Palisade rolls out red carpet for lavender

The versatile lavender herb will be celebrated at the third-annual Lavender Festival from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 in Palisade.

The Festival in the Park is 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in Palisade Memorial Park. Admission is free. Immerse yourself in a purple haze as you browse among an array of high-quality artisan, lavender-inspired products, live music, food and cooking demos.

Visitors can taste lavender treats, including St. Kathryn Cellars’ lavender wine.

Along with vendors, there will be a variety of workshops offered, ranging from growing and harvesting lavender to preparing dishes and preparing essential oils with lavender. You can learn about the herb’s healing and aromatherapy qualities or learn how make a fresh lavender wreath.

Visit for a schedule of workshops offered Saturday and how to purchase tickets.

An all-day guided motorcoach tour is Friday, July 12. On Sunday, July 14 travel at your own pace with the self-guided, agri-tours of area lavender farms from Palisade to Paonia. During the self-guided tours, you’re invited to walk through blooming lavender fields, talk to growers, watch as lavender is distilled into hydrosol and essential oils, and taste a variety of foods created with the herb.


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