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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

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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2022 Scholarship recipient – Audrey Fleming

In 2018 we founded the Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Scholarship opportunity. We wanted to provide 2, $500 scholarships, one to each high school in the County, to a deserving senior.

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Sunflowers for Solidarity, A planting for Ukraine.

As war was brought forth from Russia onto Ukraine, the world sat in silence as innocent victims from both sides were thrust into a dark place. Young soldiers from Russia,

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Want your kids to learn more on Agriculture and Agritourism?!

In a world where people are becoming further and further disconnected from the farm it’s now more important than ever to educate not only our children but our communities about

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Want to become a Sunflower Vendor?

The Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival is the Largest Sunflower Festival and Vendor Show on the East Coast! Our attendance is normally around 20,000+ visitors in our festival season, we

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VIP Experience

Let’s shop! We wanted to make sure we highlighted our amazing vendors this year and when you come to the festival chances are you also come to SHOP! Boy, oh

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Sunflower Community Art Garden

Founder, Candace Monaghan, is an artist by trade so for the 2021 festival she wanted to merge her love for art and sunflowers. What followed was a beautiful sunflower community

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How a sunflower festival in Botetourt County blossomed into an event attended by thousands nationwide

https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2021/08/13/how-a-sunflower-festival-in-botetourt-county-blossomed-into-an-event-attended-by-thousands-nationwide/   BUCHANAN, Va. – As Candace Monaghan prepared to run her first sunflower festival in 2016, one thought ran through her head: ‘Who’s gonna pay to see a sunflower?’

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Sunflower Festival App

We have some exciting news to share as this year will be our official launch of our Sunflower Festival app. You will have the opportunity to download the app upon

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