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In Nantucket and Newport, daffodil festivals spring into view

Date Posted: 2019-03-12
Source: CT Post

Gearing up for high season, two New England destinations are enticing visitors with flowers. Those sunny-yellow things that pop out of the ground each spring, to be exact.

On Nantucket Island, the annual Daffodil Festival is the last weekend in April. Art shows, tours and promenades — including the antique car parade that was its original main attraction in the 1970s — are on the schedule.

The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce organizes a Daffy Hat Contest, a Children’s Parade featuring decorated bikes, strollers, wagons and other self-propelled vehicles as well as the famous Sconset Tailgate Picnic.

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