Can I pick lavender At the Lavender festival?
In order to maintain the beauty of the fields for all days of the Lavender festival, visitors are not permitted to pick their own flowers.
A limited quantity of U Pick Lavender Workshop tickets will be available for purchase. This workshop will include the picking of 1 bundle of lavender.
When will tickets go on Sale?
Tickets go on sale April 1, 2020 at 8am
What varieties of Lavender grow on your farm?
We grow 25 Varieties. Each area will be marked with the variety and what its used for. Lavender comes in many colors, including white, pink and various shades of purple.
Will the Lavender and/or Sunflowers Be in Bloom during the festival?
Mother Nature is in total control of bloom times.
Lavender typically blooms in this area between mid-June and mid-July. So, providing Mother Nature does her job, the lavender should be in peak bloom.
We are a relatively new lavender farm, we have 2,500 plants that will be 3 years old, and 1,500 plants that will be 2 years old. Lavender reaches its peak maturity at 3-5 years, so our plants still have some filling out to do. However it is beautiful and smells wonderful.
Our Sunflower fields will be planted with the intention of reaching their peak bloom during our Sunflower Festival which is August 29 & 30, 2020.
Can I bring pets?
Due to insurance reasons and the health and safety of your pet and our farm animals, we do not allow pets. Services dogs are allowed, BUT because our lavender is used for cooking, service dogs are not allowed in the lavender fields.
What is the cost of admission?
General Admission: $10
2 and under are free.
VIP Lavender Fan tickets for $100 are available in a limited quantity. VIP tickets include:
- VIP Parking on The Farm
- Admission for 2
- coupon for 2 glasses of lemonade
- 2 VIP bags which include: an artisan soap, bath salts, a sachet, lip balm, 1/2 cup of culinary lavender and a $5 credit in our store shop.
NOTE: Fare Harbor, the company we use for tickets, charges a small ticket fee in addition.
Are tickets available at the entrance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will likely sell out weeks in advance. Tickets are NOT available at the gate.
Online sales are the only way for us to be sure we can keep the crowd to a size we can manage safely while still providing a beautiful experience for attendees.
I bought a ticket for one day can I use it on another day?
Tickets are only valid on the day shown on the ticket.
What is included in my ticket?
Included in an admission ticket to the lavender farm festival you will receive everything listed:
- Access to the Lavender & Sunflower Fields
- Local Artisans and Vendors
- Food & Drink vendors
- Live music
- Numerous demonstrations & workshops
(workshops where you make something and take with you will require an additional fee, see our Workshop page)
- A Scavenger Hunt
- Chicken Hatching Room
- Nature Walk
- Farm Tours
- Labyrinth Spiritual Journeys
- Farmer Chip & Granny’s Play Yard
- Lawn Games
- Antique Car Show
- Horse & Pony Rides ($5)
Is free parking available?
Free parking at Wachusett Regional High School (1401 Main St Holden) with Free School buses running all day is available for all ticketed guests. The high school is a short ride, only 1 mile.
VIP parking on the farm is available for those who purchase VIP Lavender Fan tickets.
Handicap parking is available on the Farm, show the parking attendants your placard upon entry.
What should I bring?
We recommend guests bring sunscreen, bug spray, hats, sunglasses, parasols, ponchos in the event of rain. This is a farm event, we recommend comfortable shoes especially if you are taking the nature walk which is over rough terrain.
Can I bring food or drinks?
Bottled water can be brought to the event. Our agreement with our food vendors stipulates no outside food allowed. The Local Tavern and Seven Saws Brewery will have food and drinks available for purchase. Be sure to try the Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Beer (ages 21+). A limited supply of Picnic baskets will be available for purchase when you purchase your tickets.
Can I bring a stroller?
We are a working farm and the grounds are rather bumpy. The Nature Trail would not be able to accommodate strollers, therefore we recommend baby carriers.
Can I visit the lavender field on a different day than the festival?
The Farm at SummitWynds is a private residence and working farm. The Festivals and U Pick dates are the only times the fields are open to the public.
Are wine and beer available for purchase?
Beer and wine will be available for purchase during the event. You must be 21 and over to purchase beer and wine.
What type of ID is required?
A valid government-issued ID is required for all guests over the age of 21 wishing to consume alcoholic beverages..
Are checks and credit cards accepted? (ATM?)
Craft and food vendors may or may not have credit card/check capability. An ATM is available onsite.
Can I leave the event aND re-gain entrance?
You will be issued a wristband upon arrival. The wristband will give you the ability to leave and come back later that same day
Can we take family photos in the lavender and sunflower fields?
You may take photos with your own handheld phones/cameras. Professional set ups are not allowed.
Due to the popularity of the event, professional pictures will be difficult to achieve during the event as lots of guests will be enjoying the fields.
We will have 2 areas cordoned off for our Professional Photographers to do Mini Photo Sessions. If you are interested you will need to book in advance. This will be the only Professional Photography to take place during the festival.
Outside of Farm Fest hours, to schedule your professional photo shoot on the farm please BOOK ONLINE
Are there restrooms on the property?
There will be portable restrooms available in several locations for all guests. Our map shows where they are located.
Are the Festivals handicap accessible?
The stone barn is fully accessible, however the vendor area is located in a flat riding ring with a stone dust footing. Food vendor area is in the parking lot next to the stone barn. The farm fields are uneven and are not handicap accessible. The festival is a farm event and is spread over several acres
Is the event outdoors? Is there shade/AC?
The event takes place mostly outdoors. Workshops are held in the old historic ski lodge/barn. Vendors are in an outdoor riding ring. Tables and chairs are under a large tent as well as outdoors. You may also bring your own handheld umbrella. There is no air conditioning at the festival.