Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, 350 Hepburn-Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat, Victoria, 3461
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is again celebrating its lavender harvest with an exciting festival on Sunday 8th of January. Visitors are welcome to learn about the lavender process from cutting in the field to watching the flowers being distilled for their precious essential oil. Hundreds of bunches will hang beneath every available verandah and, of course, our fresh lavender will be available for sale.
The Lavender Harvest festival wouldn’t be complete without great local music and entertainment. We’re so pleased our favourite Morris Dancers, Brandragon, will join in to help celebrate the lavender harvest. Local favourites, Ciderhouse String Band, will delight with their brand of country-folk music.
Especially for the kids - and the young-at-heart - we have a few special treats. Local wizard, Adam, will be performing magic. We've managed to find a special lavender fairy, Aurora, who will take you on a magical journey filled with stories and songs. Finally, Mara Ripani will give traditional cooking demonstrations suited to the young.
A number of artisan stallholders will have their local wares and produce available for sale. The original 1850s stone farmhouse will be available for tours and a travelogue of Ticino hosted by descendants Faye and Boyd. We've also heard rumours that a Tarot Reader will be available.
There will be plenty of good local food available, plus – if the weather isn’t too extreme – our wood-fired oven will be cooking up a treat. The fun starts at 10 am and it’s still only $6 per adult and $2 per school-aged child.
Dogs are welcome on a leash.