5th Annual Sunflower Fest at Maple Lawn Farms

5th Annual Sunflower Fest at Maple Lawn Farms

Sunflower “Early Bloomers Weekend Aug. 6th-8th:

This is the early opening and this is a non-festival weekend with a tractor ride and picking, but no food service or LIVE music. It’s meant to be a day in the flowers. Just $10 for children (ages 3-10yrs, 0-2yrs are FREE), $18 Adults (ages 11-101yrs), BUT online ticketing discounts offer the chance to purchase tickets at up to $8 OFF – Purchase Early! Each ticket includes admission, wagon ride to the fields, and one sunflower bloom of the guest’s choice. Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm also Sunday 1pm-5pm.

NOTE: Not all varieties may be blooming yet!

Sunflower Festival General Public Admission Aug 13th-15th and Aug. 20th-22nd:

Just $10 for children (ages 3-10yrs, 0-2yrs are FREE), $25 Adults (ages 11-101yrs), BUT online ticketing discounts offer the chance to purchase tickets at up to $15 OFF – Purchase Early! Each ticket includes admission, wagon ride to the fields, and one sunflower bloom of the guest’s choice. Choose the time you would like to enjoy your time in the sunflower fields.

NEW Options for Sunflower Enthusiasts! If you LOVE sunflowers, you can make the festival, even more, your very own with our NEW VIP options.

  • Want two different views? The Sunflower FlexPass is valid for ANY two days including Early Bloomers, so you can enjoy two different views of the event. 
  • Is the sunflower field your happy place? The Sunflower ULTIMATE Access Pass is valid for EVERY day of the event and includes a bloom with every visit.
  • Are you totally into sunflowers? The Sunflower Spectacular Pass is ULTIMATE, every-day access with a bloom on every visit, plus your choice of (1) signature bucket with 10 blooms, (2) wine serving vouchers and 20% bottles of wine for pass holders. *21 and Older Only

Friday Sunflower Festival Times: 10am-5pm

Saturday Sunflower Festival Times: 10am-8:30pm

Sunday Sunflower Festival Times: 1pm-6pm

“Each year is an adventure in color,” says Matt Posey, farm manager at Maple Lawn Farms. “It’s agriculture. Our guests will have to be forgiving if the sunflowers don’t all cooperate, but when it happens, it should be a wonderful show.”

Ticketing Disclaimers & Info:

Ticketing is limited and MUST be purchased online to guarantee admission to the event. Due to our capacity, we are strictly limiting ticket sales BY DAY & TIME to ensure every guest gets plenty of pictures in the sunflowers.

NOTE: Sunflowers are an agricultural crop and therefore subject to weather, growing conditions and ripening variables. We cannot guarantee that the sunflowers will bloom on a particular date, so prepare to be flexible by 7-10 days in your visit. Stay tuned on Facebook. for up-to-the-minute plans. The event is an outdoor event and therefore held weather permitting. Should a complete crop failure arise, tickets will be exchanged for Maize Quest Corn Maze & Fun Park tickets OR a Maple Lawn Winery upcoming event OR for Maple Lawn Farms fruit and merchandise certificates. NO cash refunds.

PET POLICY: Due to our insurance company’s policy, we are NOT permitted to allow pets at the farm. We know your dog, cat or pig is wonderful and we wish things could be different, but we simply are not permitted to allow pets other than A.D.A. registered service dogs. Thank you!

2018 Blueberries Info

Orchard & Market Hours: Blueberry Patch OPEN NOW 8AM-5PM Weekly: Hours are Mon-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM Winery Hours: Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM
YES The Patch & Market are open on July 4th, 8AM-5PM!
“Blueberries Go Prime Time”

Just a quick note as I head off to a Youth Group Festival with my kids. It would always be the hottest week of the year, wouldn’t it?
My quick note is that the blueberries have LOVED the Hot Weather and frequent, brief showers. so they are ripening really well.
This weekend will feature the start of the best blueberry picking where you can basically ‘milk’ the plants and the berries roll off into your bucket.
Hope you can join us! See you soon on the farm,
Farmer Hugh

2017 Maple Lawn Farms

Great News: Peaches are HERE! RedStar peaches, a delicious, semi-freestone peach on on the trees and ready to pick for the weekend. We also have Eastern Glo Nectarines and a few Blueberries remain – Make an efficient trip and get ALL THREE!

