The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will host the 9th annual Blanco Lavender Festival on June 7th - 9th, 2013. The lavender blooming season generally runs May through July.
The town of Blanco is located on the banks of the beautiful Blanco River, where visitors come for the weekend and find traces of their past at the Blanco State Park, a year-round nature and recreational destination. Discover the many area attractions located within a few minutes from the center of Blanco. There are fun activities throughout the area to delight every visitor and enhance your Blanco Lavender Festival experience.
— Pick up your program, learn about the farms, buy souvenirs, and discover why people keep coming back to Blanco!
Restaurants and Food Court
— Enjoy dining in our local restaurants or at the Food Court, on Pecan Street, featuring everyday favorites and unique lavender dishes.
— Look for banners marking restrooms for public use. For convenience to the market and food booths, use porta-potties located on the Pecan Street between 2nd & 3rd Streets. For air-conditioned comfort, Uptown Blanco (across Hwy 281) welcomes public use during the festival.
— Park for free on any side street or take advantage of the watchful eye of a parking attendant in one of several paid lots. A shuttle is available from a parking area on Blanco Avenue. Traffic monitors located around the square are ready to direct you to your preferred destination.
The entire town of Blanco and the surrounding countryside will be bathed in lavender during the Lavender Festival. The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County Courthouse, is always a must-see highlight of the festival. Selected vendors and artists from across the Hill Country will offer lavender-related pleasures and treasures from the finest craftsmen.
At the courthouse, speakers give lavender-related educational programs. If you are interested in lavender's mystical culinary properties, its various craft uses, aromatherapy benefits, or its suitability as a landscape plant, you will find a session designed to answer your questions.
During Lavender Weekend, Lavender Festival Fever will be in full swing, with the whole town participating in the celebration. Merchants will offer lavender merchandise and restaurants will serve lavender-flavored dishes. Who couldn't love lavender in one of its many forms?
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Admission to the farms is free.
A leisurely drive through the breathtaking Texas Hill Country has always been a favorite activity for out-of-town guests. Now, our new lavender fields are enhancing this natural beauty.
Some farms are newly planted; others are well established. Visitors will be able to see the lavender farming industry in different stages of development. Since all farms are within 20 minutes driving distance, visitors can stop at several in one day. Each farm will offer activities and events related to lavender, such as classes in aromatherapy and demonstrations of lavender oil distillation.
Each lavender farm experience will be as varied as its farmers. Farms will offer items for sale, ranging from their favorite lavender plants, to lavender products, to Hill Country crafts. Many of the farms offer special entertainment; and some provide activities and events for the whole family. Some of the farms will even let you pick your own lavender from plants on the farm.
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Please, No Pets
For the health and safety of your pets, we ask that you do not being them to the Festival. Service animals are welcome; please leave all others in the comfort of home!