FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Lavender Festival?

 

The Lavender Festival is an annual event which started in 2004 and is held over two weekends in June at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn (owned by a non-profit organization focused on preserving the environment). We open our grounds to the public and showcase the organic lavender of 123 Farm which covers a large proportion of our grounds. The first year about 1000 people attended, but the numbers have steadily increased and thousands of guests have graced our doors. The festival focuses on creating a peaceful atmosphere to give our guests a chance to relax and enjoy the fragrance and views of the lavender fields. We encourage activities which, and vendors who reflect our health philosophy.

 

 

What is your pet policy?

 

We value all our guests with disabilities, and we welcome service animals on our farm. At 123 Farm, a service animal is defined as any dog or miniature horse trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.

 

 

Is parking free? Where do we park?

 

Parking is free at the Lavender Festival.

Every car leaves a little oil behind when it has been parked. A little oil probably is not too big a problem, but when thousands of cars are leaving their little mark behind it is not a joking matter, since this is the land on which we raise our sheep. So because we care about our sheep and want to maintain our organic certification, we have introduced a free off-site parking system with free air-conditioned shuttle buses to and from the festival site.

 

We are using the parking lot in front of Beaumont High School Gymnasium:

 

Beaumont Unified School District Administrative Building

(Brookside Ave. Entrance - South Gate)

200 Brookside Ave., Beaumont CA 92223

 

Shuttle buses will run continuously from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on all the festival days. The parking lot will be divided into three sections—green, red and blue—and there will be corresponding pick-up and drop-off locations at the festival site.

 

We regret that there will are no spaces on-site for golf carts to park.

 

There will still be places on the festival grounds for accessible parking (badges must be displayed). We recommend that guests with disabilities purchase their tickets in advance to avoid standing in line.

 

Follow street signs for Accessible Parking at:

 

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn

10600 Highland Springs Ave.

Cherry Valley, CA 92223

 

 

Are the grounds wheelchair accessible?

 

The festival is held outdoors on a grassy area with gravel paths and the fields are part of our working farm. As such there are some areas that will be inaccessible to guests in wheelchairs.

 

 

Do you accept cash only?

 

Most HSR booths accept cards - all the food booths, including the dessert cafe, the Organic Market Place, the Organic Galleries (card only) and the Admissions desk. Cash will be accepted throughout the Festival grounds (except the Organic Galleries) and an ATM machine will be available in the front lobby.

 

 

How do I become a vendor for the Lavender Festival?

 

If you offer a unique product that is handmade, organic, offers a health benefit or a non-profit that has a worth cause that is in line with our vision, please e-mail elizabeth.s@hsresort.com for more information (please include a description of your products and images).

*We do not accept outside food vendors. All food are prepared in-house by staff at The Grand Oak Steakhouse.

 

 

Is the Festival hiring?

 

We may have positions available at the Grand Oak Steakhouse and Bar or the Ranch. Application forms are available at the front desk.

 

 

How can I become a volunteer?

 

The Lavender Festival is a growing event, and we are always looking for volunteers to help make the festival a success. Please contact us at 951-845- 1151 or e-mail info@hsresort.com. Volunteers receive benefits that may include a gift certificate to our restaurant or gift shop. You can also register online by clicking here.

 

 

What are the hours for your restaurant?

 

The Grand Oak Farm to Table will be open for dinner only from 5-8 pm Friday & Saturday and closed on Sunday during the Lavender Festival. Reservations are required.

 

 

What are the rules to observe while attending the festival?

 

No picnicking.

No outside alcohol or beverages.

No smoking or vaping anywhere on the property.

No natural features may be removed from our property, including rocks, pine cones, wood, flowers, etc.

Please do not pick any fruits from our trees or plants from our gardens - including lavender.

 

No one may climb or go under the thousand-year- old-oak tree.

If you see anyone breaking any of these rules or otherwise acting in an unruly manner, please do not approach the person yourself; inform your department head or someone at the information booth.

 

 

Do you offer group rates or discounts?

 

Group rates for registered tour buses of 25 or more people are available. Please inquire by calling 951-845-1151 and ask for Patricia.

 

 

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