123 FARM

20th Annual Lavender Festival

May 3 - July 21, 2024
5 to 10 pm

Join us in celebrating the vibrant bloom of our organic lavender fields. Indulge in a diverse array of lavender-infused delights, delight in live music every night, hop on a tractor-pulled wagon for a guided tour of the farm, and immerse yourself in a host of other delightful activities!

20th Annual
Lavender Festival

Festival Highlights:
- Capture beautiful sunset photos in the lavender fields
- Taste lavender-inspired food, drinks and desserts
- 100,000 lights illuminate the farm at night
- Listen to live musical performances every night from 6:30 to 9 pm (with intermission between)
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PET POLICY: No pets allowed. Service animals welcome. Be aware that we have free roaming farm dogs on the property. Very friendly to guests and authentic service animals, but not friendly to pets.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES: As a real working farm, please be aware that many areas of the property are not ideal for guests using a wheelchair or walker (uneven ground, wood chip cover, etc.).

COMING SOON

Live Music

Enjoy live music outdoors every night from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Lavender Food

Taste refreshing lavender-inspired favorites such as lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.

Tractor Tours

Guided tractor-pulled wagon tours are available daily. Prices start at $3 per person. No reservations.

When is peak bloom?

From mid-June to mid-July, 123 Farm's lavender is in full bloom. Although the fields remain purple throughout July, we continually harvest the lavender as a working farm. Our farm uses the harvested lavender to create our beauty products and food items.


Lavender Bloom Report - Current photo of lavender fields as of June 12, 2023

LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Things to do

DISTILLATION DEMONSTRATION
Daily 6 pm
Join our farmer for a demonstration on distilling lavender to extract essential oils. The talk will cover the organic practices of our farm and discuss about our future plans. The demonstration lasts about 30-45 minutes.
guided tractor tours
Friday to Sunday 6-10 pm
Monday to Thursday 7-9 pm
Take a ride through the lavender fields and visit the magnificent 1000-year-old oak tree and return back. During the tour, your friendly guide will share the rich history of the ranch. This tractor tour lasts for approximately 10-15 minutes and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis with no prior reservations taken. Tours are $5 for adults (18-64 years old), $4 for seniors (65+ years old), $3 for children (4-17 years old) and free for kids under 3 years old. Members ride tours for free.*
*VIP cardholder + 1 guests rides for free. Blue cardholder only rides free. Family 2 cardholders + 4 children ride free.
sourdough bread hall
Daily 5-10 pm
Purchase organic sourdough bread made using ancient grains (milled fresh daily) using a natural starter (no yeast). Different types of breads may be available on the weekends. Starter available to purchase with instructions on making your own sourdough bread at home. Sample infused olive oils, organic vinegars and infused honeys. Lavender cheese available for purchase.
sourdough NOODLES EATERY
Daily 5-10 pm
Indulge in organic sourdough noodles made with ancient grains at 123 Noodle's booth located in the main lobby. Taste sourdough ramen noodles, pesto, sourdough garlic bread or grilled cheese. The menu items are crafted with care to bring you a healthy and satisfying dining experience. Open daily 5-10 pm.
TEA ROOM
Daily 5-10 pm
Sample lavender-infused teas from 123 Farm and regenerative green teas from Wild Orchard. Purchase sweets made out of tea such as Lavender Earl Grey Ice Cream and our popular iced Lavender Latte! Located in the main lobby.
lavender wands
Available beginning June 17 (weekends only)
Create your own lavender wand to gift to a friend or to decorate your home with! Each participant will make their own lavender wand to take home using the lavender that was freshly harvested from 123 Farm. Available beginning June 18. $15 per DIY wand. Admission does not include wand class. Class and admission must be purchase separately. PURCHASE HERE
WINERY TOUR
Saturday & Sunday 6:30 pm
Join us for a delightful mini winery tour, where you can discover the story behind our grape vines and our vision for the future of Black Bench Winery. Our farmer will tell you about how we planted our vines and also about the grape varieties we cultivate. The tour concludes with a tasting of our very own Black Bench Rose. Come and experience the passion and craft that go into every bottle of our wine! The tour is free. Please meet on the brick patio next to the Master Gardeners and restroom.
Indigenous GARDEN TOUR
Saturday & Sunday 7 pm
The Master Gardeners guide you through our Indigenous Garden which showcases native culture and the edible and medicinal plants that grow wild in our area and were historically used by our local tribes. The tours take place on Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm. Please meet at the Master Gardeners booth. Free. Begins Memorial Day weekend.

Lavender Food & Drinks

The main food court is located outdoors near the lavender fields and offers various lavender-inspired food and drinks from 5-10 pm. There is no indoor restaurant dining on site.

June
Winery Tour & Tasting

Although we have a free winery tour and wine tasting on the weekends, we invite you to take part in an extended walking tour of our vineyard to discover the secrets behind our Rose de Grenache. Fee includes an organic sourdough tartine paired with a glass of Rose de Grenache. Thursdays in June at 6:30 pm. $25 per person.

