PRLog - March 19, 2012 - ROSWELL, Ga. -- Barrington Hall’s signature event, the Roswell Lavender Festival, will take place on the grounds of this historic home on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. The festival is inspired by the legacy of Miss Evelyn Simpson, descendent of Barrington King, who established the many lavender plantings in the home’s gardens. “The success of last year’s festival, the first of its kind, was overwhelming. We had visitors from all over the state attend the festival, see Barrington Hall for the first time and enjoy a day filled with all things lavender,” said Robert Winebarger, site coordinator at Barrington Hall.
The home’s gardens and grounds will provide the background for festival vendors offering antiques, fine art, crafts, lotions and soaps, photography and many specialty items for sale. The Chattahoochee Unit of the Herb Society of America (CUHSA) will sell lavender plants suitable for the Georgia climate. Learn how to make a lavender wand or propagate your own lavender cuttings during the classes and demonstrations scheduled throughout the day. Develop a taste for lavender fare with food samples served in the home’s kitchen. And new this year, participate in an outdoor yoga class or learn about alternative therapies in “The Zen Zone,” an area dedicated to your health and well-being. For the younger set, an expanded children’s area will include games, arts and crafts, and storytelling by the Lavender Fairy, Katye Jordan.
Musical performances by artists from local music hall, Ragamuffin Music, will provide entertainment during the festival. Food and beverage available for purchase.
The Roswell Lavender Festival is free and open to the public. Limited parking available on site. No pets please, other than service animals. For more information, or to inquire about booth opportunities, please contact Barrington Hall directly at 770.640.3855.
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Barrington Hall is the home of Barrington King, son of Roswell King and co-founder of Roswell, GA. The 1842 Greek Temple museum/home has been lovingly restored and is open daily for tours. Surrounding area features the only antebellum garden in Atlanta.