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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 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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2020 New Additions

Ultimate Dance Explosion: We are SO excited to announce that we will have Ultimate Dance Explosion performing at this years festival on both Sundays with 2 shows each day! This group is from Covington Virginia and is a dance team that specializes in clogging, jazz, ballet, and character routines. Ultimate Dance Explosion enjoys performing for

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Festival After Hours

We offer a variety of events during the two weeks that the festival is open. If we are able to operate as usual we will host the following events along with the festival weekends.  We have two catered sunset dinners that will fall on Tuesday and Friday. These dinners are catered by a local church

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2020 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Andrew Newcomb of Buchanan, a 2020 graduate of JRHS for receiving this years Scholarship. Andrew developed an interest in agriculture when he signed up for an ag class in 10th grade. “The first day there, my ag teacher handed me a sign up sheet and I wasn’t going to do it until I

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