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Lavender Fairs

The First West Virginia Lavender Fair was a one day event on Saturday, July 12th, 2003. About 200 participants savored the delicious food catered by Dale Hawkins, saw an essential oil distillation, made lavender wands, saw a slide show of lavender in France and West Virginia and enjoyed many booths featuring lavender and herbs. They strolled the many gardens of La Paix and relaxed under umbrellas dotted throughout the grounds on a beautiful balmy sunny day. Many found peace in the Labyrinth and on the paths through the woods. Maureen Rogers of the Herb Growing and Marketing Network spoke on the Uses of Lavender Essential Oil. Music by “Unsound” a local alternative band featured William Nicoll Hale III, the lead singer. A Lavender Cookie contest was held.

An excellent radio production made by Jean Snedegar, Stringer for NPR and British radio was so
well received that the steward of La Paix, and the many helpers at the Fair decided to plan an even larger for the following year.


2010 Last Lavender Day


Lavender Day 2010


2009 Lavender Fair


2008 Lavender Fair


Lavender Fair 2008 Photos


2008 Lavender Fair More Photos


Lavender Fair 2007


Lavender Fair 2007 More


2006 Lavender Fair


2005 Lavender Fair

Sustainable Living Fairs


2011 Sustainable Living Fairs


2008 Sustainable Living Fair


2008 Sustainable Living Fair Press Release and Schedule

Lavender Chicken Recipe Contest

When I was in Provence France, taking a course on essential oil distillation, I strayed from the group while on a tour of the beautiful town of Moustiers Sainte-Marie at the end of the Gorges. The town is situated under a large mountain peak from which a waterfall flows through the town. I noticed a terrace overlooking the waterfall, and walked over the next bridge to find the Santons Restaurant. There I had my lunch…the Tapinade was wonderful, as was the salad, and of course, the bread. The wine served with the Lavender Chicken was superb, but the chicken was like eating heaven. They would not give me the recipe, so I have experimented in the kitchen.

Lavender Cookie Recipe Contest

2003 – 2009 Lavender Cookie Contest Winners


Wild Things Day


The Fourth Wild Things Day at La Paix

New Moon Pizza Fair


Read About the New Moon Pizza Fair 2005

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