Honey peach cultural festival to open in Fenghua in mid-March
Visitors admire peach blossoms in Linjia village, Xiaowangmiao sub-district, Fenghua district, Ningbo on March 9. [Photo/WeChat account: tourfh]
The annual honey peach cultural festival is slated to open in Fenghua district, Ningbo on March 15. The festival, in its sixth edition this year, will comprise of a total of 10 events and will run until August.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to be staged in the middle of this month. It is expected to be a festival highlight and will include an online fashion show, as well as a short video contest.
A marathon themed on peach blossoms and cross-Straits ties is also set to be staged in early April.
From June to July, painting and calligraphy exhibitions revolving round themes including peach blossoms and the centenary of the founding of the CPC, as well as a concert will be held in the district.
A cross-Straits volleyball contest with the attendance of six to eight teams from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan in July is also an integral part of the festival.
In addition, a series of activities promoting honey peaches will be staged to help local farmers increase their incomes.
Peach trees in Linjia village, Xiaowangmiao sub-district, Fenghua district have recently entered their flowering period.
According to Chen Miaojin, head of the Fenghua research institute of honey peaches, the best time to admire the peach flowers in the district is around March 12.