Come Celebrate Lavender 2024
is still in the works. 
Mark your calendar and plan to join us next year on Mar 21-24, 2024.

+1 276-621-4511
 

Our First Annual Come Celebrate Lavender Conference is behind us and we want thank our sponsors, our vendors and all of our attendees for making it  success.

Mark your Calendar for Mar 21-24, 2024 for next years even bigger event.

We are adding a full day of product  making and half day Pre-Conference sessions.

 

PO Box 419, Wytheville VA 24382

+1 276-621-4511
 

c[email protected]

Mar 21-24 2024


Come Celebrate Lavender

Novice to Expert - Never Stop Learning

Join us for our annual  Come Celebrate Lavender Conference! This 4 day conference includes nationally known speakers who truly personify, Never Stop Learning. More information will be posted as we finalize things for our 2024 conference.

Meanwhile look down to see what we offered at our first conference.




Hotel Information

Wytheville has 27 motels and hotels, so no lack of rooms. However our dates of March 24-26 are a week after spring rates go into effect so they are higher than are presently.
If you have a hotel card, Choice, Wyndham etc. you may be able to find your own discount but we have worked out a deal.
La Quinta, a Wyndham property here in Wytheville has come up with a rate of $105.00 per night for dates between March 24-26th. This a $34.00 discount from the published rate and includes an amazing breakfast. It is literally about a mile from the Wytheville Meeting Center, our conference site, plus super easy access from the highway too.
To receive the show discount, you will need to call the hotel directly at 276-228-7400 and give them the discount code "beagle ridge group". We have rooms blocked and the discount code will be valid until February 24th.

Be sure to thank our

Primary Sponsor

Essential Depot





Our Sponsors

We are proud to have support from the following sponsors. If you would like to be a sponsor please click the button below or message us, we would love to put your name out in front of our attendees at this conference.


General Session

We are very excited to have Dr. Kevin Dunn, from Hampden- Sydney College as our Keynote Speaker for Come Celebrate Lavender.

We have an extensive list of breakout sessions, see our list below. Our exact schedule will be updated as soon as we hear from several more of our speakers.

Click on the Speaker link above to see who is presenting, and click on the sessions link to see a description of their presentations. We have an amazing selection of speakers covering a wide range of topics.

Pre conference sessions

Friday Afternoon Schedule

Soap Making Hot Process 2:00

Soap Making - Hot Process 4:00


Saturday Schedule


Business Track

7-9 Registration

7:30-8:30 Vendors

8:30 Welcome

8:45- 10:00 Partnerships/ Collaboration

10:15- 11:45 Keynote

11:45-1:00 Lunch/ Vendors

1:00-2:15 Business Basics

2:15-3:30 Social Media Basics using Platforms

3:30-4:00 Vendors

4:00-5:15 Marketing-The power of imagery

5-5:30 General session

6:00 until Dinner/ Evening entertainment

Growing Track

7-9 Registration

7:30-8:30 Vendors

8:30 Welcome

8:45-10:00 Partnerships/Collaboration 

10:15-11:45 Keynote

11:45-1:00 Lunch and Vendors

1:00-2:15 Value Added Grants

2:15-3:30 Bees, Butterflies and Pollinators

3:30-4:00 Vendors

4:00-5:15 Propagation

5:15-5:30 General session

6:00 until Dinner/Evening entertainment

Product Track

7-9 Registration

7:30-8:30 Vendors

8:30 Welcome

8:45-10:00 Partnerships/Collaboration

10:15-11:45 Keynote

11:45-1:00 Lunch and Vendors

1:00-2:15 Labeling 101-Regulatory requirements

2:15-3:30 Essential Oil Safety/blending

3:30-4:00 Vendors

4:00-5:15 Soap Making Basics and More

5:15-5:30 General Session

6:00 until Dinner/ Evening Entertainment       

Sunday Schedule


Business Track

8-9 Vendors

9-9:45 Lavender Trails

9:45-10:45 Diversification of your business for year round revenue

10:45-12:00 Marketing Resources

12:00-1:15 Lunch and Vendors

1:15-2:30 Insurance- nuts and bolts

2:30-3:00 Vendors

3:00-4:15 Pricing for Profit

4:15-5:00 Close



Growing Track

8-9 Vendors

9:00-12:00 Distillation

Distillation

Distillation

12:00-1:15 Lunch and Vendors

1:15-2:30 Beekeeping with Lavender

2:30-3:00 Vendors

3:00-4:15 CBD Is it for you?

4:15-5:00 Close

Product Track

8-9 Vendors

9-10:30 Soap Making Session #1

Soap Making

10:30-12:00 Soap Making Session #2

12:00-1:15 Lunch and Vendors

1:15-2:30 Food Safety Regulations- Value added products from the farm

2:30-3:00 Vendors

3:00- 4:15 Make it Fizz

4:15-5:00 Close

learn by doing

Hands on Workshops

As promised we have added workshops with a hands on component. They will have limited attendance due to the nature of the activity, so sign up early.

Soap making

Learn on site how to make soap. This hands on class was to be limited to two sessions of 10. However we have added 2 extra hot process soap classes on Friday, particulars are on the workshop registration page. The bar of soap you make you will be able to take home with you. Why watch a video when you can actually feel exactly what trace means? we have added additional slots for our soap class. 

Distillation

Anyone can watch a video, but learning how to set up the still, pack it and watch it as it works its magic, gives you a whole different experience. Have you ever smelled the Lavender as it comes from the condenser?. Nothing beats actually participating in a distillation. We will have several different set ups so you can learn which method works for you.

Propagation

If you have ever tried to propagate your own plants and had an epic failure, this class is for you. You will receive ellepots and there will be cuttings of several cultivars which you will process and take home.


learn by doing

Come Celebrate Lavender 2023


PO Box 419, Wytheville VA 24382

+1 276-621-4511
 

c[email protected]

Mar 21-24 2024