For updates on activities or cancellations, call the Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism PLAYLINE at 804-693-5811.
Here is the website for the 25th Annual Gloucester, Virginia Daffodil Festival where you can see the schedule of events, including the Daffodil Parade on Saturday, March 26, 2011.
[from Wikipedia] The history of the daffodil in Gloucester County, Virginia, is almost as old as the county itself. When Gloucester was formed in 1651 from part of York County the early settlers brought these soft reminders of English springs as they established themselves in the area. The soil and weather conditions were ideal for daffodils. The bulbs were passed from neighbor to neighbor and spread from the orderly beds and burying grounds of the great houses to the fields. Some, such as the hardy Trumpet Major variety, seemed to thrive on neglect. By the beginning of the 20th century daffodils grew wild in the untended fields of Gloucester. It is from this abundance of natural beauty that grew the extensive daffodil industry which earned the county the title "Daffodil Capital of America" in the 1930s and 40s. They also hold an annual Daffodil Festival to commemorate this stapled flower.
Here is a summary of events for the 2011 Daffodil Festival, courtesy of the Virginia Tourism website.
Here is an article from The Washington Post published on March 11, 2008: Spring Ahead: Daffodils and the Virginia Tidewater.
Last Updated: January 22, 2011