The recent summer rains that we have been having in Georgia and the Carolinas got me thinking about visiting one of the area’s waterfalls. However, when we woke up to another overcast day this past Sunday, I turned to my husband and said, “Guess what today is? It’s Sunflower Farm Festival day!”
An hour later we found ourselves traveling east-bound on I-20 towards a town in Georgia called Rutledge. The occasional drizzles did not hamper our spirits, as we were excited to walk among the sunflowers on this 15-acre farm.
After we paid for admission, we hurried over to the field of flowers, as we were worried that it was going to rain again. We wanted to make sure that we had some pictures taken, and picked a few sunflowers to take home. For $15, they gave us a bucket to fill with our own flowers. And the fun began…
After we finished collecting the sunflowers, we were ready to enjoy the rest of the festival. By this time we were feeling thirsty and a little-worn out because of the humid weather. Johnny made a bee-line to get us cold, sweet tea from Bayou Billy. “Put Some South in Your Mouth” is Bayou Billy’s motto, and after our week-long trip to New England, his freshly brewed “Dixie” tea was just the fix that we needed.
For the more adventurous, the folks at the farm have added zip-lining over the sunflower field. Although it sounded like a lot of fun, we chose to sit on a log sipping our tea and listening to a bluegrass band that was performing on the stage.
As we were heading back to our car, we checked out a few of the art vendors.
We also ran into some decorated golf carts at the parking lot, as they were getting ready for a parade that benefits the Morgan County Relay for Life.
To learn more about the Sunflower Farm Festival, you can visit their website at www.sunflowerfarmfestival.com. The festival is held annually, usually around the 4th of July weekend.