Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop hosts its 3rd Annual “All Things Lavender” Festival, July 21, 22, & 23, 2017 on Washington Island. The Festival schedule of events offers both educational and interactive, fun activities for visitors. Join Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm as we again celebrate, “All Things Lavender!”
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS – Park and Ride Option: Visitors are encouraged to park cars in the Northport Ferry Parking Lots to minimize long lines. Walk-on Ferry and Lavender Train tickets may be purchased at the Northport Ticket Booth. Lavender Train tickets are $6.00 per person and children under the age of five, ride free. The Lavender Train will run daily from the Washington Island Ferry Dock to Fragrant Isle on a continuous loop Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. The Ferry schedule and ticket fees may be found at www.wisferry.com.
Update: Fee for Lavender Train is $6.00. Tickets with be sold at Northport and Island Ticket booths. Shuttles TO the farm will run "on the hour" and "the half hour." Shuttles FROM the farm will will run "fifteen minutes past" the hour and "fifteen minutes before" the hour.
Drive Your Car Option: Free parking is available at Fragrant Isle for those choosing to arrive by car. Visit www.fragrantisle.com for directions to Fragrant Isle.
At Fragrant Isle – Upon arriving at Fragrant Isle, visitors are asked to enter at the Welcome Booth. Admission fee is $5.00 per person (per day.) Admission is free for children under 12 years of age. Festival Programs and a Schedule of Events will be available at the Welcome Booth. “Lavender Dollars” will be available for purchase in the Food Court and may be redeemed for both food and the Lavender U-PICK Cutting Garden. Fragrant Isle is proud to donate $1.00 of each Admission ticket to a Washington Island charity selected by the Festival Volunteers.
Lavender Harvesting, Processing, & Distillation Seminars - will be presented by Edgar Anderson, President of Fragrant Isle and Randall Sorenson, Staff Member in the Red “Working” Lavender barn. Presentation times to be announced.
Using Lavender - Sue Yunk, an expert in lavender, will be available to meet with Festival visitors throughout Friday and Saturday. She will share how lavender may be used in your everyday life and answer questions.
Lavender Chocolate Making - will be hosted by Sweet Trio of Grafton, WI. Chocolate demonstrations will be held throughout the festival by owner, Chris Steeno and staff. Participate in this delicious opportunity to learn more about the art of chocolate making. We promise it will be the most delicious seminar you have attended. Schedule to follow.
Lavender Wand Making – Presented by Ann Marie Craig of Century Farm House, located in West Bend, WI. Ann Marie will demonstrate the art of lavender wand making. Hands on kits will be available for purchase. Spend some time with Ann Marie learning a new skill and making a new friend. Demonstrations will be Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.
Painting Classes – will be taught by Jen Aldrich of Door County Paint & Sip, a social painting class for entertainment known as "paintertainment"! They will be offering a lavender themed painting for the Lavender Fest! Three classes will be offered each day on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday! 10 -11:30 am, 12n - 1:30 pm & 2 - 3:30 pm. Each class has 12 spots. Cost is $35.00 per person. Please call Dancin' On The Door/ Door County Paint & Sip in Egg Harbor to make your reservation. Phone # is 920-868-5089.
Judith The Gypsy Destiny Reading - Stop by and have a Destiny Reading in the lavender fields with “Judith the Gypsy.” Lavender assists in the opening of the “third eye” and with Judith’s reading, you will gain a delicate insight into your life and your next step on this marvelous journey. Dr. Rybicki has been practicing natural medicine and been a healer for over thirty years. Each Destiny Reading session is $35 for fifteen minutes. Judith will also offer BodyTalk , which is an energy Medicine treatment that helps shift awareness and heal. Each session is $45. Sign-up sheets will be available at the tent. Website: Http://heydrjude.org/
Island Mystic/ Viking Runes – Enjoy Tarot Card readings for $10 per session. Tea Leaf readings for $15. Which includes a cup of tea. The Runes readings are $10 per session. This fun event is hosted by Washington Island residents Donna and Karen.
Island Orchard Cider - Enjoy a taste as Island Orchard Cider will be serving samples Friday and Saturday from 11:30am - 1:30pm.
