The grounds of the Old Blanco County Courthouse will be busy this coming weekend when the seventh annual Blanco Lavender Festival gets under way.
Live music, arts and a host of speakers talking about growing lavender as well as cooking and cleaning with it will all be included in the festivities, which run June 10-12. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Local restaurants will be offering favorites as well as a few lavender dishes for people to try. The wine tent will feature the following Texas wineries: Fall Creek Vineyards, Maydelle Country Wines, Texas Hills Vineyard and Texas Star Winery.
Also for sale will be the new cookbook, “The Local Flavor of Lavender,” featuring more than 70 recipes from local chefs, caterers and farmers. It is priced at $12 a copy.
There will be plenty of everything, except perhaps the freshest lavender. “Due to the drought this winter and spring the Blanco Lavender Farms are experiencing a below-average bloom this season and will not be offering Cut Your Own Lavender,” the festival’s website says. “We invite you to come out and enjoy our farms, but do not want you to be disappointed by the lack of blooms. There will be many wonderful products and fun events to enjoy at the farms during the lavender festival; even if there is not much lavender. Please take this into account when you are planning your trip.”
But that won’t stop lavender lovers from coming out to party.
For directions to the Old Blanco County Courthouse, click here.
If you like cooking with lavender and want to give your old brownie recipe a makeover, check out this recipe for Chocolate Lavender Brownies.