August Flower Festival

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Held each August on the weekend before Labor Day weekend, the Flower Festival is an outdoor extravaganza at the Farm in Olneyville. You'll enjoy:

  • A flower field tour

  • Floral installations, including an 18-foot Dahlia Wall

  • An art show featuring local painters

  • Floristry demonstrations

  • Music and dance

  • Food and drink


Tickets go on sale for just $10 ($20 at the gate) in July. Watch our social media @whatcheerfarm for details!

2019 Annual Flower Festival SOLD OUT and we have so many thank-yous:

18-foot Dahlia Wall:

  • The Steelyard

  • Petal Gypsy

  • Rockfarm Gardens

  • Ephemera Designs

  • What Cheer Flower Form Board


Floral Design Installations:​

  • Flowers by Semia

  • Island Boy

  • Petal Gypsy

  • Robin Hollow Farm

  • Sarah Haile

  • Studio Choo East in partnership with Little State Flower Co. 


  • Su Casa

  • Smith & Weeden

  • jesse the Tree

Contemporary Dancers:

  • Michelle Struckholz

  • Shura Baryshnikov

  • Heidi Henderson

  • Lila Hurwitz

  • Cathy Nicoli

Food donated by:

  • Great Northern BBQ

  • Olneyville NY System

  • La Lupita

  • Pan a Day

  • Sin Desserts

  • Ben & Jerry's

  • La Salle Bakery

  • Nice Slice

  • Gotham Greens

Drink donated by:

  • Anonymous

  • Campus Fine Wine

  • Reyes

  • Narragansett

20+ contributing artists including our 'Art in the fields' students from this summer, as well as artists from the Cove Center and:

  • Amy Cohen

  • Jose Ramirez

  • Jenny Brown

  • Thea Earnest

  • John Jacobson

  • Keith Wahl

  • Charlotte Handy

  • Lucy Handy

Bubbly & Eats Sponsors:

  • Amica Insurance

  • Farmer and First, P.C.

  • Residential Properties, Ltd.

  • Jim and Sharon Seymour


Art Show Sponsors:

  • Hamilton Family Foundation

  • Dryden Gallery

  • Providence Picture Frame

  • Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant

Friends of the Farm Sponsors:

  • Mini of Warwick

  • MotorsEast

  • Seth & Charlotte Handy

  • Wilcox & Barton

Vendors with booths:

  • Little Rhody Beekeeping

  • Sir Milky Quartz

  • Blooming Artisan

  • Seaside Botanicals

  • My Neighbor's Garden (Ellen Hoverkamp)

Dozens of volunteers including everyone who worked registration, plus:

  • Anna from Cove

  • Robert Alan Matthews

  • Mona Delgado

  • The Three Graces

  • Joey Parillo

  • Jennifer P Reich

  • Dave Stem

  • The USI Crew

Additional Awesome Supporters:

  • Allison Costa

  • Bluecross Blueshield #bluecrossrhodeisland2019

  • Family Dollar

  • Fete Music Hall 

  • Kaitlyn Alyece Event Architects & her crews

  • Virginia Purviance​


Charitable Purpose:

Thanks to your generosity, the Farm grows and gives away thousands of flowers per year to hospitals, recovery centers, hospices, shelters and other vulnerable populations across Rhode Island... because like you, we believe everybody deserves a bouquet. 

The Farm is a 501c3 charity, so your contributions may be tax deductible. :-)