BELEWS CREEK, NC-- A cheerful sea of sunflowers on display is now an ongoing tradition.
- Nearly 1,500 people showed up for the farm's opening day on Saturday
- The farm includes three acres of sunflower maze and ten acre sunflower field
- Farms like these play a huge part in North Carolina's ongoing agritourism
People like Devin Bennettt and Myrtle Rapp, are impressed with what they have seen at Dogwood Farms.
"Prettiest place I've seen," Bennett said.
"Ugh, it is absolutely gorgeous," Rapp said.
Nearly 1,500 people showed up for the farm's opening day on Saturday. The farm includes three acres of sunflower maze and ten acre sunflower field.
The farm has been open to the public for only a year now, and since then more than 3,000 people have visited to snap pictures and enjoy.
Farms like these play a huge part in North Carolina's ongoing agritourism. Ninty-two percent of farmers offer agritourism activities, according to the North Carolina extension. Seventy-eight percent of farmers rely on agritourism to stay afloat.
Visitors like, Matthew Gerricke told us, it is a blessing to have this so close to home.
"I think it is really cool to keep the safety for people and to give them a place like this to take pictures and stuff like that, come hangout and have a good time with their families," Gerricke said.