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Lavender lovers descend on Sequim

July 18th, 2014 - 4:54am

(Sequim) -- The 18th Lavender weekend is underway in Sequim. Thousands of visitors are expected to jam the Sequim Dungeness Valley through Sunday.

The Sequim Lavender Farmers Association Farm tours happen today (Friday), tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3 day tickets are available for the tours at 25 dollars with a one-day admission for 10 dollars.

The Farms on Tour are Jardin du Soleil, Purple Haze Lavender, Washington Lavender Farm, Lost Mountain Lavender and Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm.

The Lavender Fair is open at Carrie Blake Park from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 9 until 6.

The Fair includes a Beer and Wine Garden sponsored by Olympic Distributing and Scenic Helicopter Rides provided by Seattle Helitours.

The new Sequim Lavender Welcome Center at 7 Cedars Casino is expected to provide information to some of the thousands of visitors.

Meantime, the Sequim Lavender Growers Association has a free farm tour at 7 different Lavender facilities and a street fair.

Participating farms include Blackberry Forest, Graysmarsh Farm, Nelsonís Duck Pond & Lavender Farm, Martha Lane Lavender, Oliverís Farm, The Lavender Connection and Peninsula Nurseries.

Those Farms will be open for all 3 festival days from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

There will be more than 150 juried arts and crafts booths at the Street Fair on Fir Street between Sequim and Third Avenue in downtown Sequim.

The Street Fair includes specialty lavender products made by the members of the Sequim Lavender Growers Association.

Arts and crafts made by artisans from the Olympic Peninsula and throughout the U.S.

The Food Court provides a great selection of Olympic Coast Cuisine along with a wine and beer garden.

Live musical entertainment is slated at the main stage is located by the Main Entrance at Second Avenue and Alder Street.

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