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Festival of Roses coming to Silver Springs State Park

The Festival of Roses hosted by the Marion County Rose Society is coming to Silver Springs State Park on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will take place in the Paradise Ballroom at the park, located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard. It will offer a chance for attendees to learn from experts at three separate seminars.

Roses will be on sale, and people’s choice awards for best bloom, best bouquet or arrangement, and most fragrant blossoms will be doled out. The event is free to attend with park admission.

To read more about this event or others, visit the Silver Springs State Park website.

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