Green and golden prairie grasses give way to rows of purple lavender at the Country Lavender Farm near Hampton. Holiday open houses, craft workshops, cast iron cooking events and wine tasting keep memories of lavender harvests past in mind year round. The farm’s annual Lavender Festival in June is an aromatic sensory excursion. 1506 N. W Rd. (402) 694-0400.

Learn more about Aurora and Hamilton County by contacting the Aurora Area Chamber of Commerce at (402) 694-6911 or