COMING SOON

123 Noodles
Eatery

Unique handmade noodles made by fermentation using sourdough and organic grains. Not only delicious, but healthy for you too! Come to the noodle bar located in the Sourdough Bread Hall (main lobby building).

Sourdough Noodles Tapas
Spicy Garlic Chicken $12
Cold Sesame $9
Tuscan Pesto Pasta $11

Bread & Some
Honey Grilled Cheese $8
Tuscan Garlic Bread $6

Festival Map

The Lavender Festival takes place on the grounds of 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch and Inn. Most activities and food areas are located outdoors, with a few indoor spaces for shopping and food items (tea room, sourdough bread). Please read the description to the areas below.

1. Admissions

2. Sourdough Bread Hall (Sourdough Noodles Booth), Lavender Tea Room, Black Bench Wines & Information Desk
Come pick up a fresh loaf of sourdough bread from the Bread Hall, enjoy a bowl or sourdough ramen or pesto, sample refreshing teas in our Tea Room, or sip on our very own organic rosé wine. Upgrade your visit to an annual membership at the Information Desk.

3. The Organic Galleries
Shop a parade of nine shops, each themed around elements of our farm. Featuring a market, 123 Farm merch shop, stationery, soft serve lavender ice cream (open Friday-Sunday), candles and more! Taste lavender churros from the Sweet Barn or lavender goodies from the cafe.

4. Friends of 123 Farm (Cottage Rooms)
Permanent vendors housed in our cottage rooms offering handmade and unique gifts. Vendors are in attendance at their own discretion and might not be open every day.

5. 123 Farm Beauty Shop
Featuring lavender soaps and lotions, face mists, bath bombs and beauty oils. Shop for goods made using lavender from our farm. Located in our historic Spanish Courtyard building.

6. Lavender Pallet Maze

7. Lavender Fields
Stroll through a sea of organic lavender. Our lavender fields are located in two separate areas.

8. South Gate Parking

9. South Gate Admission
Enter here! As of June 1, all entrance to the Lavender Festival is via the South Gate entrance. Parking is limited and may sell out on busier weekends. If sold out, guests are welcome to park across the street for free (please do not park in the neighborhood though).

10. Master Gardeners & Indigenous Garden Tour
The UC Master Gardener Program is a public service and outreach program under the University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources. These experts can help you get started growing your very own lavender or troubleshoot any gardening issues you may have.

10. (continued)...Indigenous Garden Tour
Join us on this fascinating tour where Master Gardeners guide you through our Indigenous Garden which showcases native culture and the edible and medicinal plants that grow wild in our area and were historically used by our local tribes. The tours take place on Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm. Please meet beside the Master Gardeners booth, in front of the mobile restrooms. Free.

11. Food Court, Lavender Bar & Sourdough Pizza
Taste various lavender-infused dishes, lavender lemonade, desserts & lavender ice cream. Our signature lavender margarita, lavender whisky sour and other cocktails are available from the Lavender Bar. View the 'Menu' section for more details.

12. The Blacksmith Shop
Our historic blacksmith has been converted into a farm shop offering 123 Farm logo hats and t-shirts, culinary and beauty products made using lavender from our farm and more.

13. General Parking

14. Live Music
Enjoy live music on the festival lawn nightly from 6:30-9:00 pm (including intermission, some musicians play without intermission until 8:30 pm).

15. Tractor-Pulled Wagon Tours
Embark on a guided tractor-pulled wagon tour of the lavender fields and 1000-year-old oak tree. Learn about the history of the ranch and other interesting facts. The tour operates Friday to Sunday from 6-10 pm, and Monday to Thursday from 7-9 pm. Prices range from $3-$5 (members ride free). Please come to the booth for more details.

16. Sample Lavender Garden
View over 100 different varieties of lavender growing in our sample garden.

17. Distillation Demonstration
Watch as one of our farmers demonstrates our method of distilling lavender to extract essential oils. Distillation demonstrations every day at 6 pm. Demonstrations last about 20 minutes.

18. Flower Market
Various types of lavender plants for sale (propagated from our lavender). Culinary and beauty products made from our lavender and other florally-inspired gifts.

19. 1000-year-old Oak Tree

Frequently Asked Questions

admission
Can I purchase tickets at the door? How much are tickets?

Yes, tickets are available at the door, but are $5 higher than the online price.

Ticket prices vary by day. Click on the ticket link at the top of the page and select your desired date to see the price. There are no refunds for tickets. The event takes place even if it rains. In the event of severe high winds, the event will be canceled. Please check our Instagram page (@123farmorganics) prior to your visit.

Members do not require reservations. All membership levels can arrive on any day and time they wish.

TICKET CHANGE
How do I make changes to my online ticket?

If you purchased your ticket online, you can change the date you would like to attend on your own. Please click this link to learn how.

PHOTOSHOOT
Can I come in the morning to take photos?

To avoid the heat and to make it a more pleasant experience for our guests, we have changed the Lavender Festival hours in 2023 to 5-10 pm. If you would like to enjoy the festival outside of festival hours you are welcome to purchase a photoshoot time slot.

