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118 North River Rd (RT 155) Lee, NH 03861

coppalhouse@comcast.net

(603) 659-3572

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2019 festival dates

july 27th-august 4th

The dates of the Festival coincide with the bloom dates of the sunflowers.  The field will only be available for viewing during the dates above.

Dog Policy: There are NO DOGS or other pets allowed on the farm.  You are welcome to contact TAKE 5 Doggie Daycare down the street from the farm to see if they are available to take your dog while you visit the flowers.  They are only open Monday thru Friday.

Admission
Monday - Friday
$10 per person ages 13 & older
$8 Per person ages 5-12
$8 per person Seniors (65+) & Military
includes: access to sunflower fields, tented shade area, picnic area, and farm animals
Saturday & Sunday
$12 per person ages 13 & older
$10 per person ages 5-12
$10 per person Seniors (65+) & Military
includes: access to sunflower fields, horse-drawn wagon rides, children's activities, & live music
4 yrs & under are always free
 
Tickets are not sold online for this event.
All admission is paid upon arrival to the farm.
10% of our total profits are donated at the end of the festival to Make-A-Wish NH
Festival Farm Stand Hours
Mon-Fri 10 am - 6:30 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am - 6:30 pm
Sunflower Field Hours
Mon-Fri 10 am - 6:30 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am - 6:30 pm
 
Last admission to the field is at 6:00 pm.  The fields close at 6:30 pm.  Fields are only accessible after 6:30 pm Mon-Fri to professional photographers and their clients with reservations.

History

Our Sunflower Festival is a special event put on every summer to celebrate our beautiful sunflower fields.  Our sunflowers are harvested every fall to press the seeds into culinary oil, however, they are a sight to behold while they are blooming.  Oilseed sunflowers are not like ornamental sunflower varieties that bloom for 3 weeks or more.  Oilseed sunflowers bloom and begin to turn their heads to start drying their seed after only about 12 days.  This means that we have a limited window to enjoy them in.  This window is when we hold our Sunflower Festival; when they are the most beautiful.  It is also why there is a firm end date to our festival.

From the joy these fields of sunflowers bring, came the desire to give back to our community.  We partnered with Make-A-Wish NH three years ago because they are an organization we feel strongly about.  Our farm is a family destination, and Make-A-Wish NH works with children and families.  The pairing couldn't be more perfect.  We have enjoyed working with them for the last four years, and look forward to many more.  We donate 10% of the total farm profits from the Sunflower Festival.  In 2017, we were thrilled to find out that we were able to fulfill the whole cost of a wish for a very deserving little girl.  In 2018, we doubled our donation fulfilling two wishes!  Over the last four years, we have been able to donate over $35,000.  We know this would not have been possible without all of you that come to enjoy the sunflowers with us.  Thank you for your generosity to our farm and Make-A-Wish NH.  We look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

Tips For Visiting

We want you to enjoy every part of your experience when you visit the Sunflower Festival.  Here a few things to keep in mind when you plan your visit.

  • The end of July/beginning of August is a hot time of year for New Hampshire.  We have experienced 90 degree weather in the past.  We have also experienced pop up thunderstorms and rain showers.  We encourage you to bring an umbrella if the forecast is calling for a chance of rain.  The rain tends to pass quickly and you can go back to enjoying the field...rainbows often appear.  If thunderstorms roll through, the fields will be evacuated until the threat has passed.  Please respect our judgement during field evacuations.  We never want to have to evacuate our fields, but we do so in the interest of your safety.

  • Most of this event is held out in our open fields in the full sun.  Plan to bring hats, sunscreen, sunglasses and LOTS of WATER.  We will have stations that you can refill your bottle from.  If you do forget your water, there are bottles available for purchase from the farm store.

  • As stated before, this event is held on a farm in our fields.  Be sure to wear the appropriate comfortable footwear.  Heels are not advised.

  • There is a large tent near the fields with tables & chairs.  There will be local Food Vendors to purchase meals from - more options on the weekends than weekdays.  Live Music is available to enjoy under the tent on weekends only.  You are more than welcome to bring your own food to enjoy during your visit.  We ask that you leave any alcoholic beverages at home.

disclaimer: While we don't anticipate a problem, if at any point our parking lot becomes full, a message of closing will be posted on our website home page and our facebook page.  please find alternative activities and return to the farm when a message of reopening has been posted.  parking along rt 155 is strictly forbidden.  Thank you.

Places to visit in the area: Flag Hill Distillery & Winery, Downtown Durham, Exeter, or Portsmouth shops, Children's Museum in Dover, Planetarium in Concord

Left:  What the sunflower field looked like on July 30th...They are in Full Bloom!