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Aug 7th, 2017 2:27 pm
Went up to Edward's Farm. Not bad but the field isn't that big and the farm buildings get in the background. Would love to find a field that stretches to the horizon or at least seem like it.

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They used to have a separate field but not this year .
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maybe a trip for next year? :)

Paris, Illinois


PARIS, Il. (WTHI) - Are you looking for something fun to do with the family? Well, you're in luck!

There's a one-of-a-kind experience in full bloom. On a quaint farm tucked in Paris, Illinois there's a field filled with yellow. It's catching eyes and turning heads.

"We had planted some as bird seed about two years ago and we thought, what can we do with this to allow people to come out and see it," said Brian Lau, Owner of L&A Family Farms.

What started as a small idea has grown into a big undertaking. "It’s probably taken about 3 days to just a sunflower field to the actual maze," said Lau.

On several hundred acres of land you’ll find a crafted maze complete with more than 100,000 towering sunflowers.

"The path is laid out, and the sunflowers are about one-foot tall. We follow a graph line, and then we start mowing with a lawn-mower and continue to mow the paths, until we get them like they are now," explained Lau.

This year's maze is part of a special theme. The sunflowers spell out, “Happy 100th Grandma.”

"She always said she wanted to see it but didn't think she would have the chance to get out in it, so she enjoyed it," said Lau.

Now, from their family to yours. "This is just a way to invite people out to the farm, get away from the city life, just to experience some time in the country," said Lau.

Don't waste any time before you check out the maze for yourself. It's difficult to tell just how long the season will last.

L&A Family Farms is open for visitors Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Remember, the farm operates on central time.




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Either a lot of people saw this thread or someone posted a thread on some Chinese forum cuz this is the first time I have seen so many people at Edwards's Farm. I have never seen it this busy. It is usually empty.

The farm even has a store opened for business selling meat , flour, eggs, milk etc.

The farm charges $5 per car but no one was there to collect the money. You put the money inside the can.

There wasn't a lot of nice sunflowers inside the path. The flowers by the exterior looks nicer and bigger .
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Sunflowers field spotted at Ottawa Valley

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