Visiting Washington’s Upcoming Sunflower Festival In Snohomish Is A Great Summer Activity
Is there a happier sight than a field of sunflowers? The sunflower symbolizes loyalty, adoration, and positivity. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that they bloom in the summer in Washington, when we’re already in better moods thanks to the weather we’ve waited all year to enjoy.
This summer, make a trip to Snohomish for the Berries and Blooms Festival. Not only will you get to walk among the gorgeous sunflowers, but you can leave with a bounty of blueberries.
You'll find Mountainview Blueberry Farm at 7617 E. Lowell-Larimer Rd. in Snohomish.
Each of the small family operated farms in Snohomish has a unique character, but this place is truly one-in-a-million.
The farm is in a perfect spot, nestled against a hillside, overlooking surrounding farms framed by the Cascade Mountains.
The farm most likely dates back to the 1940s. In 2007, it was purchased by Keith and Janet Stocker, fourth generation farmers in the Snohomish River Valley.
The farm isn't open to the public all year, although special field trips can be arranged.
But when the blueberries are ripe for picking and the sunflowers bloom, the family kicks off the Berries and Blooms Festival, which usually runs from early July until early September.
Your admission ($19.95 ahead of time or $24.95 day of) includes as much wandering in the fields as you desire, plus a pint of fresh blueberries to take home.
But there is no admission necessary to access the U-pick fields, so you can always pick your own blueberries for $3.15 per pound.
If you decide to pick your own berries, you should come prepared to do some heavy lifting.
You may walk about half a mile carrying a 25 pound bucket of berries.
As for the sunflowers, you're welcome to take all the photos and do all the wandering you want for the cost of admission.
You'll want to allow yourself a full two hours to enjoy all the views the farm has to offer and fill up on berries before you go.
Berries and Blooms will kick off in July, running Tuesday - Sunday during its open season.
There are several sunflower festivals in Washington, but as far as we know, this is the only place that gifts you a pint of blueberries during your visit.
Have you ever been to
Mountainview Blueberry Farm?
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Address: Mountainview Blueberry Farm, 7617 E Lowell Larimer Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296, USA