Kalbar Sunflower Festival

Event: Kalbar Sunflower Festival
Date: 08/04/2022 - 10/04/2022
Location: 56 Warumkarie Road, Kalbar, Queensland

The annual Kalbar Sunflower Festival embraces all things sunflowers. Get up close and personal to more than 400,000 sunflowers, take a selfie, enjoy food and drinks, live entertainment, sunflower market stalls and wander through the 8-acre maze. There will also be free kids’ activities.

What’s on

This year’s festival features a number of fun activities and events, with something for adults and children.

  • Walk through the newest addition to the Kalbar farm — a maze set among 8 acres of sunflowers.
  • Take part in the sunrise yoga while the sunflowers wake up around you.
  • Get the children involved in the sunflower art classes.
  • Book a family photo session among the sunflowers.
  • Go for a helicopter ride above the sunflower farm to see it in all its glory.
  • Treat yourself to dinner set among 400,000 sunflowers

About the festival

This extraordinary celebration of happiness was born of the drought. Farmers Russell and Jenny Jenner pivoted from Lucerne to sunflowers in 2021 because of water scarcity, then, with 300,000 glorious sunflowers blooming, they decided to share the joy.

Sunflowers are drought-hardy crops. The flowers can be sold as ornamentals, the kernels harvested as edibles and the plants ploughed back into the soil, pumping in potassium and other nutrients.

The Kalbar Sunflower Festival is an opportunity to visit this working sunflower farm in the picturesque Scenic Rim region.

Food and drink

When you work up an appetite or need a refreshing drink to cool down, there are a number of vendors to choose from.

This year’s vendors include:

  • Fassifern Lions Club
  • Kalbar Progress Association
  • Mr Whip
  • Kreamed
  • Samurai Kitchen
  • London Spuds
  • Roamin Pizza
  • Whips & Co
  • This Little Piggie Food Truck
  • Little Mamak Food Truck
  • GJ’s Sunflower Cafe
  • Good Times Soda Co.
  • Michelle’s Edibles and more
  • Fryer & Brimstone

Written by Angela Sutherland

After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music.

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