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Wistaria Day, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Wistaria Event Draws Thousands to Sierra Madre

By Bill Coburn


The 114-year old Wistaria vine was the main draw, but that didn’t stop thousands from perusing the booths of arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and much more on Sunday. 


More than 200 volunteers helped coordinate the event, which also featured 23 live musical acts at seven outdoor venues, children’s activities such as a train, a bouncy house, rock climbing and a big inflatable slide.  Local non-profits and professional eateries supplied food, and a good time was had by all. 


If you missed it this year, be sure to make your plans to attend next year.

Thanks to the sponsors:

Link to RMD website

Stage/Band Sponsor ($1000)


Link to SCE website

Silver Sponsor ($750)

Southern California Edison

Link to Jan's Towing website

Bronze Sponsor ($500)

Jan's Towing

Link to Southern California Gas Company website

Bronze Sponsor ($500)

Southern California Gas Company

Link to Entertainment Sponsor Cafe 322's website

Entertainment Sponsor

 Cafe 322

2008 Music Schedule

Vine Stage

  • Ron Longo (harp) 9 - 11am

  • Ann Luke (dulcimer) 11am - 1pm

  • Ron Longo (harp) 1pm - 3pm - same video

  • Michael Zubia (classical guitar) 3 - 5pm

Memorial Park Stage

Charcuterie Stage

  • The Superstitions (blues) 11am to 2:30 pm

  • Lightnin’ Willie (blend of country and blues) 2:30 till 5.

Windsor Lane Stage (pending)

Kersting Court Stage

Sabino Salon Stage

Strolling Musicians

2008 Wistaria Press Releases

3/28/08 - Descendant of Caspar Wistar Contacts Sierra Madre

3/28/08 - Sierra Madre Rotary Wistaria Project To Benefit Entire Community

3/21/08 - Wistaria Tickets Available, Roundabout to Offer Free Shuttle from Gold Line

3/21/08 - Wistaria Postal Cancellation To Be Available

3/19/08 - Wistaria Music Lineup release (please note that as of this time, the Jailhouse Inn stage is not confirmed.)

3/7/08 - Wisteria Tickets Online, Entertainment Lined Up

2/29/08 - Wistaria Tickets Available Online

1/15/08 - Chamber Board Hires Management Group for Wistaria Festival


2008 Wistaria Advertising

3/28/08 - Full page color ad in SGV Weekly

3/24/08 - Full page color ad in Mountain Views Observer (same as 3/17/08 ad)

3/21/08 - Full Page color ad in SGV Weekly

3/20/08 - 1/4 page color ad in Pasadena Weekly - Same ad ran in 3/27/08 issue

3/17/08 - Full page color ad in Mountain Views Observer

3/14/08 - Full Page color ad in SGV Weekly


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