The well-attended free event features a full day devoted to all things lavender in a festival environment. The 2014 demonstration schedule is still being finalized but previous and popular topics included lavender wand making, creating lavender bath salts, and presentations on cultivating one’s own lavender plantings. Throughout the day, lavender infused specialty foods can be sampled on the hour with previous tastings that included such sweet and savory items as lavender ice cream, lavender cookies, lavender pasta and lavender marshmallows.
As festival-goers arrive, they’re greeted by helpful Lavender Queens and provided with a map of the property which highlights the many different areas of the festival: the vendor section featuring unique art and antiques, a pottery exhibit with a local artist presenting wheel demonstrations, plant and herb sales along with other specialty garden items, and a food and picnic area where local food vendors proffer a variety of specialty foods. The front yard of the historic home is designated for children’s activities with crafts, historic games, and a special visit from the Lavender Fairy. Also popular is “The Zen Zone,” an area solely devoted to the healing properties of lavender and featuring such techniques as crystal bowl therapy, hypnotherapy and aromatherapy. Festival-goers can participate in a massage session, and yoga and Pilates classes.
While under the relaxing spell of lavender, musicians from local venue Ragamuffin Music Hall contribute to the festival-like atmosphere with a live sampling of Americana, bluegrass, and folk music.
Very limited parking is available on the property. Visitors are advised to park in the Roswell Mill lot and cross at Roswell Square or park on Mimosa Street. The event and activities are free.
Vendor opportunities are still available. For further information, please contact festival organizer Janet Rigsby at Barrington Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.640.3855. More information is available on our website at http://roswellgov.com/