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There are so many things to see and do at our Sunflower Festival.  Click the pictures for more info!

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Booze & Blooms

Sunrise in the Sunflowers

Artisan Craft Fair

Mini Events






Souvenier Photos


Make-A-Wish NH Raffle


Friday July 28, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM

Kick off this years festival with our new Booze & Blooms signature event!  Here you will be the first to enjoy the vast fields of sunflowers in the glowing evening light while enjoying a glass of wine or mixed cocktail from Flag Hill Distillery & Winery and taste what Vernon Family Kitchen, Coppa Magica Gelato, Fat Pockets, & Walking Gourmet have to offer as local musician Ken Budka serenades in the background.

  • Ticket includes early admission to the sunflower field, live music, a $5 coupon to use at the food or wine vendors, and a first edition CHF sunflower wine glass

  • Food & beverage additional cost after using the $5 coupon received with ticket

  • Limited number of tickets available

  • These tickets will only be available online and sales will end once we reach our cap.

Sunrise In The Sunflowers

Sunday July 30th , 2023
Check-in 5:30-7:30 am
Sunrise is at 6:07 am
$20 each ages 5+ - See Hours & Admissions page for more info

One day each sunflower season we open the fields at 5:30AM for Golden Hour!  The early morning sun provides soft lighting for beautiful professional photos.  The tickets for this morning are limited to prevent crowding in the field as many use it as a time for family, maternity or senior photos.  We will have a couple of tasteful props set up in the field for those interested in family or staged photos.  We will also have two viewing platforms on the eastern side of the field for a larger perspective!

So, if you are a seasoned professional or if you just want to test out what all those buttons really do on your new camera, plan a trip to Lee, NH.  If you are interested in bringing clients for professional photos please see the details on the Photography page and our photography policy.

Admission is required for any persons wishing to go to the sunflower fields.  This includes photographers, photographers assistants, other persons ages 5 and older.
This event is open to anyone that wishes to attend.  You do not have to be a professional photographer.
Sunrise admittance closes at 7:30 am but will reopen when General Admission admittance starts at 10 am.  Sunrise ticket gives admission for entire day.  Re-entry allowed.

Places To Overnight

River Crest Villas

Blue Bell Greenhouses (airbnb)

Three Chimneys Inn, Durham NH

Holiday Inn, Durham NH

The Exeter Inn

Other Inns & Hotels located in Exeter, Dover, & Portsmouth NH

*Note: We do not provide a professional photographer for this morning.  If you are interested in having professional photos taken you will need to hire your own photographer and they will need to make a reservation with us.  The admission listed is the general admission cost per person for those wishing to view the flowers or take their own photos.  If you will be hiring a professional photographer, please visit our Professional Photo Shoot and Photography Policy pages, as there will be extra fees and registration involved.  For questions please call our office at 603-659-3572.

Places for Breakfast

Your sunrise ticket grants you re-entry all day!  Check out some local breakfast spots to refuel and come back to the farm when the festival is in full swing from 10 am - 6 pm!

The Big Bean - Newmarket, NH

Ryan's Place - Epping, NH

Sunny's - Lee, NH

Clark's American Bistro - Durham, NH (opens 10 am Sundays)

The Horseshoe Cafe - Newmarket, NH

Artisan Craft Fair

Saturday July 29th & Sunday July 30th, 2023
Saturday August 5th & Sunday August 6th, 2023
10 am - 5 pm

The perfect place to shop for that creative, handmade gift!  Local craftsmen will be on the farm selling their handcrafted products and artisan treats.  Our past fairs have boasted amazing talent, and this year is no different.  Visit our Sunflower Festival Craft Fair event page on Facebook for more photos of what you can expect to find and to connect with the vendors!

Applications available starting Feb 2

Link will be posted here

2023 Vendors

40 vendors will be in attendance each weekend.  Please visit our Facebook Event for a list of vendors attending each weekend and info on what they sell!


