Sunflower Festival at Maris Farms

August 28-30, 2020

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Maris Farms Sunflower Festival!
August 28-30, 2020

August 28 1-7 PM; August 29 10 AM – 8 PM; August 30 1-6 PM

Walk through our field of brilliantly colored sunflowers during our first ever Sunflower Festival at Maris Farms. On this special weekend in August, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful sunflower fields and cut some to take home. With more than a dozen different colors and multiple varieties of sunflowers, this is an event you do NOT want to miss! Please know that we have followed the recommendations and planted at the right times according to our research on the sunflowers, however, it’s agriculture. We ask that our guests be forgiving if not all the varieties of sunflowers cooperate. However, we know that when the field blooms, it’s going to be stunning. We’ll be doing our best to continue to give updates on our Facebook Page and our Facebook Event Page for Sunflower Festival with how the crop is doing.

Just $10 for children (ages 3-11), $25 Adults at the door, BUT online ticketing discounts offer the chance to purchase at up to $15 OFF – Purchase Early! Each ticket includes admission, wagon ride to the fields, and one sunflower of the guest’s choice.

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Sunflowers are beautiful and you can’t not smile and be happy when you see one. Enjoy a field full of beautiful blooming sunflowers for unique photo opportunities and stunning views.  Our goal is to offer another unique opportunity for friends and families to create memories together. Plan to visit the many artisan and specialty food producers that will be on site during your visit.

Where:

Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Buckley WA 98321

Ticketing Information:

General Public Admission: $10 – $16/person online and $25 at the door. Each ticket includes admission to the sunflower field, a wagon ride out to the field, 1 U-Cut sunflower to take home with you, and family activities at the farm. Children 2 & under are free.

Galvanized Tins are available for purchase at a discount online as well for just $15 and includes 6 U-Cut Sunflowers. These tins will be $20 at the event if you choose to purchase when you arrive.

Interested in being a Vendor?

The inaugural Sunflower Festival at Maris Farms will include an artisan market on the weekend of August 28-30, with 40 vendor booths available. Vendors will be selected to create a collection of local artisans, growers and specialty food producers.

There may be additional dates added as we get closer and see what the flowers avail and all vendors will be given first right to additional dates at $50 per day. As of March 18th, 2020 9,200 people have expressed interest in the event posting on Facebook. Admissions will be limited to 6000 guests for the 3-day festival.

Standard booth size will be 10’ x 10’.  Price for 10’ x 10’ booth will be $150 for all 3 days, and $270 for 10’ x 20’ space. RV spaces (no hook up) are also available for $25 per night. All sites are planned within the traffic flow of guests going to or from the sunflower field. Four sites under permanent shelters and 18 other sites are located under the shade of a building. Power is not available at any site.

Vendors will be selected based upon artistic or unique qualities of offerings. Preference for selection will also be given to vendors who can attend all three dates of the festival (Aug 28 1-7 PM, Aug 29 10- 8 PM, Aug 30 1-6 PM). We are currently accepting applications and will begin selecting vendors.

Booth set up can take place Thursday, August 27 from 3-7 PM, or Friday Aug 28 from 9 AM – noon, but must be set up no later than noon on August 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Office@marisfarms.com

Sunflower Vendor Application

FAQ

Be sure to admire the rural and mountain scenery along the way – It’s directly off the scenic Sumner-Buckley Highway between Buckley and Bonney Lake, WA (25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy E, Buckley, WA 98321).
Parking is free! Whether you’re in a tour bus, truck, car, bike, moped, or motorcycle. Whatever you take to come visit, we have plenty of free parking for all, available all weekend long!
August 28 from 1-7 PM, August 29 from 10-8 PM, August 30 from 1-6 PM.

It’s a ¼ mile walk to the fields from the parking lot, but we do offer a wagon ride if you’d like to jump on.

Sunflowers are a special sight that everyone should be able to enjoy! So, we provide handicap parking in the front area of our parking lot. The spots are marked with the handicap decal.

There are more than enough walkways for you to get lost in while wandering through our sunflower fields. And although we use the stalks and blooms for animal feed at the end of the season, we still want everyone to be able to enjoy their beauty during the festival, so we ask that you be respectful of the fields and flowers while walking through them.

Although we’ve been running the Maris Farms Fall event since 1996, August of 2020 will be the first opportunity to enjoy sunflowers at Maris Farms.

Yes! The sunflowers are grown specifically for the festival and once the season is over, the field will be converted to our field trip pumpkin patch

We don’t, but you can! Grab a pair of clippers from our u-pick area and venture out into our special u-pick field to find yourself the perfect sunflower to take home.

Absolutely! We want to make this an exciting and educational experience for all, with a little taste of what goes on in a working farm. You and your youngsters can play on our giant tubeslide, play Human Foosball and GaGa ball, Tug-O-War, Corn Hole, and the Trikes! The animal barn will be open with some friendly critters to visit with as well.

We wouldn’t want you to have to drive somewhere to grab a bite to eat. We want you to feel free to spend as much time at the fields as you wish. So yes, we will have several food offerings available on site.

Want to surround yourself with sunflowers while you eat? We don’t blame you. That’s one of our favorite summer pastimes. We do reserve our tables and chairs for those purchasing their food from our participating food offerings. But, you’re more than welcome to bring your own food and sit on a bench, or on our grass lawn (we suggest you bring a blanket). No BBQs or gas stoves are permitted on site.

If it should rain, and in Washington that’s always a possibility, we’ve got you covered – literally. There’s no need to skip the fields. We will have a couple of covered areas in case of rain, or too much sun. We’ll also have several benches set up around the fields, so you can take a rest when needed, or for photo opportunities, if the mood should strike.

We wouldn’t recommend expensive heels or your Sunday best. Anything that might not go well with a little dirt, you might want to leave at home. We are a farm and you will be walking in dirt fields. And though we do our best to ensure there are some areas that remain clean and dry, most of our pathways are dirt and can get muddy on wet days.

We advise you to bring the following:

  • Gumboots or good walking shoes/boots – that way, rain or shine, you’re prepared for all weather conditions. Forgot to bring a pair? No worries. We have disposable booties available, for those exceptionally wet days.
    • An umbrella, or something with a hood, in case it rains.
    • A rain jacket, to keep you warm and toasty as you stroll the fields. And layering clothes is always a good option, so you can remove items if it gets hot, or add them in if it’s a bit chilly.

Well, we don’t want you squatting in the sunflowers, so we have ample, regularly serviced, portable toilets on site, with some handicap stalls and several hand-wash stations.

We love dogs! We’re big pet people. And we always set up a doggie drink station near the bathrooms. We only ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a leash and please pick up after them, as we don’t want to make a mess for others to step in.

We want to keep the air clean for all our visitors, so please, no smoking at the fields or in our parking lots. We also ask that you refrain from vaping, as some people have sensitivities to the propellants in these products.

At one point in history, you could pay your way in bulbs (no kidding, it’s true!). But it’s cash and credit cards for us, both at our entrance, concessions and shopping. To save some money, why not pre-purchase your tickets online for a reduced rate?

Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.

No, but thanks for asking!