The time to frolic among these flowers that worship the sun is NOW. The beginning of October unleashes multiple activities timed with the season 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 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 $10 per person. Must purchase ticket before 8 pm.)

As these lovelies offer unlimited photographic creativity, check with the farm’s professional photography policy.

Weather permitting, doors open at 10 am and stay open until 6 pm. Come for sundown play Friday and Saturday evening from 6-9 pm for $10.

  • 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: $8 per person (under two is free)

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Christina Chee

Christina Chee is a Lifestyle and Real Estate Consultant who loves to share insights that help others to live happy and empowered lives in Northern Virginia. You can learn more about her real estate business by visiting www.VirginiaLifestyles.com.