"May Time is Azalea Time"
2020 Update | See COVID-19 Update Below
*** Important COVID-19 Update ***
After careful consultation with local health and safety officials, for the first time in 58 years, the Fredericktown, MO Azalea Board will be postponing the Azalea Festival scheduled for May 1-3, 2020.
These are very uncertain times as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread from coast-to-coast and around the world, now is the time to keep the best interest of the community, festival attendees, participants and vendors in mind.
Azalea board members are deeply dedicated to the spirit of the annual celebration and hometown values it represents. The board will explore every option possible for rescheduling to a later date, but there are many variables in moving an event of this nature.
"Our goal is to make Azalea weekend the most fun, relaxed and enjoyable weekend of the year for Madison County and with the recent events causing more and more disruption to our daily routines that just doesn't seem possible this year," says Azalea Board President, J.C. Shetley. Shetley has dedicated more than thirty years to serving the Azalea Board and cannot recall a time when the entire event was postponed or canceled.
Because we are seeking to move the date of the Azalea Festival due to circumstances beyond our control, craft and food vendors may request a refund for their deposit. If there happens to be a total event cancellation, a vendor is not available for a secondary date or a vendor would like to cancel completely please contact Irene Settle at 573-561-4667 for crafts or Kim Schrum-Baldwin 573-944-2237 for food vendors.
The Azalea Board would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all of the partners, pageant sponsors and sub-committee members that have been supporting efforts so far this year.
For more information on the Fredericktown Azalea Festival please check back on this website, or follow our Facebook page @FrederictownAzaleaFestival
Tickets will be on sale at Gifford's Lumber Company, Country Mart, and New Era Bank (main branch).
$20.00 for a sheet of 25 tickets.
There will be an ATM on site for your convenience.
Pets are only allowed on the grounds 30 minutes before the pet show and 30 minutes after, unless registered as a service animal.
The Azalea Board recently voted and the the free standing restrooms will be closed during the Azalea Festival due to vandalism.
Portable restrooms and hand washing stations will be available for use.