Festival Tickets are $14 a vehicle.
( you can put up to 8 lavender lovers in your vehicle for this price)
You cannot use Groupon, Certifikid, or our “Your Lavender Day”, or “Purple Pass” tickets for the festival.
You will not receive your festival ticket by mail. Please print your ticket or receipt and bring it along or show it on your phone when you arrive.
These two dates are rain or shine but if we have a rain out, you may use the tickets toward entrance for the rest of the season stretching to July 14th. If Saturday gets rained out, it will be a wait and see if we can accommodate you on Sunday.
Summer Bloom Fest 2019
LAVENDER FESTIVAL Deux (2)
Join us for two days of peace, love and aromatherapy at the popular and well-loved destination farm. Last year, at our first festival, we learned a lot! We have made adjustments and additions to make this year’s festival an even bigger success!
Fest Deux will run for two days during our peak season on June 29 & June 30th, 2019, rain or shine. Accommodating morning people and not-so-morning people with two time slots a day, each providing four hours of lavender fun. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. You may arrive anytime in your time slot but for the morning slot you must depart by 1 p.m.
We will not be allowing pets to visit during the Fest. There will be dedicated field parking spaces and limited tickets available.
June 29th Shift One: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Shift Two: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
June 30th Shift One: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Shift Two: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pick your own lavender (15 cents a stem)
Pick your own flowers and herbs (priced separately)
Fresh sandwiches some with lavender-infused condiment options from Warrenton Great Harvest Bakery
Scrumptious Seafood from Talk of the Mountain Seafood.
TOTMS Story: It all started in 1988 when my mom who could cook her butt off for a tiny woman in Arlington, Va ( Green Valley Community). We were short on rent and my mom was setting there in tears. I said “Ma don’t cry it’s gonna be ok”. Well I truly indeed experienced a rent party. She assembled her crew and I got on my BMX and rode through the hood and told everyone my Mom is selling dinners and it was on and popping. People were lined up from our house all the way down the street. No one knew it was a rent party but us. It got so big they shut her down because it was causing to much traffic in the neighborhood. Customers couldn’t wait for this little kid to come out of the Mountains every summer to cook the best Boardwalk fries ever. After my moms passing in 1989, I continued on exploring the food industry in 1990, working for the original 5 Guys every summer coming out of the Mountains of Markham, VA (Sage). How did the name Talk of the Mountain Seafood come about. My Dad passed in June 2014 and I was sitting beside his grave side in our family cemetery full of tears because my super hero was gone. I said people are gonna be talking about my Dad and people are gonna be talking about me, its gonna be the Talk of the Mountain. He held my hand one month before he passed and told me “Look at me son, don’t do anything else stick with the food, ummm um boy you can cook”. Everything about this business has a meaning that’s why so much effort is put in the food. We have a family legacy to continue!!!
Lavender Ice Cream from Cows-n-Corn
Vegan/Vegetarian at the Festival? Yes, Great Harvest will be serving a vegetarian sandwich option and the farm chef will be offering two salads:
Salad #1: Watermelon, cucumber, red onion, mint and basil with fresh lime and extra virgin olive oil (with or without feta)
Salad #2: Grilled peach, grilled sweet corn, kale, red onion, shredded carrot and lemon vinaigrette
Freshly made Lavender Biscuits with butter & jam and Ham Biscuits
Live Music from Katie Teardop: Will be performing from 12 noon to 1 p.m. each day. The first 15 minutes from 12:00 to 12:15 will be for children. From 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. for adults. And then she will perform again from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. From 5 to 5:15 for children and from 5:15 to 6 p.m. for adults.
KATIE TEARDROP is … the campy, vampy singer, soulful song writer, and guitar player of The Lonely Teardrops. She will be performing solo serenades for kids and adults at the Lavender Festival this year. She’s most known for her vintage sound, heavily steeped in early 1960’s mod girl garage groups, rock, soul, blues and surf music.
Check out the 4 song CD called Memphis Teardrops, recorded in 2017 with the legendary drummer, Jack Oblivian and the dynamic duo of Coco and Seth Moody.
The Lonely Teardrops are working on two new albums so keep your ears out for them!
For more information on The Lonely Teardrops …
See videos and listen:
LAVENDER BEER from Powers Farm Brewery: Noon to 6 p.m.
