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It’s time to be DAZED in fields of Lavender once again!!!

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We’re celebrating our 12th Annual Lavender DAZE Festival this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00. It’s time to love on some lavender, enjoy the warm sunshine, special moments with family & friends, and breath in that heavenly calm aroma!! 🙂Hannanh is ready to celebrate lavender DAZEJune lavender Peak Bloom

You can stroll through our fields of lavender, with surreal mountain views, as you cut your own lovely fragrant lavender bouquet!Lady with yellow in lavender

Best upicking lavender daze 2014 (Photo by Cari Gesch)

We have many things at our DAZE Fest for the whole family to enjoy from live music, vendor booths,  hands-on Lavender Wand making activity, children’s booth with face painting & Lady Bug release,  food &  fresh fruit,  and even wine tasting by Stave and Stone winery.Elena and Abby show Wand making craft2pic by cari geschAll ages can enjoy making a Lavender Wand, sometimes called a Victorian Sachet.  Our gals will assist as you begin your lavender wand and give you helpful tips, using a simple basket weave with ribbon. The sweet aroma of the lavender with bring calming peace as you complete your own Wand to take home with you 🙂

Best lavender daze pic 2 bob koch

IMG_1187The big tents are up and we’re ready to celebrate this beautiful purple flower that we love!IMG_1198Diane with KATU

We greatly appreciate KATU for coming out this week for a live interview about our Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival!! Thank you!!!

We hope you’ll plan to join us with your family and friends! It’s all about lavender and it’s heavenly beauty and aroma!! Let’s get DAZED together!

Cheers to Lavender 🙂

Lavender Lady

Throw Back Summer And Lavender DAZE Festival

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We’re still experiencing chilly winter weather, so today I’m enjoying a little daydream!!

Throw back Summertime!!


Awe..I’m surrounded by warm sunshine, and a lovely fragrant lavender aroma as I stroll through the lavender fields!! I’m enchanted by lovely garden music by Moe Dixon, and other great bands. And the heavenly calming lavender aroma brings sweet peace in my soul!! 🙂 Just five months away, and I can hardly wait!!  Won’t you sit back, and enjoy this daydream with me? 🙂

These beautiful photos are from our 9th annual Oregon Lavender DAZE! This is always a favorite summertime family event in our community! Many happy people show up to enjoy the festivities strolling through lavender fields, cutting fragrant lavender bouquets, dancing to the music, or just chillin under the big tents!! Oh, I’m smiling again!!

Lovely views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, and our gorgeous Hood River Valley make our setting surreal!!

We are anticipating another great year for our 12th  Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival this July 2nd & 3rd.  We have a great line-up of arts & craft vendors, food vendors, and talented bands. And as always, our Lavender DAZE T-shirts will be available! This awesome graphic art is done by our friend Steve Johannsen!! My gals and I have always tie-dyed our own Tees! They look “super cool”,  like the one my son, Nathan is wearing!  We hope you will plan to join us, and de-stress in the  heavenly calm that fills our lavender farm!!  🙂

What a sweet throw back daydream, thanks for sharing it with me!


P.S. For more photos of more current Lavender DAZE Festival check our Flickr


Experience Pure Beauty and Calming Bliss At Lavender DAZE!

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I am excited about our 10th annual Lavender DAZE Festival this coming weekend, 19th & 20th. Woohoo!! I hope you plan to join us in the celebration of pure beauty and calming bliss in fields of lavender among 1000’s a flowers, bees and ladybugs 🙂 FYI~we have our Lavender DAZE T’s in stock in our Retail Cottage at our lavender farm, so come by & grab one while supplies last!! IMG_4602IMG_3811Sunset at hrl July 17 chairs for YOU best These chairs are for you! Come sit and de-stress with us as you enjoy the calming peacefulness that surrounds our lavender farm.




Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival PR

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9th Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival

It’s All About the Lavender…Or Is It? With 6 Live Bands, Local Wines, 30+ Art Vendors, Pizza, Mexican Grill, Burgers, Ladybug Release Party for the Kids, Informational Booths & More, the Lavender May Just Have Some Competition.

Hood River, Oregon (PRWEB) June 26, 2013- July 20 & 21, 2013 marks the date for 1 of the most unique festivals in the Columbia Gorge, the Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival at Hood River Lavender Farms. Folks flock from all over the Northwest, to enjoy the scenery, entertainment, food & wine, shopping and to just chill out in the grass while listening to some of the best musicians in the area.

