Pepper Ranch Sunflower Festival

Pepper Ranch Sunflower Festival
October 1, 2016
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
6315 Pepper Ranch Road, Immokalee, FL 34142
Collier County’s Conservation Collier and Parks and Recreation Division announce the third annual Sunflower Festival at the Pepper Ranch Preserve on Saturday, October 1 to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is in honor of and coincides with the amazing annual blooming display of the Pepper Ranch Preserve’s southern sunflowers (Helianthus agrestis).

Sunflower Festival attendees will have the opportunity to visit the historic Pepper Ranch Preserve and enjoy a day with hayrides, music, food vendors, archery lessons, guided hikes, children's crafts and games, and van tours to see the sunflowers! Bring your friends and family to this fun event! Entrance to the festival, tours, hikes, educational presentations, children’s activities and hayrides are free.

There will be a guided hikes starting at 11:00 a.m. that will take approximately 45 minutes (easy to moderate in uneven terrain). Hikers should be prepared for wet conditions, bring water and a snack; wear a hat, closed-toed sturdy footwear, long pants, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Wildlife commonly observed at the ranch includes wild turkey, crested caracara, hog, deer, alligator, and sandhill cranes.

DIRECTIONS TO PEPPER RANCH PRESERVE -
From the City of Immokalee, take 15th Street N/SR 29 to Lake Trafford Road.
Take Lake Trafford Road west 2.9 miles to Pepper Road.
Make a right onto Pepper Road.
Take Pepper Road 0.9 miles to the Pepper Ranch Preserve

For more information, please call 239-252-2961.

The Conservation Collier Program was established by local referendum in 2002 to acquire, preserve, restore, and maintain vital and significant threatened natural lands located in Collier County for the benefit of present and future generations. Conservation Collier currently owns 4,067 acres in 19 different locations throughout the County. For more information, visit www.colliergov.net/conservationcollier.
Admission: Free
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