Lavender Harvest Festival – Milan

When:
July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Join us for our 2nd annual “Lavender Harvest Festival” as we celebrate our eye-popping and scent-sational harvest of different lavenders in purple, white and blue! Stroll through thousands of blooming + pungent lavenders spread over 3 acres and enjoy a special “U-Pick Lavender” area. There will be LIVE music, an “Artisans’ Marketplace, lavender-inspired food + drink and more fun activities! Bring along the entire family for a scent-sational mid-summer’s day!

We have listened carefully to guest feedback and this year’s improvements include: expedited parking and admission, online ticket sales to reduce waiting times, online-only “will-call” for our farm products with online ticket purchase, 2 additional acres for parking (for a total of 8 acres; please carpool if possible!), a complete petting farm with 2 riding ponies for the children, 3x the vendors (50+), more restrooms, many more food options, more shaded seating for guests, more lavender wreath-making and growing workshops and many more lavender products for your home and body! Additionally, we will be “grilling with lavender”; here you can taste what lavender has to offer us in hamburgers, hot dogs and other foods grilled over charcoal that is smoked with lavender!

We GROW over 15 varieties of lavender and you will be able to purchase from several top-performing varieties in purple and white. We offer a collection of products for skin care, hair care, children and pets all the way to lavender lemonade, lavender jams and blueberry lavender scones! All cosmetics are crafted in our cosmetics lab on-site. Our store will be adjacent to the entrance of the festival. You may even purchase products before the festival and skip the lines in our “WILL-CALL” tent, also adjacent to the entrance! Don’t go home without taking something LAVENDER with you!

Our “Artisans’ Marketplace” is where you will find LIVE music with more than 50 vendors offering locally-made products. Vendors will be offering painted art, vintage finds, rusty treasures, home + garden decor, chic clothing, handmade jewelry, signs, pet products, candles, baked goods, gourmet food, face painting, henna body art and much more! No two vendors will be alike! More than 90% of vendors make their own products. The intent is for this shopping experience to be as unique and diverse as possible. Be on the lookout for vendors incorporating lavender into their products and food!

Children LOVE lavender, but they also love PONIES! A complete petting + feeding farm with large and small animals will be present…. including 2 riding ponies! Knowledgeable staff will be there to answer questions and assist children and adults of the ins and outs of the PETTING FARM!

For those looking to cut their own lavender, look for the “U-CUT” banner, which will mark the U-CUT LAVENDER area. All cutting will take place within that area. You must purchase a band, priced at $12, in order to cut a bundle of lavender. You can fit 150-200 stems in one bundle! At the beginning of each row of lavender will be a placard denoting the variety of lavender in that row, along with a short description of that variety. There will be no delay on cutting in the U-CUT area.

Our farm is located just 15 minutes south of Ann Arbor, 30 minutes north of Toledo and 45 minutes west of Detroit. This makes the festival a short drive away from all those residing in Southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio.

A schedule of workshops for growing with lavender, cooking with lavender and lavender wreath-making will be released closer to the festival date.

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Senior Citizens Price is $4 (Gate only, 65 yrs +)

Online Ticket Price is $4.99 (plus a WILL CALL option to avoid
lines for lavender products.)

“Early Bird” Admission is $7.99 (online only; WILL CALL option)
Children 12 and under are FREE!

An online-only “early-bird ticket” is available for $7.99. This will get you into the festival as early as 9 am; temperatures will be lower and walking guests greatly reduced, granting you more ideal photo/U-CUT opportunities and quicker shopping. These tickets are capped at 500, however, ALL SENIOR CITIZENS are permitted entry at this time for $4 with a photo ID.

WILL CALL is available as checkout option for online ticket sales only.

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For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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