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Announcing the 9th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 10, 2013

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 9th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival will be held June 7 – 9th in the heart of Blanco, on the Old Blanco County Courthouse Square. In the past eight years, the Blanco Lavender Festival has grown into one of the premiere events in the Texas Hill Country and has succeeded in bringing recognition to the beautiful community of Blanco as a destination location. Blanco is the Lavender Capital of Texas, with land and climate conditions suitable for growing this historic plant.

Despite recent drought conditions, The Blanco Lavender Festival continues to thrive and is pleased to announce three touring farms this year: Hill Country Lavender, Imagine Lavender at Rocking L Ranch and Wimberley Lavender Farm. The Courthouse square will host over 140 art and craftsmen booths and there will of course, be lots and lots of lavender products from local and regional growers. The “Go Texan” booth will again showcase Texas wines and food products grown and produced in Texas.

The popular speakers pavilion will offer festival guests opportunities to learn more about the history of lavender and how to best grow lavender in your own garden, how to include lavender in your culinary creations, bee keeping and secrets to growing wildflowers. You can even get a chance to blend lavender and essential oils into customized spritzers!

The Lavender Festival will also be featuring some of the best music in the Hill Country along with some unique food vendors to satisfy every appetite.

The success of the Lavender Festival has always been large in part due to the amazing community volunteers. Volunteer Shifts are now forming. Sign up early to get your favorite place. Volunteers needed in the Wine & Beer Tent, Information/Souvenirs, Office and Parking. Call Libbey at 830-833-5101.

Complete information on the festival, farms, music and vendors can be found at the Festival web-site: www.blancolavenderfest.com. Make your plans now to visit Blanco during the 9th Annual Lavender Festival, June 7, 8 & 9, 2013. See you there!

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