The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Blanco Lavender Festival on June 10-11, 9 AM to 6 PM. The lavender blooming season generally runs May through July.
During the festival, nine farms will be open to the public for tours and cutting lavender blooms.
Admission to the farms is free.
Some farms are newly planted; others are well established. Visitors will be able to see the lavender farming industry in different stages of development. Since all farms are within 20 minutes driving distance, visitors can stop at several in one day. Each farm will offer activities and events related to lavender, such as classes in aromatherapy and demonstrations of lavender oil distillation.
During both days of the festival weekend, a lavender market will be set up on the grounds of the historic Old Blanco County Courthouse. Vendors and artists from across the Hill Country will sell lavender-related products as well as other types of fine crafts and gifts. Educational programs on lavender will be presented upstairs in the courthouse both days.
The festival will kick off with the Blanco Lavender Growers' Dinner on Saturday, June 25th. The dinner will be catered by Temptations, of Johnson City and features a beef or salmon selection with an assortment of lavender side dishes and Roger?s famous deserts. After dinner dancing will have music provided by the Patsy Thompson band. Local beer and wine will be served during the pre-dinner mixer and with dinner. A limited number of tickets to the dinner will be available. For further information or to purchase tickets contact the Blanco County Chamber of Commerce at 833-5101.