Lavender Weekend Ready your noses for the weekend of July 20-22, when Sequim’s lavender farms draw thousands of tourists to the sweetscented herb and its numerous products. The 22nd annual Sequim Lavender Festival, presented by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association, has multiple festivities for visitors. The three-day weekend buzzes with farm events, a fair with lavender products of all kinds, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music and more. Carrie Blake Park will be the headquarters of the festival, touting vendor booths, food courts, a beer garden and a music stage for Lavenderstock. One of the major Lavenderstock events you can’t miss is the free dance in the park
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. that Saturday. Black Diamond Junction will bring the energy for dancing and listening enjoyment. For a full Lavenderstock lineup, visit lavenderfestival.com/2018-lavenderstockmusic-stage. Growers Association members will offer original and hand-created gifts and personal care items produced from their Sequim lavender harvest at their vendor booths all three days. Products include everything from hydrating oils, lotions and soaps, relaxing eye pillows, culinary ingredients and pet apparel to the beautifully prepared lavender bouquets and lavender buds. And, of course, unique and hard-tolocate lavender plants will be available at the Street Fair and the farms. This lavender-themed event includes a
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high-end juried competition featuring all forms of art techniques and media, photography, pottery, metalwork, leatherwork, carvings, jewelry, fibers and precious minerals and rocks. Artisans from throughout the country make the Sequim Lavender Festival one of their must-do seasonal events. There will be nothing lacking for the discerning appetite during the weekend. Plan on eating your fair share of barbecue, at least six flavors of lavender ice cream, crab cakes and salmon, Greek and Thai food, coffee and freshly made crepes. Admission is free to the Carrie Blake Park festival events. Admission charges might apply at a few lavender farms. Tune in to KSQM 91.5 on the FM dial throughout the weekend for music, news and weekend updates.
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