Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
P.O. Box 1643
Ojai, CA  93023

(805) 689-9164
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   A gathering of more than 90 vendors beneath the oaks to tempt you with flowers and herbs, gourmet specialties, jewelry, apparel and more, including all-day lavender oil distillation. Presentations, music, shopping and more!
    This year's winning Ojai Valley Lavender Art Contest Winner is Jennifer Banks! visit the official website of the festival to view her artwork that is the theme of this year's festival poster.
    Come see, this June 26th, why we grow Lavender here in Ojai! Bask in the aromatic scent lavender while you listen to music and browse our sought after vendors offering all thigs lavender and much much more! See you at the festival!
Mission:
    The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, to broaden public awareness and to educate potential growers/farmers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley's Mediterra
Other Community Commitments:
    education and conservation


 
Location Type:
    Parks
Languages Spoken:
    English,  
General Business Classification:
    Nonprofit Organizations - Misc.
    Categories:
    Arenas & Pavilions
    City/Regional Festival
    Environment Organizations
    Gifts & Novelties
    Musicians/Bands - Misc.

Legal Entity:
    Non-Profit
Indoor/Outdoor:
    Outdoor Location
Handicapped Accessible?
    Yes
Smoking?
    NOT Permitted
Cell Phones & Pagers?
    Permitted
Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Permitted
Pets Allowed?
    Some restrictions
Gift Certificates?
    Available for Sale
Classes Offered?
    Yes.

www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org
 Recent Buzzes!!
6/27/14 - 11th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival -- 6/28
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A celebration of all things lavender, the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival has become an anticipated summer event since its inception in 2004 and now brings over 5,000 visitors to Ojai every year. Artisan jewelry, crafts, lavender scented soaps, and more will be on display, along with guest speakers, demonstrations, and musicians.
The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, broaden public awareness, educate potential growers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.
Presented by ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Venue ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival-Libbey Park  Website
6/23/14 - Save the Date! 11th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival -- 6/28
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A celebration of all things lavender, the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival has become an anticipated summer event since its inception in 2004 and now brings over 5,000 visitors to Ojai every year. Artisan jewelry, crafts, lavender scented soaps, and more will be on display, along with guest speakers, demonstrations, and musicians.
The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, broaden public awareness, educate potential growers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.
Presented by ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Venue ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival-Libbey Park  Website
6/28/13 - 10th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival this Saturday!
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A celebration of all things lavender, the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival has become an anticipated summer event since its inception in 2004 and now brings over 5,000 visitors to Ojai every year. Artisan jewelry, crafts, lavender scented soaps, and more will be on display, along with guest speakers, demonstrations, and musicians.
The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, broaden public awareness, educate potential growers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.
Presented by ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Venue ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival-Libbey Park  Website
6/24/13 - Save the Date! 10th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival -- 6/29
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A celebration of all things lavender, the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival has become an anticipated summer event since its inception in 2004 and now brings over 5,000 visitors to Ojai every year. Artisan jewelry, crafts, lavender scented soaps, and more will be on display, along with guest speakers, demonstrations, and musicians.
The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, broaden public awareness, educate potential growers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.
Presented by ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Venue ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival-Libbey Park  Website
6/15/13 - Save the Date! 10th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival -- 6/29
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A celebration of all things lavender, the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival has become an anticipated summer event since its inception in 2004 and now brings over 5,000 visitors to Ojai every year. Artisan jewelry, crafts, lavender scented soaps, and more will be on display, along with guest speakers, demonstrations, and musicians.
The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, broaden public awareness, educate potential growers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.
Presented by ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Venue ... Ojai Valley Lavender Festival-Libbey Park  Website
5/29/13 - Save the Date! 10th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival -- 6/29
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10th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Saturday, June 29th 2013 10am-5pm Libbey Park, Ojai CA. Free admission A celebration of all things lavender, the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival has become an anticipated summer event since its inception in 2004 and now brings over 5,000 visitors to Ojai every year. Artisan jewelry, crafts, lavender scented soaps, and more will be on display, along with guest speakers, demonstrations, and musicians. 2013 marks our 10th anniversary. We look back on past festivals filled with sweet images and beautiful memories. We anticipate the celebration of our 10th with plans for the most memorable festival of all. Save the date & tell your friends!   Website
2/28/13 - The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Presents Living With Lavender -- March 3
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The class invites all to learn more about the many beautiful and practical uses of this edible and aromatic herb.
Venue: Dudley House.  Email   Website
6/22/12 - Save the Date! -- Ojai Valley Lavender Festival -- June 23
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And for a day packed with the magic of lavender, mark the calendar for the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival to be held on Saturday, June 23rd in Ojai’s Libbey Park. There’ll be more than 100 vendors boasting lavender products and Mediterranean-inspired merchandise, speakers to stimulate and educate your passion for lavender and music to put you in a festive summer mood
Venue: Ojai Valley Lavender Festival-Libbey Park.  Website
5/15/12 - Save the Date! -- U-Pick lavender @ New Oak Ranch -- June 16
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The lavender season is rapidly approaching and New Oak Ranch, Ventura County’s favorite destination for lavender lovers will once again be open on weekends for U-Pick lavender. Beginning Saturday, June 16th and continuing through the end of July, owners Bill and Karen Evenden will welcome visitors on weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Fields filled with long, graceful rows of aromatic lavender traditionally evoke romantic thoughts of distant European destinations…glorious Provence, Tuscan hill towns, even the islands off the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. But now visitors enthusiastically add Ojai, California to the list.
