Sunflower & Zinnia Field Access Info

(General Public & Photographers)
We welcome you to come enjoy our beautiful field of sunflowers and zinnias at Evans Orchard and Cider Mill again this year! 

Our anticipated  opening date is Saturday, August 3rd and we expect to have blooms for TWO WEEKS this year.  Please note we are on Mother Nature’s timeline, so these dates could change. We will post all updates on social media and our website.

Sunflower Festival: 
August 3rd from 10am –9pm
(Rain Date: Saturday, August 4th)

  • There are only TWO dates for EVENING access and sunset pictures this year, which are August 3rd & 10th. 
  • All other days,  field access will be available during regular business hours (Tues – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm, Mon- Closed)
  • More information about our Sunflower Festival will be shared beginning July 8th! Please follow our social media and check our website.
  • Vendors that have joined our contact list should have already received an email regarding our festival. Any vendor that has not received an email or would like to join our contact list, please  do so at this link. No vendors will be accepted for this year’s festival after July 5th, so please join our contact list for future opportunities.

General Public:
Entry to the fields will be $12/person. This includes a wagon ride back to the fields and access to walk through and enjoy the views. All sunflower entry tickets will include admission to our play area and barnyard. 

Blooms will be $2/bloom if you would like to cut any to take home. We also have buckets you can purchase for $20 to fill with up to 10 blooms. Tickets will be sold in the store when you arrive. Advance tickets are not available at this time.

Professional Photographers:
You are welcome to come take pictures during business hours. Photographers will pay the $12 entry fee. Anyone helping you and your clients will need to purchase the $12 day pass to enter the sunflowers. Please make sure to share any photo op areas with others and pick up any additional props that you bring. 

Photography Sessions Rules:

  • Photography sessions can only take place during our regular business hours.
  • Absolutely NO sessions after business hours
  • You can only access the public parts of the farm.
  • You may not enter any of the areas marked No Access, Do Not Enter, or areas with working farm equipment.
  • Nothing may be picked and used during your session. All flowers are available for purchase.
  • Vehicles are NOT allowed to access fields under any circumstances.
  • All props must be carried to your photoshoot location. Props or equipment that cannot be carried easily should not be used.
  • All props must be removed upon departure.
  • We require that all trash be removed from your photo site.
  • The use of drones is strictly prohibited unless approved by management 48 hours in advance. 
  • All photos should be family friendly in nature. Clothing must be worn at all times.
  • No public area may be closed or blocked to customers during regular business hours during a photo shoot.
  • Our staff is not responsible for directing clients to your photo shoot locations. Make sure your clients have your cell phone so that they can contact you upon arrival.
  • Evans Orchard reserves the right to halt any photography sessions deemed disruptive.
  • Evans Orchard assumes no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to any equipment or belongings.
  • Any unauthorized profession photography session will be escorted from the farm.

If photos are posted online or on social media sites, Evans Orchard and Cider Mill requests

For questions regarding sunflower season details and info, please email