On August 1, the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival returns for its second year — this time, with a massive field of dahlias to complement the acres of sunflowers. In total, there will be 20 acres of flowers!
Every day from August 1 to September 15, visitors can make their way through 35 varieties of peak-season sunflowers — from two-foot Dwarf Sunspots to 12-foot Mammoth Grey Stripes, in varying shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Pick your own Sunrich Orange sunflowers to take home (while supplies last), as well as cut sunflowers and field flowers, sunflower-inspired gifts, and onsite-grown spring bulbs of tulips and daffodils.
The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival provides countless opportunities to take perfect keepsake photos and videos.
Throughout the grounds, find swing sets, an operational windmill, a vintage bicycle, face cut-outs, and more.
Plus, this year includes the addition of 54 varieties of dahlias, a giant pumpkin patch, and a field of pick-your-own Chilliwack corn (while supplies last).
Weekends include the added attraction of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser train, which offers free rides through the fields.
Guests of all ages will also love the many outdoor lawn games available to play: bolaball, “giant” Jenga, dominoes, tic-tac-toe, checkers, and more.
Afterward, retreat from the late-summer sun and enjoy cold drinks, ice cream, and snacks in a special covered area. Local food trucks will be on site daily.
On-leash pets are welcome — a water station and complimentary pick-up bags will be available.
The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival runs every day from August 1 to September 15 (hours vary; check website for full details). Location is 41310 Yale Road. Ticket and season-pass prices vary for individuals, families and bus groups; children five and under are admitted free.
Visit chilliwacksunflowerfest.com for directions, complete ticket pricing, and more information.