FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Lavender Festival?
The Lavender Festival is an annual event which started in 2004 and is held over six weekends in May & 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. Due to our property being certified organic and our philosophy to adhere and honor those rules, no pets other than ADA trained and harnessed service animals are allowed on the grounds.
Is parking free? Where do we park?
There are three parking options:
1. VIP Parking on-site ($50).
2. Preferred Parking on-site ($20) with free golf cart shuttle service.
3. Free street parking.
We regret that there will are no spaces on-site for golf carts to park.
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 booths accept cards - all the food booths, including the dessert cafe, the Organic Market Place, the Organic Galleries and the Admissions desk. Cash will be accepted throughout the Festival grounds 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 email@example.com for more information (please include a description of your products and images).
*We accept a very limited number of food vendors. If you make organic, natural and/or healthy food that is delicious please contact us.
Is the Festival hiring?
We may are hiring for temporary positions during the festival. Please call 951-845-1151 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 is open seasonally and will not be open during the Lavender Festival. There will be an outdoor dinner buffet available on Friday and Saturday night. Click here to purchase tickets.
What are the rules to observe while attending the festival?
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 Savannah.
In case of rain what will be open or closed?
The Lavender Festival takes place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather the following shops and activities will operate as follows:
Outdoor Food Court - 2 booths will be open
Organic Galleries - open
Flower Market - open
All Things Lavender - open
Workshops - open
Lavender Bar (indoor) - open
Sourdough Bakery - open
Friends of 123 Farm (vendors) - open
Historical Gallery - open
Kids Crafts - open
Lavender Crafts for Adults - open
Farm Workshops - open
Lavender Fields - open
Lavender Bar (outdoor) - closed
Wine & Lavender Cheese Pairing - closed
Willie's Cafe - closed
The Bonbons - closed
Fresh Cut Flowers - closed
Lavender Bouquets Market - closed
Organic Marketplace - closed
Children's Storytime - closed
Petting Zoo - closed
Afternoon Tea - closed
Wagon Tours - closed
Distillation Demonstration - closed
When does your lavender bloom?
The lavender varieties grown at 123 Farm are Provence (50%), Vera (40%) and Munstead (10%). The Provence and Vera typically begin to bloom in mid-June. The Munstead usually begins to bloom near the end of May. Certain lavender varieties in our sample lavender garden begin to bloom in May.
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10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley, CA 92223 Tel. 951-845-1151 Fax. 951-845-8090