Photoshoots are available from 11 am to 4 pm in 2 hour increments. $150 per two hours on select days. The photoshoot does not allow for exclusive use of the grounds (other photoshoots may also be scheduled during your time). Prices start at $500 for a private photoshoot booking (2 hour slot).

Sunset photos are available on days the Lavender Festival is not open (i.e. Tuesdays) for $500 (2 hour time limit).

rules
What are the rules to observe while attending the event?

No picnicking.

No outside alcohol or beverages (water flasks/bottles are ok). If you would like to bring in your own bottle of wine, a $35 corkage fee will apply (please come to the Front Desk to make payment).

No smoking or vaping anywhere on the property.

No natural features may be removed from our property, including rocks, pine cones, wood, flowers, etc.

Please do not pick any fruits from our trees or plants from our gardens, including lavender.

Parking is $10 per vehicle.

Student and Senior ticket holders will be asked to verify age with ID at admissions.

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.No drones allowed.

No animals are allowed onsite except for service animals as defined byADA

Golf carts will not be allowed on any walking paths and must park at the parking lot (parking fee still applied to golf carts, carts are parked at your own risk).The farm (Highland Springs Ranch and Inn) is not liable for any damage or stolen vehicles including golf carts.

Please keep in mind that we are a working farm, which means that the terrain will vary from gravel to dirt paths so the use of certain walking aids may be difficult.

Be aware of the nature that may be present including snakes, bears, coyotes and other wildlife.

Hiking on our trails is not allowed during the festival.  

hotel
Do you rent your hotel rooms overnight?

At this time we are not offering any of our hotel rooms to the public. We have no immediate plans to open the hotel portion of the ranch.

ticket discounts
Do you give group discounts?
Do you give discounts to Plein Air Artists?

Yes, a 5% discount is available for groups of 20 people or more. Group tickets need to be pre-paid and purchased in advance. Physical tickets will be mailed to you. Please allow 5-7 business days for group tickets to be processed and received. To purchase group tickets please call 951-845-1151. Please note group tickets does not include parking.

Discounted tickets are available for Plein Air artists. Please contact 951-845-1151 for more information. Artists will need to follow the parking rules and park in designated areas.

visiting
Can I visit the lavender farm outside of the Lavender Festival?

Visitors are welcome to visit our farm when it is open to the public. We have several festivals throughout the year. The farm is closed to the public when there are no festivals or events running. Click here to see our upcoming festivals.

pets
What is your pet policy?

We value all our guests with disabilities and we welcome service animals on our farm. Due to our property being certified organic and our philosophy to adhere and honor those rules, no pets other than ADA trained and harnessed service animals are allowed on the grounds. Service animals are as defined by ADA. As a working farm we have guardian dogs roaming the grounds. The dogs are friendly to people but are NOT friendly to outside animals.

parking
Is parking free? Where do we park?

Parking is $10 per vehicle ($15 for oversized vehicles). There will be parking attendants that will show you where to park. Street parking is allowed across the street from the farm, but not permitted in neighborhoods. There is no parking for buses on property. Buses must park on the street on Cherry Valley Blvd. There is no preferred parking option for the Lavender Festival. Golf carts must also pay for parking. The farm is not responsible for any damages or property stolen to your vehicles. Parking on our property means you consent to all rules presented on this website.

visiting
Are the grounds wheelchair accessible?

The event is held outdoors on a grassy area with gravel paths and the fields are part of our working farm. As such there are some areas that will be inaccessible to guests in wheelchairs.

visiting
In case of rain what will be open or closed?

The Lavender Festival takes place rain or shine. No refunds will be given due to rain. You may change your online ticket date for free the night before your reserved date (11:59 pm deadline).

visiting
When does your lavender bloom?

The lavender varieties grown at 123 Farm are Provence (50%), Vera (40%) and Munstead (10%). The Provence and Vera typically begin to bloom in mid-June through mid-July. The Munstead usually begins to bloom near the end of May. Certain lavender varieties in our sample lavender garden begin to bloom in May. As a working lavender farm we harvest our lavender on an ongoing basis.

Sheep Shearing Festival

March 30-31,  2024

Get a close-up view of how our sheep are shorn and how we process our wool. Guests can learn about natural dyes, how to wash wool, and visit our farm to feed our organic sheep.

Saturdays & Sundays only
10am-4pm

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Christmas Nights

November 7-December 23, 2024

Enjoy festive food and drinks, while walking through our Christmas village and taking in over 1,000,000 holiday lights around our farm! Shop at the 12 Days of Christmas and take photos with Santa (on select days). Open 5-10 pm.

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Lavender Nights

August 22-October 27, 2024

Join us outdoors with food from the grill, lavender cocktails, live music (on select days), marketplace shopping and a display of over half a million lights.

Wednesdays-Mondays
5-10 pm

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Shop Online!

The products at 123 Farm are made primarily using organic ingredients from our farm. We hand harvest and distill our own lavender essential oil in the summer, and press oil from our century-old olive groves in the fall. We practice bee guardianship and sustainably harvest honey and beeswax from our own hives. Our products are made in small batches.