Touted for its beauty, aroma and healing properties, lavender has been cherished for centuries and in recent years, it has become an even more popular choice with gardeners thanks to its draught tolerant attributes. And creative cooks around the world are discovering its interesting and pleasing flavor when used in their favorite recipes.
Visitors to New Oak Ranch, located in the scenic Upper Ojai Valley are invited to wander the seemingly endless rows of gracefully curving lavender, clip an aromatic bundle (clippers are provided), snap a photo, purchase lavender products and enjoy their lunch under a sprawling walnut tree. And if the timing is right, they might even find the still in operation - a chance to observe and learn how the intensely aromatic and highly valued essential oil is extracted from the plant. In addition to lavender, New Oak Ranch produces Ojai Pixie tangerines and outstanding extra virgin olive oil created from the properties’ 1400 olive trees. No doubt, the crops and landscape create a definitely Mediterranean atmosphere. Visit the Ranch and slow down, experience the country air. But please, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.
Venue: New Oak Ranch.  Website
11/9/11 - 2012 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival to feature artwork "The Ojai Story" by artist Sam Hamann
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An artists' reception was held on November 2nd at the Ojai Café Emporium, showcasing entrants of Lavender + Ojai, the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival's ninth annual art contest. Festival President Cindy Mullins announced this year's winner to a standing-room-only crowd at the Ojai Café Emporium's gallery space (108 South Montgomery Street, Ojai, CA). The 2012 Lavender Festival (Saturday, June 23, 2012) will showcase "The Ojai Story" by artist Sam Hamann on the festival's posters, advertising, and other promotional materials. The prose contained within Sam Hamann's graphic arts composition impressed and moved the jurors; the impact on both eye and mind led to its selection as the official festival artwork for the 2012 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival. Kirk Lowry's stunning untitled work, in acrylic resin, took 2nd place. Honorable Mentions went to Marsha Braun for "New Oak Ranch" (acrylic on canvas), Patricia Cluche for "Ojai Topas in Lavender (oil) and Kathy Hartley for "Depth of Lavender" (photograph). Diana Hatcher's untitled photograph was selected to be the backdrop for the OVLF website. Judges commented that the iconic composition "reflected Ojai and the Lavender Festival without a sprig of lavender anywhere in sight". Lavender + Ojai will remain on display at Café Emporium until Wednesday, November 30th. Many of the submitted entries will be displayed and available for sale in the Festival's Art Pavilion on Saturday, June 23, 2012. For more information about the 2012 Festival including speakers, vendors and directions, visit the Festival website at www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org or friend us on Facebook. Contact us by e-mail at info@ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org or by mail at PO Box 1643, Ojai, CA 93024. Be sure to mark your calendars now for a weekend affair that offers lavender gifts, plants, food, music and speakers, demonstrations and much more.   Email   Website
10/26/11 - "Lavender + Ojai" Art Contest: Entry Deadline November 1st --
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"Lavender + Ojai" will be the winning equation for this year's Ojai Valley Lavender Festival art contest. ----- Entries are to be two-dimensional artwork celebrating lavender and the Ojai Valley, and will be judged on originality, innovation, and artistic merit. Mixed media art, including mosaic, fabric and collage, are encouraged. Artists may submit up to two ready-to-hang works of art for consideration on November 1st between 10 am & 3 pm. ----- Ojai's Café Emporium (108 S. Montgomery St., Ojai) will display entries throughout November, with an Artists' Reception to be held on Weds, November 2nd, 7 - 9 pm at the Café Emporium gallery space. ----- The 2012 Festival will begin Saturday, June 23, 2012, will showcase the winning art on the festival's posters, advertising, the 2012 lavender cookbook and other promotional materials. The winning artist retains ownership of the artwork and receives a complimentary booth at the festival, which attracts over 5,000 visitors. All other entries can be displayed and sold in the Art Pavilion that day. The 2012 Lavender Festival is expanding to a two-day format due to overwhelming requests for expanded lavender-themed activities. Final class and presentation schedule will be announced in the spring, and will include lavender themed cooking, art and garden classes. ----- Venue: Ojai Valley Lavender Festival.  Email   Website
6/21/11 - Experience over 200 varieties of Lavenders' at the Ojai Lavender Festival Saturday
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Come to the Ojai Lavender Festival in Libbey Park and experience over 200 varieties of Lavenders'. See how useful they are from making a bouquet to uses as medicine. Listen to speakers and hear musicians play, always something fun to do! ----- A truly Mediterranean experience in beautiful Ojai, California. The scent of lavender will guide you to this annual Ojai event where you can shop the marketplace for a wide range of Mediterranean products, attend lectures and to learn how to grow and use lavender and simply surround yourself with fellow lavender ethusiasts ----- Jennifer Vasich, author of "The Lavender Gourmet" Cookbook will be a guest speaker. Plan NOW to attend June 25th - Invite your family, friends, organization, club, church group... Plan a girls day out or weekend away in beautiful Ojai! ----- The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, to broaden public awareness and to educate potential growers/farmers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.   Website
6/16/11 - Take your Dad to U-Pick Lavender Ranch, begins the weekend of June 18th!
