Hood River, Oregon is home to a variety of stunning landscapes. From mountains to hills and the lush forests that fill the space between, a trip to Hood River is always a guarantee to come face to face with spectacular views. While this area is known for its amazing trees and wildlife, it’s equally loved for its lavender. The Hood River Lavender Farm celebrates all things lavender-based and floral with its annual Lavender DAZE festival which is held in early July. If you’re in the area during the summer months, this is a fun and fragrant event that’s worth experiencing.
A Lovely Lavender Experience
This no cost, free-parking event is held at the Hood River Lavender Farm at 3801 Straight Hill Road. Snuggled along the Fruit Loop route, the Lavender Farm is a wonderful place to spend a day enjoying the beauty, aroma and many uses lavender provides. July marks the peak of the Lavender season making this one of the most wonderful times to view the floral fields. Visitors to the festival will enjoy opportunities to pick bouquets of their very own straight from the fields. The lavender produced on this farm is impressive in its diversity with over 80 varieties of this purple-hued flower available to admire.
Beyond the Flowers
Lavender DAZE also plays host to over 30 vendors featuring a variety of local arts and crafts items perfect for an afternoon of browsing or buying. When hunger strikes there’s no need to worry. The food and beverages on-site are plentiful while crafting classes are readily available for those visitors looking to hone up their artistic skills once they’ve filled up on something savory. Local wineries and breweries will be at the festival to serve up samples of some of their newest labels and flavors. Large tents dot the festival grounds for guests looking to enjoy the shade, but blankets and chairs are encouraged for visitors looking to sit and stay awhile to enjoy the view. The kids won’t want to leave before getting their face painted in style or taking part in the fun ladybug party! Live music takes to the stage throughout the festival, keeping the beat lively for visitors of all ages.
Enjoy Lavender DAZE
Hood River delivers big on the lavender front, and when you’re here to make the most of this delightful event, the team at Arrived is happy to book your vacation rental to make the stay complete near Lavender DAZE. We’re happy to help you find a home away from home customized to your particular taste and style. Contact us to start planning your next trip and to learn more about Hood River Oregon things to do!