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Bloom With Grace – A Photography Experience

Bloom With Grace is an exhibit that stems from the annual sunflower festival Candace has now hosted the past five years on her family’s farm in Botetourt County, Virginia. Candace thoroughly enjoys combining her new found love for sunflowers with her passion for nature photography.  As a graduate of Virginia Western Community College with an

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The Roanoke Star

6th Annual Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival To Be Held In Buchanan Close your eyes and imagine walking through a field of 600,000 sunflowers, a slight warm breeze blowing through the air and a sea of yellow as far as you can see. That’s what visitors can experience at The Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival,

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WSLS – Buchanan sunflower festival rooted in success expects record crowds this fall

https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2021/08/09/buchanan-sunflower-festival-rooted-in-success-expects-record-crowds-this-fall/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wsls10&fbclid=IwAR1uEFI9HPOgS0NgynvyWqN26zHxOLeLzFq8lQ6w1Pu1hfKTieIhoHVUOzQ&__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – The Roanoke Valley is known for its festivals and a fairly new one has rooted its place as a must-see in the area. The Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival has grown from just a small idea to one that draws tens of thousands of people in. This year’s festival features

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Gauntlet Winner

We are proud to announce our very own Candace Monaghan as the first place winner of the 2021 Gauntlet Business Competition. The Gauntlet was founded by Annette Patterson and The Advancement Foundation. Participants from across the region participate. Over 650 Gauntlet participants have completed the program since 2015, assisted by 250 mentors. Following a 10

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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 arrival where you will find a map of the festival to help you navigate while you’re there. The app will also include the list of

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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?’ While she continued setting up for the event, butterflies filled her stomach and anxiety washed over her. Then, her phone buzzed in her pocket. Her

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