Lavender festival

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June 11, 2006|By LORI SEARS

Lavender lovers will find themselves in a floral wonderland next weekend at the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival. The three-day celebration of the aromatic, purple flower will bloom at Willow Pond Farm in Fairfield, Pa. Visitors can stroll through the farm's 2.5 acres of lavender; hear discussions on the plant's medicinal aspects; learn about growing, harvesting and cooking with lavender; and hear the lecture "Lavender Lore and Other Herbal Mysteries."

Visitors can cut their own lavender at the festival and find various plants and products for purchase. An herbal lunch will be available. And children can participate in crafts and activities.

The festival takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 at Willow Pond Farm, 145 Tract Road, Fairfield, Pa. Admission $3; free for age 12 and younger. Call 717-642-6387 or visit palavenderfestival.com.

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