What are the festival dates?
Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 25, 2018
When do the trees bloom?
As with all things Mother Nature, she is difficult to predict. But, Mr. Fickling has provided a guide for when to expect the blooms.
- If we have a moderate winter followed by a moderate spring, then they will peak around the 23rd, and this is the most common weather pattern for Macon over my lifetime.
- If winter is cold followed by a cold spring, we can expect a late bloom.
- If the winter is cold, followed by a warm spring, then we expect an early bloom.
- If winter is mild followed by a cold spring then we can expect a late bloom.
- If the winter is mild followed by a mild spring, then we can expect an irregular/late bloom as we saw this past year.
How many cherry trees are in Macon?
There are 300,000 – 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees in Macon, Georgia which gives us the Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capitol of the world.
Where is the best place to see the cherry trees?
The Cherry Blossom Trail is a self-guided tour. A downloadable map is located on our website and copies are kept at the front desk of the Cherry Blossom Headquarters for those stopping in. Those interested in bus or group tours can contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 478-743-3401.
How do I purchase a cherry tree?
Trees will be sold at Central City Park during the festival. For more detailed information on the cherry tree sells, call Pam Carswell, Presidents and CEO of the Keep Macon Bibb Beautiful Commission, at 478-330-7054.
For specific questions on hotels, restaurants, and bus tours:
Call Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau at 478-743-3401 or visit www.maconga.org.