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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

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

2011 Lavender DAZE Festival

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The count down begins, only four weeks to go until our 7th Annual Lavender DAZE Festival. Woot-Woot!! We have 20 plus arts and craft vendors, music, relaxing massage, Children’s Booth with face painting/Lady Bug release party,  two food vendors, Lavender Gelato, Cathedral Ridge Wine tasting, 1000’s of lavender flowers for U-Pick, Lavender wand making classes, fresh lavender wreath classes (pre-registration required).

We hope you plan to join us! Come out, enjoy the vendors, pick a lavender bouquet, relax under the two large shade tents, and listen to some Great music (check out the schedule and their music) from six different groups!! Remember to register for your fresh lavender wreath class online or call me, (here is the link). Its going to be a blast! 🙂

This Weekend! Lavender DAZE Festival!!!

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Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival
Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival

There are still some openings for our “Make your Own Lavender WREATH Class“.

6th Annual Lavender DAZE Festival

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We are busy prepping for our 6th Annual Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival on the 10th & 11th. Many jobs from clearing out the spent Lupine in our Wildflower section, and staking up our beautiful brilliant red Oriental Poppies. I’m blending up lots of batches of Foot Balm, X-treme Body Butter, and our famous Shea Butter Balm, all made w/unrefined Shea Butter. Also, packaging Culinary Lavender and Lavender Teas to stock up my Retail Shoppe. Along with all this event planning, I take time to ‘breathe deeply’ and Smile lots as I walk around our brilliant blooming lavender garden, and take in all the lovely array of colorful flowers!! 🙂 We hope you are planning to come out and join us, and take time to relax from your busy life and breathe in, and enjoy our Valleys beauty in Lavender!

We still have some space left in our lavender wreath classes, contact diane at: hrlavender@gmail.com for registration.

Hope everyone is having a Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Dusk on the farm
Dusk on the farm
Retail Shoppe
Retail Shoppe