Barrington Hall’s signature annual event, the Roswell Lavender Festival, takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10am – 5pm.
Note: Tracy Kane will not be attending this event.
The Roswell Lavender Festival enters its 6th year on 7.5 acres of the historic home’s property with distinct sections dedicated to the day’s activities. There are classes and demonstrations in the carriage house, lavender food samples, and sections for arts, crafts, antiques, food vendors, children’s activities and the ever popular Zen Zone.
The free event features a full day devoted to all things lavender in a festival environment. The 2016 demonstration schedule is still being finalized but previous and popular topics included lavender wand making, creating lavender bath salts, and presentations on cultivating one’s own lavender plantings. New this year is an opportunity to “Make Your Own Fairy House” suitable for adults and children over 10 with adult supervision. Throughout the day, attendees can sample lavender infused foods, purchase lunch from the many food vendors and even enjoy a lavender cocktail or beer specially brewed for the Lavender Festival by Gate City Brewing.
As festival-goers arrive, they’re greeted by helpful Lavender Queens and provided with a map of the property which highlights the many different areas of the festival. The front yard of the historic home is designated for children’s activities with crafts, historic games, and a special visit from the Lavender Fairy. Also popular is “The Zen Zone,” an area solely devoted to the healing properties of lavender, and featuring such techniques as crystal bowl therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy. Festival-goers can participate in a massage session, and outdoor yoga and Pilates classes.
Local musicians contribute to the festival atmosphere with tunes ranging from Americana, folk, country and independent.
The event and activities are free. Parking is offsite at the nearby Roswell Presbyterian Church and a trolley provides ongoing transportation between parking lots and the festival entrance.
Vendor opportunities are still available. For further information, please contact festival organizer Janet Rigsby at Barrington Hall, [email protected] or 770.640.3855.
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