With the 70th NC Rhododendron Festival coming up soon (June 17-18) the rhododendrons on Roan Mountain are getting ready for the show! Local reports from the mountain indicate that there should be some pink showing by the weekend of the 11th ( in the gardens ). Dependent on temperatures there should be about 14 days of nice bloom running into and past the Festival weekend.

The great news is that it appears to be a 75-85% bloom. Lots of buds and swell is just beginning.

Nature is dressing up for the 70th! The NC Rhododendron Festival will be a fun filled weekend for everyone! From the craft fair, car show, 10K race, Ducky Derby, two night pageant and of course the street dances on Friday and Saturday night there is something for everyone. Visit www.bakersvillenc.com for all of the details!