Cache Creek Lavender Farms to Host 18th Annual Lavender Festival – Daily Democrat


The 18th Annual Cache Creek Lavender Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday June 11-12 at the Cache Creek Lavender Farm in Rumsey.

“This fun annual event celebrates the start of the lavender harvest when the fields begin to bloom,” said a press release from the farm. “Come and have a relaxing day in the countryside and join in the activities.”

The farm – located at 3430 Madrone St. in Rumsey – will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and admission will be free. Live music, wine tasting, educational field trips, crafts, lavender ice cream, lavender lemonade and lavender cheese are just a few of what will be offered to attendees, according to the release.

“Walk through the purple fields and pick your own lavender, then relax in the shade and enjoy the music,” the statement added. “Good food will be available for purchase and of course there will be Cache Creek Lavender products and lavender plants for sale.

Charles Opper, founder and owner of the farm, will give on-the-ground presentations explaining the propagation, cultivation and use of lavender on both days. Saturday will feature John Foster, founder of BZ Pollination, giving a presentation on bees and Sunday will feature Jenny Papka of Native Bird Connections, who will show and teach about her birds of prey, according to the release.

Live music will be performed by singer and guitarist Fred McCarty on Saturday – known for his Celtic, folk and blues music – and by the Deering Coretet – known for his electric mix of jazz, world and Celtic sounds – on Sunday.

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