Lavender Days Festival FAQ

Where do I sign up for the Lavender Days Festival “Extras”?

  • Stay for the weekend! Book your room in our historic B&B
  • Additional overnight accommodations are available at the Inn at Leonardtown
  • Schedule a Photoshoot in the Lavender or Flower Fields with LB Photography
  • Lavender Wreath Making Workshop by Sunnyside Florals Book a Workshop
  • Bouquet Making Workshop by Sunnyside Florals Book a Workshop
  • Tie-Dye T-shirt Workshop by Southern Maryland Entertainment, Book Here
  • U-Cut Flower Bouquet – available on the farm
  • U-Cut Lavender Bouquet – available on the farm
  • Pre-Order Boxed Lunch or Charcuterie Box Order Here
  • Deluxe Picnic in the Flower Field by Picnics with a Twist, Order Here
  • Cocktails and Cigar Experience, Make a Reservation Here

What varieties of Lavender grow on your farm? We grow both English & French cultivars. The varieties growing in the fields are: Grosso, Gross Bleu, Provence, Phenomenal, Sensational, Richard Gray, and Bridget Chloe.

Can I bring pets?         
We love pets too – but we do not allow pets for public events on the farm. If you would like to schedule a private photo shoot with a professional photographer with your pet on a leash, we do allow that. Please send us an email and we will be happy to answer any additional pet questions.

Can I bring food or drinks?
Bottled water is encouraged, and may be brought into the event.  Other outside food or drinks is not permitted for this event, with the exception of snacks and drinks for kids.

Can I bring pop-up tents?
We have some very windy days on the farm occasionally. Pop up tents are not allowed.

Can I bring a stroller?
Strollers are permitted on the farm road, and grass areas, but not in the lavender, wildflower, or cut flower fields.

Can I pick lavender?
We have an area reserved for U-Cut lavender, however it is NOT included in the ticket price. Lavender bundles will also be available for purchase.

What should I bring?
We recommend guests wear appropriate footwear (closed toe shoes) bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, hats, and sunglasses. Guests are also welcome to bring lawn chairs, and picnic blankets. We recommend not wearing any fragrances, or brightly colored florals. There are lots of honeybees and bumblebees in the lavender, and if you look and smell like a flower they will find you irresistible.

Can I visit the lavender field on a different day than the festival?
Our farm is not open the the public. We do have U-Cut Sundays during the summer months, and will announce those days on our website, and our Instagram page.

Is there parking available at the event?
We are a waterfront lavender farm with areas of the shoreline protected by the State of Maryland. Being on the water is very beautiful, but severely limits our parking options for large events. We hope you will overlook the parking inconvenience and enjoy the gorgeous view the farm offers. We have contracted two passenger trolleys from Patuxent Transportation to bring guests to and from our offsite parking lot at the Hollywood Fire Department located at 24801 MD-235, Hollywood, MD 20636. The trolley ride is approximately 10 minutes (5 miles) to and from the off-site parking.

Will there be alcohol available for purchase?
We have some excellent options available for purchase at our beautiful outdoor cocktail lounge.

  • Tobacco Barn Distillery Bourbon Bar
  • Port of Leonardtown will be pouring award winning Maryland wines at the Wine Bar
  • Bar Hill will be serving up some delicious gin cocktails at the Gin Bar.

What is the cost of admission?
Early bird special pricing is available now for $25.  Full price tickets will go on sale April 7, 2023 until sold out. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the Event.

Are checks and credit cards accepted? (ATM?)
Tickets can be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Vendors on site at the event will be accepting cash, credit, or debit cards. There is no ATM at the event.

Where can I find a schedule of events?
A schedule of events will be published on this website by the end of April, 2023.

Can I leave the event a re-gain entrance?
You will be issued a wristband upon arrival. The wristband will give you the ability to leave and come back later that same day.

Does the event run rain or shine? 
The Lavender Days Festival will take place on June 24th and 25th, 2023 regardless of the weather conditions. We recommend bringing appropriate gear for predicted weather.

Are there restrooms on the property?
There will be two luxury restroom trailers at the event.

Is the Lavender Festival handicap accessible?
The farm fields are not handicap accessible. The festival is a farm event and is spread over several acres of land with varying terrain including gravel, uneven ground, and grass.

Is the event outdoors? Is there shade/AC?
The entire event will be held outdoors. Shaded areas include umbrellas, our Timber Pavilion, as well tented areas. You may also bring your own handheld umbrella. There will not be any air conditioning at the festival. 

How can I become a vendor?
Send an email to claudinne@dixon-family-farm.com with a list of products or services that you wish to sell. If space is available you will be sent the application.

What can I expect from my Lavender Festival experience?
The lavender festival will provide for a relaxing, stress free day to enjoy the beautiful purple haze of the fragrant lavender and colorful flower fields. Carefully selected vendors offering a wide variety of locally crafted art, home decor, jewelry, tasty baked treats, ice cream, lavender lemonade, artisan soaps, and of course our own line of farm made lavender products. There will be a petting zoo for the kids, face painting, live music from local bands, and several extras available for purchase to make your day on the farm one to remember.

What type of ID is required?
A valid government-issued ID is required for all guests over the age of 21 wishing to consume alcoholic beverages from our vendors.

Are tickets available at the entrance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will  NOT be available at the gate. 

I bought a ticket for Sunday can I use it Saturday?
Tickets are only valid on the day shown on the ticket. 

Is the event family friendly?
Tickets are required for all all guests, children 3 and under are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If children are observed running freely without adult supervision, you will be asked to leave the property. We want all of our guests to have a fun, relaxing, and safe farm experience.

What kind of food is available?

There are pre-order boxed lunches and charcuterie boxes available, as well as a selection of food trucks scheduled for the event both Saturday and Sunday.

Is there live music? 
Yes!

  • Saturday: The GrooveSpan Trio will be playing (times TBD)
  • Sunday: Beach Bumz will be playing some Jimmy Buffet followed by The Groove Span Trio in the late afternoon. (times TBD)

Can we take family photos in the lavender field?

Yes! Please feel free to snap some photos in the areas of the lavender fields designated for family photos. We have a restricted area for in the lavender for our on-site professional photographer. Please be mindful of the signs, and keep the professional photography area clear.