The Traveling 4 spent an afternoon in Dawsonville, Georgia, among a sea of sunflowers on Fausett Farms. The last time we visited a sunflower farm, it was in the middle of the Summer, so the weather was hot and humid. Imagine our surprise when we found out that Fausett Farms sunflowers bloomed in the fall. The farm is typically open for about a month, with newly bloomed sunflowers popping up throughout that month. So, when we saw their Facebook post that said the sunflowers were starting to bloom, and they were opening for a limited time, we began planning our visit. It took us a little under 2 hours to get to the farm. And the cost of admission was $5.00 per person, and free for children under the age of 5.
The crowds were not very large on the day that we decided to go and, there was plenty of space to move about safely. It rained the night before so, the ground was extremely muddy. We had to be extremely careful as we walked the grounds not to slip and fall. Even on a non-rainy day, my suggestion would be to wear shoes that are easy to clean off. This will ensure that you don’t ruin a pair of your favorite shoes while walking around the farm. I even brought a pair of extra shoes to change into after we left the farm.
You’re not allowed to cut any of the sunflowers as you walk throughout the farm but, you can purchase pre-cut sunflowers. There were also other vendors there that you could purchase items from. One vendor sold local honey, and another sold raspados. This was a perfect place to take sunflower centered photos. In my opinion, the only disadvantage was that we could not walk in-between the rows of flowers to take photos. We could only go around the perimeter of the sunflower beds. A little area was set aside where the kids could play, which was a good break. After we left the sunflower farm, we went to the North Georgia Premium Outlets for a little shopping.
Check out some of our photo highlights, from the farm: