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13th Annual Dazzling Dahlia Festival

September 9, 2023 - "Seasons of Highlands"

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View the July 1, 2023 Press Release Here (PDF)

Huge band party at Kelsey Hutchinson Park to award winners, featuring Steel Toe Stiletto, a 10-piece band at 6pm, Saturday Sept. 9, 2023. 



We are announcing an exciting change to the Dahlia/Native plant vignette competition throughout Highlands. This year, the winner of "Best of Show" will receive a $500.00 prize. The 2nd and 3rd place winners and the People's Choice winners will be awarded ribbons as in the past.

The theme this year is "SEASONS OF HIGHLANDS," and you are required to use half dahlias and half locally grown native plants. We will also feature our nonprofits in KHFP, to help promote the vast range of nonprofit support on the plateau. The deadline to enter is August 5th.

Floral Vignette Competition

A competition of dahlia & native plant displays at the locations listed on the Dahlia Festival map. Sept. 9, 2023. Free to the public.

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Single Bloom Competition

The 13th Annual Dazzling Dahlia Festival will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 1pm - 5pm, at The Bascom.

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The Dazzling Dahlia Festival is the primary fundraiser for the Highlands Historical Society. Make time to stop in the Highlands Historical Village and peek into our past. Enter your blooms, come enjoy the flowers, visit the Bascom (free admission) and do not miss experiencing the weekend-long dahlia festival that is going on all over town! We look forward to seeing you at this family fun event.

We also ask for any dahlias, or other flowers, and greenery that you are willing to donate to our flower sale. We make 100 mason jar arrangements to sell. Saturday and Sunday we will sell arrangements at the Highlands Historical Village and KHFP.

View Past Festival Winners