123 FARM

Sheep Shearing

April 6-7, 2024

Free Admission with Paid Parking

10 AM TO 4 PM

Festival Highlights

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.

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.).

Free Admission with Paid Parking
Parking starts at $12 per vehicle*
*If parking off-site, admission will be charged

Wool Crafts

Sign up for various related classes on making your own felted animal, marcame keychain and more!

Natural Dyes

See how natural dyes are made using leaves, herbs and other organic materials from our farm.

Farm Tours

Join us for an enriching experience exploring different parts of our property including a vineyard tour and a walking farm tour.

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About the Sheep Shearer

Graciano Hernandez founded Legacy Shearing by following his family trade and learning how to shear sheep as a child that was a trade passed on from his father Johnnie Hernandez. Graciano is the fourth generation shearer in his family and intends to keep the family legacy, by teaching his children his families tradition, while presenting hard work and dedication.

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Things to do

Sheep shearing
Daily time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
graciano hernandez
Watch as Graciano shears sheep from their warm winter woolies. Demonstrations from 10 am to 4 pm. Feel free to ask questions and listen to his commentary as he shears the sheep. Please note: although the process might look rough at certain instances, the sheep are not hurt in the shearing process.
Daily time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
123 farm tour guide
Take a ride aboard an antique tractor-pulled wagon to the 1000-year old oak tree and back. The ride lasts about 15 minutes. Adult/Seniors $5. Children under 12 years old $3, toddlers 2 and under are free. Pay for tickets at the wagon rides (no reservations). Members get $1 discount off listed prices. Tour runs from 11 am-4 pm.
sheep dog herding demo
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 am & 2:30 pm
Watch a demonstration on how sheep dog herding works. See how the dog reacts to certain sound cues to perform herding duties. Free. Sheep herding will take place in the sheep shearing pen (section 14 on the map below).
Time 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
free but sign up required
Meet our sheep and feed them leaves from olive branches. Learn how we care for our sheep organically. Make sure to sign up in person at the Information Desk located in the main lobby (section 9 on the map below) for a time slot. Reservations are free but limited in availability.
worm farm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Visit our Worm Farm and see these little wrigglers at work and learn how you can use red worms to set up your own cold compost using waste that you have at home.
Meet outside the lobby. No pre-registration required.
Highland Springs Ranch and Inn History Tour
Saturday at 1:00 pm
Get an in depth view of the  rich and unique history of our property with Scott Hamre. 35 minutes.
Meet outside the Lobby. No pre-registration required.
All Day
Game Boards available at the front desk
Get your game board from the Information Desk located in the main lobby (section 9 on the map below) and solve the puzzle with clues hidden around the property. Free to play. Candy prize available.

123 Farm Eatery

Located in the Main Lobby, try various menu items made fresh in-house.


Hands-on classes on using yarn or wool to make your own piece of art, felted animal, dreamcatchers and more!

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Craft Classes

Come and learn the art of needle felting! Felt different designs to take home with you!
Come and learn the art of weaving a dreamcatcher. It is a Native American tradition used to rid bad dreams and let the good ones shine through.
Indigo Tote Dyeing
The original indigo tie-dye technique dates back around 1,500 years. Originally dyed by hand using natural dyes made from fermented indigo plants, dye your own tote bag to take home.
kids crafts
Prices vary
Stop by the kids crafts booth for activities designed for the younger ones. From sock puppets to yarn pompoms, kids can take their creations home.

Festival Map

Centered around the Organic Galleries, 123 Farm's Sheep Shearing Festival offers a limited number of sheep and wool related activities including various crafts, hands-on experiences in wool processing and lamb-themed dishes from the Eatery.

1. Admission

2. Lavender Fields
Visit us in June or July to see the beautiful lavender fields in bloom.

3. Olive Grove Photo Opp
Take a photo on a vintage sofa located in our century-old olive groves.

4. Tea House
Visit our tea house featuring Wild Orchard Regenerative Teas and 123 Farm Teas. Enjoy scrumptious tea infused desserts accompanied by specialty tea blends. Experience the harmonious balance of flavors through our tea and food pairing.

5. 1000-year-old Oak Tree

6. Sourdough Pizza, Lavender Bar + Live Music
Taste our organic sourdough pizzas, fermented for over 30 hours. Don't miss our popular Fig and Lavender Goat Cheese pizza, and try 123Dough's unique NY-style ancient grain pizzas. Enjoy organic lavender cocktails and our exclusive lavender-infused beer. Join us for live music from 12-3pm.

7. The Blacksmith
ShopOur historic blacksmith shop has been transformed into a charming farm store, where you can find an array of items including 123 Farm logo hats and t-shirts, along with a variety of culinary and beauty products crafted from our farm's lavender, among other unique finds.

8. Tractor Pulled Wagon Tours
Take a ride aboard an antique tractor-pulled wagon to the 1000-year old oak tree and back. The ride lasts about 15 minutes. Adult/Seniors $5. Children under 12 years old $3, toddlers 2 and under are free. Pay for tickets at the wagon rides (no reservations). Members get $1 discount off listed prices. Tour runs from 11 am-4 pm.

9. Sourdough Bread Hall, Black Bench Wine Bar + Front Desk
Discover the Eatery's lamb-inspired menu, pair your meal with organic Californian wines and lavender-infused cocktails from Black Bench wine bar, and savor organic ancient grain sourdough from the Bread Hall. Make sure to sign up for sheep feeding or upgrading to membership at the Front Desk.

10. The Organic Galleries
Discover nine themed shops featuring our farm's produce, from a provisions market and 123 Farm merchandise to stationery and candles. Enjoy lavender churros and lavender soft serve ice cream.

11. Crafts & Bouncy House
From needle felting to kids crafts try different types of wool-related crafts. Free wool weaving and other types of demonstrations are available. A bouncy house for young kids is available.

12. Friends of 123 Farm (Vendors)
Discover artisanal and unique gifts in our cottage rooms, where vendors showcase their handmade creations.

13. Casa de las Tapas by 123Dough
Savor organic old-world wines in the historic setting of our Spanish Courtyard dining room.

Wool Washing & Natural Dyes Station
Experience hands-on the different stages of wool processing from washing and drying fleece to carding. Dye your own strand of wool using natural dyes.

14. Sheep Shearing & Sheep Maze
Watch the sheep shearer free the sheep from their warm winter woolies. Sheep shearing demonstration from 10 am - 4 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are tickets?

Admission to the Sheep Shearing Festival is FREE with paid parking.

Online Parking Fee:
$12 (vehicle with 1-8 passengers)
Please check ticket page for all pricing.

*Parking on the day of the event is $3 higher at the door. We recommend that you purchase your tickets online.

If you choose to park on the street you will be charged admission ($10 person 6 years old or older).

If you pay for parking on-site, you DO NOT need to pay for admission.

refund policy
What is your refund policy?

There are no refunds given for any tickets, workshops, classes or parking paid on-line. In the event of inclement weather and the festival is canceled you will be issued credit towards any future festival on our property. Credits expire one year from issue date.

Can I bring a tour group or a school group?

You are welcome to bring groups. No admission is charged if you park on-site.

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.

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.

Open select days.
5-10 pm

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Lavender Festival

May 3-July 21, 2024

Join us as we celebrate the blooming of our organic lavender. Stroll through 20 acres of lavender, taste lavender-infused food, drinks and desserts. Shop our lavender-themed marketplace and ride a wagon tour of the grounds.

Open select days.

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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.

5-10 pm

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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.