123 FARM

Sheep Shearing
Festival

March 30-31, 2024

Free Admission with Paid Parking
*In case of rain the Sheep Shearing Festival will be canceled. Tickets can be used towards the following weekend or any future festival.

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.

Free Admission with Paid Parking
Parking starts at $12 per vehicle*
*If parking off-site, admission will be charged
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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 walk through our maesil trees.

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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.

sheep shearing festival

Things to do 2024 schedule will be updated soon.

Sheep shearing
Daily time TBD
graciano hernandez
Watch as Graciano shears sheep from their warm winter woolies. Demonstrations from 10 am to 2 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.
TRACTOR TOUR
Daily time TBD
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. Free for members*. Adult/Seniors $5. Children under 12 years old $3, toddlers 2 and under are free. Pay for tickets at the wagon rides (no reservations).
*VIP members can bring a guest on the ride for free. Blue members can ride for free (no additional free guests). Family members (2 members, 4 children) can ride for free. To upgrade to a membership please visit the Information Booth located at section H.
sheep dog herding demo
Date & Time TBD
BY DANA (3/25-3/26) AND GAIL (4/1-4/2)
Watch a demonstration on how sheep dog herding works. See how the dog reacts to certain sound cues to perform herding duties. Free. Herding demonstration locations vary on each weekend.
March 25-26. Sheep herding will take place in the sheep shearing pen (section G on the map below).
April 1-2. Sheep herding will take place on the farm near the 1000-year-old oak tree (section N on the map below). Please be prepared to walk on uneven ground for 10-15 minutes to get to this location.
SHEEP FEEDING
Time TBD
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 H on the map below) for a time slot. Reservations are free but limited in availability.
petting zoo
All Day
free
Pet all sorts of baby farm animals in our petting zoo. The petting zoo is free but guests are asked to be gentle to the animals and asked not to hold them. Located next to the sheep shearing pen.
SCAVENGER HUNT
All Day
Game Boards available at the front desk
Get your game board from the Information Desk located in the main lobby (section H 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.

Crafts

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

NEEDLE FELTING SHEEP
$25
Come and learn the art of needle felting! Felt your very own little sheep to take home with you!
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DREAM CATCHER MAKING
$12
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.
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Needlefelting Art
$25
Led by Castle of Costa Mesa, join Jzin Teng as she teaches  the art of needle felting. You will be surprised and full of joy with what you create.
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Indigo Tote Dyeing
$15
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.
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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.

H. Sourdough Bread Hall
Discover our assortment of organic olives from cured to marinated to olive oil. Explore culinary offerings from 123 Farm, and more!

Information Desk (Lost & Found)
Visit the front desk to check in for workshops, sign up for an annual membership, shop at our lavender gift shop, or ask any questions you may have.

Eatery and Dining Hall
Our farm's culinary team has crafted a diverse menu featuring various ways to savor lamb-themed dishes. Discover a table indoors at the Dining Hall to relish your meal.

Black Bench Wine Bar
Indulge in the flavors of California and other New World regions with our selection of organic wines and beers, alongside our signature lavender cocktails.

Sourdough Donuts
Treat yourself to warm mini donuts made with organic sourdough by 123Dough.

B. PREFERRED PARKING

C. Friends of 123 Farm (Vendors)
Discover a variety of unique gifts from local vendors, featuring artisanal foods, cozy apparel, natural skincare, sweet treats, and more.

D. 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. Free.

E. 123DOUGH CASA DE LAS TAPAS
Experience delicious sourdough paninis and organic Old World Wines in our historic Spanish Courtyard—the oldest standing building on our property!

F. SHEEP MAZE

G. SHEEP SHEARING & PETTING ZOO
Watch the sheep shearer free the sheep from their warm winter woolies. Sheep shearing demonstration from 10 am - 2 pm. Enjoy the free petting zoo next to the sheep shearing pen.

I. ORGANIC GALLERIES
Explore a delightful array of farm boutiques featuring Highland Provisions, 123 Farm merchandise, candles, and more! Treat yourself to lavender soft serve ice cream or sourdough churros for a unique experience.

J. 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. $5 for unlimited rides at the bounce house. Age and weight restrictions may apply.

K. TRACTOR-PULLED WAGON RIDE
Take a ride aboard an antique tractor-pulled wagon to the 1000-year old oak tree and back. The ride lasts about 15 minutes. Free for members*. Adult/Seniors $5. Children under 12 years old $3, toddlers 2 and under are free. Pay for tickets at the wagon rides (no reservations). Tours operate from 12pm-3pm
*VIP members can bring a guest on the ride for free. Blue members can ride for free (no additional free guests). Family members (2 members, 4 children) can ride for free. To upgrade to a membership please visit the Information Booth located at section H.

L. THE BLACKSMITH SHOP
Visit our charming shop, once a blacksmith's forge, where you can peruse and purchase a variety of items including 123 Farm logo hats and hoodies. Explore culinary treats made with lavender from our farm, such as syrup, dressings, lavender-infused tea, coffee, and much more.

M. GENERAL PARKING

N. 1000-YEAR-OLD OAK TREE

Frequently Asked Questions

admission
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 $4 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.

groups
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.

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.

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.
5-10pm

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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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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.