Featured Artists – Join award-winning artist Pamela Clausen of Kewaunee, WI, member of WatersEdge Artists. A northeastern group of artists painting for preservation. Watch Pamela and her fellow WatersEdge Artists as they paint Plein Air, in and around the lavender fields. Enjoy watching as they capture our beautiful lavender blooms on canvas using oil paints. Website : www.watersedgeartists.com
Massage in the Lavender Fields – This year Massage Therapist Rachelle Gonzalez will join us at the festival. A 30-minute upper body massage may be scheduled for $35. A 55-minute full body massage is $60. A 55-minute upper body only, massage is available upon request. Enjoy the relaxing benefits of Fragrant Isle Lavender’s Massage oil. Sign-up sheets will be available at the tent.
U-PICK Field – The Lavender Cutting Field will be open throughout the festival. You may pick your own lavender bundle for $10 per bundle.
Fragrant Isle “Milky Way Poster” and postcards - Will be premiered at the Festival and for sale throughout the Festival.
Scandinavian Dance - Enjoy a "Fashion Show” of authentic Scandinavian
Folk costumes, as children and adults perform traditional folk dances accompanied, by Jennifer Graham Munao on fiddle. Listen to traditional Scandinavian songs and participate in the dances performed by Washington Island residents. Two Performances on Saturday and one on Sunday. Times to follow.
W.I. (Washington Island) Women’s Club Quilt - The Washington Island Women’s Club is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors civic and cultural events in our community.
An annual “raffle” quilt is created each year with squares, depicting Island scenes and activities. The proceeds from this fund raiser support scholarships awarded to Washington Island High School graduates. The drawing takes place in October and tickets are $1.00 each.
FESTIVAL FOOD COURT – Food service is available throughout the festival. Enjoy a “taste” of lavender in the specialty food tent. A variety of foods from sweet to savory will be offered. Le Petit Bistro will be serving their signature ice cream and lavender lemonade. This year Fragrant Isle’s signature drink will be Lavender Ice Cream with Champagne. A selection of beer and wines will also be available for adults only. An array of sodas and waters will also be served. Menu to follow.
Stone Arch Brewery – located in the historic “ Between The Locks” building on the Fox River in Appleton, WI will be premiering their Light Belgian style beer with bright lavender and honey tones, brewed with Fragrant Isle culinary lavender. For sale to adults only.
Island Orchard Cider – located in Ellison Bay, WI will be serving samples of their Apple Lavender Cider made with Fragrant Isle Culinary Lavender. Island Orchard Ciders are produced from apples grown at their Washington Island orchard and their neighbors. For adults only.
Le Petit Bistro – Inside the lavender shop will be serving specialty treats (pastries, chocolates, and fresh baked goods) along with an assortment of beverages, which will be served both inside and at the food court. Wine and Beer service will be available to adults.
Musical Entertainment –
FRIDAY, July 21, 2017
10:30 am - 1:15 pm Local singer / songwriter Julian Hagen will be joined by guest musicians. Folk/ folk-rock/ old country. Well known throughout Door County and beyond for his heart-felt and witty originals, he will also mix in familiar cover tunes. Rich vocals and fine musicianship.
1:15 pm- 2:00 pm Local Entertainment
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Nick Hoover & Jess Holland. Old-time folk music peppered with tight harmonies. Wonderful voices and harmonies accompanied by guitars, banjo, and harmonica.
SATURDAY, July 22, 2017
10:30 am - 1:00 pm Ryan Thompson. Bluegrass/ country/ folk-rock. Excellent guitar playing and singing. He brings inquisitiveness and a passion for excellence to all that he does, be that song writing, his innovative guitar work, or the construction of hand crafted guitars and bamboo fly rods. Tommy Burroughs and Eddie Smith who play again at 2:00 pm will join him for part of his playing time.
1:15 pm- 2:00 pm Washington Island’s Scandinavian Dancers performing traditional folk dances accompanied by fiddler Jennifer Graham Munao.
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Tommy Burroughs and Eddie Smith from Memphis, Tennessee. Blues/ Bluegrass/ Country. Tommy Burroughs, singer / songwriter, plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar and is a seven-time winner of the NARAS Premier String Player Award. Eddie Smith was raised on music, riding with his father to shows in churches and honky tonks, depending on the day. Together, they offer soulful harmonies, heartfelt songs, and a guaranteed delivery of more guitar twangin’ and string bendin’ than the law allows.
SUNDAY, July 23, 2017
10:30 am -1:00 pm Small Forest - Mother-daughter duo with wonderful voices that blend only as the voices of a mother and daughter can. Layered harmonies and spirited guitar playing accent poetic and honest originals mixed with familiar covers. Folk style.
1:20 pm - 2:00 pm Washington Island’s Scandinavian Dancers performing traditional folk dances accompanied by fiddler Jennifer Graham Munao.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Local Entertainment