Blake’s Lavender Festival
July 10th, 11th & 12th, 2020
10:00am-5:00pm

With just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival at Blake’s is a perfect mid-summer getaway. Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of Lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans of one-of-a-kind hand-made goods!

ARTISANS

We are currently accepting applications for Blake’s Lavender Festival. If you have any questions about being a vendor at 2020 festival please email lavenderfestival@blakefarms.com or kaley@blakefarms.com

Please note that we only accept vendors with HANDMADE products.  No imported or manufactured items are allowed.

Festival highlights include:

  • Over 100 artisans with Made in Michigan products
  • Free classes, speakers and demonstrations
  • Lavender themed DIY make and take workshops
  • Free children’s activities for kids 12 and under
  • Pick your own lavender, fruits, and vegetables
  • Lavender infused food and drinks
  • Lavender field yoga and aroma meditation
  • and so much more!

Admission to the festival includes FREE educational classes, speakers, demonstrations and children’s activities!

The festival will be held at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill located at 17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada, MI 48005

2019 ATTRACTIONS

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Geared for kids 12 & under. Following a short, hands-on demo kids will take home a free sample of the craft of the day.

LIVE MUSIC

Relax and enjoy the sounds of many local talented musicians as the perform throughout the day.

AROMA YOGA AND MEDITATION

Nourish your body and soul with a yoga class in our lavender field and lavender-scented guided meditation.

DEMONSTRATION AND SPEAKER TENT

Stop into the demonstration and speaker area to learn more about natural wellness, aromatherapy, farming and gardening, cooking and more!

LAVENDER, HERB, AND PERENNIAL SALE

We have a fabulous selection of beautiful, hardy lavender plants perfect for growing in our Michigan climate as well as a host of other herbs, succulents and perennials to compliment you landscape.

MSU EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER BOOTH

Stop by to chat with master gardeners, horticulturists and educators from Michigan State University. Instructors will also share their expert knowledge with the following classes each day:

    • 11:00am: Composting 101
    • 1:00pm: Preserving the Harvest
    • 3:00pm The Secrets to Growing Beautiful Lavender

THE ORCHARD CAFÉ

Offering gourmet food options with a lavender twist. Garden fresh salads, sandwiches, desserts, as well as our famous lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.

LAVENDER SWEET SHOPPE

From lavender cupcakes, cookies and fudge to lavender kettle corn and almonds you’ll be amazed at the delicious touch lavender can add to these sweet creations. Don’t forget our famous lavender ice cream that will also be available.

U-PICK LAVENDER, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Take the train to our, over an acre, field of the lavender and pick your own bunch for a small charge. We are proud to offer u-pick red and black raspberries, tart cherries, and more!

2019

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

DROP-IN DIY WORKSHOPS

Guests can stop in one of the many ongoing workshops listed below during the festival. Workshops are geared for children 12 years to adults. All DIY workshops are approximately 30-60 minutes and all materials and handouts are included in the workshop fee.

 

  • Painted Wood Plank Signs
  • Lavender Therapy Painting
  • Lavender, Herb, & Succulent Planter
  • Lavender Wine Glass Painting
  • Lavender Essential Oils Workshop
  • Lavender Pet Spray
  • Make Your Own Lavender Fairy
  • Fairy Garden Workshop
  • Pottery Make-and-Take
    • Jaxpots Pottery tent
  • Spinning Wool Into Yarn
    • Spinners Frolic tent

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

All children’s activities are free! All ages welcome.

 

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm : Lavender Play Dough
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Science Alive
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Wood Stencil Craft
  • ALL DAY: Johnny Appleseed Coloring Contest

FITNESS & WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Destress and do something good for yourself with one of our wellness classes Friday-Sunday

 

  • 11:00am: Yoga in the Festival
  • 12:00pm: Meditation in the Lavender Field
  • 1:00pm: Pilates in the Festival
  • 2:00pm: Yoga in the Lavender Field
  • 3:00pm: Meditation in the Festival
  • 4:00pm: Pilates in the Lavender Field

2019

SPEAKER SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

10:30 am Weeds or Wildflowers
Seven Ponds, Carrie Spencer

11:15 am Pollinator’s Garden
Bees in the D, Brian Peterson Founder and President

12:00 pm The Best Garden is Next Year’s Garden
BMO Logistics, Jean Persely

12:45 pm Cooking With Lavender
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, Grace Derocha

1:30 pm Composting 101
MSU Advanced Master Gardener, Karen Burke  

2:15 pm Autopilot Your Garden
MIGardener, Luke Marion

3:00 pm How to Live 14 Years Longer
Dr. Joel Kahn

 3:45 pm The Modernistic Vegetarian – The Art and Science of Plant Based Cuisine
Cacao Tree Cafe, Amber Popupre

