September 28 & 29 from 10 am - 6 pm


Pick your own free sunflowers!
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Pick free sunflowers on the farm

September 28 & 29 from 10 am - 6 pm


Join us on our 200-acre farm in Carlisle, PA for our free annual two-day Sunflower Festival during our fall sunflower season! Pick as many sunflowers as you would like for free and enjoy a day on the farm with food trucks, sales, artisan craft vendors, and more!

Can't make it to the Sunflower Festival? Be sure to visit the farm during Sunflower Season. Learn more by clicking here.

There's So Much to Do!

FREE Sunflowers!

Make sure to bring along a vase/bucket and clippers to pick FREE sunflowers! We will have a clipping station and water available and just in case you forget a vase or clippers, we will have them available for purchase in our store and at the information tent.

Oops! Sale

Get excellent deals during this awesome annual Oops Sale! This is the perfect time to stock up on discounted hand-crafted gourds that have a minor blemish (or may have just been retired).

Artisan craft vendors

Stroll through our grassy lawn and shop a variety of Artisan craft vendors! Each booth will be filled with artisan-made goodies for you to enjoy!

Trolley Rides

Take a trolley ride around our 200-acre farm to see beautiful sights of sunflowers in bloom. Our Trolley Rides take approximately 45 minutes and are $5.00. There is not a charge for handheld infants. Be sure to get your tickets before the event as they tend to sell out.

Pumpkin Patch

Right beside the Meadowbrooke Farm, you will find Warehime's Pumpkin Patch who offer a large selection of pumpkins in many shapes and colors. Stop by, grab a wagon, and pick your own! Be sure to enjoy their photo ops as well! Warehime's also hosts designer sunflowers of many colors.

Beer and Wine

Enjoy a craft beer from Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, or PA wines from Castlerigg Wine Shop!

Gift Shop

Visit our 7,000 sq ft Gift Shop on the farm filled with gourds for all seasons as well as other artisan crafts, gifts, raw hard shell gourds for crafting, food items and more!

Food Trucks

Enjoy a variety of local food trucks to keep your belly happy while you explore our acres of free sunflowers!

Sweet Patch - Wraps, crepes, fruit bowls and so much more!

Dad's Famous Cold Brew - Delicious cold brewed coffees and teas, gourmet homemade ice pops and smoked candied pecans!

Redemption BBQ - bringing you the best BBQ in town! Smoked daily and deliciously juicy!

Italian Job Food Truck - serving mouth watering subs and sides.

Whistle Stop on Wheels - DESSERT!! Ice cream, sundaes and milkshakes.

Shuman's Concessions - Variety of sausages, Cheesesteaks, hamburgers, and pretzel braids.

Artisan vendors will be announced soon

Festival FAQs

Yes! Admission and parking are free!

Though pets are welcome on the farm on regular days, we ask that you keep your furry friends at home during our festival days as there are large crowds and rescued animals and bunnies on the farm on this day.

You can pick as many as you would like! Be sure to stop by our cutting stations to get some water for your new beautiful bouquets.

We do have clippers available for sale. We do not loan out clippers during Sunflower Season or at our festivals, so please bring your own or purchase some at our information tent or in our gift shop!

Yes! Our fields are open from dawn until dusk during Sunflower Season. You are welcome to use them for family photos. Please note that the fields will be very busy during our Sunflower Festival, so picking another day for photos may allow you to have more open fields with more options.

You do not have to register to pick sunflowers. You can enter the fields and start picking! We recommend bringing a pair of clippers or scissors along with you as you venture into our sunflower fields. You can also purchase clippers and vases at our information tent at the festival.