The Iris Festival was created in 1995 and has become the community's major festival of the year, featuring artists, craftsmen, merchants, food vendors and entertainers from across the country. All arts and crafts are handmade. The entertainment stage features blues, gospel, bluegrass and country music performers during the two-day event, and the dance stage is a crowd pleaser at the opposite end of the festival area, featuring a varied lineup of performances, including jazz and tap, square dancing, line dancing and clogging. At the Kidz Korner, youngsters enjoy a variety of fun activities, which have included such attractions as a huge slide and a moonwalk.
Enjoy aromas and tastes of dozens of delicacies from the festival's Food Court. Culinary delights span the globe, from China to Greece, with such taste-tempting items as gyros, bloomin' onions and tropical delights. Streets are lined with vendors specializing in down-home favorites like ice cream, fudge, fresh-squeezed lemonade and snow cones.