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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

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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

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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,

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Beaver Dam Farm Sunflowers, LLC Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

268 Local Tourism Programs to Receive Public-Private Marketing Funds to Drive Visitation Through 2025 Program will generate more than $12.5 million in marketing initiatives and support more than 1,230 partners

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2024 Scholarship Recipients

Congrats to our 2024 scholarship recipients from James River and Lord Botetourt High Schools!     Makayla Petty is from James River High School and she plans to attend Bridgwater

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CanvasREBEL

A BIG shoutout to CanvasREBEL for our feature! We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Candace Monaghan. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Candace below.

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2023 Sunflower Festival Recap

We are grateful to everyone who came out to help support our farm this past season! While the weather didn’t fully cooperate we still had some sunshine! We kicked off

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A Country Christmas

We are excited to announce dates for our 2nd annual Country Christmas at Gracely Hill, home of the Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival! Saturday, December 2nd from 1-5pm. Shopping with

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Transforming the face of Ag

As part of our 2023 State Fair of Virginia Ed Expo, we are launching “Superhero” trading cards featuring Virginia’s super individuals in Ag and Natural Resources. We asked who Virginia’s

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High School Scholarships Awarded

Three County high school graduates received the Beaver Dam Farm Sunflowers Scholarship this year. Kirin Miller graduated from Lord Botetourt High School and plans to attend Virginia Tech and major

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Gracely Hill LLC opens as a wedding venue

Gracely Hill, home of the Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival, was born after The Monaghan’s realized what a sweet slice of heaven they were positioned on with mountain views like

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Beaver Dam Farm Sunflowers, LLC Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

RICHMOND, VA – To kick off National Travel and Tourism Week, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced May 2nd that more than $2.7 million in matching grant and reimbursable sponsorship funds will be awarded to

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