Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Fair, which began in the year 1983, is held from October 18 to November 18 in Kaifeng City every year. Until 2012, Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Fair has been successfully held for 29 sessions.
During the fair, the ancient Kaifeng City is decorated with 3,000,000 pots of chrysanthemums which contain 1,300 varieties and many rare and precious varieties, forming a grand sight.
The air is also full of the fragrance of chrysanthemums. In the year 2000, Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Fair was classified as the provincial-level fair by Henan provincial Party committee and provincial government.
Kaifeng City boasts thousands of species of chrysanthemums.
In Kaifeng, there are precious species of ancient times and the new species that are carefully nurtured. Kaifeng chrysanthemums integrate traditional style and modern artistry, which forms its unique and distinctive features.
For instance, due to the advanced grafting, there is a huge chrysanthemums group with the height of 61.5 meters, the diameter of 4.16 meters and 6,432 chrysanthemum blossoms in full bloom simultaneously, which are just like twinkling stars. It’s called “chrysanthemum tree” by foreigners.
The main fair venue is Longting Park that consists of 8 major exhibition areas, 2 exhibition rooms and 16 scenic spots, with 100,000 pots of chrysanthemums on exhibition.
The 10 branch fair venues mainly include Tieta Park, Bianjing Park, Yuwangtai Park, Qingming Riverside Landscape Garden, Daxiangguo Temple, Memorial Temple of Lord Bao, Hanyuan Forest of Steles, Shanshan'gan Guild Hall and Yanqing Taoist Temple.