KEIZER IRIS FESTIVAL
Spring is here!!! The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will be heading to the Keizer Iris Festival, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, and Brook’s Garden Peonies on Friday, May 18, 2018.
There will be a parade, a car show, and a carnival. A large variety of beautiful cut peonies, bouquets, and potted peony and iris plants will be there for sale.
After the festival, we will visit Schreiner’s Iris Gardens. The Schreiner’s have dedicated three generations and more for breeding and growing the finest Irises in the world. Their growing fields are constantly monitored during the season to ensure you receive top quality stock that is winter hardy, disease-resistant and pest free. Stroll around and watch the exhibitors, street shows, and street fairs.
Then we will visit Brook’s Peony Gardens, a local, family-owned and operated farm. But, it was not always about peonies. In the 1980’s they farmed raspberries, pumpkins, nursery stock, conifers and started a mail order Christmas Holiday wreath business. Now they are totally dedicated to growing peonies.
The cost for this trip is $15.00 and lunch will be on your own through the many vendors at the festival or enjoy an awesome Senior Lunch being offered for a mere $5. For more information, give us a call at 541-265-9617, or stop by The Newport 60+ Activity Center located at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR, to pay for you seat. The 60+ Adventure Van will be departing at 8:00 AM and will return by 5:00 PM.
For a complete listing of trips, events, classes and presentations, please go to our website: newportoregon.gov/sc