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Blanco Lavender Festival is June 11-13

Vendors and diehard lavender fans gather for the Blanco Lavender Festival to celebrate the aromatic blooms. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Shop locally sourced goods, learn to plant your own lavender, and listen to live music during the 16th annual Blanco Lavender Festival on June 11-13 hosted by the Blanco Chamber of Commerce.

The festival is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Parking is available in the Blanco High School parking lot, 1215 Fourth St.

For a $5 fee, visitors can ride shuttle buses from the parking lot to the Old Blanco County Courthouse square, 300 Main St. Once inside the square, peruse vendor booths featuring lavender-scented and -flavored products, locally crafted jewelry, and more while sipping on beverages purchased at the festival’s beer and wine tent. Stop for a snack at any of the food booths located across the festival grounds.

Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings inside vendor booths and while in line for food and drinks.

Gather at Bindseil City Park, 300 Pecan St., for informative talks on topics such as gin distillation, succulent gardens, and how to grow lavender at home. A variety of local musicians and performers will entertain visitors in the park.

Visit the festival website for a schedule of events.

For more about lavender in the Hill Country, read our story from the June issue of The Picayune Magazine.

UPDATE: A previous version of this story said visitors could take a short trip to the Hill Country Lavender farm to pick their own lavender. The owner of the farm contacted to inform readers that the attraction will not be offering that this weekend due to recent rain.

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