Yep, it’s Lavender Festival and harvest time for all you lavender herb lovers! All weekend long has been the Sequim Lavender Festival, located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. This area touts itself as being the lavender capital of North America. This small area of the peninsula receives only 15 inches of rain per year, making it perfect for growing the purple herb. There are several lavender farms located in this area that partake in the yearly festival. One can do a self-driving tour of the farms. Many of them have their own gift shop loaded with all sorts of lavender infused products. It really is a lot of fun! I spent all day Friday and still did not have enough time to visit many of the farms I had wanted to. There is a huge street fair in the center of town, along with another lavender faire located not far away in a local park. Free shuttle services are available to get back and forth to both festivity areas.
Enjoy a few images I took of some of the lavender varieties. The last few images were taken a few miles east of Sequim, at the Sunshine Herb and Lavender Farm.
© Peggy A Thompson