The fifth annual Lavender Festival will be held from May 25 to 27, at Lavender Ridge Farms, outside of Gainesville. This pick-your-own source for lavender, herbs, flowers and seasonal crops (while available) offers a daytrip retreat that includes nature trails, a butterfly garden, field-grown lavender, herbs and flowers, baby goats, a gift shop with handmade lavender items and a lavender café,
with delicious lavender entrees, drinks and desserts.
The family-friendly Lavender Festival gives kids a chance to experience a farm and learn about agriculture and nature, while the family enjoys the adventure of picking their own. In addition to more than two acres of lavender, the festival hosts wine tasting, music and 50-plus vendors of antiques, art, handcrafted items, homemade goods, seasonal plantings, food and beverages.
Admission and parking is free. Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 2391 CR 178, Gainesville. For more info, call 940-665-6938 or visit LavenderRidgeFarms.com.