The Fraser Valley's gorgeous new sunflower festival opens today

Aug 22 2018, 5:58 pm

After much anticipation, the Fraser Valley’s newest sunflower festival opens today to the public.

Hosted by the same individuals that organized Tulips of the Valley, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is a brand new festival in its first-ever operation.

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sunflower festival

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The event is held at the same location as Tulips of the Valley, at 41310 Yale Road, and boasts more than five acres of sunflowers in full bloom.

Attractions include:

  • A one-acre show garden with 15 varieties of sunflowers
  • Three-acres filled with giant sunflowers
  • One-acre of traditional orange and yellow sunflowers
  • Sunrich Orange sunflowers that visitors can pick and take home
  • Cut sunflowers and field flowers for sale
  • Sunflower-inspired gifts and on-site-grown tulip and daffodil bulbs
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sunflower festival

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And what celebration would be complete without an array of props and landmarks for some much-needed photo ops. Swing sets, a windmill, and a vintage bicycle will accompany the gorgeous flowers on location.

sunflower festival

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On-leash pets will be welcome into the vicinity, with a drinking area and complimentary pick-up bags available 0n-site.

Tickets can be purchased online with prices starting at $6 for adults on weekdays and $10 on weekends.

The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack

Time: Monday to Thursday, 10 am to sunset; Friday to Sunday, 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset

When: Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, September 16, 2018 (estimated)

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online starting at $6 for adults

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