Important Sunflower Update: We have been watching our Sunflower Fields all week and sadly have been watching them slowly deteriorate before our eyes and we feel the fields are no longer at their prime. We did everything in our power to have beautiful blooms for our festival weekends including staggering the planting of our fields, planting several different varieties and planting branching varieties so as to have a higher likelihood of blooms for a longer period of time. As in all of our agricultural endeavors, Mother Nature has the final say. In the last two weeks the fields have been through heavy rain and extreme temperatures. We wanted to be proactive and let you know ahead of your visit this weekend.
We are thankful that the Sunflowers did their job attracting pollinators to the farm and will be able to be harvested for their seeds in the coming weeks, but they are not at the level of beauty many of you expect any longer.
This weekend we will still be offering our activities and you will have the opportunity to go through the fields. As of this afternoon, our latest planted field has not yet given up and still has some nice blooms available. You are also welcome to cut a “Bonus” past stage sunflower to take home for replanting, baking or birdfeed.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for supporting our family farm!
Lancaster’s Sunflower Festival at Country Barn
August 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th 2019
Bring a little sunshine into your life and join us for our 2nd Annual Sunflower Festival. At Country Barn we are a
real-working farm growing potatoes, produce, pumpkins, and much more! What do all of those crops have in common? They need bees! Sunflowers are not only beautiful and edible (mmm sunflower seeds) they are also really great for attracting pollinators! Bees can hop from flower to flower to drink their nectar and will hopefully stick around on the farm to help pollinate our other crops as well!
Experience the delight of fields of living sunshine for yourselves at Lancaster County’s Family Fun Farm for our Sunflower Festival! Admission to the festival includes our Sunshine Wagon Tours, One Cut your Own Flower Stem (with more available for purchase), Live Music, Corn Maze, Jump Pad, Pig Races, Pedal Karts, Barnyard Animals, Giant Slides and more! Don’t miss the beautiful photo opportunities!
It’s fun for the whole family!
$9 per person ages 3+
Sunflowers are an agricultural crop and therefore subject to weather, growing conditions and ripening variables. We cannot guarantee that the sunflowers will bloom on a particular date, so prepare to be flexible by 7-10 days in your visit. Stay tuned on Facebook. for up-to-the-minute plans. The event is an outdoor event and therefore held weather permitting.
Country Barn's Sunflower festival is conveniently located to Lancaster, Hershey, Harrisburg and York! But don't worry, if you want to get out of the city to enjoy fields of sunshine, we aren't too far from Philadelphia, Baltimore or DC!