Wednesday, March 12, 2008


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Kick off Spring with the annual Forsythia Festival held the second weekend in March on the historic Courthouse Square in Forsyth, Georgia. This free family centered event features a 2-day arts & crafts show, children's fair, a 5k run, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, a dance, chili cook-off, and much more. Feast your eyes on beautiful hand crafted items, hand-woven baskets and thousands of unique gifts. Enjoy homemade goodies, savory mouth-watering foods and a fun time for the entire family.

What is Forsythia?

The brightly blooming Forsythia shrub thrives in our Middle Georgia region. Forsythia shrubs consist of seven varieties of ornamental shrubs, (genus: Forsythia), whose roots lie in the olive family, strangely enough. Forsythia are native to East Europe and East Asia. The eye-catching, yellow blooms appear in early spring, before leaves sprout along its branches. The narrow leaves of forsythia often have three parts; while, the beautifule star-shaped flowers we see in and around Forsyth each spring, have four parts. The forsythia shrub was named for Scottish horticulterist, William Forsyth, (1737-1804).