Flaming Acres Farm Flower Cutting Days Fall HARVEST Days pumpkin patch corn maze fall field Trips Group Discounts
Flaming Acres Year Two 2023...
Spring, Summer & Fall 2023 HIGHLIGHTS
Spring 2023, Flaming Acres opened to homeschoolers and schools for spring field trips. 1,100 students visited the farm during the month of May. The students and their parents/chaperones rotated through fun farm activities. They played farm games, rode the cow train, raced around the sand track in a pedal carts, swung along on a zip line, climbed giant tires in the tractor tire playground. They also had the opportunity to visit a dairy station and make butter; spin wool, mix soil types and plant sunflower seeds to take home for starting a garden. Students got a tour of the farm animal petting zoo. Groups enjoyed a picnic lunch and received a complimentary ice cream treat.
All summer long we have been enjoying hosting visitors on Saturdays & Sundays 8 am- 2 pm for sunflower/flower cutting. We have our very own Cock A Doodle Brew which offers specialty drinks, desserts and a pulled pork coleslaw lunch menu. The animal corrals are open to the public too with our Alpaca Pearl, and Dwarf Pigmy Goats & their babies providing fun entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
The Labor Day Event September 4th was the time we showcased the fun activities planned for the fall season. We also hosted a Farmers Market Car/Tractor Show which was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated in the car & tractor show and to all the vendors & guests!
Our Fall Harvest Festival Days were Saturdays & Sundays 10 am- 6 pm September 16th- October 29th! The whole farm was in full swing with corn mazes, a pumpkin patch and a whole slew of farming fun activities.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays during the month of October Flaming Acres was open for field trips & Wednesday Night on October 11th was Youth Group Night. 2023 was amazing! Imagine how much more will be available for Flaming Acres visitors in 2024!
Debbie & Dion Flaming Owners/Farmers....
Daughter Ashley & GrandDaughter
The Flaming Acres Story
The Flaming Acres story is not your traditional farm family yarn. It has a history of good times and bad. This is how it all began...Once upon a time, Lyle and Mary Ann Flaming (Dion's parents), moved to Caldwell from Dallas Oregon. In 1969 they purchased the farm on Lower Pleasant Ridge Road and raised dairy heifers and grew row crop. Because of the many financial and personal challenges endured by the family, the farm was sold off piece by piece until what remained was a small acreage owned by Dion Flaming, Lyle and Mary Ann's youngest son.
When the remaining 37 acres left of the original farmstead went up for sale in 2018, the potential buyers had plans to convert the farmland into an industrial park. In order to save the property from this fate, Dion made a bold move and offered to buy back the farm for what the businessmen were offering the seller. Much to everyones surprise the businessmen backed out of the sale and the farm was once again back in the hands of a Flaming.
In celebration of this wonderful blessing, we decided to pursue an agri-tourism conditional use permit from the county which was unanimously approved on June 2nd, 2022. Our vision is to provide a beautiful farm experience for the people in our community. In 2022 & 2023 we grew over 30 varieties of sunflowers and many varieties of pumpkins. We created corn mazes for visitors to explore. We had a parklike setting with farm related activities for the whole family. Hopefully Flaming Acres Farm will become a regular place you and your family will visit both in the summer and fall for u-pick flower season, the Labor Day Event and the Fall Harvest Festival Days. We are looking forward to visiting with you when you come in 2024!
Dion & Debbie Flaming
the Upcoming 2024 Season
U-Pick Flower Cutting
SUMMER HOURS...Fall U-Pick
SUMMER HOURS: Flaming Acres Farm will be open Saturdays & Sundays starting July 6th & 7th through the weekend of August 31st & September 1st,
9 am-2 pm
FALL HOURS: Fall Harvest Festival Days in September & October Saturdays & Sundays
Summer visitors are invited to take a walk through the flower gardens groomed pathways, enjoy the animals, and beautiful blooming flowers. Families are encouraged to bring children to visit to enjoy the flowers and arts & crafts activities available. Admission to the farm for Flower Cutting is FREE! U-pick flowers are sold by the container size. Summer flower cutting visitor parking is on the east side of the farm in the park near the entrance.
