The 2020 Lavandula Lavender Festival has gone down as a massive success, so much so its popularity began to cause concerns for police.
Thousands packed the Shepherds Flat farm on Sunday for the summer festival, causing car parks to overflow and patrons to park and walk along the side of the Hepburn-Newstead Road to reach the event.
Festival organiser and farm manager Jack Larm said at one point the police were called because of the danger of people walking along the narrow, 100 kilometre per hour road.
Apart from parking issues, Mr Larm told The Courier the festival was an overwhelming success.
"It absolutely exceeded all expectations," he said.
"We haven't got the exact numbers through yet, but we believe anywhere between 2500-3500 people came through the farm on Sunday."
Mr Larm said the fantastic showing the festival received helps him know it is traveling in the right direction.
"Out of my 24 festivals, I feel like we really got this one right," he said.
"The sheer amount of people that came through and the amount of positive feedback I received and heard across the festival shows that people want what we're doing and that's really exciting looking forward."
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