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Lilac Festival
FAQs

- Will lilacs be available for purchase?
Lilacs will be available for purchase 7 days a week once they begin to bloom (TBD).  Please check our
Facebook or Instagram pages for lilac bloom updates.
Flower sale hours will be:
Monday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturdays & Sundays 10 am - 5 pm
Online bouquet purchases will be available for your convenience!

We cannot guarantee that lilacs will be available every day of the Lilac Festival, as agriculture and weather is out of our control and difficult to predict. For that reason, we will only make enough online purchases available that we can guarantee.

 

- How do I take care of my lilac bouquet?
Please
click here for care instructions.

- What are the hours of the Lilac Festival?
Saturdays & Sundays 10 am – 5 pm; Weekends only in April 20, 21, 27, 28 (more 2024 dates may be added)
The Adventure Package is available from 12:00-4:00 pm.

 

- When I purchase my tickets online, how will I receive them?
An automated email from Ecwid is sent to the email address that you submit on the purchase page. That email will include your 4-digit order #. The order # and purchaser's name is all we really need to get your group checked in.
Do not be alarmed by your email with order confirmation being in the "Awaiting Processing" status. It will be marked "Delivered" when you check in, or after the date of your reservation has passed. 

- Can I purchase individual activities?
The $10 General Admission includes the farm animals.
After 3 pm, discounted rates will be applied to the Festival Package due to limited time left.
Fairy and Dino Garden Making will be available every day of the event, while supplies last and when staffing is available. You must purchase the General Admission to participate in this.
This information is subject to change.

- Can I show up to participate in the activities that I’ve purchased anytime throughout the day?
For now, yes!

- Do I have to pay for activities if I just want to see the lilacs and walk around?

General Admission is $10 per person, to be paid on site or in our online store. The $10 admission allows you to walk the grounds, walk through the Lilac Maze, go on top of the fort, play on tire swings, and the self-guided walking tour, visit the farm animal area, and participate in the scheduled hoedown & jug band show.
The $10 admission does not allow admission or participation in any of the other activity areas (reptile show, hayride, crafts, or the Adventure Area: archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshot gallery, mountain man camp play area).
Parents accompanying children will need to purchase the same activity packages as their children.

- Do I need to purchase activities online or can I show up and purchase activities when I arrive?
If there is availability, we allow purchases to be made on site. However, the check-in process is much faster if purchases are made ahead of time online.
It is strongly recommended to purchase ahead of time to guarantee your spot. Early Bird Discounts are only available online.
If you are just paying for the $10 General Admission, and want to upgrade to an activity package, you can do so at the Gift Shop.
It is very likely that we will have plenty of availability for the Festival Package, but once the Adventure Package reservations have sold out, we will likely not be able to accommodate walk-ins, as that area has limited space.

- How long will it take to complete the activities in each package?
The Festival Package usually takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. 
The Adventure Package usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour. But as the archery and tomahawk throwing are offered as unlimited, the time it takes varies depending on how long you want to do it.

- Can I leave and come back?
For General Admission and for the Festival Package activities, yes you can leave and come back the same day.
For the Adventure Package, there is no re-entry once you leave the Adventure Area. Restroom facilities are not available inside the Adventure Area, so please keep that in mind as you plan your day.


- Can I purchase activities for my kids and let them do them by themselves?
Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult who has also paid for the same activity package. This is required in order to participate in the activity packages. Parental supervision is extremely important at all times.

- I have young children, do I have to pay for them?
Up to two children three years old and under are allowed to accompany for free, per paying adult. Additional children under three years old will have an admission fee of $5 each which will allow them to accompany a paying adult.
This will give the child access into the petting zoo, reptile show, hoedown, hayride, and adventure area if the adult they are accompanying has paid for those activities. Although the candle dipping and craft would not be included for them, the parent will usually allow their accompanying child to take their place for those activities.


- Are the activities only for kids?
Definitely not! The Festival Activity Package is intended for all ages.
The Adventure Package (archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshots) is intended for anyone able to operate and hold the equipment properly; usually older kids and adults.

- Is the property wheelchair accessible?
There are no stairs to hinder a wheelchair in any of the activity areas, however there are some inclines throughout the property with rugged terrain that may be difficult for a wheelchair to get through.

- Are dogs allowed?
Woohoo yes! We love puppies of all ages. You already know they need to be on a leash, but please feel free to bring them! Except in the petting zoo and reptile show… Please do not bring them in there (duh).

- Will there be food available for purchase?
Sometimes we do have a food vendor that sets up for events, but at this time there are no plans for that at this year's Lilac Festival. Our recommendation is to check across the street at Julian Station. Inside, you will find Cocina de Luz, a Mexican food eatery.
There is also Heroes Wood-Fired Pizza and Jeremy's on the Hill within walking distance. Expect delays during weekends, so plan to order before you're starving!
And you are also more than welcome to pack food and enjoy a picnic lunch on site with paid admission! Picnic tables available throughout the property.
We will have snacks (chips, candy, etc.) and drinks available for purchase in the gift shop.

- I purchased tickets and can't make it! Can I get a refund?
We're very sorry, but all sales are final. There are no refunds or date transfers. Although you are welcome to give your reservations to someone else. They would just need the order number and purchaser's name, in order to check in.

- Will I get a refund if the event is cancelled?
Although not likely, if we have to cancel an event, you will receive a transfer code in the amount that was paid. It will be valid toward future events.

 

- What happens if it rains?
We expect to be open and operating, rain or shine. If it is unusually cold, we will move the candle dipping and craft into our barn, where there is a wood burning stove to warm up. 

- Do you offer a military discount for the Lilac Festival?
Yup! 20% off regularly priced packages for active and retired military personnel, and up to 3 people in their group. Valid ID must be presented. Discount not valid on retail items or individual activities. 

- Do you offer a group discount?
Yup! There is an automatic 15% bulk discount applied for each item listed in the online store, for Lilac Festival activities, when you purchase at least 15. The group must all be present at the time of check-in.
Please note that the same 15 items would need to be purchased in order for the automatic discount to be applied. 


- Is parking free?
Yes, parking is free for customers.


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