The 2nd Annual Coshocton Sunflower Festival attracted more than 3,000-plus visitors to the Coshocton Kampgrounds of America (KOA) in Coshocton, Ohio, according to Morgan Anglin, advertising and marketing coordinator for the campground.

Held from Aug. 16-18, the festival featured four acres of sunflowers, with more than 44 varieties for visitors to look at. Anglin said the variety of sunflower species range from two-foot tall “Fuzzy Bears” to traditional 12-foot tall giants.

“Each person gets to cut one large sunflower to take home with them, with an option to purchase more sunflowers as well,” explained Anglin. “That is my favorite part. Our guests can take a little piece of our sunflower festival home with them.”

She stated that the Coshocton KOA festival mainly draws people from the Columbus, Newark and Akron areas, with good attendance from locals as well.

While the campground itself only has 45 sites, Anglin said that the festival shows how a small campground can promote an event and attract large numbers of visitors.

“Campers and visitors get to enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, live music, craft vendors, kids’ activities, and most of all the beautiful sunflower field,” she said. “There is no extra fee for campers, admission is included when you camp with us for that weekend.”

Coshocton KOA has even dedicated a landing page on its website to the event, with photos of its inaugural event in 2018.

“The sunflowers are the main attraction, but there is also more to do,” said Anglin. “We typically book our entire campground.”