2021 festival dates

july 31st-august 8th

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.

 
Regular Field Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
*fields close at 6:30 PM
7/31 - 8/8
Sunrise Field Hours: 5:30-7:30 AM
*Sunday 8/1 & Monday 8/2 ONLY
Check-in by 7:30AM

Hours

Weekend Admission

$12 per person ages 13 & older
$10 per person ages 5-12
$10 per person Seniors (65+) & Military
4 yrs & under are always free
includes: access to sunflower fields, craft fair, tented shade area, picnic area, farm animals, & live music
 

Weekday Admission

$8 per person ages 13 & older
$6 Per person ages 5-12
$6 per person Seniors (65+) & Military
4 yrs & under are always free
includes: access to sunflower fields, tented shade area, picnic area, and farm animals

Sunrise in the sunflowers

$15 per person ages 5 & older

*Sunday August 1st & Monday August 2nd ONLY

Ticket gives admission for one entire day

Check-in by 7:30 AM

Due to the popularity of this event, we have had to cap the number of tickets available so as to not overwhelm the field.

Tickets for Sunrise in the Sunflowers will only be available online and sales will end once we reach our cap.

Sunrise In The Sunflowers

Sunday August 1st & Monday August 2nd, 2021

Amature and professional photographers alike jump at the opportunity to photograph such a beautiful display of blooms.  For 2021, we have planted 4-acres of sunflowers near our pond and pastures and another acre of various ornamental colored sunflowers behind our tent.  When the sunflowers are in full bloom they continuously face east, creating a sea of golden blooms.  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 the two viewing platforms on the eastern side of the field so you can get a larger perspective of the field!

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.

PLEASE NOTE:
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. General admission admittance starts at 10 am.  Sunrise ticket gives admission for entire day.

 

Those looking to stay close by on Friday night can check out the local accommodations:

The Plumer Homestead

Blue Bell Greenhouses (airbnb)

Three Chimneys Inn, Durham NH

Holiday Inn, Durham NH

Exeter NH Inns & Hotels

Portsmouth NH Hotels

*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.

 
 

Handicap Accessibility

This event takes place in our farm fields.  The roads to get to those fields are packed dirt, gravel or grass.  There is an extensive amount of walking required to visit the sunflower fields.  Wheelchairs, scooters, etc are welcome in the field, but we cannot guarantee accessibility to the whole field.  There will be no transportation offered to visitors by farm staff to the field.

If your mobility is limited, we encourage you to visit the farm on Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 for our Limited Mobility Day.   Due to heavy pedestrian traffic at this event, we cannot allow vehicles to drive to the tent or fields on any other day. 

*In the past we have offered golf cart rides to those with mobility issues.  That cart will not be available this year.  Please plan accordingly.

limited mobility day

Tuesday August 3rd
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10 flat rate per car
Reservations Required
We realize that it is not easy for some people to attend outdoor events, but we want everyone be able to enjoy our beautiful sunflowers and appreciate the joy they bring.  Today only we are giving anyone that is unable to walk to the field a chance to drive close enough to appreciate the beauty of these sunflowers.  We will have a field road prepared to accept vehicles with a location that you may stop and admire the field.
 
Due to the heavy foot traffic on the other days of the festival, we will not be able to allow vehicles out to the field during the rest of the festival, so we encourage you to attend on this day if your vehicle is required.
 
Please call our office at 603-659-3572 or email info@coppalhousefarm.com to make reservations and if you have any questions or concerns about our accessibility.
 

Artisan Craft Fair

Saturday July 31st & Sunday August 1st
Saturday August 7th & Sunday August 8th
 
10 am - 6 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 Now Closed for 2021!

 

You may still apply.  Late acceptances will be accepted on a rolling basis if any spots are left

 

For More info & To Apply CLICK HERE

For questions email

info@coppalhousefarm.com

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!

Interested in playing at the Sunflower Festival? Email us at info@coppalhousefarm.com

 

Wholesome Local Food

We have wonderful local food vendors lined up for our 2021 festival!
All vendors will be in attendance on the weekends.
Please see below which vendors will be in attendance each day.
No lunch options available Monday & Tuesday.
Food is not included in your ticket, it may be purchased separately, or you may pack a picnic lunch.

"Good wines are made in the cellar.  Great wines are made in the vineyard."  This is why at Flag Hill, we care as much about our soil as we do our cellar.  The highest quality white wines can be produced from grapes grown here in New Hampshire.  We love our grapes.  Enjoy wines from NH's largest vineyard.

Saturday July 31 & Sunday August 1
Wednesday August 4 thru Sunday August 8
Not only are their wines and spirits world class, but so is their catering!  Enjoy creative, deliciously prepared items that the whole family will love.

Wine Garden

starting at 12 pm

Flag hill

Distillery & Winery

Coppa Magica

Saturday July 31 thru Sunday August 8
 
This artisan gelato is sure to delight!  We love that they support local farms when they can to source some of their ingredients!  Check out their website for more info...better yet, join us for the sunflower festival and try it for yourself!

Kate's Bakery

Saturday July 31 & Sunday August 1
 
Our philosophy is that all great baked goods begin with the highest quality ingredients. We are committed to incorporating organic and local ingredients into all of our recipes whenever possible. We are also committed to providing the highest quality of customer service.

