By: Karen Wheeler-Lockwood /

The 4th annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival will be held at Lockwood Lavender Farm, located at 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York. The 2-day event will take place on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.

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•Stroll through fragrant fields.
•Harvest your own bouquet of fresh lavender.
•Enjoy culinary delights from Joelle’s French Bistro and the work of local artists and hand-crafters.
•Speak to experts on growing and cultivating lavender and make your own lavender wands.
•Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension will answer your gardening questions.
•Cooking demonstration with author, chef and co-owner of Moosewood Restaurant, David Hirsch.
•Demonstrations on how to spin wool, felting and shearing sheep.
•Take a treasure hunt with the entire family. Its fun, its free, and it is continuous throughout the day. There’s even a prize for those who complete the hunt!

Directions to Lockwood Lavender Farm: From the village of Skaneateles take Kane Road/41A. Continue south on West Lake Road/41A 8 miles. Past the hamlet of Mandana, we are the first farm past fire lane 50 on the left hand side.