Let me start by saying I loooooove Lavender! The scent is so soft and relaxing, the flavor is sweet and floral with a lemony taste and it's such a cute little purple flower.
This summer lavender is my biggest seller. Lavender cake, cupcakes and buttercream. I've had requests for lemon lavender, coconut lavender and almond lavender. (Is your mouth watering yet?)
So when I heard about a Lavender Fest, I HAD to go!
It was the 10th annual Blanco Lavender Festival and this year it landed on June 13.
I went with my family, as it was a farm we were going to tour and then go the the festival. We went to Hill Country Lavender farm. There were several people already walking the fields, enjoying the breeze.
There were two more farms that were open to the public and were ready for tours but we decided on only touring one, the sun was too hot.
It was sunny and hot but when we got to the shade, it was really enjoyable. One thing I didn't knownwas that the lavender plants grew in bushels. Little round bushes with little purple flowers peaking on top.
So the farm was lined with little balls of lavender.
They also had a little scavenger hunt for little ones to keep busy. There were also Fairy colonies, which really interested my 5 year old as he was about to lose his first tooth.
And there was also a sand box that my 2 year old just loved.
So we walked around enjoying the scenery and scents
After our tour we went to the farm shop. Oh, so many goodies!! There were soaps, lotions,bath salts, essential oils for headaches, lavender infused honey, lavender BBQ sauce, lavender rub, teas, lavender sugars...so many awesome products!
So I bought a lavender soda and got in our truck to go to the lavender Fest at the town square.
There were so many vendors!! I wanted to buy everything that I forgot to take pictures :(
I bought lavender buds to use in my buttercream.
Bought the lavender sugar, lavender vinegar for my sister and her boyfriend, lavender almonds
Black tea with lavender
Some wooden handmade swords and shields for my boys and some lavender plants that I'm praying will survive.
We also enjoyed festival food: BBQ sandwich and ribs for my boys and a crepe for me. To drink, lavender lemonade of course!! OMG, it was delish!!! We bought big glasses of it, yes, that delish!
I hope you will also check it out next year and have as much fun as we did. We had so much fun and hope to keep going every year.