El Camino

Saturday July 31 & Sunday August 1
 
We specialize in naturally delicious authentic Puerto Rican food using only the finest ingredients and family recipes from generations of native Puerto Rican chefs

Fabian's European Pastries

Saturday August 7
 
Exceptional traditional European style cookies, cakes, tarts, & pastries

Special Activities

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.

 

Children's Activities

Saturday July 31st & Sunday August 1st
Saturday August 7th & Sunday August 8th
11 am - 3 pm

Hosted by Community Roots www.communityrootsnh.org

Lisa, an elementary school teacher, owns and runs Community Roots, an organization dedicated to reconnecting children to their community, their food, and the environment.  She runs a summer camp here at Coppal House Farm for five weeks during the summer, and leads our fairy house building every September.  Join Lisa as she leads the kids in a sunflower themed craft.  Volunteers will be face painting, and lawn games will be available.  All of these activities are FREE for children ages 12 and under with paid Sunflower Field Admission. 

draft horse photo day

Wednesday August 4th
1:00-3:00 pm
Everyone loves to take selfies with our beautiful Belgian draft horses, so today we would like to give you the opportunity to get a little closer!  Twiggy, Ice, Wyatt, and Charlie will be groomed and ready for visitors.  Stand next to your favorite horse and get a picture to commemorate your visit to Coppal House Farm.  Each horse will be available during the following times, so if you have a favorite, please check the schedule.
Ice 1:00 - 1:30 pm
Twiggy 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Wyatt 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Charlie 2:30 - 3:00 pm
*You will need to provide your own camera and person to take your picture for.
*Draft Horse Photos not available without paid admission

Touch a tractor

Wednesday August 4th
10 am -2 pm

Do you or your kids love large farm implements and want to see them up close?  We have tractors lined up for fun farm photo-ops!  Due to Covid, the tractors will not be open to sit in, but they will be available to see up close.

*Tractor area not accessible without paid admission

Fairytale Day

Thursday August 5th
Time TBD
Join us for a magical day in the sunflower field!  Meet our magical unicorn and fairy queen, build fairy houses, and wander the sunflower field to find our fairy guests.
Schedule:
TBD

Old Truck Day

Friday August 6th
3 pm - 5 pm
Come check out some neat old trucks and chat with the people that restored them!

 

Craft & Music Vendors

Coppal House Farm's sunflower festival draws over 10,000 people every year to the farm.  No matter your age or interest, there is something here for everyone.  We accept applications every year for our craft fair and Live music.  Coppal House Farm gives Music vendors from the previous year first opportunity to secure space, therefore any room for new vendors is very limited if available at all.  If you have any questions, please email us.  Important Note:  Sending this information does not automatically reserve the space.  You will be notified of space allotment if there are openings.

Click Here for an application for our Craft Fair

Musicians email info@coppalhousefarm.com with contact info and sample music

Volunteers

Volunteers support the Festival in a number of ways.  Your volunteerism allows us to increase our donation to Make A Wish NH.  Groups and individuals will enjoy a fun-filled weekend of helping others by assisting with Checking Wristbands, Children's Activities, Picking Sunflower Stems and Visitor Information.

Consider volunteering at our festival for community service hours.

Volunteers receive lunch on weekend shifts and a festival t-shirt as a thank-you!

 

To volunteer (must be 16 or older), please complete an application and  contact Meghan or Hannah at (603) 659-3572 or info@coppalhousefarm.com

 
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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. 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.  The rain tends to pass quickly and you can go back to enjoying the field once the threat has passed...rainbows often appear!

  • 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.  Our bottle refill stations will not be available this year.  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.

  • Remember...we have farm fresh meat for sale from animals raised here on the farm, so don't forget to bring a cooler to bring home some goodies!

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 six 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 six years, we have been able to donate over $65,000.  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!

 

2021 Requirements for Visiting Our Farm

We are as excited as many of you to open our farm for our Sunflower Festival this July!  We are working diligently to make changes in order to adhere to the NH State Guidelines set forth for opening businesses.  We take these guidelines very seriously for the health and safety of not only our customers, but for our staff and ourselves as well.  Please read through the following guidelines very carefully for visiting our festival.  Those that choose not to adhere to these guidelines will be denied access to our farm.  

1.  We will be offering online tickets for this event.  Read carefully to be sure you are purchasing the date you want.

2.  Group sizes will be limited to 10 people per group.

3.  There will be hand washing and sanitizing stations on the farm for your use.

4.  Masks will be required for anyone ages 3 and older inside our farm stand and tented areas, as well as when you are within 6 feet of other individuals or interacting with farm staff.  Areas requiring masks will have signs.  You are not required to wear a mask when eating or taking photographs.  If you are more than 6 feet away from other groups while in our fields, you can remove your mask.  You will be required to provide your own mask, if you are unable to do so, we have a limited number available in our farm stand when you check in.

5.  Food and beverages will still be available for you to purchase.  While there are picnic tables, availability is limited.  If you would like to sit and enjoy a meal, we would encourage you to bring your own blanket to spread in our fields.

6.  Wagon rides and children's activities will not be available this year.

These requirements are following the State of NH and CDC guidelines for outdoor attractions.

Please check back often as these guidelines will change as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

Don't forget to check out our Sunflower Variety Garden Open Starting August 9th!
More Info HERE

Contact Us

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

info@coppalhousefarm.com

(603) 659-3572

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