Can you believe summer is almost over? I know I can't, it's been a whirlwind of a few months and flown by at an alarming rate, warm days spent soaking in the golden sunshine, swimming in lakes both great and small, eating our weight in watermelon and popsicles, feeling the warmth of the sun on our bodies, our skin turning darker while our hair turned lighter and freckles popping out to say hi on our faces, sand between our toes and in every part of our car and evenings spent watching the sky turn shades of pastel like the colors of cotton candy as the stars rose to twinkle in the night sky...

I just simply cannot believe it that autumn is just around the corner, but yet as much as I am disbelief, here we are and sadly it's not slowing down. I recently picked up some fall clothing for the kiddos, I found the cutest pair of khaki rust corduroy pants and a flannel button shirt for Bodhi, a cozy striped sweater for Bella among a few other things. Bella is looking forward to all things pumpkin (pumpkin pie is her favorite), school is already back in session, aaaaand we went sunflower picking this past weekend!

I've shared of our love for Irons Mill Farmstead before (based in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania), they have the best autumn attractions and activities for kids(and adults) of all ages and it's the perfect place to take the family on a crispy fall day, but even though all of their fall fun hasn't started quite yet, they have a whole new attraction this year! Their Sunflower Festival!

It's so fun, chill and laid back, and it was amazing seeing all of the beautiful varieties of sunflowers they've grown (over 30 different kinds, and each one is better than the last). We wandered the fields taking in the view, enjoying seeing all of the sweet little honeybees working hard gathering pollen to take back to their hives and create honey. We had so much fun posing for pictures at all of the cool vintage photo ops (they have 15+ photo ops, we saw so many awesome ones and still accidentally missed a few haha), the camper photo op was one of our favorites for sure, Bodhi absolutely adored the vintage Volkswagen beetle car and Bella loved the garden tea party with the stuffed animals the most.

The best part, well besides spending family time and seeing so many beautiful varieties of sunflower up close, was being able to actually pick sunflowers! Irons Mill Farmstead provided the pretty bucket (which we got to bring home) and the scissors (which we returned so others could pick their own sunflowers too) and we picked so many! Ones that looked like golden ruffles, big yellow traditional ones, white ones, burgundy ones, pink ones, orange ones, so, so many, each one different than the last.

The Sunflower Festival at Irons Mill farmstead is the perfect place for a date night, family day, or a girls night with friends, it's just a really fun place that can be enjoyed by everyone
. They have some fun things for the kiddos too, like the jumping pillows (Bella and Bodhi love these), farm dodgeball, bounce corral (Bella had a lot of fun at this one), and their favorite... the Farmstead Express! They went on this one twice because they loved it so much and had so much fun! Talk about faces lighting up, this was the highlight of the visit for the kids.

If it's food you need, make your way over to Firehouse Pizza for some handcrafted pizzas, to the Donut House for some freshly made donuts, or to Sunny's Lemonade & Hard Cider for all your beverage needs!

The Sunflower Festival ends on September 6th so grab your tickets and plan your visit to Irons Mill Farmstead here!

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