20th Annual Lavender Festival

Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Image Credit: Shawn Millsaps

Tennessee’s only Lavender Festival celebrates its 20th annual event in Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m! 

  • FREE festival, with ample free parking! 
  • 140 artisan vendors, herb and floral vendors, herbal tasting, Herb of the Year information, and children’s activities.
  • Free Informative presentations will be held in the lobby of Pinnacle Financial Partners, and include Thyroid Health & Tips for Optimal Brain function (10 a.m.), Home-Crafted Lavender Products (11:30 a.m.), Turning Back the Bones of Time (1 p.m.).
  • Tennessee Wine Tasting, $10, includes a glass and benefits the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge! Come sample 25 Tennessee wines and ciders, and buy bottles directly from winemakers. (Bring your ID!) 
  • Free Children’s activities, including street performers, petting zoo, art projects, a merry-go-round and more! 
  • Oak Ridge Farmers’ Market open 8 to noon. 
  • The “Herb of the Year,” a designation by the International Herb Society, is Hops, Humulus ssp, touted as a digestive aid, stress reducer, skin softener, as well as an ingredient in many beers. This year those 21 and over with a valid ID may purchase beer and cider from Crafter’s Brew Beer Van!

Sponsored By:

  • Cowperwood Company
  • 2018 Lavender Buds
  • Midway Tire, Trans Tech, TN Bank of Oak Ridge, and East TN FARM Markets.
  • Activity sponsors are StrataG, UCOR, Doubletree by Hilton, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Methodist Medical Center, and Citizens First Bank.
  • For a complete list of vendors, Lavender Buds, and more information about the Lavender Festival, please visit www.JacksonSquareLavenderFestival.org.

The music schedule is as follows:

  •   8:00 Andrew Payzant, bagpipe  
  •   8:10 Allen McBride, hammered dulcimer
  •  9:00 Liz & Tim, Appalachian Music
  • 10:00 The LoneTones Trio
  • 11:00 The Leftovers
  • 12:00 Early Bird Special  
  • 1:00 Jubal
  • 2:00 The Missing Goats

St. Patrick’s Day All Week!

Join us this weekend for a special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration all week long. We have light refreshments, enter to win one of three $25 gift certificates, and receive a small gift with every purchase… samples of Irish chocolate coins, salt and herb mixes, lotions and Irish tea towels.

Friday, March 16 – The Legend of the Three Missing Goats

Imagine a pub crawl with lots of Irish lore, music, and refreshments! Starting at 6 p.m. at The Ferrell Shop, the “first goat,” a.k.a history teacher Steve Reddick, will escort you on an Irish adventure. He’ll travel throughout the square to find the other goats, entertain you along the way, and leave you with the luck o’ the Irish! 

  • 6:00 p.m., Southern Bliss Boutique
  • 6:40 p.m., Through the Looking Glass Antiques
  • 7:00 p.m., Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab and Cafe

Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! 

Enjoy authentic hammered dulcimer music at 3 p.m. with Allen McBride, followed by a drawing for three $25 gift certificates and refreshments, too!