Friends of Rhody, after a strong showing and receiving the Presidents Award at the Fathom’s O’ Fun parade, the Rhody Float decided to go out in a blaze of glory. ALL royalty and chaperones are safe and ok, but a bit shaken. We are in the process of figuring out our next steps for the final 6 parades of our season. We have set up a gofundme site to help raise funds for a new float. Please consider donating and we thank you for your continued support!

Congratulations to our 2015 Rhododendron Festival Royalty
Queen Sam Smith,
Princess Lillian Kelly, Princess Morgan Chaffee, Princess Deidra Morris



Puget Sound Rhody Award
Fathoms o’ Fun – Port Orchard

City of Dreams Award
Mason County Forest Festival – Shelton

Key City Award
Irrigation Festival – Sequim

Admiralty Award
Capital Lakefair – Olympia

Best in Class: Vintage Hardware

Best in Show: Wells Fargo Stage Coach

Outstanding Car Club: Rainier Car Club

Best Visiting Community: Forks 4th of July Festival

Best Commercial: Les Schwab Tire Center

Best Decorated Car: International Girl Scholarship Program

Best Local Community: Jefferson County Fair Association

Special Recognition: Thunderbird Rodeo

Grand Parade Band Results 2015:
‘A’ Schools

1st – Chimacum High School
2nd – La Conner High School

‘AA’ Schools:

1st Meridian High School
2nd Sequim High School

‘AAA’ Schools:-

1st Marysville Pilchuck Marching Tomahawks
2nd White River High School
3rd Ingraham High School

Middle schools –

1st Chimacum Middle School
2nd Meridian Middle School
3rd Totem Thunderbird

Drill Teams
1st Chimacum High School
2nd Meridian Middle School
3rd Totem Thunderbird

Stay tuned for more Rhody Events by checking our website or facebook site at

The Rhododendron Festival Association welcomes anyone who would like to participate in all or portions thereof of the year-long Festival activities. New ‘blood’ is always welcome and helps keep Rhody ‘alive’.