North Georgia Sunflower Fields
Last weekend we had an event to attend in Dahlonega, Georgia, so on our drive up from Atlanta we stopped at Fausett Farms Sunflowers.
I have been wanting to see the sunflower fields ever since our first trip to Tuscany, where we saw endless fields of sunflowers in late July. Unfortunately, we did not have time to stop and explore on that trip, so when I learned about Fausett Farms I knew we had to make a stop. Who knew that you could find sunflower fields in the fall?
I had planned to get there around five in the afternoon to be sure we were there in time for golden hour, but of course Atlanta traffic delayed us just enough that when we arrived the sun had already set behind the mountains. Despite the low light conditions, we still had so much fun photographing the endless rows of flowers against a fall colored backdrop.
Fausett Farms is a family owned sunflower farm that opens to visitors in late September to tour their 13-acre property. They even offer a fun, open trailer ride through the sunflower fields. It only costs $10 per car to visit and you can buy sunflowers which are cut right from the fields for $1 per flower. We took a bouquet to our event host who loved them!
The farm updates the status and location of the sunflowers that are in bloom on their website and Facebook page, so be sure to check there before you go. It is also really close to the beautiful Amicalola Falls, Burt's Pumpkin Patch, the North Georgia Premium Outlets, and downtown Dahlonega, so it would be easy to make it worth the 1.5 hr trip from Atlanta for a full weekend of fall activities.