The Annabelle Festival will be held at the park in Anna, IL. There will be vendor booths, children’s games, Flower show, arts and crafts and numerous other activities. In the Anna Arts Center, kids games, speakers, music, carriage rides and of course our famous Annabelle Hydrangea. The name Annabelle is a nod to the Kirkpatrick “belles” from Anna that originally discovered the wild specimen.
The Annabelle hydrangea has been a mainstay of the ornamental shrub world since its release in the 1960s. This showy shrub is filled with beautiful snowball-like flowers that adorn its spindly branches each summer. The blooms begin as pretty green puffs that turn white at maturity, often lasting six to eight weeks throughout June and July, and gradually changing to a tan color to provide interest throughout fall and winter.
While in Anna, visit the Annabelle Market on Main Street