The festival occurs when the fields are full and blossoming of the lupine flower. The blossoming occasion is an annual natural event that relies on the beauty created throughout the long spanning fields.
The festival coincides with the harvest of the Saffron flower, a fundamental spice in the country's cuisine. Activities are meant to take place on the last weekend of October when the Saffron is ready to be harvested.
The hummingbirds prosper in the area offered by Hogansville so they make it a stop on their annual migration pattern. The festival is thus a symbol of Spring as the birds make their way on their journey.
The Sitka Whalefest is an educational event that seeks to spread awareness about the marine environment. This is done over a weekend when the tourist season is in full motion, concurrent with gray whale migration.