About us...

In the early 1950s, Lompoc leaders started putting on an annual rodeo and parade. This event grew until George Miller, one of our city's leading citizens began championing for the Flower Festival. Miller persuaded the Chamber of Commerce to change from the rodeo and parade event, reasoning that while more than 200 California communities staged rodeos each year, large and small, Lompoc had its world famous flower fields, an asset that was unique and the perfect basis for the community event.

The Alpha Clubs flower Show (started in 1922) was the key event on which the Festival was developed. Now, the parade, with its floral floats is the large draw, with the Flower Show continuing as a much desired and well-attended attraction.

In the beginning the Flower Festival was a 2 day event, it has grown to be a 5 day event.


The Festival Association holds two events each year, the Spring Arts Festival in April and the Flower Festival in June. One paid employee manages the Office year round and everyone else is a volunteer. A Board of Directors consisting of twelve members and the Past President meet twice a month. Plans for the next festivals begin almost immediately after the Flower Festival is over.

Officers

President: John Keth

Vice President: Ron Boisse

Past President: Tina Mercer

Secretary: Sue Beltran

Treasurer: Janet Russell

Directors

Frank Bancroft Billings

Tommy McMullins

Ronnie Boisse

Mike Day

Lisa Owen

Patrice Barritt

Bonnie Braithwaite

Janet Russell

Raul Gonzalez

Ben Contreras

Our office hours are seasonal.

Office Location and Hours:

January - February

Monday - Friday

9am - 3pm

March - July

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm

August - December

Monday 9am - 5pm

Wednesday 9am - 1pm

Friday 9am - 5pm

Lompoc Valley Festival Association

414 W. Ocean Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436

Phone: 805-735-8511 Fax: 805-735-9228 Email: office@lompocvalleyfestivals.com