Chart your success

Smiling faces and relaxed visitors would describe those who came to the Washington Lavender Festival this year. Many visitors came looking for lavender treasure and achieved what they consider to be a successful discovery of the best of America’s Provence.

Our desire was to see you leave reluctantly with pleasant memories and a bit of Martha’s Own lavender to help refresh those memories over the next year. We trust you found good value for your investment of time, energy and equity. Thanks for coming! If you came this year, then we hope to see you back next year. If you didn’t make it this year, mark your calendar for July 13-22, 2018. A Press Release has been issued with these dates in mind. More details will follow. Until then, our farm store will be open every day until fall and then by appointment.

Here are a few memories from this year’s festival that were captured by volunteer photographer, Ron Stecker. Catch the spirit of America’s Provence™ where the Olympic Mountains roll down to the sea and lavender grows so well.

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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.

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Washington Lavender Farm

2015 – Washington Lavender Festival

Experience the Sequim Valley’s magnificent oceanfront lavender farm during the Washington Lavender Festival (July 17-19, 2015) at George Washington Inn and Washington Lavender Farm. Music, food, demonstrations, crafts, kids activities, colonial encampment, and much more. Exciting fun for the whole family. Reservations required for afternoon tea on the Inn’s enclosed piazza overlooking the water.
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Admission includes both festivals, the Washington Lavender Festival and the inaugural NW Colonial Festival, and is only $10 per carload per day (up to 6 people) and $5 for each additional guest. Children under 6 years of age are free. Purchase your ticket(s) in advance and receive a complimentary souvenir. Buy Tickets Here!
Music Sequim City Brass Band, Old Time Fiddlers, Olde Tyme Country, Rainshadow Ringers, Olympic Mountain Cloggers, Toot Sweet, Port Townsend Community Orchestra
Vendors Priscilla Patterson Art, Ewe-Nique Quilts & Gifts, Seahorse Inspirations, Shepherd’s Fold, Mack’s Ceramics, Whimsical Woods, Spinning the Moon, Seattle Helitours, Tour de Lavender
Food Kokopelli Grill – fish & chips, fish tacos, ribs, salads, creme brulee … Lavender ice cream, lemonade, cookies, cheesecake & more in the snack shop, George Washington Coffee
Demonstrations and Activities Lavender oil distillation, Cooking with lavender, 4-H clubs, U-pick lavender, Beekeeping demonstrations, Colonial Festival activities
Crafts (Make It and Take It) Lavender Wreaths, Lavender Wands, Envelope Sachets, Hand-stitched Sachets, Lavender Christmas Ornaments, Fill-Your-Own Souvenir Sachets
Kids Activities Treasure Hunt, Crafts as listed above, Photos with George Washington
Afternoon Tea Seatings daily at 10:30, 1:00, and 3:30 Reservations required Cost: $33.95 per person, tax included
Purchase your tickets in advance and receive a complimentary souvenir when you arrive.

Colonial reenactment takes shape

A million words could not tell the same story. Enjoy these photos of our first colonial reenactment during Sequim Lavender Weekend. Thanks to the Northwest Colonial Reenactors Association and the 2nd Connecticut Regiment of Militia. Come back for even more fun next summer!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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