Submitted by Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm will host the San Juan Island Lavender Festival on July 15 and 16. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience. Festival activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. The event is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available.
The San Juan Island Lavender Festival, now in its 16th year, continues to be a popular summer destination with several thousand visitors attending each year to celebrate all things lavender. The beautiful weather of late means the fields are going to be at their “peak of purpleness” this weekend.
Throughout the weekend, tours, talks, demonstrations and exhibits will survey the entire process – from field to finished product including lavender cultivation, essential oil distillation and its many uses. Local Chef Anna Maria of Coho Restaurant will be presenting a cooking with lavender demonstration – with samples to taste.
The fields will be open for strolling, relaxing and breathtaking photo ops. Visitors can harvest their own bouquets of certified organic lavender from the many varieties in bloom or take home plants for their own gardens.
The craft tent will be open all day in the fields where everyone can make beautiful wands, wreaths, crowns and more. Free kids activities include face painting, a lavender coloring contest and exploring the farm in the lavender treasure hunt.
Lavendera Massage will provide relaxing massages in the fragrant fields throughout the day.
Lavender ice cream, lavender lemonade, lavender baked goods and a wide variety of island-style picnic lunches will be available all day in the fields.
Kubatana and Katura Marimba will be performing throughout the weekend.
This year’s event is co-sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and will combine the annual San Juan Island’s Arts Fair at the farm. Over 30 local artists will be on-site.
For info visit, www.pelindabalavender.com.