Despite the heat wave that washed through Los Ranchos on Saturday, the 10th Annual Lavender Festival drew a massive crowd to the usually quiet North Valley. Food trucks selling anything from lavender snow cones to lavender crème brûlée lined the entrance to the festival. Just beyond the food trucks tents, vendors sold plants, clothes, beverages, art and — of course — lavender, keeping many of the festival attendees busy.

For those who weren’t interested in shopping there was plenty for them to do as well. Cooking demonstrations, live music, yoga and a chess tent were among some of the other activities that were available. The Lavender Festival is clearly one of Albuquerque’s more popular events and will surely grow over the next few years.

Colton Newman is the photo editor and a music writer for the Daily Lobo. He can be contacted by email at or on Twitter @Coltonperson.