FL Lavender Festival Coming to Skaneateles

The fourth annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival will be held at Lockwood Lavender Farm, located at 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York. The 2-day event will take place on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th, from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.Schedule and Demonstrations9a.m. – 5:00p.m. Cut-your-own lavender ($5/ bunch)9a.m. – 5:00p.m.  Artists will be offering unique products from handcrafted jewelry, handmade wooden bowl to pottery and artistic landscapes.  Shop Lockwood Farm Lavender Market offering all-natural lavender products. 10:00a.m. Learn how to grow, care and harvest lavender from Karen Wheeler-Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Farm.1:00p.m. (Saturday only) Cooking demonstration by David Hirsch, author, chef and co-owner of Moosewood Restaurant. Book signing to follow.2:00p.m. “Make Your Own Lavender Wand” (on-site reservation only, material included; $5.00/person)3:00p.m. Sheep shearing demonstration by Gary Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Farm.Demonstrations and Information 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.· Culinary delights will be offered by Joelle’s French Bistro from Skaneateles, NY.· Marilee Williams will demonstrate how to spin wool.· Visit with Fibre artist, Elizabeth Moldenhauer and learn about wet and needle felting.· Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will answer your gardening questions.· Jennifer Jacuk from Juniper Healing Arts will be offering chair massages.· Sample fudge sauce from Sundaes Best.· Take a treasure hunt with the entire family, continuous throughout the day.Our sale of Royal Velvet Lavender plants to benefit the Skaneateles Food Pantry has sold out. The Skaneateles Area Food Pantry will be receiving a donation check during the festival. With just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is a perfect day in the country. Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans and food. The festival offers outstanding photographic opportunities throughout the grounds and at the demonstrations.Lockwood Farm is a 120 acre family owned farm tucked in the beautiful hills overlooking Skaneateles Lake. We grow 18 varieties of lavender and offer “U-Pick” for the flowers during the summer and lovely soap, lotions, creams and aromatherapy products for your purchase. We are excited to be developing our farm for the enjoyment of our guests. Festival activities occur outdoors rain or shine. Dress casually to ensure your comfort. Lockwood Lavender Farm is a working farm with unpaved pathways. It is accessible, but there is uneven terrain on the grounds and in the fields. Directions to Lockwood Lavender Farm: From the village of Skaneateles take Kane Road/41A.  Continue south on West Lake Road/41A 8 miles.  Past the hamlet of Mandana, we are the first farm past fire lane 50 on the left hand side.

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