SATURDAY

10:30am Mindfulness and Art Therapy
Solstice Healing Arts Collective, Erin Keith

11:15 am For the Love of Lavender
WW Farms, Trish Wesener

12:00 pm Preserving the Harvest
MSU Advanced Master Gardener, Karen Burke  

12:45 pm Magical Monarchs
BMO Logistics, Jean Persley

 1:30 pm Biophilia
Planterra, Shane Pilska

2:15 pm So You Want to be a Beekeeper?
Bees in the D, Brian Peterson

3:00pm Wildcrafting Herbs for Food and Wellness
Small House Farms, Ben Cohen

3:45 pm Everything You Want to Know About Hemp
Kinder Products, Andrew Blake

SUNDAY

10:30am Life of a Honey Bee
Bees in the D, Brian Peterson

11:15 am Wildcrafting Herbs for Food and Wellness
Small House Farms, Ben Cohen

12:00 pm Growing & Using Lavender: What, When, Why and How
MSU Advanced Master Gardener, Karen Burke

12:45 pm Naturally Native
BMO Logistics, Jean Persley

1:30 pm Autopilot Your Garden
MIGardener, Luke Marion

2:15 pm The Modernistic Vegetarian – The Art and Science of Plant Based Cuisine
Cacao Tree Cafe, Amber Popupre

3:00 pm Eating Weeds
Seven Ponds, Carrie Spencer

3:45 pm Everything You Want to Know About Hemp
Kinder Products, Andrew Blake

2019 CONFIRMED VENDORS

20 Minute Candles

A Touch of Bunny Fiber

All That Glitters and More

Aroma Scents

Artisanal Luna

Augusta Wynde Designs

Aurora’s Fairy Garden & Bubbles

BCBS

Bedazzling Look for Less

Bee Kind & Sign

Bees in the D

Bella Donna’s Baubles

BH Pottery

Blackened Ruby Jewelry

Blake’s Greenhouse + Lavender Plants

BMO Logistics

Cacao Tree Café

Cande

Carol’s Creations

Castle Creek Farm

Cecelia Rose Book Art

CG’s Krafty Prim Korner

Chilly Billy Clothing

Clara Pinkham

Clear Sky Alpacas

Clover Pottery

Country Comforts

Crafts and Creations by Teresa

Crazy Cluckers Ranch

Dado Jewelry

Debbi’s Upcycled Pallet Creations

Denise’s Pieces Crochet

Detroit Dip Company

Diamond Drive Design

Dobre Foods

Dog Gone Delicious Dog Treats

Doodles Sugarbush

Dutton Farm

Embrace Life Chiropractic

Ep+J Candle Co.

Everlasting Heirlooms

Fabrications

Farie Ring Glass

Flying Artist Company 1

French Marketplace

Gailanna Pottery

Garden Gate Designs

Glass Up Your Garden

Gleam Natural Candles (Rustic 7)

Gloria Jean’s Designs

Goods and Gather

Happy Cat Toys

Happy Tails Pet Supply

Hardy Honey Bee Farms

Harmonic Namaste

Healthy You LLC

Hello Fancy Boutique

Here We Grow Again

Hill Mail Order Company

His Hand Jewelry

Hoc Ceramics

Honey B’s Eatery – B. Hive Food Truck

Ida Belle Handmade Soaps

Indian Spirit Store

Irene’s Myomassagoly

Jaxpots Pottery

JKM Soy Candles

Kat’s Purple Garden

Keli Hues Glass Art

Kinder Care CBD

LAB Designs

Lehman Publishing

Liebcraft

Little Stage Faces

Liv 2 Be Mod LLC

Liv’s Lil Creation & Cosmic Knots

Lot’s Wyfe

Lounies Soap Co.

Lula Bre’s Sweet Eats

Lydia’s Vintage

M2Bee/Motor City Axe

Macrame By Maddy

Magnets 2 U

Me’Shea Bath and Body

MIGardener

Mindfully Wrapped

Miss Abbie’s Pet Treats

Mitten Made

Modern Mom Elixers

Mom N Mia Designs

Motown Soup

MSU Extension

My Art Party

My Dad’s Butterflies

Ned’s Pretzels

Nurtured By Mother Nature

One Quilt at a Time

Ovella Wool

Pallets To Art

Paper Flowers by Alicia

Paul’s Gourmet Jerky

Pebbles of Praise

Pic-A-Bench

Pink Parchment Soaps

PJS Marketgroup, LLC (Peppermint Jim)

Poison Ivy Designs

PupCraft

Red Barn Farm

Rediscovered Furniture

Sandy Beads

Savage Arts Studio

Seven Ponds Nature Center

Shernni’s/Blue Lagoon Soaps

Shoreside Treasures

Signs by Rhonda

Simply Gourmand

Sisthas Creative Designs

Small House

Solstice Healing Arts

Spinner’s Frolic

Steph’s Sweet Revenge

Studio Kay Kreations

Suzie’s Baby Gear

Sweetpea Designs

Swings by Robert

T & R Jewelry

The Brickhouse Canning Co.

The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co

The Licorice Guy

The Paper Daisy

The Tea Boutique, LLC

The Teatroiter

The Woodcrafter

Thornburg and Co

Unique Decor

Utopian 2

Victoria Kay Designs

Whole Hearted Woods

Willow Pond Farm

WW Farms Lavender

DIRECTIONS

The Blake’s Lavender Festival will be held July 12-14,2019 at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill located at, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada MI 48005

Festival Hours

Friday, July 12th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, July 13th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 14th: 10:00am – 5:00pm

The event is RAIN or SHINE!

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