Colorado Annual Lavender Festival

Our Annual Lavender Festival in Palisade is listed as one of the “10 Things you can only experience in Grand Junction”! Read the article on the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau’s website HERE.

Tickets are on Sale NOW for the 2019 Colorado Annual Lavender Festival presented by Timberline Bank… 

Breath in Western Colorado’s peaceful setting, where snow-melt waters from the Rocky Mountains nourish our high altitude farms. Enjoy a self-guided Farm Tour and marvel at how endless varieties of lavender thrive under in our dry climate and lean soils, under clear blue skies. Attend one of our educational seminars or demonstrations, shop an intriguing array of artisan products! Explore our award-winning wineries, farmers markets, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and art! Purchase tickets below.

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3 Days of Events

Friday, June 28th Motor-coach Tours sponsored by Sage Creations Organic Farm. 

Saturday, June 29th FREE Festival in the Park from 9am to 4pm.

Saturday 6pm Lavender & Wine Dinner

at 13 Brix & Bistro.

Sunday, June 30th FREE Self-Guided Farm Tours.

CHOOSE ONE OR ALL. EACH CLASS WILL REQUIRE ITS OWN TICKET

Essential Oils with Dr. Cindy Jones 9am – 10:15am: Are you new to aromatherapy? Or do you have a few essential oils but aren’t sure how to use them? Come and learn how essential oils work in the body, how to buy and store them, and how they are made. Explore methods of using essential oils, including safety. Dr.Jones owns Sagescript Institute and is a highly sought after product formulator/research and development consultant in the natural cosmetics industry. She brings a scientific perspective to the field of herbalism and natural skincare and has created a niche for herself in formulating natural cosmetics.

Lavender 101 with Dr. Curtis Swift 10:30am – 12:00pm If you plan to add lavender in your garden or plant a lavender field, have all your questions answered with Lavender 101. Take this first step with Dr. Swift to learn the basics of soil fertility, irrigation, trimming and the harvesting of lavender. Dr. Curtis is one of the founding members of the U.S. Lavender Growers Association and is the CEO and founder of Mesa Lavender Farms, growing lavender for aromatherapy and culinary use and produces a variety of CBD tinctures, salves, and lotions for overall wellness.

Companion Plantings with Lavender with Paola Legarre 1pm – 2:15pm Companion planting is an easy and very effective way to make your garden the best it can be. It draws on a few different principles, like pairing plants that repel insects with those that suffer from them and matching water and fertilizer needs. Lavender is very particular in its growing requirements. It needs full sun, little water, and little to no fertilizer. It’s usually happiest if left alone. This means that if you place it next to a plant that prefers more attention, one of them is going to suffer. Find out which plants make the best companions! Paola and her family moved to Palisade and opened Sage Creations Organic Farm which they maintain using sustainable farming practices: nourishing soil life, not using herbicides or synthetic fertilizers and encouraging beneficial insects through diversified plant hedge rows, companion planting, and insect releases. As her lavender fields grew, she extended her product line to include farm-distilled essential oils, bath and body products, and lavender plant starts.

Reflexology with Susan Smith 2:30pm – 4pm Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems and that pressing them creates real benefits for the person’s health. Susan Smith is a longtime foot reflexologist and this year is excited to the teach reflexology and the proper use of essential lavender oil in salves, with CBD to soothe pain and promote better sleep.

Wreath Workshop with Juliann Adams 10am – Noon and 2pm-4pm Juliann Adams, Local winemaker and Festival Director, will show you how to make your own Fresh Lavender Wreath. The class will be held at tables set on the west side of the park under the Art Tent. One morning and one afternoon workshop for your convenience. Take a break from shopping and make your own lavender wreath made with fresh, local lavender. The two-hour class will provide all the materials and instruction to create a work of art you will be proud to display on your front door or hang inside for an added fragrance. Fun for adults and kids 12 and older. Ticket must be presented. Tickets will be sold online & on site in LAC tent. Tickets are $30 per person plus fee.

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