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WFXR News Story

https://www.wfxrtv.com/digital-originals/beaver-dam-farm-gears-up-for-annual-sunflower-festival/BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Bundles of yellow petals have started to appear in the 21-acre field in Botetourt County. By mid-September, about 500,000 sunflowers will be in full bloom. Beaver Dam Farm is gearing up for its annual Sunflower Festival. Candace Monaghan founded the festival in 2016. Each year, the festival became bigger: adding

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Did Someone say “RED?”

We were so excited to share our Red Beauties with you all this year! There are over 70 varieties of sunflowers. These varieties can be divided into three groups: giant sunflowers, dwarf sunflowers, and colored sunflowers. Who knows what could be in store for next year…

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Thank You!

To say we are grateful is an understatement. While preparing for this years festival we knew there would be many hurdles to jump. We went into the planning phase knowing we had to move forward in some way, shape or form to still be open during this pandemic. We knew it would take extra planning,

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Festival After Hour Events

This year was the first year we had evening hours for public viewing. We are excited to announce that since they were such a hit, they are here to stay! We had our two “Sunflowers at Sunset” dinners that were catered by Mill Creek Baptist Mission Team. Goat Yoga provided by Goat Gurus and Terra

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Community Scholarship Recipients

Starting in 2020 we decided to award two $250.00 “Community Scholarship” awards. This went out to two non-profits in the local Botetourt community to help with any needs they may have. This years recipients were the Mill Creek Baptist Mission Team and Wheatland Lutheran Church. Both of these groups have been involved with us from

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The Roanoker- 40 Under 40: Candace Monaghan

Candace Monaghan, 38 / Designer/Owner, Candace Monaghan Fine Art & Design Candace Monaghan earned her Associates Degree in Communication Design from Virginia Western Community College, and has owned her own design business for the last 13 years. Also known in Botetourt for her Paint Nights and Children’s Art Camp, she has painted 17 of the

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Harvesting 2020

Our first batch of seeds that were planted on July 14, 2020 were harvested on December 28. We had a bountiful crop this year and seed production doubled from last year. Here are a few photos from the harvesting process. We use our combine to harvest the sunflower seeds just as we do for corn.

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