When is the 2019 Sunflower Festival?
This years festival will fall in September but like in years past we can not pick a date until about two weeks ahead of time due to the flower growth. We want to make sure the flowers will be as beautiful as possible for our visitors.
Where is the sunflower festival located?
The sunflower festival is located on the corner of Wheatland Rd and Rt 11 in Buchanan, Va. I81 exits are exit 162 and 156. 170 Wheatland Road or 13561 Lee Highway.
The festival is held on a working farm, therefore there is no natural shade and all paths are gravel, dirt or grass. And, YES, we have bugs so bring your bug spray.
What if it storms?
If we have heavy storms we will be forced to close. We will remain open with light showers.
Do I need tickets to enter?
Entry fees are $5 for ages 3 and up and can be purchased with cash or charge at the gate.
Is this event pet-friendly?
Only leashed service dogs with a distinguished vest may enter the festival.
What about parking?
Parking is managed by a pro parking staff and is free to festival attendees. There is a limited amount of handicap spaces near the front gate so please let the attendant know if that is needed.
Are restrooms available?
There are numerous port-a-johns around the festival area and parking lot for visitors to use.
What method of payment do vendors accept?
Every vendor is different, so come prepared! While most vendors will accept credit cards, we all know that technology isn’t always 100% dependable for outdoor events. Remember, cash is king!
Do you allow private photography once the sunflowers have bloomed?
Yes! There are half and full day options if photographers want to rent the fields for photos. Please email for more info. You are also free to take as many pictures as you like during the festival days.