Meet Our Founder

  Candace Wickline Monaghan was born and raised on the family farm in Buchanan, in Botetourt County. Growing up my siblings and I would help on the farm with milking and calf feeding on weekends and during summer breaks. Today I manage the books and run payroll for the farm. I am an artist by

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Festival Creation

  The Wickline family started milking register Guernsey cattle in 1927. Over the years the heard was built up to 120 milking cows. They were milked twice a day, 7 days a week. Cows were bred and the resulting calves were added to the heard. The calves were bottle fed twice a day until they were

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Did You Know?

Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the sunflowers after the festival? We make sure to use the flowers to their full potential. When the festival is over, the flowers start to wilt, drop their heads and dry out. The drying process usually takes until December, depending on the weather. Beginning in October

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Festival Offerings

Some of you may be wondering, “Is there really something for everyone to do here?” YES, there is! We offer a wide rang of activities to participate in when visiting the festival. Our major attraction are the sunflowers, but there is so much more to see and do! We have a variety of photo booths

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