Three years after taking root, Lavender Festival returns this weekend

August 10, 2023   ·   0 Comments


Who would’ve thought such peace could be found just 20 minutes outside Orangeville?

It’s often said that lavender lowers blood pressure, calms the nervous system, and helps assuage anxiety and depression in troubled minds. The wondrous purple plants will be celebrated on Aug. 12 during the Hereward Farms Lavender Festival from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

It’ll be the third year for the event at 141051 15 Sideroad in East Garafraxa.

Hereward Farms nurtures more than 6,000 lavender plants on a 150-acre farm which also features more than 200,000 sunflowers that will bloom in time for the festival.

The outing will offer the wares of local artisans and vendors, yoga, food truck fare, and live entertainment by musicians Sandy Harron, Kat Steeves, and Josh Piche. And you’ll be able to pick your own lavender and sunflowers.

The festival will also feature photo sessions by Ashley Rice Images.

Tickets cost $10 per person.

A percentage of the proceeds from admission will go to the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County.

“With its stunning purple fields and soothing fragrance, Hereward Farms offer a unique and relaxing experience for visitors of all ages,” according to the operation’s website, which implores visitors to “discover the beauty and benefits of lavender, and take home some of its natural products as a souvenir.”

The proprietors have been making those lavender-based natural beauty cream products since 2020.

They feature botanically-rich facial products, beauty tools, house and home essentials and more.

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