See Thousands Of Sunflowers In Bloom Along The Sunflower Trail In Louisiana
There’s a little slice of Highway 3049 in Louisiana that transforms into quite the scenic byway when thousands of sunflowers bloom every summer. Gas up the car and don’t forget your camera, because you’re not doing to want to let the season pass you by without checking out the Sunflower Trail Festival in Gilliam.
Gilliam is a tiny village just outside of Shreveport that transforms into quite a cheerful scene every summer.
Beginning around June, tons of sunflower fields along Highway 3049 will begin to bloom.
Here's a map of the trail - it stretches for about 20 miles along both the highway and the Sentell Road loop.
You can drive along the trail whenever you'd like, checking out the beautiful fields.The fields are open to the public as long as they are in bloom. There is no admission fee, no hours of operation... just good old-fashioned farm fields!
You'll find endless photo opportunities along the way!You are welcome to bring scissors and take some flowers home with you.
The flowers typically bloom from mid-June until early July, giving you plenty of time to check them out.
While you can drive the Sunflower Trail anytime you’d like, you’ll want to time your visit around the Sunflower Festival, which takes place June 19, 2021.This non-profit festival traditionally takes place on the third Saturday of June every year, and it's back for its 22nd year of celebrating this cheerful flower.
Come out and enjoy music by local bands, food from local vendors, and check out local artists selling handcrafted goods.
From dry rubs and seasonings to soaps and candles, you can stock up on all of your favorite things - all from local vendors.You might even find a new favorite product!
At the end of the day, find your favorite field and watch a magnificent sunset against a sea of sunflowers.Sounds like a perfect day to us!
Timing is key with this trail, so be sure to follow the Sunflower Trail & Festival on Facebook so you don’t miss out when these beauties begin to bloom. Have you ever been to the Sunflower Festival or driven down the trail? Let us know in the comments below!
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