CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — There’s nothing more summery than a sunflower…except maybe a festival filled with thousands of sunflowers, live music, tasty treats, and family-friendly activities!

In Christiansburg, Sinkland Farm’s second annual Sunflower Festival is blossoming weekend, complete with eight acres of sunflower fields; more than 200,000 blooms; and over 20 varieties of flowers for everyone to enjoy.

WFXR News’ Hazelmarie Anderson even took a trip out to the New River Valley to get the inside scoop on what to expect during the festival from Sinkland Farms’ very own Susan Sink.

The festival kicks off Friday, July 8 and will continue for the next three weekends during the following hours:

  • Noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 8
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 9
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 10
  • Noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 16
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 17
  • Noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 22
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 23
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24

Besides the flowers, people can enjoy live music; explore local art and craft vendors; and sink your teeth into some tasty treats from a wide variety of food trucks, including southern barbeque, hand-dipped ice cream, and craft beer and wine.

On top of that, the event website describes Sinkland Farms’ as one of Virginia’s “most Instagram-able spots” thanks to its sea of of sunflowers.

“Endless rows of towering yellow flowers, each turning their heads upward toward the sun and basking visitors in their warm gentle glow…..talk about the perfect end of summer day trip!” Sinkland Farms stated.

This year, Sinkland Farms will donate all sales of other sunflowers to the International Red Cross for Ukraine. In fact, the sunflower is actually Ukraine’s national flower.

If you want to find more information or buy your tickets for the second annual Sinkland Sunflower Festival, click here.