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Celebrate all things lavender at Heisen House this weekend

Enjoy all things lavender Saturday, July 30 at the Heisen House 7th Annual Lavender Festival. Michele Bloomquist

Enjoy all things lavender Saturday, July 30 at the Heisen House 7th Annual Lavender Festival. Michele Bloomquist

Summertime is lagging a bit this year but temperatures are picking up this week, just in time for the 7th Annual Lavender Festival, held at Heisen House Vineyards this Saturday, July 30 from 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Vendors start wrapping up after that but the music plays on until 9 p.m. so plan to make a day of it at Battle Ground’s State and National Historic Site— The Henry Heisen House and Barn.

Lavender is not only a beautiful, fragrant plant. It’s a multi-use herb that’s highly regarded for its calming properties, anti-inflammatory benefits and even an insect repellent.

I personally fell in love with lavender on my first visit to the South of France. Lavender aperitifs, jams, infused-sauces, ice cream and a myriad of other culinary wonders are common place and each one intoxicating in its own way.

Heisen House is made up of several historic buildings including the winery and tasting room housed in a 1950’s milking parlor and the circa 1890’s Heisen Barn. Viki Eierdam

Heisen House is made up of several historic buildings including the winery and tasting room housed in a 1950’s milking parlor and the circa 1890’s Heisen Barn. Viki Eierdam

This family-style celebration includes:

* Lavender Craft Demonstrations
* Lavender Lotions and Potions
* Tips on Cooking with Lavender
* Fresh and Dried Lavender and Herbs
* Music and Entertainment
* Local Art, Craft, Farm, and Garden Products,
* Food, games, family fun, and more!

The advertised music lineup for the 7th Annual Lavender Festival is as follows:

12:00 p.m. –  Marianne Flemming

1:00 p.m. – Molly and Wayne

2:00 p.m. – Aram

3:00 p.m. – Michael Riopelle

4:00 p.m. – Dan Dingman

5:00 p.m. – Jeanie White

6-9 p.m. – Mojo Blasters

The historic features of the Heisen House grounds make the perfect setting for events like this weekend's Lavender Festival. Viki Eierdam

The historic features of the Heisen House grounds make the perfect setting for events like this weekend’s Lavender Festival. Viki Eierdam

Admission is free although a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child ages 5-18 goes towards a new roof for the circa 1890’s Heisen Barn —listed on the Washington Heritage Barn register

For more information, go to www.heisenhousevineyards.com

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Viki

Viki

I am a Clark County native. I am Level 2 WSET (wine and spirit education trust)-certified and enjoy pairing wine with my passion for travel and fondness of food. My most prized possessions are the memories of places I've been with my husband, the chance encounters we've been blessed to have along the way and my carry-on bag. I can often be seen around town and in tasting rooms with our two beautiful, double-Merle Australian shepherds, Challenge and Baby Girl.

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