Events & Day Trips

Lavender Festival June 9, 2018
Annual Meeting Potluck & Auction October
Thanksgiving Shelter Island Walk November
Christmas Brunch, Gift Exchange December 25


Saturday, June 9 – Cherry Valley

Join Bev B. and Sally R. on a day trip to the 14th Annual Lavender Festival, held on Southern California’s largest certified organic lavender farm at the Historic Highland Springs Ranch & Inn.  Located on 20 acres with over 90 different varieties of lavender, the fun festivities draw thousands of visitors each year. Stroll thru the winding paths in the organic lavender fields with the delicious aroma. Take an optional 15-minute narrated horse-drawn carriage ride and learn about the history of lavender and the lavender farm ($4 for seniors). Leaves every 15 minutes.  Lots of photo ops. The organic marketplace showcases many self-healing products such as aroma therapy, soaps, candles, body oils, teas, plants, bouquets, balsamic vinegar, honey, herbs and more. Samples of essential oils, lotion, sprays and more are offered.  Lunch on your own or BYO picnic.  Food booths with freshly prepared selections from local farms, many selections are lavender infused. The lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream are very popular. Enjoy live music! Seminars possible, TBD in May.

On the way to the Lavender Festival, we will stop in Temecula for a stroll thru the Old Town Farmers Market with local specialty foods and more, or to visit historic landmarks, enjoy unique architecture and antique shops. And, don’t miss the Old Town Mural next to the Temecula Stage Stop (bus depot).

The cost is $65 which includes a 50-passenger bus with restroom, admission to the Lavender Festival, snacks, bottled water, and driver gratuity.  Pick-up will be at the Walkabout office, Liberty Station, 2650 Truxtun Rd, (the bus will be on Dewey between Rosecrans and Truxton outside Walkabout’s office).  Park on the street or in lot across the street. Please send your check for $65 to Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Rd., Suite 110, San Diego, CA 29106.  Note ‘Lavender Festival’ on the memo line. Please include cell/phone contact numbers and email address to receive your trip itinerary. No refunds unless someone from the wait list takes your place.  For more information about the festival, go to or general questions, email Bev at or phone (858) 268-8088.