2017 Camellia Festival

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72nd Annual Camellia Festival of Temple City

Jon & Melissa Rains, General Chairperson
Dawn E. Tarin, Festival Director
Theme: Hometown Pride ; Winner, Giordano Camera

Camellia Festival Website

Save the Date
The 2017 Camellia Festival returns to Temple City Park on Feb. 24-26, 2017. 

Camellia Festival Flyer
Camellia Parade
Calling All First Graders
The search begins for a Royal Court of first graders to reign over the weekend's festivities! Young royals make community appearances to promote the Camellia Festival and participate in the Parade.

Applications become available in December, with the Royal Court selected during the Royalty Contest Play Day in January. Forms may be downloaded online and are also available at TCUSD elementary schools and the Camellia Festival Office in City Hall.

Entrants must attend the first grade AND reside within TCUSD or Temple City boundaries. Preregistration is required. 
2017 Royalty Contest Flyer & Entry Form
Youth Groups
Build a float, walk in the parade or host a carnival booth to raise funds for your organization.

Host a food or game booth at the Carnival, from Friday to Sunday. All food booths must have prior approval from the Festival Committee. 

All local youth organizations are encouraged to enter a float or walking unit in the Camellia Parade. Participating groups receive a $100 stipend for float construction. Winning floats receive cash awards. 

Sweepstakes - $150
Best Use of Camellias - $50
Theme Award - $50
Animation of Float - $50

Attend an informational workshop to learn about float design and construction.

Float & Walking Unit Application
School Band & Drill Team Application
Carnival Booth Vendor Application
Street Vendor Application
Novelty Booth Vendor Application

Businesses & Community Organizations
Advertise your business or organization with an ad in the Camellia Festival Program OR become a sponsor for the Beer Garden or live entertainment at the Performing Arts Pavilion! All proceeds benefit youth and service groups associated with the Camellia Festival. Rates vary. See applications for more details.
Program Ad Information & Application
Festival Sponsorship Opportunity Application
2017 Theme
Do you have a great idea for a Camellia Festival theme? Enter it into the theme contest! It could be selected for next year's festival. Applications can be submitted by email: dtarin@templecity.us
2017 Theme Contest Application
2017 Theme Contest Application (Chinese)