Grand Junction, Colo. (PRWEB) June 07, 2014
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.
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.