Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2015

Lockwood Lavender Farm will kick off the 8th Annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival on Saturday, July 11th & Sunday, July 12th!  Located at Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY this free admission 2 day event will be from 9am to 5pm. 

•Stroll through fragrant fields.
•Harvest your own bouquet of fresh lavender.
•Enjoy culinary delights and the work of local artists and hand-crafters.
•Shop our lavender market. 
 •Attend presentations from featured speakers and so much more.      

            With just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Lavender Festival is a perfect day in the country.  Not only is this event a celebration of all the wonders of lavender, but also an event that knits together local, talented artisans.  The festival offers outstanding photographic opportunities throughout the grounds and at the presentations.

Lockwood Farm is a 120 acre family owned farm tucked in the beautiful hills of Skaneateles overlooking Skaneateles Lake. We grow 20 varieties of lavender and offer "U-Pick" during the summer.  Lovely soap, lotions, creams, aromatherapy products and honey for your purchase. We are excited to be developing our farm for the enjoyment of our guests.

Festival activities occur outdoors rain or shine.  Dress casually to ensure your comfort.  Lockwood Farm is a working farm with unpaved pathways. It is accessible, but there is uneven terrain on the grounds and in the fields. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Don't Forget Your Camera!

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival is a great opportunity to take photo's of the landscape, your friends and family.  So don't forget your camera!











Sunday, June 8, 2014

Talented Artist Appearing At The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2014

The next couple of weeks we will be highlighting just some of our wonderful and talented artists who will appearing at the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival this year. 

Check out Betsy Sio from East Street Tins, Skaneateles. Her video will give you an idea of her fabulous jewelry.  http://vimeo.com/35467991


Terry Askey-Cole brings her love of nature to all her creations. A resident of Skaneateles for over thirty years, she finds inspiration in the beauty all around her.
She specializes in hand built ceramic leaves, leaf plates and platters, hand-painted functional ware, mosaics and sculpture, that can be wonderful accents to any home or garden. Terry is Co-owner of Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, which features the art of over fifty local artists.




Karen Pardee from Serendipity Saori Studio has a Bachelor of Arts in Fiber Arts and teach adult and children's classes at local art and community centers. Looking at just some of her work she will offering.  You can learn more about her here: http://www.serendipitysaoristudio.com/



Master Craftsman, William Bullard has more than 40+ years’ experience in woodworking from homebuilding to finish carpentry. All of his bowls are hand turned from one solid piece of wood. No two bowls are identical in grain, thus giving each bowl its own special characteristics.


Take a look at Don Walker's stunning handwoven wool rugs, properly made rag rugs and table runners.




Heather Bivens of Baldwinsville, NY is the artist and creator of Weathered Heather. Heather creates one of a kind, kiln formed art glass jewelry. Heather is just one of many new artist to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. http://www.weatheredheather.com/



Amy Brand, is the artist behind Sweet Pea Felts. Her whimsical soft sculptures are created through the art of needle felting. In addition to creating needle felted sculptures and wall hangings , Amy also teaches felting classes and provides demos locally.
In the spring of 2012, her work was exhibited at The Strong, national museum of play as part of their Whimsical Art Trail. On most days you can find her in the studio, needle felting a tiny world filled with whimsy and nostalgia.


New to this years Finger Lakes Lavender Festival is Jacques Schickel. Jacques has earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Boston University in 1985. And worked as a portrait sculptor for a monument company in Barre Vermont and as a designer for the MacKenzie-Childs pottery company in Aurora NY. http://www.jacquesschickel.com/



We welcome back Chris Murray to this years Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. He has been practicing landscape photography for over fifteen years. His work has appeared in several magazines including Nature Photographer, Shutterbug, Life in the Finger Lakes, and New York State Conservationist.




Monday, May 19, 2014

Lavender Winter Damage and Changes to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival

After evaluating our lavender field it has been determined that we have lost our more tender Intermedia (Grosso) lavender that blooms in July as a result of our frigid cold winter.  It is because of this reason that we will not be able to offer our usual U-Pick lavender bouquets this year.  Our plan at this point is to replace some of the Intermedia and introduce a hardier variety in its place to rebuild our U-pick in the future. 

An additional feature of the 2014 Finger Lakes Lavender Festival will be a celebration of our farm’s 150th birthday at Lockwood Lavender Farm.  This FREE event offers a day of presentations, crafts, artisans, culinary delights and the Lavender Market.   Make sure you take time to sign our birthday card. 

The United States Lavender Growers Association has reported this year’s harsh winter has affected growers across the country with great loss that will affect this year’s harvest.  In our 13 years growing lavender we have not experience such a loss as this year.

We want to thank you in advance for your continued support to our family farm.  



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2014 Poster Contest Winner Is...

The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival committee is proud to present the winner of the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival Poster Contest is Kathleen Schneider of Camillus, NY.  The proceeds from the sale of the poster will be donated to the Syracuse Rescue Mission.


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