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Sunflower Festival at Waldoch Farm

The ultimate photo opportunity! We are planting a large Sunflower field for peak bloom in late July and early August.

This year Waldoch Farm and Garden Center’s love of flowers and nature has spilled over into a 4 acre field of gorgeous sunflowers! Come and walk through 10's of thousand blooms spreading down the hill like liquid sunshine, with photo opportunities, wine and gathering areas, and pick-your-own sunflower areas to take home a handful of summer for yourself.

The Sunflower Festival will be an awe inspiring way to experience the wonders of nature and agriculture. We have seeded four full acres of sunflowers an area of around four football fields, with 100,000 seeds to create this beautiful stolling landscape.

Ticketing Information:

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    Ticketing: Ages 3+ are $18 at the door
    Limited tickets being sold
    online TICKETING DISCOUNTS offer the chance to purchase tickets at up to $9 OFF – Purchase Early! Each ticket includes admission to the Sunflower Experience, Wagon Ride to the Sunflower Fields, one U-Pick Sunflower of the guest’s choice and a Pick and Play Membership Fee for the day.
    Children 2 and under are FREE.

When: Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th
Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th
Where: Waldoch Farm
8174 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
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In the back forty of Waldoch Farm. There will be a hayride that will pick up by the Garden Center and transport you back to the Sunflower Fest.
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with timed ticketing
*last entry to the Sunflower Festival is at 3:00pm
Live Music: One act for each of the ticket times.
Tim Houlihan Saturday - July 27th from 10 am – 1 pm
Thunderheads Saturday - July 27th from 1 pm – 4 pm
Tim Cheesebrow Sunday - July 28th from 10 am – 1 pm
Katy Vernon Sunday - July 28th from 1 pm – 4 pm
Sarah Morris and Matt French Saturday - August 3rd from 10 am – 1 pm
Zachary Scot Johnson Saturday - August 3rd from 1 pm – 4 pm
Mike Haldorson Sunday - August 4th from 10 am – 1 pm
Ben Cook-Feltz and Mother Banjo Sunday - August 4th from 1 pm – 4 pm
Wine, Beer and Snacks: Vannelli's by the Lake will be serving refreshments and snacks for this event.

    As farmers we know mother nature can vary the peak bloom, it could be a little earlier or later depending on weather conditions. Since we won’t know the exact timing until we begin to see the blooms, it is important to check back here, on our facebook page, or sign up for our newsletter to see when full bloom is arriving!

    There will be a section to walk through for pictures, and a pick-your-own sunflower stem field with 10s of thousands of sunflowers to wade through in search of your own perfect bloom. After (or before) exploring the sunflowers and choosing your perfect flower, taking tons of photos, and enjoying the beauty of nature. After your hayride back from the sunflower field, stop in at the Garden Center for one of our famous hanging baskets or some fresh, picked daily, vegetables from Grandpa’s Roadstand, visit Joyer barnyard with farm animals and pick and play activities will be open for your entertainment.

    Ticketing Disclaimers:
    • Ticketing is limited and MUST be purchased online to guarantee admission to the event. This event is one of a kind is this area. Due to our capacity, we are strictly limiting ticket sales BY DAY & TIME to ensure every guest gets plenty of pictures in the sunflowers.
    • NOTE: 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 with your visit. Stay tuned on Facebook for up-to-the-minute plans. The event is an outdoor event and therefore held weather permitting.
    • Should a complete crop failure arise or complete rain out occur, tickets will be exchanged for Waldoch Farm Corn Maze Tickets OR for Waldoch Farm merchandise certificates. NO cash refunds.
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Calendar of Events

Sunflower Festival

Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th
Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th

We are planting a large Sunflower field for the ultimate photo opportunity!

Honey Bee Experience

Saturday, August 10th
Beekeeper Doug is excited for you to join him on a 1.5 hour-long hayride/tour.

Garden Tour and Corn Feed

Come visit Mary and Kathy's personal gardens. Fun for the family includes:

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