Coppal House Farm in Lee will be hosting its nine-day Sunflower Festival starting on July 31 and the event is sure to bring a smile to the faces of even the biggest grouches.

Attendees have the opportunity to walk along paths through a sea of thousands of golden flowers, take photos or have professional photos taken and listen to live music. There are select food vendors on-site each day.

Carol Hutton and her husband, John, started growing oilseed sunflowers about 10 years ago and began the event to celebrate the short bloom time the flowers have.

Typically, that blooming period lasts about 12 days, so that is why the festival has a firm end date.

The Huttons partnered with Make-A-Wish in 2016 and at the end of the festivals, they donate 10 percent of their admissions to the cause. Over the past six years, they have been able to donate over $65,000, according to the farm's Facebook invite for the event.

The festival does have specially themed days. Here is the list they had posted on social media:

Saturday, July 31 & Sunday, Aug. 1 - Artisan Craft Fair
Sunday, Aug. 1 & Monday, Aug 2- Sunrise Photo Session
Tuesday, Aug. 3 - Limited Mobility Day
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - Draft Horse Photo Day & Touch A Tractor Day
Thursday, Aug. 5 - Fairytale Day
Friday, Aug. 6 - Old Truck Day
Saturday, Aug. 7 & Sunday, Aug. 8 - Artisan Craft Fair

For more information, visit www.nhsunflower.com.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.

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