Our 2018 event will be held Sunday, August 10-12 from 11:00 am -Dusk at the Kelley Country Creamery. This is our first year planting the sunflowers and we are still learning about the plants and their growth. We planted our sunflowers hoping that they will be in peak bloom for the event. Since sunflower growing is at the mercy of the weather, the exact time of peak bloom is unpredictable and may be earlier or later than our estimated event dates. Please check the Sunflower Status before your visit. The peak bloom lasts for about a week to ten days.
Sunflowers Taking Flight hours are 11:00 am to Dusk. Kelley Country Creamery ice cream hours may be different, please check before visit.
Parking is available at the Kelley Country Creamery and the overflow fields next to the Creamery.
There is no admission fee to visit the sunflower field.
Guests are not allowed to pick or cut the sunflowers. Only our trained volunteers are allowed to pick the bouquets of the sunflowers. Bouquets are available for a suggested donation of $10 under the tent.
Bouquets are available under the tent. Suggested $10 cash donation for a bouquet of 5 sunflowers, 100% of the donations will go to the Old Glory Honor Flight. We have friendly volunteers that will select as many bouquets as you’d like and put them in a bag for you. Sunflower bouquets are available on a first come first serve basis, subject to availability. We do not accept reservations or hold sunflower bouquets.
We plant the seeds and let Mother Nature do the rest. On some occasions we may run out of cut flowers. Our army of volunteers can only cut so many and on occasion we do run out. You can always check our social media for the most current information.
The sunflowers are handicap accessible, but please remember that we are a working farm and the ground will be uneven, rocky and wet and it may be difficult to maneuver.
Bathrooms are available at the Kelley Country Creamery.
Picture taking is the highlight of the event. Please see our Picture taking Policy.
Service dogs only with valid license no exceptions.
We are a working farm. We open our fields for this event and fields are uneven and rocky. There are walking paths through the main sunflower field. Please choose appropriate footwear for your visit. Sturdy shoes or even rain boots are a good choice as the fields can get muddy. Bring a bucket with some water for your sunflowers (leave in the car) for the ride home.
Try not to leave your flowers in the sun for too long especially mid-day. Keep them in a bucket of water for the drive home to ensure freshness. We have a water source at the farm.
How to keep your cut flowers blooming as long as possible: We cut flowers early in the day when the sun isn’t as hot. Put them in water right away and keep out of the hot sun. Don’t leave them in a hot car. When you get them home, sunflowers will do best with indirect sunlight and the cooler it is the longer they last. Sunflowers drink a lot of water so check the water level daily and change it if it gets cloudy. Adding flower food will not prolong the blooming time.
My sunflowers are droopy, can they be saved? Yes, well as long is it wasn’t for a couple days! Sunflowers are tough, get them fresh water right away and out of direct sunlight. They should perk up within a few hours.