Frequently Asked Questions

Taste lavender in a variety of ways, from a savory chicken sandwich or beef brisket to sweet desserts such as lavender cheesecake or our ever popular lavender-honey ice cream. Stop by the Lavender Bar for a floral twist on cocktail favorites. A refreshing lavender lemonade hits the spot on hot, summery days. Hours 11 am - 6 pm.

What is the Lavender Festival?
The Lavender Festival is an annual event which started in 2004 and is held in May through July at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn (owned by a non-profit organization focused on preserving the environment). We open our grounds to the public and showcase the organic lavender of 123 Farm which covers a large proportion of our grounds. The first year about 1000 people attended, but the numbers have steadily increased and thousands of guests have graced our doors. The festival focuses on creating a peaceful atmosphere to give our guests a chance to relax and enjoy the fragrance and views of the lavender fields.

What is the admission to attend?
Closed Tuesdays. Parking is $10 in addition to admission fee.

May 6 - May 22, 2022
Free admission from May 6th to May 22nd for pre-bloom field visits! Lavender typically begins to bloom in late May so guests visiting during the first three weeks should not expect to see lavender in the fields. A $10 parking fee will be charged during this time.

May 27-July 31, 2022
Closed Tuesdays

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
$12 Adults (18-64 years)
$10 Seniors (65+ years)
$10 Student (13-17 years)
$6 Children (6-12 years)
Free (0-5 years)

$14 Adults (18-64 years)
$12 Seniors (65+ years)
$12 Student (13-17 years)
$8 Children (6-12 years)
Free (0-5 years)

Saturdays & Sundays
$16 Adults (18-64 years)
$14 Seniors (65+ years)
$14 Student (13-17 years)
$10 Children (6-12 years)
Free (0-5 years)
*Tickets are available at the door on the day of your visit but will be $3 higher per person. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets online before your visit. VIP & Blue members may enter grounds for free at any time during our opening hours of the Lavender Festival. Any other guests in their party must pay admission. To purchase a membership please click here.

Do you give group discounts?
Yes, a 5% discount is available for groups of 20 people or more. Group tickets need to be pre-paid and purchased in advance. Physical tickets will be mailed to you. Please allow 5-7 business days for group tickets to be processed and received. To purchase group tickets please call 951-845-1151. Please note group tickets does not include parking.

Do you give discounts to Plein Air Artists?
Yes, discounted tickets are available for Plein Air artists. Please contact 951-845-1151 for more information. Artists will need to follow the parking rules and park in designated areas.

What are the rules to observe while attending the event?

No picnicking.
No outside alcohol or beverages (water flasks/bottles are ok). If you would like to bring in your own bottle of wine, a $35 corkage fee will apply (please come to the Front Desk to make payment).
No smoking or vaping anywhere on the property.
No natural features may be removed from our property, including rocks, pine cones, wood, flowers, etc.
Please do not pick any fruits from our trees or plants from our gardens, including lavender.
Parking is $10 per vehicle. Street parking in surrounding neighborhoods is not allowed.
Student and Senior ticket holders will be asked to verify age with ID at admissions.
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
No drones allowed.
No animals are allowed onsite except for service animals as defined by ADA
Golf carts will not be allowed on any walking paths and must park at the parking lot (parking fee still applied to golf carts, carts are parked at your own risk).
The farm (Highland Springs Ranch and Inn) is not liable for any damage or stolen vehicles including golf carts.
Please keep in mind that we are a working farm, which means that the terrain will vary from gravel to dirt paths so the use of certain walking aids may be difficult.
Be aware of the nature that may be present including snakes, bears, coyotes and other wildlife.
Hiking on our trails is not allowed during the festival.  

Are there rooms I can stay overnight on your ranch?

No, we currently are not renting out any rooms on our ranch. Currently there are no plans to have the rooms re-open in the near future. We recommend that you stay nearby at:
Hampton Inn & Suites
6071 Joshua Palmer Wy, Banning, CA 92220
(951) 922-1000


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1864 Oak Valley Village Cir, Beaumont, CA 92223
(951) 769-3600

Can I visit the lavender farm outside of the Lavender Festival?
Visitors are welcome to visit our farm when it is open to the public. We have several festivals throughout the year. The farm is closed to the public when there are no festivals or events running. Click here to see our upcoming festivals.

What is your pet policy?
We value all our guests with disabilities and we welcome service animals on our farm. Due to our property being certified organic and our philosophy to adhere and honor those rules, no pets other than ADA trained and harnessed service animals are allowed on the grounds. Service animals are as defined by ADA. As a working farm we have guardian dogs roaming the grounds. The dogs are friendly to people but are NOT friendly to outside animals.  