There are many activities to do while you are here to admire the sunflower fields during our festival from 7/31/2021 - 8/8/2021.  Some events happen on the weekends and some happen on the weekdays.  Be sure to check the dates of each event carefully.

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.

Mini Events

Local Food Vendors

We have talented local food vendors lined up for our 2023 festival!
Food is not included in your ticket, it may be purchased separately, or you may pack a picnic lunch.

2023 Food Schedule

Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm

Click on photos below for details about vendors
Saturday July 29 &
Sunday July 30

Flag Hill Distillery & Winery
Memories Ic
e Cream
Cafe El Camino
Crescent City Kitchen
Kona Ice
Coffee Craving
Monday July 31 &
Tuesday August 1

Memories Ice Cream
Pours & Petals
Wednesday August 2
Flag Hill
Ice Cream
Pours & Petals
Larry's Hawaiian Hut
Thursday August 3
Flag Hill
Memories Ice Cream
Pours & Petals
Friday August 4
Flag Hill
Memories Ice Cream
Pours & Petals
Larry's Hawaiian Hut
Saturday August 5 &
Sunday August 6

Flag Hill Distillery & Winery

Memories Ice Cream
Cafe El Camino
Kiss The Cook
Coffee Craving

Whippoorwill Dairy Farm
Pours & Petasl
New England Fishmongers
Flag Hill Wine Tent open all days Flag Hill is in attendance
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Flag Hill Distillery & Winery

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Crescent City Kitchen

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Pours & Petals

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Whippoorwill Dairy Farm


Memories Ice Cream

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Kona Ice

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Kiss The Cook

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Cafe El Camino

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Coffee Craving

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Larry's Hawaiian Hut

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New England Fishmongers


Live, Local Musicians

Let talented, local bands charm you as you stroll through thousands of sunflower blossoms!  Bands play on weekends during hours scheduled only, so don't miss out!

Saturday July 29

10 am Chris George

12 pm New England Harp Orchestra

2 pm Artty Francouer

4 pm Chris Reagan

Sunday July 30

10 am Long Journey

12 pm North River

2 pm - 5 pm Cedar Mountain

Saturday August 5

10 am Katie Dobbins

12 pm The Fretbenders

2 pm Grim Brothers

4 pm Taylor Marie

Sunday August 6

10 am NH Fiddle Ensemble

12 pm Fiddlers 3

2 pm New England String Band

3:30 pm - 5 pm Jackie Therrien

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The Fretbenders

Green Heron



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Taylor Marie

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Interested in playing at the Sunflower Festival? Email us at

Cedar Mountain

Old Hat Stringband

North River

Souvenier Photos with Perfect Photos

Saturday July 29 thru Sunday August 6


Brought to you by Jeff & Sandy Criss of Perfect Photos


Offering the following packages:

-Single Social Media Download

-Single High Resolution Download with Print Release

-15 Minute Mini Sessions with 5 Photos

-Sunset Sessions (by appointment only)

Prices starting at $20.00

Contact Jeff & Sandy at to reserve a time or just come on by and see us in the sunflower field!

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Make A Wish NH Raffle

Every year for the duration of our festival we hold a raffle to benefit Make-A-Wish NH.  We have had many beautiful items donated from generous local businesses.

Here's how it works:

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each in our farm stand

Items will be on display in our farm stand for you to see

You will choose one card from a deck of playing cards

(This means there is a 1 in 52 chance you will win that item...and that's only if all the cards get purchased)

You write your name on one half of the card, rip it in half and place the half with your name on it into the jar that corresponds with the item you are hoping to win.

It's that easy!

List of Items Coming Soon!

We are sol thrilled to have local impressionist artist Ron Quinn back at the farm this year.  He will be on site painting live in our sunflower field.  His painting will then be raffled for Make-A-Wish NH.  2023 will be Ron's 5th year painting live at our sunflower festival and his paintings are always stunning!

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