The 116th annual Florence Rhododendron Festival is still months away (May 17-21, 2023), but planning is already underway in earnest.

Part of that planning involves the public’s input on a theme for the big event.

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is asking people to exert their creativity and submit ideas for a fun theme that represents the festival and our area, and entices people to come from out of town to enjoy the festivities.

A $100 prize is up for grabs for the winning suggestion.

To submit your idea fill out the form below or drop it off at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Center at 290 Highway 101. Members of the organizing committee will choose a winner and announce it on December 19th. In the case of duplicate ideas, the entry that arrived earliest will be declared the winner.

Submission period has expired.