2018 Camellia Festival

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73rd Annual Camellia Festival of Temple City

Gina Aparicio, General Chairman
Dawn E. Tarin, Festival Director

Theme: Chase Your Dreams     Theme Winner: Gianni 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
Camellia Festival Kick Off Calendar 2017
Camellia Festival Information Sheet 2017

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.  Deadline to apply is December 20.

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 $150 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
2018 Theme Contest Application (English)

2018 Theme Contest Application (Chinese)