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Come to the Ojai Lavender Festival in Libbey Park and experience over 200 varieties of Lavenders'. See how useful they are from making a bouquet to uses as medicine. Listen to speakers and hear musicians play, always something fun to do! ----- A truly Mediterranean experience in beautiful Ojai, California. The scent of lavender will guide you to this annual Ojai event where you can shop the marketplace for a wide range of Mediterranean products, attend lectures and to learn how to grow and use lavender and simply surround yourself with fellow lavender ethusiasts ----- Jennifer Vasich, author of "The Lavender Gourmet" Cookbook will be a guest speaker. Plan NOW to attend June 25th - Invite your family, friends, organization, club, church group... Plan a girls day out or weekend away in beautiful Ojai! ----- The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, to broaden public awareness and to educate potential growers/farmers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination.   Website
5/28/11 - Ojai Valley Lavender Festival June 25th 2011– 10 am to 5 pm
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The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, to broaden public awareness and to educate potential growers/farmers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination. 2011 marks our eighth year as a festival. The overwhelming success of this event energizes and amazes even those who work so hard to make it the attraction it has become.  Website
6/14/10 - Ojai Valley Lavender Festival June 26th 2010
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Saturday, June 26, 2010 10am - 5pm FREE admission Imagine enjoying an ice cold lavender infused lemonade... Strolling through a tree lined Mediterranean Marketplace brimming with lavender plants, oils, lotions and more... You are Cordially Invited & Enthusiastically Encouraged to Join in the Fun... There will be artisans offering handcrafted jewelry, apparel and accessories -unique artwork, woodworking, one of a kind glass beads, ceramics and metal sculpture... Sway to the soft melodies of festival musicians... Learn from informative and engaging experts in the world of lavender... Don't miss the more than 90 vendors, entertainers and presenters that are sure to make it a day to remember! Invite your friends and family... See you at the festival!   Email   Website
4/26/10 - The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Art Contest WINNER announced!
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The winning artist of the 2010 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is Jennifer Banks! visit www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org to see her wonderful depiction of the 2010 Lavender Festival. See you at the festival Saturday, June 26th at Libbey Park in Ojai!!  Website
2/20/10 - The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Art Contest Deadline -March 8th
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The deadline for the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival art contest is coming soon! You still have time to submit your best work conceptualizing what the lavender festival has come to represent in the Ojai Valley. This annual festival, featuring all things lavender, draws thousands of guests to the Ojai Valley each year. The winning entry will be the featured work of art representing the 2010 Festival. Log onto www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org or contact writesource4you@yahoo.com for more info. Ownership of the artwork will be retained by the original artist who will also receive a booth during the festival at no cost. All submissions will be on display for a limited time at The Lavender Inn. Deadline for submission is 5:00pm on March 8, 2010. Deliver submissions to the Lavender Inn, 210 East Matilija Street, Ojai. The selected piece will be featured on the Festival poster as well as on a variety of Ojai Valley Lavender Festival marketing/promotional pieces and the official festival website.   Website
2/10/10 - The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival - June 26th - SAVE THIS DATE!
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~The 2010 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Invites You to Enjoy the Festivities at Libbey Park~ Since its inception in 2004, the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival has become the “must attend” event of the summer! Last year some 5,000 locals and visitors strolled through the tree lined Mediterranean marketplace at Libbey Park in the heart of historic downtown Ojai. This year’s Lavender Festival is going to be held on Saturday, June 26th - Be sure to mark your calendars now! visit our website: www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org.   Website
1/11/10 - The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is calling all local artists to submit their work for the festival
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The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival, scheduled for June 26, 2010, is inviting all local artists to submit their best work conceptualizing what the lavender festival has come to represent in the Ojai Valley. This annual festival, featuring all things lavender, draws thousands of guests to the Ojai Valley each year. The winning entry will be the featured work of art representing the 2010 Festival. Ownership of the artwork will be retained by the original artist who will also receive a booth during the festival at no cost. All submissions will be on display for a limited time at The Lavender Inn. Deadline for submission is 5:00pm on March 8, 2010. Deliver submissions to the Lavender Inn, 210 East Matilija Street, Ojai. The selected piece will be featured on the Festival poster as well as on a variety of Ojai Valley Lavender Festival marketing/promotional pieces and the official festival website. Contact: writesource4you@yahoo.com or visit our website: www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org.   Website
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