Blanco Lavender Festival
Friday, June 13, $24 pp
Tickets for this event will go on sale on Tuesday, April 1 @ 8 a.m.
Away we go along Highway 281 into the heart of the Texas Hill Country for the 10th annual
Lavender Festival. Did you know the idea of lavender farming took root when National Geographic
photographer, Robb Kendrick and his wife visited Provence, France, 14 years ago and noticed the
land there was similar to their own Blanco land? Robb returned home to Blanco and planted 2,000
lavender plants and started giving seminars on how to grow the flower. People listened and in 2005,
the first Blanco Lavender Festival was held and it gets better each year. A Lavender Market on the
grounds of the Old Blanco Courthouse features local artisans’ arts and crafts and local lavender
products, including lavender ice cream! With six restaurants around the square and many food
vendors, we won’t go hungry. Next we are off to tour Imagine Lavender Farm and the Hill Country
Lavender Farm where we will experience the beauty of lavender in the fields.
Since this is an outdoor event be sure and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat. Feel
free to bring your own snacks/lunch. There will be walking over uneven terrain and sidewalks, so
wear good walking shoes. We will make a short rest stop on the way down.
Note: This outing will be in a 35-passenger bus, without some of the amenities of the larger
Ticket cost includes transportation only. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 10.
Volunteer Trip Leader: Ellen Mire