Sunflower Festival at Maris Farms
August 28-30, 2020
Maris Farms Sunflower Festival!
August 28-30, 2020
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.
Sunflowers are beautiful and you can’t not smile and be happy when you see one. We want to offer another unique opportunity for friends and families to create memories together. What better way than to enjoy a field full of beautiful blooming sunflowers for unique photo opportunities and stunning views.
Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Buckley WA 98321
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.
Where are you located?
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).
What is the cost of parking?
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!
What are your hours of operation?
August 28 from 1-7 PM, August 29 from 10-8 PM, August 30 from 1-6 PM.
How far are the fields from parking?
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.
Is there handicap parking?
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.
Can I walk over the entire field?
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.
How long has the Maris Farms Sunflower Festival been in operation?
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.
Are the sunflowers just grown for the festival?
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
Do you pick the flowers in your fields?
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.
Are there kid-friendly activities at the festival?
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.
Can I buy food on site?
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.
Can we bring our own food?
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.
Will there be places to sit and get out of the weather?
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.
How should I dress?
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.
Do you have bathrooms?
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.
Are we allowed to bring our dog?
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.
What methods of payment do you accept?
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?
Do you provide refunds?
Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.
Are drones allowed?
No, but thanks for asking!