Pick them legally at Wye 


It's not necessary to trespass to pan for gold daffodils. They're available by the thousands on 7 acres in the west Pulaski County village of Wye, which hosts the Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival every mid-March as a fund-raiser for Wye United Methodist Church.

Daffodils have been slow to bloom this year on the chilly hilly field, so the festival will probably run later than usual, from March 14 through 23. The church will announce official dates the minute the daffodils tell them to.

Barbecue and other concessions are sold on the weekends, but you can buy a dozen bulbs ($5) or pick your own ($1 a dozen) anytime during the festival. Arts and crafts vendors come to the festival as well. Proceeds from flower and bulb sales, and part of the crafts sales, help pay the salary of the pastor, Lanita Daniels, and for upkeep at the church, which has 40 members.

The trip to Wye Mountain from Little Rock is about 45 minutes. Take U.S. Highway 10 to state Highway 113 and turn north. Wye is 7 miles up the road. For more information, call church treasurer Betty Harmon at 501-330-2403.


From the ArkTimes store


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Anne Yarbrough

  • Stolen daffodils

    They wandered, a family, as a cloud, to pick them for their mother.
    • Mar 6, 2008
  • More »

Most Shared

Latest in Top Stories

  • Good for the soul

    The return of Say McIntosh, restaurateur
    • Jun 1, 2010
  • Robocalls are illegal

    Robocalls -- recorded messages sent to thousands of phone numbers -- are a fact of life in political campaigns. The public doesn't like them much, judging by the gripes about them, but campaign managers and politicians still believe in their utility.
    • May 31, 2010
  • Riverfest winds down

    With Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm, Steve Miller Band, Robert Cray, Ludacris and more performing.
    • May 30, 2010
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »


1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31  

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation