Summer is the time for the lavender harvest and the annual Lavender Festival.
Every June 123 Farm at Highland Springs Resort opens their lavender fields to celebrate the beginning of harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. Visitors are invited to stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in horse-drawn hay wagons, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, taste lavender-inspired dishes and enjoy live music. The organic herbs are featured prominently throughout the family-friendly festival with refreshing lavender-inspired favorites such as lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream. The organic marketplace showcases specialty items made with lavender like honey, balsamic vinegar, essential oils, fresh bouquets, plants and even lavender-stuffed toys. With over 20 acres of organic lavender fields and more than 90 varieties of lavender. They primarily grow three varieties of lavender – Provence, Angustifolia & Munstead – which they use in their own aromatherapy products, for floral arrangements and in the kitchen. Bring your camera take as many photos as you like. The Lavender Festival is a real treat for the whole family!