Fall visitors interested in u-pick flowers pay the Fall Harvest Festival Days admission fee at the gate, and for an additional $16 receive a 1/2 gallon u-pick container which is discounted 50% off the summer price.There are many flowers ready to harvest & enjoy all throughout September and into October, until the first frost.
Flaming Acres u-pick sunflower field and garden boasts 35 varieties of sunflowers, hundreds of lavender plants, dozens of varieties of zinnias, which includes Flaming Acres own unique color combinations created through cross pollinating of our last season flowers. In 2024 a field of 200+ stunning varieties of Dahlias will be added to the array of beautiful flowers for visitors to enjoy cutting in late summer & fall. Complimentary flowers such as Celosia, Yarrow, Dara, Snapdragon, Baby's Breath, Queen Ann's Lace and more are available for u-pick to throughout the season.
Flower cutting, drying and pressing supplies are available on the farm. Visitors may bring their own containers for a discount. Prices for u-pick bouquets may be found on the Flower Price Sheet. Photographers may pay a photographer pass fee to take photos during open hours or sign up for private photo shoots. Be sure to check out our photographer bookings page for details.
Labor Day Event
Flaming Acres will host a car show & farmers market on Labor Day to kick off the Fall Harvest Festival Season on Monday September 2nd. The entire farm will be open 11 am- 4 pm!
Visitors will have the opportunity to take a hayride, and get lost in the corn mazes. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy such as Farm Games, Pedal Karts, Zip Line Swings, a Giant Jumping Pillow, Cow Train and Petting Zoo. Flaming Acres own Cock A Doodle Brew offers visitors hot & cold specialty drinks. The Flaming Acres Grill will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs and offering delicious corn on the cob and other farm favorites.
Event admission is $10 for adults 12+, $5 for kids 4-11 & (children 3 and under are free).Be sure to check out the $2/Admission Ticket Discount Coupon on the Labor Day Event Flyer.
Interested in participating in the Labor Day Event as a Car Show Exhibitor or as a Farmers Market Vendor? Visit the Car Show or Vendor Registration pages.
Fall Harvest Festival Days
Flaming Acres 2024 Fall Harvest Festival Days are
September 7th thru October 27th,
Saturdays & Sundays from
Noon to 6 pm.
Flaming Acres offers visitors a wonderful farm experience with hayrides, corn mazes to get lost in to name a few. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy such as Farm Games, a Straw Bale Maze, Pedal Karts, Zip Line Swings, a Giant Jumping Pillow, Cow Train and Petting Zoo. Flaming Acres own Cock A Doodle Brew offers visitors non-alcoholic hot & cold specialty drinks. Flaming Acres Grill serves a wide menu of pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs, chili, corn on the cob, potato salad and pumpkin pie. Photographers may pay a small fee to take photos during open hours or sign up for private photo shoots. Be sure to check out our photographer information page.
SEPTEMBER PRICES: Fall Harvest Festival Admission is $15 for adults 12+, $10 for kids 4-11 & (children 3 and under are free).
OCTOBER PRICES: Fall Harvest Festival Admission is $17 for adults 12+, $12 for kids 4-11 & (children 3 and under are free). Be sure to check out the $2/Admission Ticket Discount Coupon on the Fall Harvest Festival Days Flyer.
Pumpkins will not be available until October when the Pumpkin Patch opens.
VIP Family & Individual Pass Discounts Deadline May 30th
Promotions & Social Media Director
I thought to myself maybe it is time to introduce myself, the face behind Flaming Acres! My name is Ashley and I am the daughter of Debbie and Dion Flaming, the owners and farmers of Flaming Acres.
My parents came to me with this idea for this farm the summer of 2021 and I fell in love with the idea. I wanted to be able to help and I knew I was stepping away from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom. I wanted to be able to tell others about the farm so I offered to run the social media accounts. Little did I know how much the farm I grew up at would transform into what it has become today!
I am proud to see my parents dream come full circle. The love and devotion they have put into their farm stems from the desire to serve and be an outreach for their community! They constantly are looking for ways to bring people together and create a way to help families make memories together, the way we did growing up on a farm.
I am so thankful God gave me the opportunity to support my parents and spread the word about their farm. I hope the farm brings you all as much joy and fun as it has brought my family! We look forward to seeing you all in 2024!
Sincerely, Ashley Boggan