Eat, drink and be merry from food trucks.
Listen to live music from local artists in the pavilion.
Shop from over 20 unique vendors.
See a fully-operating sustainable farm with pasture-raised cows, sheep and ducks, organic chickens, woodland raised pigs, and greenhouses and fields full of healthy vegetables.
Visit the farm store and get some really healthy food to bring home.
Even though the Summer Olympics aren’t happening this summer, you can participate in some Summer Farm Olympics.
Participate in some sunflower crafts including sunflower face painting.
We planted 88,000 seeds of 23 different varieties. Now that the festival has begun we discovered that 2 of those varieties did not germinate and that several of the 21 other varieties bloomed earlier or later than expected.
Sunflowers typically stay beautiful for 10-14 days. When you arrive you will see that some varieties are past their peak and looking dead already while several varieties haven’t bloomed yet. Most of them have bloomed and are still looking pretty.
The total sunflower patch is 5 acres with paths cut through it.
You will enter in “The Giants.” These sunflowers measure from 6’ to 15’ in height. You’ll feel like you’re walking through a forest of flowers.
Next you’ll enter the “Pick-Your-Own Patch.” There are 13 different varieties of sunflowers in here. We recommend you just walk through the first time, enjoy them all, and then decide which type you’d like to bring home. This is the patch where you will cut-your-own sunflower that comes with the price of admission (or bucket of sunflowers should you decide to buy a bucket) on your way out of the festival.
Next you’ll enter “The Yellows.” This is a great place to take photos. The sunflowers are plentiful and about the same height as you.
Next you’ll enter “The Exotics.” These actually aren’t sunflowers. We thought you might need a break. There are many different colors here. This patch includes Black-Eyed Susans which look kind of like sunflowers and are Maryland’s state flower.
Finally you’ll enter “The Surprise.” These are sunflowers again, but there’s something unique about them. We’re not telling what. You’ll just have to come and see.
IMPORTANT! On your first trip through the patch we recommend you just admire the beauty and take fun photos. Then go down to the pavilion and enjoy music, food and shopping. Right before you’re ready to leave, head back to the patch, get a pair of clippers and cut your favorite sunflower to bring home. (If you purchase a bucket you can cut an additional 8-10 sunflowers.) Then you can exit out the far side of the patch and catch the wagon to your car so your sunflower doesn’t get damaged during the festival.