The time to frolic among these flowers that worship the sun begins in late October. These beauties begin showing up near the end of summer and continue on into the fall season. October unleashes multiple fall related activities and the hardest part is deciding where to spend your limited hours. This activity is ideal for the two-three hour outing that allows you to mentally reset, let the kids spend some energy in the fresh air, decorate your home with sunflowers, and take some smashing photos. It’s hard not to feel joy when surrounded by these majestic, yet cheery beauties.
Feel free to make a picnic out of your visit and extend your time there. Burnside Farms has a little something for everyone. Kids can jump and play. Adults can shop in their flower market. The first week of October offers a maze to get lost and found in. Bring a flashlight and run the maze after sundown on Friday and Saturday evening. (6-9 pm for $11 per person. Must purchase tickets in advance online.)
As these lovelies offer unlimited photographic creativity, check with the farm’s professional photography policy.
All activities are weather and COVID permitting, so please check Burnside’s site for changes. Doors open at 10 am and stay open until 6 pm. Come for sundown play Thursday and Saturday evenings. Tickets must be purchased ahead and range from $11 – $13 depending on age and activity. Adult admission includes three flowers ($1.50 each additional flower.)
- Who: Anyone who loves fresh air and flowers
- What: Sunflower fields, maze, market, and play
- Where: Burnside Farms in Nokesville at 11008 Kettle Run Rd.
- When: Weather permitting, every day while these flowers last
- Cost: Child $11, Ages 13+ $13 per person (under two is free)
*Always check the vendor’s website for updates before coming.*
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