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July 14-15, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00 & Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Finest Celebration of Lavender and Art! The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon will host the 2018 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 14-15. Spend a leisurely day enjoying a variety of juried art and craft booths, distinctive lavender products, the plein air art show, and lavender in myriad forms. Talented musicians set the mood while you relax, enjoy a glass of lavender beer or wine and peruse the art.
Over 100 artists will display original paintings done en plein air during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out. The Paint Out takes place in the beautiful lavender fields of Oregon in the weeks prior to the Show. The Paint Out and Art Show attract both amateur and professional artists from around the Northwest and beyond. Garden art, jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, and original art are also in the line-up. And of course, many lavender products will be featured from crafters and lavender farmers.
The Festival offers stellar music and other activities for your enjoyment. You can find the full music schedule and other Festival information on the official website: www.wvlavenderfestival.org Food will be available from an assortment of food vendors, including culinary offerings which include lavender. Lavender lemonade, coffee drinks, deserts, and full entrees. Wine will be available for tasting and by the glass. At least two lavender flavored beers will be offered.
Bring the entire family. Learn to make a lavender wand or similar craft at the Craft Booth. Children can choose from a variety of materials to create their own work of art at the Children’s Art Booth. Their work will be displayed during the Festival. Some prizes will be awarded. The adjacent park has a wonderfully equipped playground for a nice break.
Learn about lavender essential oil at the Essential Oil Showcase. Lavender essential oils are submitted for judging from around the US. The award winning oils are on display and available to experience during the Festival. Lavender essential oil distillation will be taking place on site.
Visit lavender farms. There are several nearby lavender farms we encourage you to visit. Each one has something different to offer. Red Ridge Farms has a shop, and on site wine tasting. Chehalem Flats has an adorable farm store featuring many local specialty food items. Wayward Winds Lavender will be hosting several vintage themed vendors. Mountainside Lavender has an extensive selection of lavender available for u-pick.
The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival is a fund raising event. Funds are distributed to a variety of non-profits and community groups. To get involved, please contact us.
To participate in the Paint Out, visit the artists’ page.
To participate in Willamette Valley Lavender Festival as a vendor, visit the vendor’s page.
DIRECTIONS TO THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL
The Chehalem Cultural Center is located one block off of Hwy 99W in downtown Newberg, OR. Newberg is a short drive from Portland, Salem or Hillsboro. Look for signs on Festival weekend, July 8-9