Pear Blossom Festival springs back into downtown Medford Friday

MEDFORD, Ore — People across the Rogue Valley flocked to the 68th annual Pear Blossom Festival Friday.

With the festival forced to cancel operations last year due to the pandemic, vendors and people at Pear Blossom Park were excited to return.

“The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, were just excited to be out here.” John Robinson, who is the CEO of Cooking for Wellness, said at the event on the nice weather and the return to

The street festival kicked off the one of many events being held over the next four weeks. To adhere to safety protocols, masks are required and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the park.

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The Pear Blossom Parade will be held Saturday, but spectators will have to drive by the floats and stay in their cars.

More information including links to sign up can be found on the Festival’s website: http://pearblossomparade.org/

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
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