Soak up the last of summer at Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival
Starting Saturday, Sept. 12 you can walk the more than 20 acres of Beaver Dam Farm in Buchanan for its annual sunflower festival. Changes this year include online ticket sales to make sure the event is meeting safety guidelines. Founder of the festival, Candace Monaghan said when you buy a ticket its for a specific time block. They just ask people not to show up or pick from their farm outside of farm hours. Online ticket sales are intended to limit the capacity at once, but that doesnt change the flow of business this festival brings to the entire community.
Sunflower festival featuring 21 acres of flowers expected to attract thousands of visitors
The Beaver Dam Sunflower Festival is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the farm during the weekend. The festival features not only 21 acres of sunflowers, but also live music and sunflower-themed crafts. The event has been a Beaver Dam Farm staple since 2016. Farm owner Candace Monaghan says more than 12,000 visitors came during the festival's first weekend last year. The sunflower festival will continue Sunday, as well as both days next weekend.
Round Town: music, drinks and sunflowers
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