Things You Need to Know About the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

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We are officially open and so excited with the fantastic turn out we’ve seen at the fields thus far! If you haven’t heard of the amazing array of sunflowers we have at the field or all the awesome activities you can experience, keep reading!

What to expect… 

As you may know, for our first annual Sunflower festival we decided to go all out and plant 17 different varieties to enjoy which means that is over 90,000 sunflowers!  We have over 3 acres planted in our giant Mammoth sunflower that can reach heights of 12 feet and taller in varying shades of yellow, orange and red. We also have 1.5 acres planted in a cut flower orange variety which will reach heights between 5 and 6 feet.  Our fields are completed with an acre of show garden with 15 different varieties of different heights, colours and bloom sizes for our guests to enjoy.

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Our other attractions include:

  • a one-acre show garden with 15 varieties of sunflowers all in different colours (red, orange, lemon)
  • three-acres filled with giant sunflowers
  • one-acre of traditional orange and yellow sunflowers
  • Sunrich Orange sunflowers that visitors can pick and take home
  • cut sunflowers and field flowers for sale
  • sunflower-inspired gifts and on-site-grown tulip and daffodil bulbs
  • weekends include the added attraction of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser train, which offers by-donation rides through the fields. (Which was a huge hit at Tulips of the Valley!)

Selfie Spots & Photo Ops

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And what festival would be complete without an array of props and landmarks for some much-needed photo ops? Swing sets, wooden frames, a windmill, and a vintage bicycle all are within the grounds of the gorgeous flowers on location. We promise you these are all profile picture worthy!

The land is also home to corn and hops fields, making for a super awesome photo-ops spot with its narrow passage encompassing you in lush greenery as you walk through. Please be mindful not to walk through this perfect backdrop and respect the beauty of the farmland in all of its original glory.

Game Time

If the kids are being too rambunctious while trying to get some nice family shots. Head to the games area to tire them out! Our guests can look forward to lawn games including Yardzee, “giant” Jenga, tic-tac-toe, checkers, and more. Plus there is a charming little fairy house nestled through the gardens for kids to find. There are a ‘U-Pick’ area and a playground to keep the little ones even happier during their visit.

On-leash pets will be welcome into the vicinity, with a drinking area and complimentary pick-up bags available 0n-site. Please make sure to be respectful of other guests when bringing your furry friends to the fields!

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Snack Time

We have plenty of food at the fesitval. Pack a lunch for the entire family, or enjoy cold drinks and ice cream in a special covered area (we’re thinking a picnic and some lemonade). If you’re not wanting to hassle of bringing your own food there are local food trucks that will be on site each weekend.

Don’t forget to take some of the magic home with you!

U-PICK FIELD
This year you can pick your own Sunrich Orange sunflowers to take home from the festival or even pick up cut sunflowers and field flowers, sunflower-inspired gifts.

FLOWER SHOP
Our on-location flower shop at the Sunflower Festival is fully stocked with fresh-cut sunflowers, potted sunflowers, and tulip/daffodil bulbs for you to take home.

You can still purchase tickets to the Festival if you haven’t already yet. To purchase your ticket head online; prices starting at $6 for adults on weekdays and $10 on weekends.

Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Time: Monday to Thursday, 10 am to sunset; Friday to Sunday, 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset
When: Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, September 16, 2018 (estimated)
Admission: Tickets can be purchased online starting at $6 for adults

Get tickets:  https://chilliwacksunflowerfest.com/tickets

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Get tickets:  https://chilliwacksunflowerfest.com/tickets

By | 2018-08-31T23:21:44+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Sunflower Festival, What's On|Tags: , , , |