Is parking free? Where do we park?
Parking is $10 per vehicle ($15 for oversized vehicles). There will be parking attendants that will show you where to park. Street parking is not permitted. There is no preferred parking option for the Lavender Festival. Golf carts must able pay for parking. The farm is not responsible for any damages or property stolen to your vehicles. Parking on our property means you consent to all rules presented on this website. You can purchase parking here.Are the grounds wheelchair accessible?
The event is held outdoors on a grassy area with gravel paths and the fields are part of our working farm. As such there are some areas that will be inaccessible to guests in wheelchairs.  

Do you accept walk-ins?
Yes, tickets will be available for purchase onsite at an additional fee of $3. We recommend purchasing your tickets online prior to your visit.  

In case of rain what will be open or closed?
The Lavender Festival takes place rain or shine. No refunds will be given due to rain. Tickets are refundable 48-hours prior to reserved date. Changes or cancellations will incur a $10 service charge (not per ticket but per transaction).  

How do I become a vendor for the Lavender Festival?
If you offer a unique product that is handmade, organic, offers a health benefit or a non-profit that has a worth cause that is in line with our vision, please e-mail for more information (please include a description of your products and images).*We accept a very limited number of food vendors. If you make organic, natural and/or healthy food that is delicious please contact us.  

When does your lavender bloom?
The lavender varieties grown at 123 Farm are Provence (50%), Vera (40%) and Munstead (10%). The Provence and Vera typically begin to bloom in mid-June through mid-July. The Munstead usually begins to bloom near the end of May. Certain lavender varieties in our sample lavender garden begin to bloom in May. As a working lavender farm we harvest our lavender on an ongoing basis.  

Are there restrooms available onsite?
Yes, restrooms will be available in a few of our hotel rooms as well as the main lobby.

Can I celebrate my birthday or similar event at the Lavender Festival for free?
Guests are more than welcome to come and celebrate birthdays and parties of this nature at our festivals. However, we do have a few rules to follow.
1. No confetti or glitter or anything with small pieces that is difficult to clean up. There will be a $150 clean up charge.
2. Outside food and beverages are not allowed (1-2 cakes are allowed with your own plates and utensils).
3. Tables may not be moved around. We suggest to use the groups of log tables as long as they aren't being used. You may not hold or reserve tables. Your party must be present at the same time and should find a table together.
4. Decorations must be kept minimal and must be cleared away afterwards (no balloons, no disposable table covers unless you take them back with you).

Can I pay for an event at the Lavender Festival (i.e. Gender reveal party, bridal shower, paid birthday party celebration)?
Yes, guests are welcome to make a reservation for a party at the Lavender Festival. A table will be reserved for your party in the general outdoor dining area (not exclusive, private area). The fee is $300 per table (good for up to 8 people) plus an additional $100 per table added. Reservations are required ten (10) days in advance by contacting the farm via email:
The price above allows for guests to bring their own simple meal (i.e. simple sandwich or salad, one dessert and one beverage - per person). Outside bottle of wine is allowed at an additional fee of $35 per bottle. Tables can be reserved for three (3) hours, with time extensions available at $100 per hour. Excessive trash disposal is not included in the price (if you have a lot of trash to throw away please let our staff know ahead of time so I price can be determined). Confetti or anything that requires concentrated time to cleanup will be charged in addition to the above price.

What is your photo shoot policy?
In general, photos using a smart phone or camera without removable lenses are permitted during the festival hours at no additional cost. Commercial photos, photos taken by a hired photographer or special occasion photography requires a permit ten (10) days in advance. Click here to view the photo shoot policy.

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123 Farm is located at the historic Highland Springs Ranch and Inn in Cherry Valley, California.
10600 Highland Spring Avenue
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
10AM - 5PM, Tue to Fri

Upcoming Events at 123 Farm

With a variety of events and festivals taking place on the farm, we invite you to some of our other upcoming events. Please note most events have an admission or parking fee. We highly recommend purchasing an annual membership for free admission, free parking and additional perks.

Lavender Nights

An installation of over 400,000 lights in our lavender fields and farm. Free admission.

Sept 1-Oct 23, 2022

Christmas at 123 Farm

Enjoy festive food and drinks while walking through our Christmas village while taking in the holiday lights around our farm!

November 4-January 8, 2023

Sourdough Festival

Sample different types of foods made with organic sourdough. Join a workshop on fermentation. Free admission.

February 18-March 19, 2023

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