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Photography Policy


Photographs and videos are a wonderful way to remember your visit to Zilke Sunflower Festival at Zilke Vegetable Farm. We encourage customers to take casual photographs and videos of their visit for their own personal use, and to capture that perfect shot.


But, if you are commercial photographer coming to the gardens for a professional photo shoot for commercial use or profit, you must purchase a Season Photography Pass. Questions? Please contact us at



Zilke Sunflower Festival Season Photography Pass is $100.00 and is good for any day Zilke Sunflower Festival is open to the public.


We welcome those who wish to use our beautiful fields as a backdrop/setting for any portrait/commercial photography, even if the photographer is not compensated, financially or otherwise.  The photographer must notify us of all photo shoots in advance and also purchase a Zilke Sunflower Festival Photography Pass that is good for the entire season.


Portrait photography is defined as, but not limited to: Senior, Engagement, Family, Graduation, Wedding, Lifestyle, etc. Commercial photography is defined as, but not limited to: catalog, fashion, advertisement, promotion, etc.


This pass is for use by the photographer named on the pass and may not be shared with anyone else. 

Your clients entering Zilke Vegetable Farm property must purchase a daily ticket. This includes the people who are being photographed as well as anyone accompanying them for their session.


Pets are not allowed due to food safety regulations.

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