Posts Tagged Wistaria

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Sunday February 08 2015

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Posted 2/8/15 – Sierra Madre’s annual Wistaria Festival is scheduled to take place on March 15th, and tickets from the downtown area to the vine location are on sale now.  The festival itself is free, as is seeing the vine.  However, parking in the area can be difficult due to road closures around the vine, [...]

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Sunday March 16 2014

Hot and Sunny Wistaria Festival – Photo Gallery

Hot and Sunny Wistaria Festival - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/16/17 – On a hot sunny day that my phone tells me reached 90 degrees, the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s annual Wistaria Festival today.  Noticing an unusually high incidence of emergency personnel on the boulevard today, I spoke to SM Police Chief Larry Giannone at about 3pm, and as of then, [...]

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Sunday February 23 2014

Annual Wistaria Festival Set For March 16th, Shuttle Tickets Now On Sale

Annual Wistaria Festival Set For March 16th, Shuttle Tickets Now On Sale

Press Release posted 2/23/14 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Wistaria Festival on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival first began in the early 20th century, drawing as many as 100,000 people over an extended period of time. Now the vine, which is on private property, is available to the [...]

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Sunday March 17 2013

Updated – Wistaria Festival Photo Gallery, Video of Vine Tour

Updated - Wistaria Festival Photo Gallery, Video of Vine Tour

Posted 3/17/13, updated 3/25/13 - The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce put on the Wistaria Festival on St. Patrick’s Day, and IT DIDN’T RAIN!  Congratulations to the Board and the volunteers who worked very hard to put on the Festival, which is Sierra Madre’s signature event. Particularly, congratulations to Patricia Ancona, who did a great job [...]

Saturday March 16 2013

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – Wistaria Festival Music Lineup and Schedule

Posted 3/16/13 -  YAY!  HERE IT IS!  THE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE WISTARIA FESTIVAL – SUNDAY, MARCH 17th IN SIERRA MADRE.   Thank you Tim Tutwiler, Music Coordinator. At the Vine (Carter & Hermosa)    9-11am  Ron Longo                                    [...]

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Thursday March 14 2013

What Music Will You Hear at the Wistaria Festival?

What Music Will You Hear at the Wistaria Festival?

Posted 3/14/13 – A lot of people are wondering about the live music that will be performed this weekend, and as far as I know, we are the only news outlet that can tell you.  According to Tim Tutwiler, who is organizing the music at this year’s festival for the third year in a row, [...]

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Friday March 08 2013

Annual Wistaria Festival To Offer Good Music, Good Eats, Good Fun – And the World’s Largest Blossoming Plant!!

Annual Wistaria Festival To Offer Good Music, Good Eats, Good Fun – And the World's Largest Blossoming Plant!!

Press Release posted 3/8/13 - The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Wistaria Festival on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The festival first began in the early 20th century, drawing as many as 100,000 people over an extended period of time. Now the vine, which is on private property, is available to the public [...]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Wistaria Festival Media Day Held – Photo Gallery

Wistaria Festival Media Day Held - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/31/12 – On the Monday prior to the Wistaria Festival, March 19th, the Chamber held a media day and invited members of the print, radio and television media for a pre-event look at the vine.  Local artists Lynn Fearman, Patricia Ancona and Carol Adams were on hand painting the vine in preparation for the [...]

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Friday March 16 2012

Ham Radio Operators to Assist with Wistaria Festival Logistics

Posted 3/16/12 – The Sierra Madre Emergency Communications Team (SMECT) will be on hand at the Wistaria Festival, helping to keep operations running smoothly.  SMECT is a group of approximately a dozen local FCC licensed Amateur Radio (Ham) Operators.  They also help provide communications – as extra “eyes and ears”, for the Mount Wilson Trail [...]

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Saturday March 10 2012

Wistaria Festival to Offer Tours of Historic 1887 Pinney House

Wistaria Festival to Offer Tours of Historic 1887 Pinney House

Local Artists Featured in House Exhibit March 25, 2012 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Posted 3/10/12 – The historic landmark Pinney House, built in 1887, will be open for self-guided tours during the March 25 Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre, California. The Pinney House, designed by noted Victorian architects Joseph and Samuel Newsom, is celebrating [...]

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Saturday March 10 2012

Special Sierra Madre Postal Cancellation For Wistaria Festival, 30 Days Following

Special Sierra Madre Postal Cancellation For Wistaria Festival, 30 Days Following

Posted 3/10/12 – The United States Postal Service and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announce a special postal cancellation to celebrate The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival. This special postmark will be available at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, Sunday March 25, 2012 at the Wistaria Festival Postal Station located at Kersting Court in Sierra [...]

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Monday December 12 2011

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Posted 12/12/11 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announced today that tickets to ride the shuttle to view the 118-year old Wistaria Vine, designated by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest blossoming plant, are now available for purchase online. The vine, which is on private property, is located in the [...]

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Tuesday March 15 2011

Local Artists, Sierra Madre Treasures Spend the Morning at the Vine

Local Artists, Sierra Madre Treasures Spend the Morning at the Vine

Local plein air artists had a chance to get a  preview of the Sierra Madre Wistaria Vine six days prior the Wistaria Festival, and the Chamber announced the names of six members of the community, who, through their long-term contributions, earned the title of the first Wistaria Festival “Treasures of Sierra Madre.” It was a [...]

Tuesday March 15 2011

Chamber Introduces 2011 Wistaria Festival’s “Sierra Madre Treasures”

Chamber Introduces 2011 Wistaria Festival's

Sierra Madre is a town that would not exist if it were not for the volunteer efforts of its citizenry.  Such efforts have kept the Wistaria Festival a mainstay of Sierra Madre culture since 1918.  This year, the Wistaria Festival Committee has decided to initiate a tradition that we hope will be carried on for [...]

Saturday March 12 2011

Wistaria Festival Entertainment Lineup Announced

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has announced the entertainment lineup for the Wistaria Festival, March 20th.  Fifteen acts have been booked to perform at five outdoor stages, including the Vine itself.  Many of the acts are returning acts, but several are new performers to the Festival.  Special thanks to Tim Tutwiler, who is serving [...]

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Saturday March 12 2011

Ham Operators to Assist with Wistaria Festival Logistics

The Sierra Madre Emergency Communications Team (SMECT) will be on hand at the Wistaria Festival, helping to keep operations running smoothly. SMECT is a group of approximately a dozen local FCC licensed Amateur Radio (Ham) Operators. They also help provide communications – as extra “eyes and ears”, for the Mount Wilson Trail Race and the [...]

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Friday February 18 2011

Wistaria Festival to Continue Tradition of Special Postmark

Wistaria Festival to Continue Tradition of Special Postmark

The Sierra Madre Chamber of  Commerce and the U.S. Postal Service announce a special postmark cancellation to celebrate the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival.  This special postmark will be available at: Event:      The Sierra Madre Wistaria  Festival, Date:        Sunday, March 20, 2011 Hours:      Open 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.  Location:  The Wistaria Festival Postal Station at [...]

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Wednesday February 09 2011

Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Available, News Net Readers Save $

Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Available, News Net Readers Save $

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce reminds you that shuttle tickets to ride up to view the Wistaria Vine at its annual Wistaria Festival are now available online.  The 2011 Wistaria Festival will take place on March 20th, 2011. The Wistaria Festival features tours of the world’s largest blossoming plant, certified as such by the [...]

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