Hi! We’re Powers Farm & Brewery, an integrated sustainable farm, hopyard & brewery. Our fruits and vegetables come mostly from organic and heirloom seed stock — we think it tastes better — and we grow everything sustainably without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We practice companion planting and grow a wide variety of flowers that attract beneficial insects like bees.
Our on-farm brewery focuses on brewing a variety of beer styles that feature ingredients from our field. Our beer is available exclusively at our taproom, open Thursday through Sunday, and a handful of like-minded local restaurants. Come in and sample our constantly changing, seasonal lineup.
Our hop yard is made up of traditional American varieties, strung on our trellis system built from on-property cedar posts. We harvest every August for a variety of beer styles.
Lavender Cookies We will have three kinds of lavender cookies available. Lavender, Lavender-Lemon and Lavender Chocolate.
Lavender-Lemon Cupcakes Sure, cutting lavender is fun, but really, a lot of customers just come to the farm for these cupcakes:) They are made freshly at the farm and lightly flavored with lavender and topped buttercream frosting.
MTO Kombucha: Local Kombucha company will be with us serving their lavender kombucha and more.
Lavender Lemonade Another long-time lavender farm favorite. So refreshing on a summer day at the lavender farm.
Lavender Marshmallows Erika Puskas, from Hungary, is one of the farm’s wand-crafting experts. She also makes these absolutely delicious lavender marshmallows which are for sale in the shop all season and will be available at the festival too!
GOATS!!!! Hope Hill Farms will be here from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with their goats and their goat’s milk products for sale.
Hope Hill Farms is a family-owned, sustainable agricultural farm in the North-western corner of Stafford County. On our farm we raise a small herd of dairy goats and grow organic fruits and vegetables. The goats that we raise produce the milk that we use to make our soaps. Our soaps are made with all natural ingredients. Our family is committed to being good stewards of the land.
Bring your own picnic if you like...tables and shady spots usually available but you might want to bring a blanket. We do ask that you take all leftovers and throwaway items home with you.
A premium elderberry syrup company run by a Certified and Registered Holistic and Nutrition Coach. Erin is a proud Mama of a 3 year old, who she created her recipe for when he was 1. She uses only organic ingredients and local raw Virginia honey.
Yummy Syrup Beginnings: So cliff notes version of how Erin's Elderberries, LLC came to be: An amazing MOPs mom friend of mine, knowing my love for all things community and research said to me one day "hey you need to set up a local Facebook group for Moms to ask questions, find answers, share, and learn all the random things you know". So after a couple of months of prodding from her...I did. It continues today, anyone is welcome, and its called "Raising Tiny Healthy Humans".
One night, when I was making my first Elderberry Syrup batch of the season, I posted in the group "hey, I make this stuff..here's what's in it, my 1.5 year old loves it..anyone want some?". Well, fast forward 5 months and I was getting text messages from moms I didn't even know! Saying"hey, I'm friends with so and so, who is friends with so and so who's kid loves your syrup, can I get some??!!". Four months after that, and I got all of my licenses, inspections and all that required by my state to operate a syrup business and well, now I want to share it with everyone!! I never planned on going into this type of business, but I can say, its something I put a lot of love into.
Everything I make is in small batches, with as much love and care as possible. I don't make separate syrup for my family. One jar from the batches I make stays in our family fridge. I spent months researching the best recipe, learning about the individual ingredients and the right measurements of each. When I set out to make the perfect recipe for my family, my toddler was quality control. After some failed attempts, one week he loved one I made, and one night he looked at me and said "Momma I want some yummy syrup. No ice cream, just the yummy syrup that goes on top.". And that friends, is why Erin's Elderberries is "Elderberry Yummy Syrup". I will always remember that night, and I wanted to pay tribute to that one mom win!!
Mini-Portrait sittings by Seana Shuchart Photography
Baby bunny pen looking zoo
Hippity hopping around the large bunny pen are the cute rabbits. Children and adults adore watching them. We’ve planted a clover patch so you can pick a few stems to throw over the fence and watch them come closer to nibble. We decided a few years ago to end the “petting zoo” because it was much to hard on the bunnies health-wise.
