4th Annual Western Colorado Lavender Festival July 11-13, 2014

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Grand Junction and Palisade Areas Provide Optimal Lavender Growing Conditions

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Western Slope Colorado Lavender Festival

This year's annual Lavender Festival will take place 7/11-13 near Grand Junction, Colorado.

The 4th Annual Lavender Festival will take place July 11-13, 2014 in the western Colorado town of Palisade, a short drive from Grand Junction.

Hosted by the Lavender Association of Western Colorado, the event will include a full-day guided motor coach tour of lavender farms on Friday to visit the North Fork Valley as well as the Palisade area, and new this year is a half-day Grand Valley Lavender Garden Tour. The Saturday Festival in the Park is the highlight and will feature workshops, seminars and question-and-answer sessions on topics ranging from starting a lavender farm to lavender growing tips, history, uses and cooking.

Attendees can take part in a hands-on demonstration in lavender aromatherapy, essential oil usage and crafts. The event also will include live entertainment, music, food and retail vendors with lavender-inspired merchandise.

The climate in western Colorado provides optimal growing conditions for lavender, according to Susan Metzger with the Lavender Association of Western Colorado. Two types of lavender – English lavender and French lavender – grow particularly well in the state and are widely used in a wide variety of culinary, medicinal and aromatherapy.

Tickets for the event are available at http://www.coloradolavender.org.

  •     Friday full-day guided motor coach farm tour tickets
  •     Friday half-day Grand Valley lavender garden tour and xeriscaping with lavender
  •     Saturday Festival includes demonstrations, seminars, workshops, horse carriage rides and art show at Blue Big
  •     Saturday evening Lavender Fest Gala Dinner “Spike it with Lavender”
  •     Sunday free lavender farm tours on the Western Slope from Paonia to Furita to Palisade.

Palisade is located just east of Grand Junction in western Colorado, along the I-70 corridor. Grand Junction is situated 244 miles from Denver and 284 miles from Salt Lake City.

About Grand Junction (http://www.visitgrandjunction.com)
Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking.

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