The Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival helps to diversify the Beaver Dam Farm dairy income. The farmland was purchased in 1900 and the dairy began operating in 1927. 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.
This years festival will once again be held in September. Like in years past we can not set dates until closer to time due to how the weather effects the flower growth. Keep checking back or follow us on Facebook at Beaver Dam Farm Sunflowers for more information!
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