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Lilac Festival Canceled for 2015

April 20, 2015

Unfortunately, Sunny Fields will be unable to host its yearly Lilac Festival for 2015. However, the public is welcome to visit Sunny Fields during lilac season (mid-May to June) and witness their spectacular blooms, which coincides nicely with the blooms of our extensive collection of crabapple trees. 

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2013 Calendar of Events

April 3, 2013

April 1st: Sunny Fields Opens for the 2013 Season

April 26th and 27th: Come see us at the St. Clair County Earth Fair!

April-May: Daffodil Days-come and see over 120 varieties of Daffodils!

May 18th and 19th: 7th Annual Lilac Festival-Lilacs/crafter/music/food&more!

Late May-June: Peonies, late lilacs, tree lilacs and perennials in bloom!

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Sunny Fields 2012 Events

July 28, 2012

January 28th, 2012     Winter Park Day 10am-3pm Pruning demonstration and tours.

February 28th, 2012    Membership/Public meeting with slideshow presentation: "The Wildflowers of Sunny Fields" at Capac Historical Society Building-401 E. Kempf-6:30pm

April 1st, 2012     Sunny Fields Botanical Park officially opens for 2012 season

April-May 2012    Daffodil Days-120 varieties of daffodils bloom throughout the park

April 10th, 2012    Public Presentation and slideshow "Lilacs of Sunny Fields" at Capac Historical Society Building-401 E. Kempf Ct. 7:00pm

April 27th-28th     Visit us at the 10th Annual Earth Fair at Goodells County Park

May 19th-20th 2012    6th Annual Lilac Festival where over 300 varieties of Lilacs and collection of crabapples will be in bloom.

September 29th, 2012     Fall Color Festival 9am-5pm

September 29th, 2012     Annual Meeting 5pm-??

October 31st     Sunny Fields officially closes for the 2012 season


7th ANNUAL LILAC FESTIVAL-May 18-19, 2013

Sunny Fields is open to the public throughout the season by calling (810) 387-2765 to let our park volunteers know when you will visit. Watch for future events and visit often.  Visit us online at www.visitsunnyfields.org Hope to see you at the park!

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Summer at Sunny Fields

June 25, 2012

Keep in mind that Sunny Fields Botanical Park is open to the public throughout the summer.  The perennial flower beds around the cabin are in full bloom as is the the daylilly collection in the southeast field-120 different varieties!  The Lilac Festival was a great success with around 1200 visitors over two days!  We would love to hear from you or any suggestions you may have for future festivals.  The Queen of the Lilacs was Syringa vulgaris 'Beth' as voted by our visitors.  Thanks to everyone who attended.  Remember to visit often as there are always new things blooming at Sunny Fields.  A Fall Color Festival is currently in the works.  Keep checking back for more info.  Hope to see you at the park!

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6th Annual Lilac Festival

April 16, 2012

Sunny Fields 6th Annual Lilac Festival

On May 19th and 20th visit Sunny Fields Botanical Park for the 6th Annual Lilac Festival from 10am-5pm each day. This festival is a benefit to keep the park open to the public.  Sunny Fields is the home of Michigan's largest and most diverse lilac collection and also contains many native and ornamental plants from around the world. There will be live music/entertainment, local artisans, craft vendors, children's activities and our star attraction-LILACS! Hike the trails, take photographs and take notes on plants that could be useful for your home landscape and garden. Hope to see you at the park!

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Sunny Fields presents: "Lilacs of Sunny Fields"

March 17, 2012

Sunny Fields Botanical Park

Presents: “Lilacs of Sunny Fields”

On Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 7:00pm Sunny Fields Botanical Park invites the public to a presentation and slideshow on the “Lilacs of Sunny Fields”. The presentation will be hosted by Executive Director Bill Horman who is also a lifetime member of the International Lilac Society.  Learn how to select, plant and care for lilacs!  There will be a lilac raffle, snacks, refreshments and information on the upcoming Lilac Festival on May 19th & 20th.  If you have an interest in lilacs, plants, nature, photography, or just want something to do on a Tuesday night-then this is the event for you!  This is a free event and will take place at the Capac Historical Society Building 401 E. Kempf Court in Capac.  For further information call (810) 387-2765 or www.visitsunnyfields.org.

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Vendors Wanted for 6th Annual Lilac Festival

March 17, 2012

Sunny Fields Botanical Park is seeking vendors for the Lilac Festival.  Vendors will be given a 10’x10’ space to display their wares.  Cost of space will be $20 per day/$40 for both days of the Festival.  Payment will be due by May 11th, 2012 and will be non refundable.  Local & Michigan products will be given first choice.  Spaces will be located near the Welch Road parking lot. Vendors are recommended to setup between 7:30am-9am each day.  Festival hours are 10am-5pm.  For further information or to reserve your spot contact Paul Camire (Sunny Fields Board Member) @ (810) 395-2720

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Public Meeting and presentation of "Wildflowers of Sunny Fields"

February 13, 2012

Sunny Fields Botanical Park will be hosting a membership/public meeting February 28th, 2012 at 6:30pm in the Capac Historical Society Kempf Building (401 E. Kempf Court, Capac, Michigan 48014). This meeting is open to the public and everyone in the community is urged to attend. Executive Director Bill Horman will narrate his slideshow presentation “Wildflowers of Sunny Fields” and the Board of Directors will report on upcoming events and projects including the 6th Annual Lilac Festival on May 19th & 20th. After questions/discussion from the public there will be a meet & greet with light refreshments served. This will be a great opportunity to learn about Sunny Fields and how we plan to benefit the community and region. Hope to see you there! Sunny Fields is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental stewardship and the education of the public through maintaining the park and keeping its vast collection of rare and native plants accessible to future generations.

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