Guests are invited to shop, eat and cut their own lavender at the Lavender Festival in Urbana this weekend. Photo contributed by Freckle Bear Lavender Farm.

Freckle Bear Lavender Farm in Urbana will host a lavender festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Owners Cheryl and Vince Olshove, who own the farm, grow lavender and make products from it. Their creations include soaps, body oils, mists and scrubs. They also used dried lavender to make sachets and neck pillows.

At the festival, guests can cut their own lavender, buy lavender plants, shop at other vendors and eat goodies such as kettle corn, all-natural granola and other treats.

Parking costs $2, but admission is free.

The festival is designed "to get people out, to enjoy the country," Cheryl said. "It's a very beautiful spot and a little piece of heaven and we love to share it."

Note: Don't follow a GPS if you go. Rather, follow the directions on the website. For information, visit

--Kristy Eckert and Dana Wilson