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Sunflower Maze

 

Sunflower Maze 2018 Timeline:

May 12 - The first section of the sunflower maze has been planted! We expect it to reach blooming stage in approximately 60 days, pending weather conditions.

May 26 - The second section of the sunflower maze has been planted. It will hopefully bloom as the sunflowers in the first planting begin to wilt.

June 14 - We've started cutting the design in the first maze!

June 16 - After heavy rain caused some delay, we've planted the third section of the sunflower maze. This will hopefully extended our season into August.

June 27 - The sunflowers in the first planting have buds! We hope to open the maze sometime within the first two weeks of July.

June 29 - The design has been cut through the second planting of sunflowers! This planting is unfortunately not as thick due to a dry spell at the start of June, but we'll still have blooms.

June 30 - The fourth section of the maze has been planted!

July 1 - The buds in the first planting are beginning to show yellow. It won't be long until the maze opens!

July 7 - The maze has officially opened for the season! Not quite all the blooms are open, but we're expecting full bloom in a couple days.

July 9 - There are buds on the second planting! We're expecting the second planting to bloom shortly after the first one starts to wilt.


 

L&A Family Farms: Home of the Sunflower Maze

Many people are familiar with corn mazes in the fall, but a summer sunflower maze is a new twist. We are always looking for something new to try, and in 2015 we planted a couple acres of sunflowers for bird seed. When the sunflowers were blooming, it was a beautiful site and the idea of a sunflower maze was born.

If you are unfamiliar with outdoor ag mazes, you enter the maze at the starting point and wander your way through the paths looking for the exit. Don’t be surprised to find a few dead ends along the way.

The sunflower maze is dependent on Mother Nature, so be prepared. The paths could be muddy or dusty. The summer sun may make it hot and muggy. We suggest you bring bottled water and wear sun protection. Please be aware of the weather conditions while you are on the farm. If the weather becomes severe, we will close the maze until the threat passes.

Since this is a farm field, we recommend you wear closed toe shoes. If you are allergic to bee stings, exercise caution in the field because it will be full of pollinators while the sunflowers are in bloom.

 

Sunflowers are only in full bloom for a short period of time. They usually only last a week or two, depending on the weather. If you want to witness this spectacle, be prepared to act quickly. This is not the time to procrastinate.

Stay up to date on the latest developments by checking our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

To see a daily picture of the maze and a weather forecast, check out The Daily Briefing.

When you visit the farm, you may want to bring a cooler with you. The on-farm store has our pasture-raised meats, eggs, fresh veggies, as well as Wisconsin cheese and other goodies available for purchase!

 

MAZE HOURS:

Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Saturdays:  10:00am to 7:00pm

Sundays:  12:00pm to 6:00pm

- Maze entry ends 30 minutes prior to closing.

- **L&A Family Farms operates on Central time, which is one our behind most Indiana counties.**

  

OTHER DETAILS:

- The admission fee to the maze is $5.00 per person.  Kids 5 and under are free.

- Parking is available at our farm store where you will be able to purchase your tickets.

- You choose whether to ride our wagon to the maze or walk one of our ag trails to the maze. The ag trail will take you through our gardens and beside our laying hens.

- For the safety of our visitors and livestock, we do not allow pets in the maze unless they are service animals.

- Our concession stand, featuring our own burgers and brats, will be open every weekend (except July 7-8) from 11am to 1pm and 4 to 6 on Saturdays and from 12 to 6pm on Sundays.

Professional photographers: There will be a $50.00 fee for a one-hour photo session. This fee will be charged to the photographer. You will be able to park closer to the maze and have access to parts of the maze that are not open to the general public. These areas are designed with photography in mind.

To reserve your spot, please contact us by email (lafamilyfarms@gmail.com) or through Facebook.

 

We hope your visit to our farm is a fun and memorable experience!

The Daily BriefingJuly 15th, 2018

The Daily Briefing has what you need to know for the sunflower maze each day - weather, a daily picture, special events, and more! Be sure to keep this page bookmarked for the latest!    

Our New LookJune 19th, 2018

If you’ve been on the website recently, you’ve already noticed some of the changes we’re working on this summer here at L&A Family Farms. In addition to an updated website, we a

Sunflower Maze(s) On The Way!May 16th, 2018

We're excited to be growing the sunflower maze once again in 2018, and we had so much fun last year that we have SIX different sections planned for this summer! We were able to get in the field a

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