City of Nicholson

Daisy Festival

Nicholson is known for its annual Daisy Festival,images which is held the first weekend in May. The festival runs on Friday and Saturday. There is plenty of food, entertainment, games and a cake walk. Craft vendors are located throughout the park with all kinds of homemade items. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. There are ball tournaments all weekend at the ball fields. We also have the with several categories and age groups. The pageant offers a fun competition for children up to 18 yrs. Come join us for weekend of fun activities for the whole family. See below for forms and more (1)


A little history of the Daisy

Old English dægeseage, from dæges eage “day’s eye,” because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk. (day (n.) + eye (n.)). In Medieval Latin it was solis oculus “sun’s eye.” As a female proper name said to have been originally a pet form of Margaret.



What Does the Daisy Flower Mean?
At first, it can seem that there can be as many meanings for daisies as there are species of daisies. However, the most generally accepted meanings are:

Innocence- especially with white daisies with yellow or pale centers.
Purity- also shown by daisies that are as white as possible.
New beginnings- which is why they are often found in bouquets for new mothers or as gifts for children.
True love- because each daisy flower is really two flowers blended together in harmony.
That the sender can keep a secret- Keeping a secret is one way a person can exhibit that they truly love another.

In Victorian times, different species of daisies symbolized different things:

Michaelmas daisy symbolizes a farewell or a departure.
Gerber daises symbolize cheerfulness. They were often paired with ferns, which symbolize sincerity.
English daisy symbolizes innocence. They were often paired with primroses, which is a symbol for childhood and/or moss, which symbolized mother love.

Entomological Meaning of the Daisy Flower
The modern English word daisy comes from an Old English word that’s impossible to spell and next to impossible to pronounce. The important thing is that the Old English word meant days eye because daisy flowers only opened during the daytime.

Daisy also became a slang word for something of excellent quality, as shown in books printed in the early 1800’s. Over the generations, that’s a daisy became changed to that’s a doozy.

2018 Miss Daisy Pageant fill out sheet
2018 Daisy Fest Vendor Application PDF