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Flower Festival 22'!!

Join us, Saturday, August 27th from 9am-9pm

Rain or shine at Providence’s own What Cheer Flower Farm, 63 Magnolia St, Providence, RI, 02909

Festival offerings:

Love flowers? Grab your tickets (or donate tickets) to attend the Festival:

- Tour a field of 2,500 dahlias

- See magical bouquets

- Enjoy fun flower activities (including some for kids)

- Snack, drink and shop

Have an amazing experience while helping to support RI’s flower charity which grows, rescues and gives away 100,000 flowers per year to people in our state who are in stressful situations across the state. We're closed the public the other 364 days of the year, so if you've been itching to visit us, the festival is the time!

We couldn't do it without this support, so thank you for joining us!

 

Important links:

  • Morning Tickets (9am-9pm): best for flower nerds and seniors. $15 pre-paid/$20 at the gate

  • Afternoon Tickets (1-4pm): best for families with activities for kids (of all ages) available. $15 pre-paid/$20 at the gate

  • Sunset Party Tickets (6-9pm): 21+, tour the Festival, plus enjoy a complimentary drink, live music and watch the sunset over the flower fields. $50/ limited availability

  • VIP Tickets (all-day access): enjoy complimentary drink, exclusive snacks, service and seating in our luxurious VIP tent. $100/ limited availability

  • Donation Tickets: Do you believe everyone deserves the joy of flowers? Buy a ticket to be donated to members of the local Olneyville community who may not be able to afford one on their own. $20 per ticket

   Buy tickets here!

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We're hiring a Festival Designer! We're looking someone who is great with stage/ window/ experiential event design and handicrafts to help us turn our plain white Flower Festival tents and booths into magical celebration of the love of flowers. You don't have to be a florist or floral designer, you just need to love working with flowers!

APPLY HERE! 

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Festival revenues, including your sponsorship, support the Farm’s activities of growing, rescuing and giving away 100,000 flowers per year. The Farm is an award-winning 501c3 nonprofit that brings solace, joy and healing to Rhode Islanders in stressful situations through flowers.

Sign up to sponsor us today!

Thanks to Heather and Roseline from _gocollette for volunteering. They washed a mountain o

August 27th is soon approaching and we're expecting nearly 2,000 attendees. Want to help? We'll need people to help: make and install decorations leading up to the festival, greet visitors and give directions, and prepare the farm for visitors!

Sign up to volunteer HERE!

 

Thank you! 

Festival FAQS

Accessibility:

The Festival grounds and port-o-potties will be wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible, however the floral installations in our Barn are limited to a 32” wide accessible doors. If you are in a wheelchair, use a walker, or like to take your time examining flowers, we suggest you purchase morning tickets for your best experience.

COVID Safety:

The Festival is held mainly outside in fields and large tents. One exhibit will be held in our Barn which has ample HEPA air filters. We encourage all who want to wear a mask to do so, but we will not be requiring them.

Donating tickets:

Please consider purchasing a donation ticket checkout. All donated tickets will be distributed to local residents who aren't able to afford the ticket price though our neighborhood partners.

Families with children:

Children ages three and under may enter free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Most of our family friendly activities occur in the afternoon – so we suggest you get those tickets. Our evening celebration is for ages 21+.

Location:

The Festival will be held outside at What Cheer Flower Farm at 63 Magnolia St., Providence, RI, 02909.

Parking:

The Festival is staggered over 12 hours, 9am-9pm, on August 27th in part to ease congestion. While there is on-street parking and limited parking lot availability in the area, we strongly suggest attendees carpool, use ride-sharing services, take RIPTA (multiple bus routes serve Olneyville Square), walk and or bike to the festival. We will have secure bike parking to help facilitate alternative transportation usage.

Rain & inclement weather:

Bring an umbrella! The 2,500 dahlias blooming in our fields are just as happy in the rain or sun. Plus, many of the exhibits, shopping, snacks and drinks take place under cover in large tents and our Barn. If there is a hurricane, we will announce closure, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you!

Senior Groups:

Groups of 6+ seniors arriving together in a special van or bus may qualify for group discounts and special parking. Please contact events@whatcheerfarm.org to arrange.

Ticket use policy:

Use of your ticket assumes all risk and danger in participating in event and authorizes permission for use of your image or likeness by What Cheer Flower Farm.

Questions?

If you have any questions about accessibility please email Sam at operations@whatcheerfarm.org

For event questions please email Jamie at events@whatcheerfarm.org

Or call us at the farm at 401-830-0454

 
 
 
 
 
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