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Maple Lawn Farms Peach Season begins!

 

FINALLY! It’s peach season and the early nectarines are here, too. Your wait is over.

Take a video look at the search for, finding of and biting into one of the FIRST peaches of the year: [CLICK FOR VIDEO]

I really need to work on my patience, but at least peaches are ready!

See you soon on the farm,

Farmer Hugh

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Sunflower Festival is coming soon! Aug 10-12, 17-19

PLUS: Wagon Rides, Food Trucks, and LIVE Acoustic Music!

Tickets at: www.Sunflowerfestivalpa.com

 

 

[Red, White & Blueberry] Personal Freedom, Local Loyalties.

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In 1775, the first Marines enlisted in the city of Philadelphia, carried drums painted yellow, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, and the motto “Don’t Tread on Me.”

Cherries, Blueberries & Ice Cream!

Orchard & Market Hours: Mon-Sat 8AM-6PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Winery Hours: Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

July 4th, 2017:“Personal Freedom, Local Loyalties.”

I’ve been reading “Born Fighting” by James Webb, a look back at the history of Scots-Irish migration to, and contributions to America. As “Hugh McPherson”, you can’t get much more Scots-Irish that that, I was intrigued to learn more about my family’s heritage.

On this July 4th, I’ll share just 3 key ideas from the book that I believe apply to all of us, not only the Scots-Irish McPhersons, living in the greatest nation, not only in the world, but in history. These are the tent-poles of America’s success:

  1. Religious freedom. My ancestors were Scottish Presbyterians. Today, no one thinks of Presbyterians as a anything special or weird, but to the Catholic church and later the Anglican church, they were heretics to be persecuted. America is built upon, and today we must not lose sight of, the value of freedom of religion. Intolerance spawned battle upon battle in Scotland, Ireland and Great Britain splitting the [then] greatest country in the world. Let us not do it again, today.
  2. Personal freedom and a healthy distrust of government. The Scots were embroiled in an endless series of battles and wars. Emperor & King worked to subjugate Scotland all the way back to the time of the Romans. As a result, clan and family loyalties ran true and deep. No Scotsman trusted any government because every government had tried to enslave the Scots. We, too, need to have a strong, free press, a healthy distrust for government and resist the government’s control in our personal lives and choices today.
  3. Local loyalty. As the hard-bitten Scots-Irish, and many other immigrants, pushed ever-forward into the frontier lands, there were no services, often no towns and few roads. Families and neighbors had to stick together, work together and defend one another to survive in the harsh, untamed wilderness that was slowly becoming America. A decree from a far-off county seat was meaningless if you didn’t have enough food to make it through winter. Local loyalty, community, agriculture and a whole lot of faith built this country, one perilous inch at a time.

On this momentous celebration of our official Declaration of Independence, I hope you look both forward to the bright future that is surely possible, and back to the past events that have shaped this nation.

America has most certainly not gotten it right every time, but only America offers unparalleled opportunity to try, to fail, to succeed, to learn and to grow.

So, practice your religion freely, and let others do so as well.

Exercise the personal freedom to build your life in such a way as to shine light into the lives of others.

Maintain a healthy distrust of government and resist efforts to be controlled by central authority.

Work in your local community, buy from local farmers, run for local office and actively participate in America; this grandest of experiments, a beacon on a hill, whose wick was lit 240 years ago by the fire in those patriots yearning to be free.

Live freely, and God Bless America!

Farmer Hugh

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