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Most Photographed Sites at the Austin Spring Festival

In today’s connected world, we get the chance to see not only through our eyes, but through yours! We’re never sure what our visitors will find the most photo-worthy, which is why it’s so much fun to follow along with your posts on Facebook and Instagram. You show us how you spent your time at Barton Hill Farms, and what you enjoyed the most.

Here are five of the most-photographed sites at the 2021 Austin Spring Festival—so far!

  1. Sunflowers!

Unsurprisingly, the sunflower fields have been a major hit at this year’s Spring Festival. Row after row of these yellow and black blooming beauties have been photographed on their own, or as a backdrop to sweet family photos like this one: 

Visitors have been posting their pictures of the sunflower and zinnia fields, their flower bouquets, and of themselves frolicking among the foliage. We love to see it! The flowers will be in FULL bloom over the last two weekends of the festival, so don’t miss it!

  1. Tow Mater

New to the farm this year is our buddy Tow Mater from Pixar’s Cars. Mater is one of the most beloved characters from the film, so it’s unsurprising that he’s pretty popular with the kiddos. But since the movie came out in 2006, there are quite a few young adults who still have a soft spot for the countrified tow truck, like these folks. 

 We had lots of families take pictures with Mater this year, and that makes us “happier ‘n a tornado in a trailer park!” 

If you don’t get it, watch the movie. 😉

  1. Family Memories

We love when the farm is the focal point of pictures, because we put a lot of work into making it a beautiful place. But really, it’s at its best when it’s a backdrop for happy family memories. Whether that family is a couple getting out of the city for a few days, a big boisterous crowd of aunts, uncles, and kiddos, or just a mom and her little one, we love to see how you make memories at the farm. 

This sweet picture is in front of our new flower mural, painted by Emily Mente of Studio Mente. Now we can look at zinnias all year long, even in the middle of winter.

  1. Llama Friends

As a working farm, we have a number of animals out here at Barton Hill Farms. Pretty Dorper sheep and hungry goats, big Texas steer and Angus cattle, hogs and pigs, laying hens, and miniature ponies all live and work together here. This crew does important work to help us in our efforts toward regenerative farming practices that keep the land vibrant and healthy! 

But it seems like the favorite animals for photos are our soft, fluffy llamas.


These sweeties are pretty friendly, and they’ll walk over to the fence for a gentle head scratch when they’re in the mood. Perfect time for a photo op!

  1. Snacks and Drinks

We have been adding new food and drink options to the farm nearly every year since we started, so we’re thrilled with how much our guests seem to enjoy them! 

Whether they’re sipping a local beer or cider in the biergarten, or noshing on some pizza or hand-dipped chicken tenders before heading out to the flower fields, we’re so happy that our guests are loving the food! 

On a warm day, a cold beer or a frozen sangria slush (like the ones below) are so refreshing! 

New this year is Avaleigh’s Famous Strawberry Shortcake. Rich pound cake is topped with fresh sliced strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. Add a scoop of vanilla Blue Bell to make it even better. 

Blue Bell makes everything better.

Share Your Photos!

We love to look through your pictures and see what you did at the farm. Tag us @bartonhillfarms on Instagram or Facebook to share your photos with us. We just may feature your pictures in our next photo roundup!

And if you still haven’t bought your tickets, now is the time! There are still two weekends left of the Austin Spring Festival, including Memorial Day weekend. We hope to see you there!

Book your tickets!!