It’s that time of year again: The Fresno County Blossom Trail is about to be in full bloom. The 62-mile self-guided tour through groves, orchards, and vineyards is picture perfect from late February through March, and blossoms have already started appearing.
In addition to doing the tour, there are several events planned along the Fresno County Blossom Trail that will allow you to enjoy and celebrate the beauty of the season in our rich agricultural region. These events are listed below, and you can learn more about them on the official Blossom Trail website.
Feb. 25: Blossom Bus Tour
The 2nd annual Blossom Bus Tour is this Saturday, Feb. 25, so you’ll need to call right away to secure a spot on the chartered bus.
The Sanger Chamber of Commerce puts on this tour, which will guide you along the trail and stop at local distilleries for wine and beer tasting.
It’s your chance to see historic sights and take pictures of the gorgeous blossoms. Also, there will also be a picnic lunch. Cost is $58 per person, and the event is only for folks 21 and over.
The fun gets underway at 9 a.m. at the Sanger Chamber of Commerce. There will be mimosas, coffee, treats and a tour of the Sanger Depot Museum. Buses will load at 10 a.m.
To book a spot or learn more, contact the Sanger Chamber of Commerce at 559-875-4575 or visit Sanger.org.
March 4: Kings River Blossom Ride
The 28th annual Blossom Bike Ride will be Saturday, March 4. This event is rain or shine, so go get that poncho just in case!
There are several routes to choose from, of various lengths. They all start and finish at Reedley College.
The 60-mile race will take riders into the foothills outside Reedley. This is the most challenging course, and it kicks off at 7:30 a.m.
The 40-mile race features some climbing hills and starts at 8:30 a.m., and the less-challenging 20-mile race features scenic landscapes. It begins at 9:30 a.m.
There is also a family fun ride along a 10-mile loop that also starts at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at the finish.
To learn more about the Blossom Bike Ride and to register, click here.
March 4: Sanger’s Blossom Days Festival & Car Show
For the 29th year, a huge bash will take place in downtown Sanger to celebrate the Fresno County Blossom Trail.
It’s happening Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the area of 7th and N streets.
March 4: Blossom Trail 10K Run/Walk
In conjunction with the festival in Sanger, the 20th annual Blossom Trail 10K Run/Walk will take place March 4.
Walkers get going at 7 a.m. and runners at 8:15 a.m.
It’s a flat course through downtown and into the countryside. There is also a 2-mile run/walk that starts at 8:25 a.m., as well as several kids’ races.
The deadline to register is March 2. For more information and to register, click here.
March 5: Blossom Bus Tour
This tour is similar to the one on Feb. 25, but there are just 30 seats available, so you have to act fast to reserve yours.
April 1: Orange Cove Blossom Festival
Families will pack Eaton Park in Orange Cove on Saturday, April 1 for the annual blossom festival.
A parade and lots of kid-friendly activities are planned. Check out the Blossom Trail website for more details on this event.
You and your family can enjoy the Fresno County Blossom Trail even more by participating in one of these planned community events. See you on the trail!