Oakes Daylily Bloom Festival

Our 2019 Daylily Festival will be June 28 & 29  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

6 Acres of Display • Over 1000 Varieties in Full Bloom • Free for the Whole Family!

Join Daylily lovers from around the country at the 2019 Daylily Bloom Festival!
Come and enjoy 6 acres of display, with over 1000 varieties in full bloom!  Walk among the display beds, take pictures of your favorites or simply relax in the shade to the music of local artists.

The Daylily Bloom Festival is fun for the whole family! Kids can play in the kid’s tent, and feel free to bring the family dog – on a leash, please. Free refreshments are served and lunch is available for purchase.

New for 2018 – Enjoy a wine tasting with three of East Tennessee’s finest award-winning wineries.  The cost is $10, visit their event page for more details.

Rain or shine…we’ll see you at the Festival!


*** Free daylily for every guest! ***

No guest goes home empty-handed…and that’s a promise! As a Thank You for coming out and taking joy in the beauty of our flowers, every guest is treated to a free Daylily. It’s the very least we can do to show our appreciation to all of our supporters!

There is even a chance to win one of several $100 Daylilies and other great prizes!f

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Latitude: 35.71845 Longitude: -84.25965 Elevation: 879 ft
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Event Dates

6/28/2019 – 6/29/2019

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

ADA Accessibility Notes

Handicap accessible

How to Get There

Take the Knoxville Center exit off I-640 (formerly the East Towne Mall Exit), go north onto Washington Pike 10 miles. Turn left onto Corryton Rd., go 2 miles and turn right onto Monday Rd., 1/4 mile to the garden.

Another route from Knoxville is to take I-40 East to the Rutledge Pike exit (Exit 392). Go right (north) 8 miles and turn left onto Roberts Rd. (just past the C&K Equipment Co. which is on the right). The 2nd stop sign is Washington Pike. Turn right and go 3 miles. Turn left onto Corryton Rd., go 2 miles and turn right onto Monday Rd., 1/4 mile to the garden.


Last year the temperatures were triple digits. I’m glad the weather forecast is upper 80s for Friday. I'll be there!

AK, 6/25/2013

My husband and I went to Oakes Daylily farm a couple of weeks ago and purchased 12 healthy, gorgeous daylily plants. They are thriving in our yard with beautiful blooms. The variety is overwhelming. Definitely recommend a visit.

Jane, 6/26/2013

We've been the last 2 years and enjoyed both trips from Cookeville Tn. . Ken gave me really good info on growing daylilies . We will be back this year too! Thanks to all.

marion baber, 6/7/2015

Enjoyed last years Lily Festival. Free lily is blooming. Will be back this year...

Darrell Franke, 5/10/2017

Are there 2 different festivals 23-24. And 29 -30 The 2018 festival is June 22nd & 23rd, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Janice, 2/24/2018

The Festival was a nice way to spend a Saturday morning. I was a little disappointed in the fact that I thought I would be purchasing some of these plants as I walked around looking at their prices right beside each Daylily. After making my list, I traveled to the greenhouses only to find them empty. I had to “place and order” with the rude cashier that told me I would not be getting my plants until.. July 17th???? I then asked for a receipt since I paid cash, she she said I would get one when I received my plants in the mail. This was not okay since I handed her cash! I finally asked again if there was some way she could provide a receipt and she so rudely wrote on a piece of paper “ Paid $xx.xx” That was it! No name, letterhead, official receipt or anything. I am not really happy with my first experience with them and feel like I could just go online and buy these without the hassle I received today. If it’s truly a festival and you want people to admire the beauty of the flowers you have, that’s great. Let them enjoy it and remove the price tags from gardens. You are clearly not prepared to sell in mass quantities and it’s truly misleading to the public.

JLC, 6/29/2019

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