Aug 31

HONORING OUR HEROES: Complimentary Access to Harrison Sunflower Festival for Firefighters!

By |2023-09-01T19:55:21-07:00August 31st, 2023|Categories: Sunflower Festival, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the Harrison Sunflower Festival, we're deeply grateful for the unwavering dedication of our firefighters and forest firefighters, especially after the demanding year they've faced. As a small token of our immense appreciation, we're thrilled to extend an exclusive offer for the remainder of the 2023 season: FREE admission to all firefighters! How to Redeem: Present your valid proof of employment at the ticket gate, and consider our fields your haven for the day—on us!  [...]

Aug 15

The Inaugural Harrison Sunflower Fest Opens the Week of August 20th

By |2023-08-15T10:11:00-07:00August 15th, 2023|Categories: Sunflower Festival, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Exciting news! The Chilliwack Sunflower and Tulip Festivals are moving to a new location in Agassiz, near Harrison Hot Springs. Our new Harrison Sunflower Festival is tentatively slated to open on August 22 this year (the exact opening date is dependent on bloom stage; please follow @harrisonsunflowerfest for updates). The Harrison Sunflower Festival replaces the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival, and is still founded and run by the Onos family. The new Agassiz location boasts the majestic Mount Cheam as a magnificent natural [...]

Aug 8

2023 Field Updates

By |2023-09-15T11:26:29-07:00August 8th, 2023|Categories: Sunflower Festival|

We've planted acres of flowers just for YOU to enjoy at our new farm, located in Agassiz, British Columbia right near Harrison Hot Springs! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW Friday, September 15th, 2023 Anticipate the FINAL weekend of fields adorned in the season's most vibrant colours! Explore these winding paths + soak in the breathtaking views around you (and the last chance to see them all in full bloom!) Purchase your tickets now! [...]

Aug 11

Ukrainian Day at the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

By |2022-08-25T11:07:24-07:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Sunflower Festival, What's On|Tags: , |

On August 25th, all ticket sales will go to not-for-profits providinghumanitarian relief in Ukraine. Having recognized that the Sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine as well as a worldwide symbol of hope and unity – and eager to lend support to the citizens impacted by the conflict in Ukraine – we will be hosting a special fundraiser on Thursday, August 25th at the festival. On that day, all ticket sales will be donated to H.E.R.O (Humanitarian Emergency [...]

Aug 9

2022 Field Updates

By |2022-09-02T17:37:28-07:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Sunflower Festival|

We've planted acres of Sunflowers, Dahlias, Gladiolas, Zinnias and Cosmos just for YOU to enjoy this season! Throughout the festival, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance online prior to visiting. Tickets purchased online have priority entrance to the field, and if online tickets sell out and parking reaches capacity, we will not be able to accommodate those without online tickets! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW Friday, September 2nd, 2022 It’s the [...]

Aug 3

The Chilliwack Sunflower Fest Returns on August 10th

By |2022-08-03T16:58:01-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Sunflower Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hundreds of thousands of blooming flowers – and plenty of other family attractions – will draw visitors of all ages to our fields. We're returning for our fifth Sunflower season on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022! The first event of its kind in BC, the festival draws hundreds of thousands of attendees to the breathtaking grounds at Royalwood Drive (also the site of the Harrison Tulip Festival), where 50 varieties of sunflowers are planted in three display gardens alongside more [...]

Mar 16

Sunflowers For Ukraine

By |2022-08-12T17:28:44-07:00March 16th, 2022|Categories: Sunflower Festival|

The Sunflower has been Ukraine’s national flower for a long time but it has quickly become a global symbol of solidarity for the country and its’ people. As Sunflowers have a special place in our hearts, we would like to help show our support for the people of Ukraine by sharing a few organizations that are doing good work to help those that need it most. H.E.R.O (Humanitarian Emergency Response Operations) Society H.E.R.O. Society is a registered non-profit [...]

Jul 21

The Chilliwack Sunflower Fields Bloom Again

By |2020-07-21T13:59:19-07:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Sunflower Festival, What's On|

Harrison, BC (July 21, 2020): The first two editions of the annual Harrison Sunflower Festival, in 2018 and 2019, were huge successes. Countless guests, from across the region and beyond, descended upon the grounds at Yale Road to marvel at the beauty of acre upon acre of sunflowers, plus many other all-ages attractions. This year, in order to ensure everyone’s health and safety, the usual components of the festival have been reimagined. And so, while there may not be a [...]

Aug 5

A Summer Family Vacation in Chilliwack

By |2019-08-10T20:55:45-07:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Sunflower Festival, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Summer family vacations are days of sunshine and laughter, sizzling hot temperatures and cooling bodies of water; fun festivals and delicious summer eats. Harrison is a perfect getaway for a family summer vacation— there are so many things to see and do, activities to suit every age and family member, and cozy accommodations to stay in while you’re here! Here are some suggestions to give you and your family the best summer vacation yet!   Last year, we debuted [...]

Aug 4

History of the Sunflower

By |2019-08-11T23:06:41-07:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: Sunflower Festival|Tags: , , , |

Ah, the mighty and majestic sunflowers! The first sunflowers originated all the way back in 1000B.C. where, for centuries, they were cultivated as a valuable food (for humans, cattle, poultry, and other ornamental plants) and for immediate medical source. As a native plant of North America, no other plant has had such an impact and significance as the sunflower. The common name, "sunflower", typically refers to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, or the common sunflower, whose round flower heads in combination [...]

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