Lavender Festival | Cherry Valley, CA
We are in the final days of the 15th Annual Lavender Festival at 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn!
This year was my first time attending, and let me tell ya, if you've never been, it's definitely a must-see.
The Lavender Festival takes place every summer in Cherry Valley, CA, (which neighbors the city of Beaumont) and celebrates the beginning of the lavender harvest season. The event is open to the entire family and offers visitors the opportunity to stroll through 20 acres of winding paths of organic lavender fields, as well as participate in guided tours in horse-drawn hay wagons and antique tractor meanders.
Food, Drink & Dessert
While at the festival, visitors can taste yummy lavender-inspired foods like Lavender Beef Brisket, Organic Roasted Chicken Sandwiches with lavender honey mustard dressing, Organic Grilled Veggie Wraps with a lavender balsamic vinaigrette, plus much more non-lavender items! For drinks, make sure to try the Lavender Lemonade and the Lavender Blueberry Cream Ale. Dessert includes Honey Lavender Ice Cream, Chocolate Lavender Ice Cream, Lavender Cheesecake, Lavender Lemon Bars, Churros with Chocolate Lavender Sauce, Lavender Scones, Lavender Cronuts, Lavender Banana Bread, plus much, much more!
Arts & Crafts
The festival also brings a variety of lavender workshops, demonstrations and activities like Essential Oil Blending, Lavender Cheese & Wine Pairing, a Lavender Distillation Demonstration, Lavender Wine Glass Painting and Lavender Crown Making. In addition to this, visitors can purchase fresh cut lavender flowers and explore the organic marketplace on the grounds, which sells lots of lavender-inspired items, treats and home decor pieces as well!
Tickets & More Info
The Lavender Festival runs Thursday-Sunday and tickets for the event are available for purchase either online or at the door.
Parking information can be found on the festival website, but I suggest avoiding paying for parking. Free street parking is available around the farm, however, it can be walk to the event location, depending on where you find a space. My suggestion is to take advantage of the free parking and free shuttle service at Beaumont High School Stadium to the festival grounds, which is available Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 30 minutes after the festival closes. Beaumont High School Stadium is located at 200 Brookside Ave., Beaumont, CA 92223.
If planning to attend, it's recommended to dress casual and to wear some comfortable shoes. Also, photo-taking is welcome so don't forget to bring your camera!