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Lavender Festival Set in Federalsburg
June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Debbie and Charles Brohawn are pleased to announce that their Lavender Festival will be held at Smokey Cat Lavender Farm in Federalsburg on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite at eventbrite.com/e/lavender-festival-tickets-148960634267.
Vendors include Brooklyn Farm Jewelry, Ron Waltenberger Chainsaw Woodcraft, Wacky Windchimes, Artist Mike Bryson, I See Spain ceramicware, Paperworks by Bitsy, Artist Jack Sealman, Pottery by Lisa, The Bead Villa Artisans, Lilla Rosa Hair Accessories, Jen’s Blends, How-Wood Products, Chrissy’s Creekside Garden painted gourds, Tees 2 Dye 4, Bruder Hill Boutique, Crystal’s Luxurious Leggings and Smokey Cat Lavender Shoppe. Food vendors include Carrie Sue’s Cupcakery, Shore Sweet Treats, Maui Wowi Frozen Drinks, and Smokin’ on the Shore. Outstanding Dreams Alpacas will be on site along with music by Anna Burgess Woodard. For additional purchase, visitors can make a flower crown.
Precautions for COVID-19 include spacing the vendors out, requiring face masks and having hand sanitizer available. Visitors are asked to leave pets at home. The parking is mostly offsite, with walking necessary, although there will be golf-carts to transport some visitors who need assistance and vehicles can drop visitors at the entrance as well.
The Smokey Cat Lavender Farm is nestled on three quarters of an acre behind the Brohawn’s home. The lavender grows in 22 rows, fragrant and robust.
Lavender enthusiasts come from all over in June and July to the U-pick lavender field and Shoppe. Armed with scissors and a basket, folks head to the field to harvest the lavender, which includes seven different varieties. For those who wish to purchase homemade lavender products, including soaps, lotions, scrubs, salts and edibles, Debbie also operates the Smokey Cat Lavender Shoppe on site.
When Debbie and Charles became empty nesters, they decided to start a new hobby. Debbie yearned to “look out the window and see a field of flowers.” Together they researched what type of flower would grow well in their yard and lavender was the overwhelming winner.
Not only is lavender a beautiful garden plant, it’s a well-rounded, intuitive and resourceful herb, according to Debbie. It grows well in their sandy soil and the full sun that their beautiful yard provides. They planted 22 rows in 2015 and opened the Shoppe and U-pick in 2018. In 2019, the couple hosted the first Lavender Festival, which was a huge success, attracting 750 people. The festival was put on hold last summer due to concerns over COVID-19.
While both Debbie and Charles work full time, they operate the Shoppe and U-pick operation in June and July from Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Smokey Cat Lavender Farm is located at 5090 Long Swamp Road in Federalsburg. Debbie also operates an online store year-round at squareup.com/store/smokey-cat-lavender. For more information, visit Facebook @Smokey Cat Lavender or call 410-829-9253.