Thursday, July 16, 2015

13th Annual Michigan Lavender Fest

Last Saturday, July 11th, my girlfriend and I set the time of 10:30 a.m. to meet at the 13th Annual Michigan Lavender Fest in Armada, MI [a small town about 30 miles north of where I live]. Though this was the 13th year for the event, it was the first time I'd heard of it - thanks Laura Lee for telling me about it!

It was a gorgeous day, and even though I was unaware of the annual festival previously, LOTS of other southeastern Michiganders knew of its existence.  It was very well attended. There were a lot of vendor tents selling an array of things, but most pertained to lavender.

I was tempted to buy a lavender plant, but since I don't have a green thumb I didn't.  Do you grow lavender?  I want to research the plant to see if it's temperamental to grow. Lavender is known as the "Grandmother of Herbs".

I thought of my blogging friend, Judith, at Lavender Cottage blog, when I saw this sign.

There were lots of bundles of lavender available for sale.

The sign attached to the tent below caught my eye, and we went inside.

We purchased a blueberry, lemon, lavender scone.  It was delicious, and the proceeds went to a charitable organization.

And a glass of refreshing lavender lemonade... ohh so good!

What a fun way to spend a Saturday, and I'll definitely plan to attend again next year.


  1. Im going to make a note of this for next year!

  2. Wow, I am envious Phyllis - a wonderful lavender fair. And yes, I do like the sign. At the top of my blog there is a page with growing tips for lavender which should work fine for you too.

  3. I planted lavender last year and this year they were beautiful. I am thinking I might get more to add to the yard.

  4. Lavender scones would have been like the icing on the cake of this lovely event, for any scone and tea lover.

  5. Yum! Those scone sound fabulous. I love Lavendar, this sounds like great fun.

  6. Phyllis,I am glad you had a nice time at the Lavender Festival.
    I wasn't able to go this year but my herb group chartered
    a bus and about 45 members & guests attended on Saturday.
    Next time try the lavender ice cream. I had it in the past and it was delicious!

  7. Sounds like a delightful festival, and I would have loved smelling all that glorious lavender. (Especially since I've killed every lavender plant I've ever tried to grow!)


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