Travel Guide: Blanco Texas Lavender Festival

Jun 11, 2018

This post is sponsored by Sparkling ICE but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival


Each Travel Guide I love to link the full #TravelinTexan bucket list so Y'all can see the entire list. Smell lavender in Blanco, Texas crosses number 31 off the list. Shall we get into this quick little trip? 

It’d taken us just over four hours to reach our destination; Blanco, Texas. I eye Olde Blanco Emporium and Marketplace on the historic Square, the Texas heat threatenin’ to overtake us. I take a sip of my refreshing Sparking Ice as we walk over. The sign glares: “No Food or Drink inside.” I reach to open my camera bag, shovin’ the remain’ contents of my jerky stick and drink in the bag. An older Coast Guard Veteran motions us over. He wants us to see his novel collection. A Western and Mysteries writer he was workin’ for his sales. We saunter over, happy to be in from the heat. He smiles as I grab a business card. 



I eye him, “Sir”- I begin, “What is Blanco known for?”

“You know Blanco is white,” he replies.

I cringe. He notices my confusion.
“Blanco means white. Blanco is known for Lavender and white rock.”

“Oh,” I chuckle.
“Did you know the Blanco river runs over the white rock?”
“No, Sir I didn’t. Thank you for the info.”

We continued throughout the store fascinated by the beautiful pieces we had no business touchin’.

We saunter out the store, the Texas heat once again hotter than satans toenails. Jeff perks up, "did you need any more pictures of the Historic Square?"

"No," I mutter. We've visited all the shops and supported the vendors. The Lavender fields are callin' our name.
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
We make our way back to the highway, lamentin' about the walk and the heat the whole way to the car. I pass the Sparklin' Ice to Jeff. "I reckon I can't guess the mystery flavor. Can you?" "--- He goes," I know my fruit flavors. I chuckle. Now that he said it I tasted it. Was that the point or was he right? I guess that's the point of the contest. He glances over. " I know I'm right. Can I enter the #WhatTheFlavorSweeps? Or am I somehow excluded because I'm one of your best friends?""I honestly don't know. I'm just happy to have this fruit flavored goodness on such a hot day. This sparkling water is one of my sister's favorites. She loves the strawberry flavor and purchases it often.Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
We pull into Lavender Lane Farms, and you can feel the excitement in the car. To pickin' Lavender, we shall go. 10 dollars a bushel or 17$ for two seemed like a fair price to us. I quickly look over only to realize in the hustle and bustle of all the excitement I lost my twist tie to pick Lavender. No worry, I was just there for the pictures anyway.

The farm was smaller than I imagined but the smell, oh the smell hit you like a ton of bricks. The lavender a delight to my nose. We bounced through the farm takin' pic after pic careful not to take to much lavender from one place.
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival

Content with our lavender, pictures and the prospect that we'd cross another item off the Travelin Texas Bucket List we made our way back to the car. The heat had worn us out, and dinner was in our near future.  GPS in hand, Jeff made a frown when he quickly realized there weren't many options on this side of The Hill Country. "I told you," I nagged. I was just this way a few weeks ago, and there's nothin' on this end.

We both look over and holler, "AUSTIN!" Deal, less than an hour and we could have our pick of spots to dine.

"I'll drive," he goes you edit the pictures. I need some for Instagram. He reaches for a Blanco, Texas brochure: It says here you also have to visit Blanco State Park, Buggy Barn Museum, Pioneer Museum and some local breweries and distilleries. Did you want to go? I'm ok I mummer.

Blanco Texas Lavender Festival
Blanco Texas Lavender Festival



I smile If this isn't the Travelin Texan. Just a casual stop for dinner three hours away from home.

I climb in the old Ford as he tosses me a freshly cold Sparkling Ice. To Austin, we head.
Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor
Sparkling Ice Mystery Flavor



3 comments

  1. What a fun trip! I would love to visit a lavender field!

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  2. What a fun experience, I totally want to go to this!!!

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  3. We have lavender fields on Long Island, I need to go to one! This looks like so much fun!

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