September 5, 2013

(AUGUSTA, NJ) – Come out and see the Largest Black Oil Sunflower Field on the East Coast! Celebrating its third year, the NJ Sunflower Maze is almost 50 percent larger than last year, with over three miles of scenic trails cut out of the 70-acre field, and over 1.5 million sunflowers in bloom. This year’s maze spells out “WE ARE JERSEY GROWN” highlighting the ever-popular New Jersey Department of Agriculture Marketing program. The sunflower seeds harvested in the fall carry the Jersey Grown logo! Nestled in the picturesque farmlands of Sussex County, there are literally millions of unique photo opportunities. Whether you are interested in sunflowers, birds, bees, butterflies, dragon flies, or perhaps staging a family portrait, this is guaranteed to be a fun-filled activity for the entire family. New this year is a Build Your Own Scare Crow Contest. Participants are asked to bring some old clothes and accessories, straw will be provided. This agri-tourism site also includes a newly designed Kids Scavenger Hunt, a Designated Pick Your Own Sunflower Field, the ever-popular Bug Safari self- guided tour, and a farm fresh bakery and restaurant. Open Tuesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., now until Mother Nature finishes the show for the season (hopefully, the maze will be open through the end of September). Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children up to age 12; children under 3 are free. Closed-toe shoes, hats, sunscreen, binoculars and, of course, a camera are recommended. The Sunflower Maze address is 553 County Route 565, Augusta, NJ 07822. More information and photos are available at:

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