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Lilac Festival


Spring 2024 Dates so far...

April 20, 21, 27, 28
May 4, 5, 11, 12

Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Flower Farm Stand is open for fresh cut lilac bouquet sales!
Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee lilacs more than a few days ahead.
Agriculture and weather have a mind of their own, and we just do what we can to accommodate the situation!

Flower stand hours will be:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm






$10 General Admission for those not purchasing activity packages 
(includes entrance into farm animal area, lilac maze, and general areas

*Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent who has paid for the same package.

*Festival Activity Package:
$25 per person for entrance into the following activities: 

Lilac Themed Candle Dipping (Yours to keep!)

Painting Craft (Yours to keep!)

Farm Animal Visit
Interactive Reptile Show

Spring Wagon Ride
Hoedown & Jug Band Sho
Treasure Hunt




*Adventure Package:
$20 per person for entrance into the following activities:
Archery (unlimited)
Tomahawk Throwing (unlimited)
Ghost Town Slingshot Range (20 paint balls)
Treasure Hunt


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 wagon ride 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 spring craft 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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