Lilac Festival


April 9 - May 1, 2022
(weekends only)
Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 - 5:00 pm
*Limited activities and availability for Easter Sunday, April 17*
*only open 11 am - 2 pm*

Flower Farm Stand will open for fresh cut lilac bouquet sales starting March 31 until they run out!
Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee lilacs will last until the end of the posted event.
We predict the last weekend for lilac bouquet sales will be for April 23. 

Check Instagram and Facebook for current lilac availability and updates!
Flower stand hours starting March 31:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm
Easter Sunday 11 am - 2 pm

Special guest speakers and critters from the
JAB Canid Education and Conservation Center
will be at Fort Cross on
Sunday, April 24 from 12:00-2:00 pm
Presentations at 12:30 & 1:30 pm







Limited Availability!

$5 General Admission for those not purchasing activities to be paid on site
(does not include entrance into activity areas)


Festival Activity Package:
$25 per person for the following activity package
(Two kids 3 and under are free to accompany a paying adult):

Lilac Themed Candle Dipping (Yours to keep!)

Painting Craft (Yours to keep!)

Petting Zoo
Reptile Show

Jug Band Show


Adventure Package:
$20 per person 
Archery (unlimited)
Tomahawk Throwing (unlimited)
Ghost Town Slingshot Range (20 paint balls)

Additional Activities:

Fairy Garden Making - $15, $20, $25
Dino Garden Making - $15, $20, $25
*Purchase onsite. Not availabe for online purchase*


It will be a season of springtime fun!!

     Hop on the hayride and enjoy the views on a scenic nature loop, try your skill with some tomahawk throwing, visit our friends at the petting zoo, enjoy a lively hoedown or pick up an instrument and join the jug band, paint a flower vase to keep, dip your very own lilac themed candle the old fashioned way, and so much more!


      Our very own Jesse Cross, dance caller and music man extraordinaire, will be playing live during various times to lead any willing kids and adults through the most fun jug band hootenanny you ever did see!    

         Walk through organic lilac groves and enjoy the sweet smells and beautiful views of the surrounding Julian area! We 
will have some beautifully fragrant lilac stems available for purchase once they bloom and until we run out! Potted lilacs are also available to take home and plant!

     This old mining town has attracted people from all over because of its rich history, old time rustic charm, and of course the pies.

      Back in the 1960's, the area that is surrounding Fort Cross was famous for their lilacs. It's our goal to bring that same excitement and experience back to the area! With a few acres of beautiful lilac groves, we look forward to the possibilities!


Although this event is perfect for couples and families, we also welcome larger groups (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, etc.) to join! 
We ask that large groups of 15 or more to please call ahead and let us know when you plan to arrive.



4425 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

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