Friday Bus Tours - July 8th
New Half Day Tour - Culinary Tour:
This year we are offering a half-day lavender culinary tour--a first for the festival. The tour takes participants to various farms and wineries to taste scones, teas, wine, hard cider, fudge and other tasty lavender-inspired treats. The tour begins at the Clarion Inn, Grand Junction, and includes a gourmet catered lunch. You will be able to pick your own bundle from Green Acres U-Pick, learn how to cook with lavender at a Pinch of Lavender Farm, and see the process of making lavender wine at St. Kathryn Cellars.
Full Day Guided Farm Tour - Experience Lavender in Unique Landscapes Experience new and established farms in the Grand Junction area. Each stop will feature a different landscape, from the lavender fields in the high desert of the Colorado National Monument to those in an orchard setting. Each stop will offer a new perspective on the much beloved plant. See how each land steward has incorporated other herbs, flowers and elements from desert sage to Native American sages and grasses into the landscape. You will experience distillation demonstrations, learn Native American traditions, u-pick a lavender bundle to take home, and enjoy a relaxing meal. A catered lunch by Café Sol will be served at Canyon Ridge Farm in Glade Park. A full day of fun and learning will end with a reception at Grande River Winery where you will taste lavender-inspired appetizers and lavender wine.
Bus Tour Meeting Locations
The Half Day Culinary tour will depart from the Clarion Hotel, 755 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction CO.
The Full Day Tour will depart from Grand River Winery 787 Elberta Ave, Palisade, CO.
Please see individual tours for departure times.