After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is back this weekend.
With well over 500,000 daffodils sprouting up throughout the park, there's plenty to see from a plant perspective, but there is also so much more.
This family-friendly event features vendors, rides, and food.
Tickets and some of the food sales will be divided up to support community non-profits like House of Heroes, an organization that provides service men and women and veterans no-cost home repairs.
"Without donations non-profits can’t run so we rely on the kindness of donations and companies and sponsorships to support our cause and without them we wouldn’t have non-profits," said Executive Director for House of Heroes Carol May.
Organizers say community participation is really what makes the event run.
"Our non-profits really are the key to the festival. They run the food booths. Most of them find this to be the largest fundraiser of the year," said Rick Suzio, of the Meriden Daffodil Festival.
This is the first time the festival is being held in three years due to the pandemic and organizers say they're expecting to have a record amount of visitors.
"The record we’ve had in the past is around 70,000. We’re expecting to break that," added Suzio.
The Daffodil Festival runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more details on the festival, click here.