SKELLY'S SUNFLOWER EXPERIENCE

What is the Sunflower Experience?

2021 will be our fourth year of our sunflower field experience! We plant approximately five acres of beautiful yellow sunflowers for you to walk through and enjoy. We have three special areas in our field: the walking area, the cutting area, and the specialty flower area. Our walking area is around four acres and features "prop stops," 2 viewing platforms and so many opportunities for photos! We have signs directing you to prop stops and viewing platforms throughout our field. These prop stops are little areas cut out off the main path and include items you can use for picture props and backgrounds (examples: straw bales, ladders, rustic fences). The cutting area is used only for picking out the best sunflowers for cutting to take home with you! At least one flower is included in your admission price (see below). Lastly, the specialty flower area is around a quarter acre of almost 20 different varieties of sunflowers and is located right at the entrance of the walking field. Enjoy multi-colored flowers, branching flowers, short and tall flowers and flowers with large and small heads! This area is not used for cutting.

Scroll through the pictures at the bottom to see many we've taken over the years. You won't want to miss this!

When will the field be open?

Since sunflowers are a crop, the weather ultimately controls when our field will be open. Our approximate dates for the 2021 season include the weekends of July 24th/25th and July 31st/August 1st. The season typically runs 2-3 weeks, so we hope to open sometime the week of July 19th and end sometime the week of August 2nd.

Admission Prices

*Prices are valid for the 2020 season

 

Every guest age 4 and older must pay admission (3 and under are free). There are two admission levels.

  • $10/person includes admission to the field, 1 cut sunflower to take home, a choice of donut from our bakery, and 10% off sunflower gifts in our retail barn.

  • $15/person includes admission to the field, 6 cut sunflowers to take home, a choice of donut from our bakery, and 10% off sunflower gifts in our retail barn.

You do have the option to buy additional flowers to take home for $2/each or $6/6 flowers. We also sell galvanized pots at our admission booth if you'd like to purchase a nice vase for your flowers. Pots vary in price.

Professional Photography in our Fields

We welcome all sorts of professional photographers to our fields! You don't have to rent a certain space in our field. As long as every single person (including you!) pays admission, there is no other fee for photos. Please share some with us via Facebook messenger or Instagram direct messages! If you would like to take pictures around the rest of the farm, you will need to sign a waiver. Photographers are only allowed in our field during business hours. No trespassing in our fields before and after hours.

Special Events

Saturday, July 24th

  • MKE Yoga by the sunflowers 8am - 9am. Registration will be available soon.

  • Amylis Photography will be at our field 9:30am - 4pm taking professional pictures for your group! For only $10 per group (plus admission to the field per person), spend 5 minutes with Amy and she will give you access to 5-10 good quality photos to download! Registration will be available soon.

  • Enjoy lunch options by the field with Route 26 Hamburger Stand 11am - 5pm.

Sunday, July 25th

  • Ali Acker Photography will be at our field 9:30am - 4pm taking professional pictures for your group! For only $10 per group (plus admission to the field per person), spend 5 minutes with Ali and she will give you access to 5-10 good quality photos to download! Registration will be available soon.

  • Enjoy lunch options by the field with South Padre Seafood 11am - 5pm.

Friday, July 30th

  • Sunflowers at Sunset Night #1. Enjoy extended field hours this day 9am - 9pm! Admission price is the same as during the day.

  • Enjoy dinner options by the field with 2 Can Smoke BBQ 4pm - 8pm.

  • Enjoy the musical talent of Steve Weber 6pm - 9pm. No extra cost.

Saturday, July 31st

  • Sunflowers at Sunset Night #2. Enjoy extended field hours this day 9am - 9pm! Admission price is the same as during the day.

  • MKE Yoga by the sunflowers 8am - 9am tentative second date. Info available soon.

  • Amylis Photography will be at our field 9:30am - 4pm taking professional pictures for your group! For only $10 per group (plus admission to the field per person), spend 5 minutes with Amy and she will give you access to 5-10 good quality photos to download! Registration will be available soon.

  • Enjoy lunch options by the field with Route 26 Hamburger Stand 11am - 5pm.

  • Enjoy the musical talent of Steve Weber 6pm -9pm. No extra cost.

Sunday, August 1st

  • Ali Acker Photography will be at our field 9:30am - 4pm taking professional pictures for your group! For only $10 per group (plus admission to the field per person), spend 5 minutes with Ali and she will give you access to 5-10 good quality photos to download! Registration will be available soon.

  • Enjoy lunch options by the field with South Padre Seafood 11am - 5pm.