Relax and Rejuvenate at the Washington Lavender Festival

IMG_5878Every year a growing number of festival attendees come with happy faces and a deeper love for our oceanfront lavender farm. With views to die for and fragrant lavender blowing in the ocean breezes, there’s so much to soak in. And there’s nothing like it in the Sequim Valley. This year we have provided lots of shade with the comfort of a large event tent and plenty of seats for eating lavender ice cream and schnitzel.

Tickets are available at the gate for $10 with a Washington Lavender Farm coupon for $5 off your purchase of $10 or more on purchases in the farm store.



Make sure you don’t rely on your GPS to come this year!

Directions to the Washington Lavender Festival are easy this year, but don’t rely on your GPS. There’s a road closure on Old Olympic Hwy coming from Sequim. Just STAY ON Hwy 101 ALL THE WAY TO SHORE ROAD and turn right. Head down the hill towards the ocean and look for the large white house with a red roof. You can’t miss it! Here’s a handy link with the best route highlighted for you: 

Washington Lavender Festival

Here’s the list of events for the three days of our farm festival, July 21-23, 2017:

Every Day Events:

Photo ops in the lavender field
U-pick lavender
Kid-friendly crafts
Antique cars
Make your own woven lavender wand (Friday/Saturday 2- 4p.m, Sunday 1-3 p.m.)
Make your own lavender wreath (continuous all day)
Make-and-take kids’ crafts
Treasure hunt for kids
Farm Animals
Beekeeping demonstrations
Essential oil distillation demonstrations
Cooking demonstrations (11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.)
Coffee roasting demonstrations and lavender coffee tastings (12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.)
4-H animals and displays (Saturday)


Friday, July 21, 2017
10 a.m.-4 p.m. —Variety of piano and instrumental classical & folk music
4-6 p.m. — Sequim City Band Clarinet Choir

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Old Tyme Country
2-4 p.m. — Toot Sweet
4-6 p.m. — Old Tyme Country

Sunday, July 23, 2017
10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. — Variety of piano and instrumental classical & folk music
2-4 p.m. — The Saxologists, saxophone quintet
4-6 p.m. — Variety of piano and instrumental classical & folk music


Itty Bitty Schnitty – a German food truck serving chicken, pork and vegetarian schnitzel, fries, red kraut, German potato salad, and pretzels with cheese. Kids will love their bite size nuggets of schnitzel.
Farm Ice Cream & Coffee Shop – Featuring six varieties of lavender ice cream and sorbet, lavender lemonade, lavender lime floats and hot or iced George Washington coffee.


• Priscilla Patterson
Original paintings featuring colonial images as well as locally themed images
• Mack’s Novelty & Ceramics
Handmade and hand-painted ceramics, including many lavender-themed products and a variety of crocheted kitchen items.
• Whimsical Woods
Hand-crafted all-natural birdhouses, bird feeders and Gnome Homes made from downed trees and other natural materials gathered from the woods on their 14 acres of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
• Ewe-Nique Quilts & Gifts
Quilted table runners, wall hangings and pillows with hand-embroidered lavender flowers and scented with lavender buds. Other gifts include penny rugs, quilts, sachets and pin cushions.
• The Shepherd’s Fold
Unique hand-spun and/or hand-woven articles, specializing in hand-spun hats and hand-woven rugs.
• Seahorse Inspirations
Beautiful semi-precious gemstone jewelry set in sterling silver.
http://www.seahorseinspirations.comModern and Medieval Woodturning
• Modern and Medieval Woodturning
Wood-turners that specialize in making turned wood items that span history, including bowls, cooking items, tools, and much more. Come watch the lathe in action.
• Spinning the Moon
Providing spinners with wonderful fibers harvested right here in the USA, sourced from independent farms for sheep’s wool, alpaca, angora and mohair.
• B.U.tiful by Andrea
Handcrafted jewelry of semi-precious stones and glass.
• Samona’s Poking Fun
One of a kind hand-made fabric and fibre art. Whimsical crochet (mermaid tails), and other photo props, tea cozies and attire. Soft sculpture dolls, pin cushions, quilts and etui sewing boxes to enjoy and leave us all in stitches!
• Liliya Velvet Airbrush Tattoos


• Gideons International offering Bibles to anyone interested
• North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association – Honeybees and Lavender (Mark Urnes)
• 4-H animals on display Saturday
• Tour de Lavender — A cycling event for families as well as experienced cyclists on Saturday, Aug. 5. Register online while on the farm and receive the early-bird discount.


More info on Sequim Lavender Weekend is available here.


Dates for the 2016 Lavender Festival

The 6th annual Washington Lavender Festival will take place on July 15-17, 2016 on the Washington Lavender Farm. Join with us for lots of lavender fun, food and music! More details to follow.

George Wash. Inn 3013-221
Washington Lavender Farm

Summer fun on our farm!

The Sequim Valley is well known for its lavender. Washington Lavender Farm has been part of the Heritage Lavender Farm Tour for the past four years. Our growing lavender agritourism business always attracts a host of visitors over the exciting summer events when the lavender is in bloom. The farm store is also a must-see destination for lavender lovers and is open from May to September. A small gift shop in the inn is open year round and is made available for guests or by appointment.

Hymn Sing by the Sea 2014
Hymn Sing at George Washington Inn

This summer saw the formation of a new feature, a colonial village, that was set up in our field over the Sequim Lavender Weekend. Reenactors in period costume, kept camp and displayed musket and spinning skills to curious visitors. George Washington attracted quite a crowd when he came for a gun salute and an inspection of the troops.

Spinning wool on Washington Lavender Farm
Spinning demonstrations during Sequim Lavender Weekend
Lavender crafts at Washington Lavender Farm
Lots of fun crafts for all ages

The inn’s portico forms a natural “band shell” for musicians to perform with an audience able to assemble on the front lawn and listen to the music. A “Hymn Sing by the Sea” took place for the first time.

A community orchestra playing the classics

Next summer a colonial reenactment will take place. The Battles of Lexington and Concord will involve not only two separate camps but also building a bridge and a split rail fence as props. Make plans to come. Mark your calendar for July 17-19, 2015. Rooms fill up fast so book early, especially if you want to stay in one of the inn’s five spacious rooms. We hope to see you there!