Celebrating the Seasons
Our 180 acre farm, located in the Nisqually Valley in Olympia, Washington, is the pride of our family. Crops are grown and harvested on approximately 80 acres in the rich Nisqually River bed soil. The remaining pasture lands are cut into hay each summer — then, left for our children and local wild life to explore and enjoy. The late summer attracts families and friends to explore fields of yellow blooms at our Sunflower Experience. In the Fall we host a Harvest Festival, with pumpkin patch, corn maze and more. Christmas brings folks from miles around to choose and cut fresh Christmas trees from our forest!
Sunflower Experience: Two weekends in September!
We’re open to the public Friday/Saturday/Sunday September 10-12th and September 17-19th. Enjoy a wagon ride to 5-acres of beautiful sunflowers. We have planted over 30 varieties of unique colors and sizes (did you know sunflowers came in varieties?). We have photo props along the trails for you to stop and snap!
Relax and enjoy (for purchase) a Taste of Summer in our food and beverage area. Lemonade slushies, ice cream, and other treats. Enjoy the farm’s charming views of the scenic Nisqually Valley. And … pick one sunflower bloom to take home with you. Or purchase a bucket and pick to your hearts content.
GO TO: Sunflower Experience for details, hours and admission fees. Find out more about a Sunset Commercial Photo Shoot, a Sunset Evening Stroll Date Night, and our Farm Safety Plan for the well-being of guests and staff. Tickets pre-sold online!
Schilter Celebrates 25 Years in Agritainment
This year marks 25 years that Schilter Family Farm has been opening their farm to the public during the Fall season. To celebrate this momentous event, we will be hosting a concert on the evenings of September 10th and 11th featuring Wylie and The Wild West beginning at 7pm. This will be a premium event and tickets sold separately from our Sunflower Experience tickets.
Wylie Galt Gustafson is a man best summarized through jaunty cowboy ballads, old-school country songs, and original Montana tunes—a colorful compilation of music written and performed by the Conrad horseman himself.
Since 1989, Wylie and his band, The Wild West, has produced more than twenty albums, featuring an array of tracks you can kick your heels to, enjoy from the comfort of your Barcalounger or yodel along within the shower. Heck, they even put out a holiday album to help you ring in an authentic cowboy Christmas.
Authentic is the keyword here because, while Wylie is absolutely a music star, he is first and foremost a cowboy.
SO MUCH FUN!
Celebrating the seasons at Schilter Family Farm
Good to Know …
Rain or Shine:
We are open rain or shine, however, some of our activities are weather dependent. If there is extreme rain or wind, standing water, or any other situation determined by us to cause unsafe conditions, we reserve the right to close any activity to our farm visitors. All activity bracelet purchases are non-refundable and sales are final. Bracelets only good on the day of purchase and must be worn on the wrist.
No pets, please!
We know about the guilt trip in their puppy eyes when it’s clear they cannot come with you to the farm! We do allow Service Dogs that are trained to perform a specific task for their owner. We do not allow Emotional Support Animals here on our farm. Please see Farm Policies for additional information on Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animal laws.
Professional Photo Pass Policy
We welcome those who wish to use Schilter Family Farm as a backdrop/setting for any portrait/commercial photography. Before you say “Watch the Birdie“, please carefully read our Photography Policy prior to making arrangements to come to the farm.