The Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival helps to diversify the Beaver Dam Farm income. The farmland was purchased in 1900 by the Wickline family and they began operating a dairy in 1927. In September 2019, after 92 years, the farm sold out of the dairy industry. Today they run a beef operation along with small grains. The farm is still owned and operated by the family today.
In 2016, 20 acres of black oil sunflowers were planted. As a result of the beautiful scenery, the fields were opened up for visitors to walk through and adore. Visitors also enjoyed hayrides, farm animals to pet, machinery to admire and food available.
Today, the festival has widely expanded and still consists of hay wagon rides, a farm animal petting area and face painting. Over 65 unique hand made craft and food vendors have been added, along with photo booths, and live music. There is something to do for every age!
Once the festival is over, the crowds have diminished and the sunflowers have all dropped their heads the farm will harvest the seed and bag it into black oil sunflower birdseed. The Beaver Dam Farm sunflower seeds can be found in Northwest Hardware locations, Ikenberry Orchards, Rockingham Coop, The Witt Stop, The Best Place Antique Store and Brugh's Mill.
Keep checking back for September 2020 festival dates. Hours are 10am-5pm on Sat and Sun. $5 admission ages 3 and up. We hope to see you!
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