Maple Lawn Farms is planting sunshine again with 28 variety of Sunflowers in 10 acres of Festival space. Come enjoy music, food trucks, wine and all the sunshine and happiness that Sunflowers bring! On Family Fun Friday’s the food menu is limited. We reserve the right to make changes to the event at any time.
IMPORTANT TICKETING NOTICE: 2017’s Festival COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. The ONLY way to guarantee admission is by pre-purchasing tickets online.
Select a Date Below to View Ticket Options:
Friday August 10th
Saturday August 11th
Sunday August 12th
Friday August 17th
Saturday August 18th
Sunday August 19th
Ticketing disclaimers: Ticketing is limited and MUST be purchased online to guarantee admission to the event. (The 2017 Sunflower Festival was sold out in advance!) Due to our capacity, we are strictly limiting ticket sales BY DAY & TIME to ensure every guest gets plenty of pictures in the sunflowers. NOTE: Sunflowers are an agricultural crop and therefore subject to weather, growing conditions and ripening variables. We cannot guarantee that the sunflowers will bloom on a particular date, so prepare to be flexible by 7-10 days in your visit. Stay tuned on Facebook. for up-to-the-minute plans. The event is an outdoor event and therefore held weather permitting. Should a complete crop failure arise, tickets will be exchanged for Maize Quest Corn Maze & Fun Park tickets OR a Maple Lawn Winery upcoming event OR for Maple Lawn Farms fruit and merchandise certificates. NO cash refunds.
Maple Lawn Farms & Maple Lawn Winery
The farmers at Maple Lawn Farms planted 8-acres, or approximately 8 football fields of sunflowers. In one section, it’s planted full of the classic yellow sunflowers that will mature at about 5 feet tall.
In another 2 acres, visitors get to see 10-12 different varieties planted in display plots to show of each individual variety.
In “Land of the Giants,” towering sunflowers form adorable child-size structures. The sunflower structures are ALIVE in a sea of dwarf “Teddy Bear”sunflowers, which grow just 2-3 feet tall.
In “The Wilds” guests may pick their included sunflower, or pick their pre-purchased 6, 12, or 18 Sunflowers from a mixture of 28 different varieties! All different sizes and colors displayed in ornamental sunflowers.
Relax, get a bite to eat and even enjoy a glass of wine from Maple Lawn Winery under the enormous white tent and enjoy the lawn – all right in the middle of the Sunflower Fields!
The event is the 2nd annual Sunflower Festival for Maple Lawn Farms and was inspired by a trip over the winter to Buttonwood Farm in Connecticut.
“We followed the recommendations and planted at the right times,” says Matt Posey, farm manager at Maple Lawn Farms. “It’s agriculture. Our guests will have to be forgiving if the sunflowers don’t all cooperate, but when it happens, it should be a wonderful show.”
“Sunflowers are symbols of positive thoughts, feelings and create a happy atmosphere,” says Hugh McPherson, Maize Quest’s Mazemaster. “They connect with people, and we want people to connect with farming on a personal level.”
August 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
General Public Admission:
Just $10 for children (ages 3-10yrs, 0-2yrs are FREE), $25 Adults (ages 11-101yrs) at the door, BUT online ticketing discounts offer the chance to purchase tickets at up to $15 OFF – Purchase Early! Each ticket includes admission, wagon ride to the fields, and one sunflower of the guest’s choice.
Maple Lawn Winery Sneek Preview Event Admission:
$35 per person (must be 21yrs or older) and include exclusive VIP wine bottle & glass pricing for this evening only. Each ticket includes admission, wagon ride to the fields, and one sunflower of the guest’s choice.
Sunflower Extras: Purchase extra Sunflowers to take home!
Per sunflower stem – $3.00
(6) Sunflowers for $12
(6) Sunflowers in a decorative metal bucket for $15 (metal bucket included)
(12) Sunflowers for $18
The Sunflower Festival is an experience. All guests park at the farm market. Each ticket includes a wagon ride to the field of sunflowers. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring around the field, and reading informational signs as they like. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or LIVE cut sunflower. Parking is FREE.
After exploring the sunflowers, guests may enjoy ice cream, donuts, pies, fudge, cookies and more from the bakery and farm market. Food trucks are on site for lunch, snacks and dinner. Maple Lawn Winery is open for tastings and shopping Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM for guests over 21 years old.
Maple Lawn Winery will be open for wine tastings and our outdoor event area offer space to enjoy dinner from the food trucks and beverages from the winery and local breweries while listening to music.
Tickets are $35 per person and include exclusive VIP wine pricing for this evening only.