Annual Traditions

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The Strawberry Festival


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This annual event is when we celebrate the arrival of summer with strawberries and unveil the annual wall of honor! Come buy some strawberries and sample the local craft booths on display![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1187″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

June

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Labor Day Weekend


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Come shop the regionally renowned garage sales. Enjoy the small town parade that is the envy of many communities, celebrate those we honor in our community at the wall of honor and other events during this wonderful weekend.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1250″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

September

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Christmas Tree Lighting


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Come join in singing, and celebrating the lighting of our Depot park Christmas tree! A 25 year tradition that allows us to remember the reason for the season, and interact with neighbors and local businesses. Santa makes an early appearance![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1191″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

December

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Envision Film Festival


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This annual film festival welcomes people from the community to come celebrate the film work of high school students and college students at Taylor University. Each year the quality of the film creates excitement and pause as we consider the various subjects covered in these films. Come envision what tomorrow’s leaders in digital media / film are boldly covering.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1251″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

March

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Barton Rees Pogue Poetry and Arts Festival


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]In honor of Upland’s favorite son, Barton Rees Pogue, a published poet, who taught at Taylor University besides being a lecturer and pastor the Parton Rees Pogue Poetry and Arts Festival happens once a year. This event honors local pets and artists with prizes awarded for local youth and adult categories. Past themes include: “The Great Outdoors,” “Love is in the Air,” “Childhood Memories” and “All Aboard, Upland.” Local Town of Upland businesses contribute prizes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1254″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Second Weekend of April

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Taylathon at Taylor University


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This annual class competition features a men’s and women’s bike race on campus.  This annual competition that has gone on for over 40 years is exciting to see![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1205″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

September

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