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Apple blossom festival springs up at BYU-Idaho

In honor of spring and the budding apple trees, BYU-Idaho’s horticulture club is celebrating with its Annual Apple Blossom Festival on Saturday, May 18, in the apple orchards.

Skyler Westergard, a faculty member in the Applied Plant Science Department, said the free event welcomes students and the Rexburg community to enjoy being outside by picnicking in the orchard and participating in planned activities.

“The event will include releasing beneficial ladybugs on the trees to combat worms, an orchard scavenger hunt, group photos, games involving apples, face painting, music, leaf rubbings, cotton candy and a popcorn machine,” Westergard said.

Every spring, the Annual Apple Blossom Festival provides a way for students and the Rexburg community to learn more about the campus apple orchard, which contains more than 150 different varieties of apples.

Westergard and Emilee Tackett, a junior studying horticulture, said the goal of the festival is to get BYU-I students and the Rexburg community to be a part of the apple orchard.

In past festivals, information about the blossoms and how they grow into apples has been a big part of the celebration.

“We love plants, and we have the knowledge, but we want to spread that knowledge to everyone,” Tackett said.

The Annual Apple Blossom Festival will be held in the apple orchards behind the Thomas E. Ricks Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Come and enjoy the blossoms and scent of the apple trees,” Westergard said.

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