Take a typical southern California spring weekend in May, add tall trees, snow-streaked mountain peaks, blue sky and pine-scented air, and you have the beginnings of a recipe for Family Fun. It all happens in Pine Mountain Club, a beautiful, friendly mountain village reminiscent of California in simpler times located north of the Valley and west of Gorman.
The Lilac Festival started as little more than a bake sale and a Maypole Dance, and has grown into a full-fledged Mountain tradition. The Lilac was chosen as a centerpiece for the Festival because it thrives in the mountain climate. The powerful scent of lilacs is one of the few that outshines the always-present scent of sugar pine.
This year’s Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, and begins at 9 a.m. each day, and ends at 5 p.m. or so. The traditional Parade is 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Over 100 Arts and Crafts booths will be open all day, along with international food vendors, restaurants and unique shops, live music plus a kiddie amusement area.
Driving directions to Pine Mountain Club:
Take Interstate 5 to the Frazier Park exit. Drive west on Frazier Mountain Park Road to Mil Potrero Hwy. Follow the Lilac Festival signs to Pine Mountain Village Center.
If you would like to be a vendor (Art & Crafts or Food), participate in the Lilac Festival Parade, help out as a volunteer, or get more information go to pmclilacfestival.com, or call Rosetta Burgelin at (661) 242-1996.