For two weeks every summer, a small sunflower field in Elverson draws nearly 100,000 visitors looking to take pictures amidst a gorgeous backdrop created by thousands of blooms in vivid shades of yellow, writes Katie Park for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The field has been named one of the top sunflower fields in the country by Country Living Magazine, and it has become so popular over the years that it now has its own Instagram hashtag, #pleasewashmecarwash.
“This weekend, I’ll probably have 15,000 people here,” said Rick Frey, owner of the Please Wash Me Car Wash.
Frey planted the one-acre plot seven years ago in hopes of attracting customers to his nearby business. He never envisioned just how popular it would become.
Visitors have come from California, Oregon, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and upstate New York. Nature photographers, families with kids, college students, and couples – among many others – begin arriving in late July.
“Over the course of the month, we’ll probably get close to 100,000 people,” said Frey.
The field is free to take pictures of. However, if people insist on donating money, they are invited to send it to the local animal shelter.
Read more about the sunflower field in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.