Find out everything you ever wanted to know about lavender … and then some. The Sonoma Lavender Festival (June 27 – 28, 2015) isn’t a free festival, but the event offers plenty of free fun once you’re in, like entertainment and free seminars.
You can participate in craft making, free massage treatments, and sign up for free seminars (see the 2015 seminar options below). You can get 20 to 60 percent off thousands of lavender products, including bath salts, body butters, pillows and sachets, hot/cold therapy wraps and booties, lavender bouquets. Food and wine is available for purchase, including lavender-based cuisine.
Music by Nate Lopez, 7- and 8-string guitar
Lavender Cuisine by WOW! with chef Evelyn Cheatham
Wine by Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood; BR Cohn; Idle Cellars
Sparkling Wine by Breathless; Beer by Lagunitas
Broadway songs by Transcendence Theater
WHAT: The 2015 Sonoma Lavender Food & Wine Festival – $15 admission at the event, children under 12 free. Free Lavender Seminars available with price of admission.
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, June 27 – 28, 2015, 10am to 5pm.
WHERE: Sonoma Lavender Barn, 8537 Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12), Kenwood, CA.
Free Lavender Seminars in 2015
12:00 & 1:30 pm (20 min.) Specimen Garden
“Broadway in the Lavender Fields”
Two Broadway pros sing songs from their concert series, “Broadway Under the Stars” (Saturday only).
LAVENDER TRIVIA GAME
11:45 am & 2:00 pm (40 min.) Barn
Amaze your friends! Increase your knowledge! Win prizes! Have fun! Rebecca Rosenberg, Sonoma Lavender owner, leads a lively discussion about the benefits of lavender.
2:00 (40 min.)
Gary Rosenberg, Sonoma Lavender owner, discusses lavender varieties, propagation, cultivation, maintenance, harvesting and drying.
THE BUZZ ON BEES
2:45 pm (30 min.) Specimen Garden
Rich Wallenstein. Lavender Bee Farm owner Informative presentation and discussion about bees, beekeeping, honey production, hives, etc.