If you love the fresh scent of lavender, then you will want to make your way to Mt. Hood Territory in the summer, as the annual Lavender Festival blooms in late June. Lavender farms throughout Mt. Hood Territory open their fields of this wonderfully fragrant flower and showcase demonstrations of a variety of lavender uses. Eagle Creek Lavender is especially unique with their display of antique and classic cars and vintage house decor in addition to their gorgeous fields of purple splendor.
In August and September the colorful fun comes to life at the Swan Island Dahlia Festival. See hundreds of types of this beautiful flower, with new ones created by Swan Island Dahlias every year. Their amazing array of dahlias helped them become an award-winner for one the 100 Best Destinations in Oregon this past year, but it's also the overall experience that sealed the deal. They have an ever-growing gift shop with fabulous farm finds and stylish goodies plus ample picnic space to bring your own lunch, take in the sites and linger for hours.
You'll find farm related fun throughout the rest of the year as well at our many animal-centered farms. Meet adorable furry friends while visiting Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch. You can even try yoga with them if you'd like or purchase some alpaca fiber socks in their gift shop. Nearby, visit the working Rosse Posse Acres elk ranch and come face to face with giant elk as well as miniature donkeys, chickens, pygmy goats and other sweeties at their mini petting zoo.
Satisfy your inner foodie with Field & Vine's award-winning Dinners in the Field at farms and vineyards throughout Mt. Hood Territory. Farm to table never tasted so good over a six to seven course meal expertly paired with Oregon wines and gorgeous views.
When you are ready to rest after a full day of farm visits, find the perfect place to stay nearby at one of the many tranquil vacation rentals or bed & breakfasts.
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