Palisade Lavender Festival returns

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — The Lavender Festival at Riverbend Park in Palisade is back and ready for a weekend full of activities.

Get out and smell some lavender and learn about the products it produces at the festival.

Mary Fletcher, owner of Sprigs and Sprouts, a local lavender farm, is under new ownership and is excited about selling its oils and bouquets at the festival, “we’re really excited just because I’ve never been to it. We’ve gotten so much positive feedback from taking over the business that I think people are going to be really excited to meet us. My daughter will be there with me and people will see our new products that we’re doing.”

Lisa Kesting, who’s visiting Palisade is excited to see lavender for the first time, “I’ve just never been to Palisade, never seen the festival and wanted too. One of our friends suggested it. I love lavender. I think all of us thought it would be really cool to actually see lavender, how it feels and come out to this area.”

The lavender association started in Palisade and Juliann Adams, Director of the Festival emphasizes the importance of business that comes to town, “it brings a lot of business to town. It brings, I mean we fill our restaurants, we fill the hotels, the motels, all the BNB’s are full, all the VRBO’s. We bring a lot of people into town, so it’s business.”

A chance to try lavender-inspired products and much more just a few minutes from home.

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