival is a celebration of being the almond capital of the country and enjoying its beauty as the blossoms come in for a short period of time.
Species or Focus: 
Almond Tree
Month: 
February
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Location

Tafraoute
Morocco
MA

Albany Tulip Festival

Summary: 
The festival is a spring tradition of watching over 200,000 tulip bulbs blossom, usually coming around the time of Mothers Day.
Species or Focus: 
Tulip
Month: 
May
Festival dates: 
May 8-9
Year started: 
70 years 9 months ago
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Location

Albany , NY
United States
New York US
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Daffodil Festival

Summary: 
The daffodil blossoms signal the end of the winter thaw and the coming of spring for the city. Around three million bulbs have been naturalized into the area and have even been planned to include "late blooming" phased bulbs to extend the season.
Species or Focus: 
Daffodil
Month: 
April/May
Festival dates: 
April 23-24
Year started: 
44 years 9 months ago
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Location

Nantucket , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
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Meriden Daffodil Festival

Summary: 
The festival is held around the time that over 600,000 daffodils will be in bloom over 1800 acres of park land.
Species or Focus: 
Daffodil
Month: 
April
Festival dates: 
April 24-25
Year started: 
40 years 9 months ago
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Location

Meriden , CT
United States
Connecticut US
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Daffodil Days

Summary: 
Daffodil Days are an extension of Blitheworld Garden and are recognized as the arrival as spring as thousands of daffodils come alive from the winter.
Species or Focus: 
Daffodil
Month: 
April/May
Festival dates: 
April 10 to May 2
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Location

Bristol , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
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Mimosa Festival

Summary: 
The mimosa blossoms are a breath of fresh air during the winter season when the blossoms come to life and add color and fragrance to the beautiful landscapes.
Species or Focus: 
Mimosa
Month: 
February
Festival dates: 
February 12-21
Year started: 
87 years 9 months ago
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Location

Mandelieu-La Napoule
France
FR
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Dogwood Festival

Summary: 
The Dogwood festival originated as an effort to beautify the city and gain international recognition with the trees blossoming throughout the city in great numbers.
Species or Focus: 
Dogwood
Month: 
April
Festival dates: 
April 16, 17, 18
Year started: 
82 years 9 months ago
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Location

Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Washington State Apple Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival places emphasis on the importance of the apple industry in Wenatchee.
Species or Focus: 
Apple Blossom
Month: 
April/May
Festival dates: 
April 22- May 2
Year started: 
98 years 9 months ago
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Location

Wenatchee , WA
United States
Washington US
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Keukenhof

Summary: 
Keukenhof is known as one of the largest flower gardens that symbolizes the coming of Spring through thousands of tulips bulbs blossoming, fields of narcissi and hyacinths flowing, and lilies thriving. The timing is based on the bulbs being planted during the fall in anticipation of their reveal for the spring.
Species or Focus: 
Tulip, hyacinth, narcissi, lily
Month: 
March/May
Festival dates: 
March 18-May 16
Year started: 
69 years 9 months ago
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Location

Lisse
Netherlands
NL
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Annapolis Apple Blossom Festival

Summary: 
The festival functions as a symbol of when the cold winter is over and spring begins, bringing along the harvesting period and festivities that occur among orchards in full bloom with apple tree blossoms.
Species or Focus: 
Apple Blossom
Festival dates: 
May/June
Year started: 
85 years 9 months ago
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Location

Annapolis Valley , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA
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Rose Festival

Summary: 
The festival revolves around the "festival of roses" which originally focused on the beginning of the rose harvesting period. Roses are crucial for the rose picking and boiling rituals and the area in Bulgaria is home to a particular type of rose that has a harvest period of 20-25 days and particular preservation methods.
Species or Focus: 
Roses
Month: 
May/June
Year started: 
51 years 9 months ago
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Location

Kazanlak
Bulgaria
BG
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