Festival Information

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will host the 12th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival on June 9 - 11, 2017. The lavender blooming season generally runs May through July.
 

The town of Blanco is located on the banks of the beautiful Blanco River.  Visitors can come for the weekend and find traces of their past at the Blanco State Park, a year-round nature and recreational destination. Discover the many area attractions located within a few minutes from the center of Blanco. There are fun activities throughout the area to delight every visitor and enhance your Blanco Lavender Festival experience.

 

Information Booth  Pick up your program, learn about the farms, buy souvenirs, and discover

why people keep coming back to Blanco!

Restaurants and Festival Treats  Enjoy dining in our local restaurants or enjoy snacks from one of the many food vendors located on Pecan Street.

Restrooms  Look for signs marking Port-A-Potties for public use. For convenience to the

market and food booths, porta-potties are located on Pecan Street between The Bean & Biscuit and the Byars Building. For air-conditioned comfort, there are also restrooms in the Old Blanco County Courthouse.

Parking  Please park responsibly along streets, where not prohibited by signage, or in one of the many community offered lots.  There will be no parking on the 3rd Street and Pecan Street sections of the square.  Carpooling is highly suggested when possible.

 

Lavender Market

The entire town of Blanco and the surrounding countryside will be bathed in lavender during the Lavender Festival. The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County
Courthouse, is always a must-see highlight of the festival. Selected vendors and artists from
across the Hill Country will offer lavender-related pleasures and treasures from the finest
craftsmen.

At the courthouse, speakers give lavender-related educational programs.

If you are interested in lavender's mystical culinary properties, its various craft uses, aromatherapy benefits, or its suitability as a landscape plant, you will find a session designed to answer your questions.

During Lavender Weekend, Lavender Festival Fever will be in full swing, with the whole town participating in the celebration. Merchants will offer lavender merchandise and restaurants will serve lavender-flavored dishes. Who couldn't love lavender in one of its many forms?

 

Lavender Farms

Admission to the farms is free.

A leisurely drive through the breathtaking Texas Hill Country has

always been a favorite activity for out-of-town guests. Now, our

new lavender fields are enhancing this natural beauty.

Some farms are newly planted; others are well established. Visitors
will be able to see the lavender farming industry in different stages
 of development. Since all farms are within 20 minutes driving
distance, visitors can stop at several in one day. Each farm will offer activities and events related to lavender, such as classes in
aromatherapy and demonstrations oflavender oil distillation.

Each lavender farm experience will be as varied as its farmers. Farms will offer items for sale,

ranging from their favorite lavender plants, to lavender products, to Hill Country crafts. Many of

the farms offer special entertainment; and some provide activities and events for the whole

family. Some of the farms will even let you pick your own lavender from plants on the farm.

Please, No Pets

For the health and safety of your pets, and the welfare of our vendors and other visitors, we ask that you do not bring them to the Festival.  
Service animals are welcome; please leave all others in the comfort of home!