Paint your own little lavender painting $15.00: Pay at the Lavender Painting Tent Begins on the hour 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Creative Crafts with Amy, based out of Warrenton VA, is a mobile arts and crafts business. We bring creativity to you! We supply everything you need to have a fun and easy paint or craft event at your home, office, or church. And, we love birthdays and fundraisers! Creative Crafts will offer miniature 4 x 4 canvas designs that are pretty and very easy to paint. You can have a mini masterpiece ready to take home in 30 minutes! We will offer four different designs that we will paint on the hour.
Please join us in the lavender for a beautiful time
Make a lavender wand craft $20 Wand making is a fun craft to do! You take the stems of lavender and invert them and do a basket weave with ribbon to keep it taut. Learn from the masters: Monique DiCarlo, from the Netherlands, will teach from 9 a.m. to noon. And Erika Puskas, from Hungary, will teach from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pay ahead for the wand craft in the lavender shop when you arrive.
Make a lavender wreath craft
5" Wreath with 25 stems $10.00
8" Wreath with 50 stems $15.00
You will choose a grapevine wreath and attach pre-cut stems of lavender to the wreath and decorate it with a pretty ribbon. The lavender will dry in a few days will keep it's scent for quite awhile. If you would like more lavender for your wreath you can purchase it at 15 cents a stem.
Make a sachet craft $5 Join the make a sachet table to create a great scented masterpiece with a 3” x 4” cotton sachet and fabric pens and then fill it with long-lasting, highly scented lavender buds. For kids or kid at hearts.
Get a lavender tattoo
Fairy Dust Creations Jewelry
Born and raised in Hanover, PA, I was always creating. In 1st grade I used to borrow the Highlights for Children magazines from school to take home and create. At age 12 went to a local rummage sale and bought a beautiful dress decorated with vintage beads that I immediately took apart, using these beads to create simple beaded chokers for myself and my friends (now, I could cry – ruining that dress!)
I moved to Virginia in 2003 and took a Christmas ornament beading class with a friend, and was immediately hooked on bead weaving! Bead weaving has such a broad range of uses and endless variations. I began creating intricate designs to wear - for myself, for my friends, and eventually for sale. I have taught classes on many of my designs. I incorporate sterling, genuine stones and quality components in my designs – I wanted to be different and create something valuable and unique.
Now back in Hanover, I spend my spare time with my new husband, my 4 grandchildren, and bead weaving whenever I can find the time. I enjoy making unusual color combinations & experimenting with multiple textures. My love of color play shows in many of my creations.
Unique vintage Jewelry from Vallie’s Vintage Jewelry in Warrenton, Virginia
High end vintage designer jewelry. Perfect for parties, special events, and Everyday wear. My shop specializes in vintage & antique fine jewelry as well as high-end costume jewelry. Be sure to add our shop to your favorites list!
Lavender’s In It Live candle making demonstration with special festival candles and lavender bears:)
Lavender Plants for Sale $10
YES! We will be selling pots of Phenomenal Lavandin $10.00.
Phenomenal Lavandin (Lavendula x Intermedia) is "phenomenal" in its name and once you see it, you'll know why. Huge, dense mounds of silvery green foliage are topped by long wands of electrifying purple blossoms in midsummer. Intensely fragrant and a haven for birds and bees, this lavender is compact and densely branched. Best of all, Phenomenal stands up to tough winter weather better than most other cultivars we have grown. Phenomenal won't die back in winter like most other lavenders, giving it new landscaping possibilities in the south and west, and making it a true perennial in the far north and east, where other varieties may struggle. Tolerant of heat and dry soil, this hardy beauty brings charm and sophistication to hedges, borders, and containers. Find a place for Phenomenal in your garden and prepare to be amazed! Zones 5-8.
Live sewing demonstration You can watch and learn how we make our eye pillows, dryer sachets and pillow mates!
Play areas for children Children love the farm because there is plenty of open space. There a super sweet playhouse completely decked out an a sand box with trucks and such.
Ample photo opportunities among our blooms and all around the scenic farm!
You might fall in love with Fauquier County! You will have a chance to talk to the expert on properties for sale and rent in Fauquier County (and surrounding areas). Kathy Holster will Century 21 will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop by her tent and chat with her about your “small farm dream.”
Kathy Holster, REALTOR® Century 21 New Millennium
Cell: 703.930.0453 Office: 703-753-7910
Mellow tunes from a professional dj will waft through the air with the scent of lavender.
Live Barbershop Quartet- 4 part harmony in the field! Noon to 3 p.m. both dates.