The musical lineup begins on Saturday with MacMillan, McAlexander & Bell Trio, a trio of Columbia Gorge locals playing a blend of rock, folk, jazz, with a touch of Latin and reggae. Next up is Moe Dixon, a popular songwriter/perfumer known across North America & Europe’s concert and festival scene. Moe has written themes for Bob Hope specials, Warren Miller, and many others. Performing live for over 30 years, Moe has opened or played with names like Phil Oches, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, Nicolette Larson, Doc Watson, Maria Muldaur, Rory Block, Odetta, Jonathon Edwards, John Denver, Bill Danoff, Michael Johnson, Little River Band, The Hellacasters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Three Dog Night, Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, and Robben Ford. Closing Saturday’s music is the local favorite Barlow Road. Barlow Road is a five-piece band playing original roots-rock, Americana, and alt-country. Matt Mesa melodically crafts songs about love, life, asphalt, dirt, and everything else we get on ourselves. Joining Matt in the band is Kerry Williams on mandolin and bouzouki, Ed Dietrich on bass, Rick Hulett on electric and pedal steel guitars, and the rocking “timekeeper” Tim Ortlieb on drums. Together, they are a lively, entertaining group just teetering on the edge.

Sunday’s Music starts with Scott McDougall, a high-energy story teller who’s songs may very well seat you by a coffee-can fire in the middle of a dry California river-bed, pull you up onto a freight train in the lush spring-time of the Pacific northwest, raise your voice in hymns with the entire family on a Thanksgiving afternoon, or haste your good-bye to civilization as you know it, as you ramble on with all you possess on your back. Fact, fiction, and a little in between, McDougall carries on the relevant tradition of oral history and folklore, making it a part of everyday life and sharing it with those around him. Early afternoon welcomes up and coming pop artist Sara Jackson-Holman. Since her debut, Sara has garnered rave reviews and comparisons to chanteuses Adele, Amy Winehouse and Feist. Riding a national wave of exposure, Sara’s recent album Cardiology has earned her song’s being played on numerous national TV shows, including Castle, 90210, MTV’s  Chelsea Settles and CW’s Ringer, Bones, AM Northwest, The Client List, and most recently twice on Grey’s Anatomy including last month’s season finale. Her video Freight Train, a touching song dedicated to her Grandfather, has rapidly been seen all over the web. Ending the Festival Sunday afternoon is the very popular Shed Shakers, another local favorite band that plays an eclectic range of acoustic newgrass, bluegrass and rock & roll. Named 2012 Gorge band of year, The Shed Shakers are known to get the crowd hopping & dancing with their energetic fast paced music, and are sure to keep folks entertained.

Sip on some of the best wines from the NW while you stroll through the 30+ Art vendor’s displays and view the amazing locally hand-crafted products that our fine area is known for. Solstice Pizza will be serving up some of their nationally famous wood-fired Pizza, including a Lavender Pizza just for the event. Also showing off their culinary talents are PDX’s popular Fireside Grill and De La Hi BBQ.

Not to be forgotten for the kids, Teacher Janet will be hosting the popular Ladybug Release Party, where kids can learn about the great benefits Ladybugs offer us, get face painted, and then help release thousands of Ladybugs into our organic lavender farm where they can do their awesome work.

Then, of course there is the u-pick lavender. Over 75 varieties of lavender all available for u-pick, and at the peak of their bloom, and ready to impart their calming and beautiful aroma upon all who venture into the fields. Be sure to visit the farm’s Shoppe, where one can purchase high-quality Fine Lavender oil distilled on the farm, along with over 50 other unique and handcrafted lavender goodies.

Other not-to-be-missed sites at the festival include Foot Reflexology, author and lavender expert Sarah Bader from Lavender at Stonegate, craft classes & more.

So the gorgeous Organic Lavender may be the big draw, with its beauty and aroma, but there is MUCH more to see and do at this year’s Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival. Bring a blanket or beach chair, chill under the shade of our large tents, and take in the day in lavender country.

Hood River Lavender Farms is conveniently located 1 mile off Hwy 35, only 1 very scenic hour drive from Portland, Oregon. With stunning views of volcanic Mt Hood & Mt Adams, and the Hood River Valley below, this farm is a small slice of heaven. Learn more about Lavender Daze Festival, to get a map, links and more, visit: http://tiny.cc/lavenderdaze

For additional information contact:

Joe Orcutt

Hood River Lavender Farms



or email hrlavender@gmail.com

U-Picking Has Begun! Woot Woot!

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U-Pick Lavender has begun! These happy customers were the 1st to unlock our FourSquare special & get a discount on their U-Pick bouquet! Woohoo! We LOVED the contagious enthusiasm & joy they had visiting us! Thank you for dropping by on that lovely, warm, sunny day!!

We have several varieties/colors starting to bloom and it will just get better for the next month.

Thank you for visiting us! Hope to see you are our 8th Lavender DAZE Festival July 21st & 22nd!!


Thank YOU All!!

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Our 6th Annual Lavender DAZE Festival was a huge success!! It was an incredible two days, with tons of people out, strolling through the lavender gardens. Many folks were cutting fresh bouquets, shopping at the vendor booths, while listening to folk music.  There was plenty of Yummy lavender Gelato, and lavender lemonade, and awesome foods. Much time was spent under the big tents…just taking time to relaxing. We want to say, “Thank you” to all our Awesome workers, fabulous bands (musicians), our wonderful vendors, and each of our family, friends, and customers that came out to celebrate Lavender DAZE

Joe and Diane
Joe and Diane

with us!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! (add pictures)