Purple Days

In the desert we’re accustomed to prickly plants and crooked cacti, but less than four hours from Phoenix you’ll also find a billowing sea of gray, green, and purple. At Red Rock Ranch and Farms in Concho, it's lavender fields forever, with more than 45,000 lavender plants of a dozen different varieties.

On Thursday, June 20, the annual Arizona Lavender Festival kicks off and runs through Sunday, June 30. Attendees can catch field tours, cooking demonstrations, and more. Cut your own bundle of lavender and plan to catch one of the special events, including such highlights as lavender wreath- and candle-making lessons.

Admission costs $5 per person, and ticket packages including entrance and lunch are available to pre-order for $20 each. Red Rock Ranch and Farms, HC 65 Box 35201, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 928-337-2289 or visit

Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Starts: June 20. Continues through June 30, 2013
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lauren Saria
Contact: Lauren Saria