Preparations for the 5th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival have begun!  Held at Lockwood Farm located at 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY.  This free admission 2 day event will be on July 14 & 15, 2012 from 9am to 5pm.

•Stroll through fragrant fields.
•Harvest your own bouquet of fresh lavender.
•Enjoy culinary delights and the work of local artists and hand-crafters.
•Shop our lavender market.
•Learn how to grow and harvest lavender and make your own lavender wands.
•Demonstrations on how to spin wool, felting and sheep shearing.
•Attend presentations on Beekeeping, Photography, Growing Herbs, Cooking and so much more…

(The article continues below.)

With just short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is a perfect day in the country.  Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans.  The festival offers outstanding photographic opportunities throughout the grounds and at the presentations.

Lockwood Farm is a 120 acre family owned farm tucked in the beautiful hills of Skaneateles overlooking Skaneateles Lake. We grow 20 varieties of lavender and offer “U-Pick” for the flowers during the summer and lovely soap, lotions, creams, aromatherapy products and honey for your purchase. We are excited to be developing our farm for the enjoyment of our guests.
Festival activities occur outdoors rain or shine.

Directions to Lockwood 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.

Watch for more information about the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Art Poster Contest.