Welcome Letter

Dear Peach Blossom Coordinator:

The Department of Communication at California State University, Fresno, is pleased to announce the:

Annual Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation

Peach Blossom Festival is scheduled for:

Thursday, March 9th and Friday, March 10th 2016

Last day to register:

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 or until Full

We hope that your school will attend and participate!

The purpose of the Peach Blossom Festival is to encourage elementary school children to gain knowledge and appreciation of literature through oral interpretation.  Participation in this event is an excellent opportunity to incorporate oral interpretation into your curriculum.  Additionally, the Festival affords us an opportunity to meet with some of our future students, and it allows the children to visit our campus and interact with our faculty and students.

Last year, approximately 5,000 students participated in the Festival.  These children represented nearly 150 public, private, and home schools from the Central Valley.

The Peach Blossom Committee will be utilizing our web page again this year. Please consult our web page for notes, forms and information. Our web page address is www.peachblossomfestival.com We will be adding more features to our Internet web page that hosts information concerning the festival. Information will be delivered through e-mails to your school .  It will be VERY important to provide and accurate e-mail address so that you will receive updates as soon as possible. We hope this will cut down the cost of paper, supplies, and postage for all involved.



Due to the increase in material costs there is a slight increase in prices.  Please make note of these changes.

Also, Please note registration deadlines. If you submit a late registration entry into the Festival there is no guarantee of entrance.  If there is room available and your registration packet has been accepted than your school will incur a late registration fee of $15.  Again, late registration does not guarantee a spot even if you are willing to pay the late registration fee. Registration packets should be complete at the time of submission.

Only one large group will be allowed per school due to limited space on campus that can accommodate  these performances.

Thursday session are at a higher demand with more limited space so if that is your first choice please register early so that we can assure you get the desired day and time that fits for your schedule.

The web pages contain general information about the Festival and answers to commonly asked questions.

Please note that the Registration Form must be returned to our office with payment by February 3rd.

We look forward to meeting you and your students at this years Annual Peach Blossom Festival, and we will do everything we can to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly, if I am not in my office leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.  (559) 278-4419 If you prefer you may email your questions to my email address: mlierly@csufresno.edu


Marcie Lierly

Festival Director