Hill Country Lavender will be open for free tours during the Blanco Lavender Festival, which is June 7-9, 2024. 101HighlandLakes.com photo

Follow your nose to Blanco on June 7-9 for one of the sweetest summer events: the 2024 Lavender Festival, which celebrates the ancient plant that grew roots in the Texas Hill Country.

The festival is open from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Most activities are centered around the old Blanco County Courthouse, 300 Main St. in Blanco, including the Lavender Market, which features a variety of plant-based products, Texas-made foods and beverages, and crafts.

Enjoy live music at nearby Bindseil Park on Pecan Street. The lineup includes:




You can also visit the state’s first commercial lavender farm, Hill Country Lavender, 8241 FM 165, and see how the plant put Blanco County on the map.

Admission to the festival and the farm are free. Festival parking is recommended at Blanco High School, 1215 Fourth St. A shuttle will take visitors from the parking lot to the market. Another will run to and from the farm. Round trips are $10. Parking at the farm is $5. No pets are allowed on the festival grounds.

For more information, visit the Blanco Lavender Festival website. The event is sponsored by the Blanco Chamber of Commerce.