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 backdrop to acres of sunny flowers, plus other picturesque seasonal crops. The festival will run for approximately four weeks. Then, just in time for autumn celebrations, we will turn into a pumpkin patch, ripe for the Halloween picking!
Photo Credit: Rachel Barkman
Transplanting the Harrison Sunflower Festival represents a homecoming for our family. We originally pioneered agritourism in the Fraser Valley, shining light on the area’s integral role in BC agriculture. In 2006, Tulips of the Valley debuted in Agassiz, the first flower festival of its kind in BC. After 10 highly successful years there, we shifted it to Chilliwack, where the Chilliwack Tulip Festival first bloomed in 2017 and the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival sprouted up in 2018. Countless BC families have created cherished memories at these annual outdoor celebrations.
Our family is thrilled to have acquired our own piece of land to host the new festivals and explore other agritourism opportunities, all while returning to our roots where the flower magic first bloomed! We can’t wait to welcome flower enthusiasts to this stunning new location!
Photo Credit: Rachel Barkman
Attendees can expect to photo-bomb their social media feeds while exploring three kilometres of pathways through 20 acres of beautiful backdrops, including 45 varieties of sunflowers, other summer flowers, and a large field of barley.
Other photo opportunities to capture include several swing sets, antique tractors and horse carts, vintage bicycles, a 1950’s convertible, a 1965 Airstream trailer, and raised platforms that make it easy to stage your own family or group portrait.
Plus, a U-pick field with five varieties of sunflowers will be open, so you can curate your own colourful bouquets to take home. The field-side Farm Store will also offer fresh-cut sunflowers, sunflower seeds, homegrown bulbs (tulips and daffodils), souvenirs, ice cream, snacks, cold drinks, and local garlic for sale. In addition, a local food truck will be on-site daily.
Anticipate getting a savoury slice of farm life this fall once the sunflowers have finished for the season. A tentative opening date of September 29 has been set for a new autumn attraction at the farm — the Harrison Pumpkin Festival. Stay tuned for exciting details about this coming attraction.
Also, mark your calendars for Spring 2024, as the Harrison Tulip Festival will take place on the same site!
The Harrison Sunflower Festival will run daily, 10 am to 6 pm, from opening (tentatively planned for August 22) for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Tickets are priced at $15 per person (weekdays) and $20 per person (weekends). Book at least one day in advance to save $5 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase online on a weekly basis, starting every Wednesday before the respective week. Parking is free and located right next to the entrance and fields. For complete details, and to purchase tickets, visit harrisonsunflowerfest.com. You will find us at: 5039 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz, BC
The Harrison Sunflower Festival is honoured to be located on the traditional territories of the Cheam, Sts’ailes, Sq’éwlets and Seabird Island Peoples.