Maple Lawn Farms Sunflower Festival – READ CAREFULLY – Aug 19-20th

Event Phone: 717-382-4878

  • Friday Exclusive Sunflower Winery Event
    August 11, 2017
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    - Winery Sneek Preview Details: Friday Aug 11, 2017 5PM-8PM, Maple Lawn Winery is hosting a VIP wine tasting, LIVE music and food truck event. This event will be the FIRST opportunity to visit the Sunflower Fields via wagon ride, and is limited to 250 guests over 21 years old (I.D. required). Maple Lawn Winery will be open for wine tastings and our outdoor event area offer space to enjoy dinner from the food trucks and beverages from the winery and local breweries while listening to live music. Tickets are $12 per person and include exclusive VIP wine pricing for this evening only
  • Saturday Sunflower Festival
    August 12, 2017
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    - The Sunflower Festival is an experience. All guests park at the farm market. Each ticket includes a wagon ride to the field of sunflowers. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring around the field, and reading informational signs as they like. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or LIVE cut sunflower. Parking is FREE. After exploring the sunflowers, guests may enjoy ice cream, donuts, pies, fudge, cookies and more from the bakery and farm market. Food trucks are on site for lunch, snacks and dinner. Maple Lawn Winery is open for tastings and shopping Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM for guests over 21 years old.
  • Sunday Sunflower Festival
    August 13, 2017
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    - The Sunflower Festival is an experience. All guests park at the farm market. Each ticket includes a wagon ride to the field of sunflowers. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring around the field, and reading informational signs as they like. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or LIVE cut sunflower. Parking is FREE. After exploring the sunflowers, guests may enjoy ice cream, donuts, pies, fudge, cookies and more from the bakery and farm market. Food trucks are on site for lunch, snacks and dinner. Maple Lawn Winery is open for tastings and shopping Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM for guests over 21 years old.
  • Saturday Sunflower Festival - Weekend 2
    August 19, 2017
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    - The Sunflower Festival is an experience. All guests park at the farm market. Each ticket includes a wagon ride to the field of sunflowers. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring around the field, and reading informational signs as they like. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or LIVE cut sunflower. Parking is FREE. After exploring the sunflowers, guests may enjoy ice cream, donuts, pies, fudge, cookies and more from the bakery and farm market. Food trucks are on site for lunch, snacks and dinner. Maple Lawn Winery is open for tastings and shopping Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM for guests over 21 years old.
  • Sunday Sunflower Festival - Weekend 2
    August 20, 2017
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    - The Sunflower Festival is an experience. All guests park at the farm market. Each ticket includes a wagon ride to the field of sunflowers. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring around the field, and reading informational signs as they like. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or LIVE cut sunflower. Parking is FREE. After exploring the sunflowers, guests may enjoy ice cream, donuts, pies, fudge, cookies and more from the bakery and farm market. Food trucks are on site for lunch, snacks and dinner. Maple Lawn Winery is open for tastings and shopping Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM for guests over 21 years old.

Maple Lawn Farms Sunflower Festival

MAJOR UPDATE: Your tickets are now valid for TWO WEEKENDS at the farm! We are opening wagon rides to the Sunflower Fields, Saturday Aug 19 10AM-4PM, and Sunday Aug 20 1PM-5PM to allow guests to enjoy the NEXT 3 acres of sunflowers that didn’t cooperate to bloom this weekend.
Who:
Maple Lawn Farms, Maple Lawn Winery & Maize Quest Corn Maze & Fun Park

What:
The farmers at Maple Lawn Farms planted 5-acres, or approximately 5 football fields of sunflowers. In one section, it’s planted full of the classic yellow sunflowers that will mature at about 5 feet tall. In another 2 acres, visitors get to see 10-12 different varieties that display the wide spectrum of sizes and colors in ornamental sunflowers.

The event is the 1st annual Sunflower Festival for Maple Lawn Farms and was inspired by a trip over the winter to Buttonwood Farm in Connecticut.

“It’s a steep learning curve, just like growing any new crop,” says Paul McPherson, 4th generation owner of Maple Lawn Farms. “Sunflowers are much more labor intensive than growing field corn, but if the event takes off, we’ll get good at it over time.”

Scheduling is another trick as each sunflower variety matures after a different number of growing days. To attempt to get a spectacular festival, it took multiple plantings to time the blossoms. Still, too hot, too dry or other weather difficulties could delay or accelerate the blossoms’ progress.

“We followed the recommendations and planted at the right times,” says Matt Posey, farm manager at Maple Lawn Farms. “It’s agriculture. Our guests will have to be forgiving if the sunflowers don’t all cooperate, but when it happens, it should be a wonderful show.”

Why:
“Sunflowers are symbols of positive thoughts, feelings and create a happy atmosphere,” says Hugh McPherson, Maize Quest’s Mazemaster. “They connect with people, and we want people to connect with farming on a personal level.”

When:
Maple Lawn Winery Sneek Preview Event: Friday Aug 11, 2017 5PM-9PM
General Public Admission: Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Ticketing:
General Public Admission:
Just $5 for children (ages 3-10yrs, 0-2yrs are FREE), $10 Adults (ages 11-101yrs). Each ticket includes admission, wagon ride to the fields, and one sunflower of the guest’s choice.

Maple Lawn Winery Sneek Preview Event Admission:
$12 per person (must be 21yrs or older) and include exclusive VIP wine bottle & glass pricing for this evening only. Each ticket includes admission, wagon ride to the fields, and one sunflower of the guest’s choice.

Sunflower Extras: Purchase extra Sunflowers to take home!
Per sunflower stem- $3.00
(6) Sunflowers for $12
(6) Sunflowers in a decorative metal bucket for $15 (metal bucket included)
(12) Sunflowers for $18

Details:
The Sunflower Festival is an experience. All guests park at the farm market. Each ticket includes a wagon ride to the field of sunflowers. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring around the field, and reading informational signs as they like. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or LIVE cut sunflower. Parking is FREE.

After exploring the sunflowers, guests may enjoy ice cream, donuts, pies, fudge, cookies and more from the bakery and farm market. Food trucks are on site for lunch, snacks and dinner. Maple Lawn Winery is open for tastings and shopping Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM for guests over 21 years old.

Winery Sneek Preview Details:
Friday Aug 11, 2017 5PM-9PM, Maple Lawn Winery is hosting a VIP wine tasting, LIVE music and food truck event. This event will be the FIRST opportunity to visit the Sunflower Fields via wagon ride, and is limited to 250 guests over 21 years old (I.D. required).

Maple Lawn Winery will be open for wine tastings and our outdoor event area offer space to enjoy dinner from the food trucks and beverages from the winery and local breweries while listening to live music.

Tickets are $12 per person and include exclusive VIP wine pricing for this evening only.

Ticketing disclaimers: Ticketing is limited and MUST be purchased online to ensure admission to the event. Due to our capacity, we are strictly limiting ticket sales BY DAY 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 by 7-10 days in 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, tickets will be exchanged for Maize Quest Corn Maze & Fun Park tickets OR a Maple Lawn Winery upcoming event OR for Maple Lawn Farms fruit and merchandise certificates. NO cash refunds.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 717-382-4878

Venue Website:

Address:
2885 New Park Road, New Park, Pennsylvania, 17352, United States

Description:
Maple Lawn Farms

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