The Lavender Patch Farm, 2376 Locust, Fort Scott, was started in 2010 by Betsy and Davin Reichard, and this year marks the fourth time they have invited the community to a festival in summer.
Lavender Festival IV, which celebrates all things lavender, will be happening Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“The Lavender Festival celebrates the beginning of the lavender harvest and invites guests to enjoy the beauty of the lavender fields, surrounding wildflowers and prairie grasses, and other special activities of the day,” Betsy said. “Admission is $5 for 13 and up and includes great music, games, and children’s activities around the Lavender Patch. ”
“Festival activities include you-pick lavender and wildflower bundles ($5), enjoying time with family and friends while listening to music, playing some games, watching demonstrations, going on a lavender tour, a hands-on children’s fairy garden, partaking of lavender foods that will be for sale – ice cream, lavenderade, or a pulled pork sandwich with lavender seasoning for lunch,” she said.
“There will be lavender distilling (for essential oil) demonstrations throughout the day,” Betsy said. “The lavender gift shop will be open to take home memories and lavender creations.”
“Remember to bring your camera and take as many photos as you like,” she said.
The couple’s loyal staff and many volunteers make the festival a fun event, Betsy said. They also staff other days the farm is open, most weekends in June and July.
“As a Kansas agritourism farm, guests can visit our working lavender farm when we are open,” Betsy said. “Come pick a bundle and smell the lavender; relax and reconnect with friends and the outdoors. Enjoy our lavender fields, surrounded by wildflowers and prairie grasses, then take home some lavender memories from our gift shop.”
Check the website www.thelavenderpatchfarm.com for details.
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