Is there anything more beautiful than a field full of cheerful sunflowers?
Pick your fill of sunflowers at Burnside Farms in Nokesville this summer and get out into nature! This is a great little day trip for anyone who loves a unique photo op. Once approximately 20 percent of the first crop are in bloom, the fields will open to the public.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some of the activities like the bounce house and jump pad will be closed for the season. Bring face masks with you to wear in the common areas and practice safe social distancing during your visit.
- WHEN: Mid-July to August | Days and times vary by week, so check Facebook for updates.
- WHERE: Burnside Farms | 11008 Kettle Run Road | Nokesville, VA
- TICKETS: $8 per person | FREE for children 2 and under
- PARKING: FREE field parking
- WEBSITE: Burnside Farms
This is a working family flower farm, so don't expect any bells and whistles. When you drive up, you'll see a big field where everyone is parking. From there, it's a short walk to the entrance and a few minutes to walk to the center of the flower fields.
There are benches along the way if you need to take a break, but anyone who needs assistance with a walker or cane may have a rough time. Strollers are allowed, so bring one for the little ones in the group.
Plans for the annual sunflower maze are still up in the air, so be sure to check on the Facebook page for any updates. While you're there, you can pick your own fresh sunflowers for $1.50 per stem. You can also pick cosmos for $0.50 per stem and gladiolas for $1 per stem. If you want to picnic or bring snacks, you're better off tailgating in the parking field because you won't want to photo-bomb any of the other visitors.
*The photos in this article are courtesy of Burnside Farms on Facebook.
Have you been to the summer sunflower fields out in Nokesville? Do you have any tips for first-time visitors? Let us know in the comments!