If I have to put together a list of my favorite festivals in Shreveport Bossier, this one is easily in my top 5. It's the Sunflower Trail and Festival in Gilliam, just north of town.

Courtney Avery for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

This is the 20th year for the event and it's happening Saturday, June 16th at Red River Crossroads Museum on Main Street in Gilliam from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Why is this one of my all time best pics? The flowers are simply amazing. You will see sunflowers as far as the eye can see. And they are huge. Some of them stand 6 feet tall. If you ever wanted a really cool place for a photo op, this is it.

Not only does the festival feature the scenic sunflower trail, you can go sunflower picking and do arts and crafts. You'll also find live entertainment, children’s activities, a sunflower photography contest, and more.

Courtney Avery for the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

Something new has been added for this year. They will be a Sunflower Festival Treasure Hunt. You could win $350 in cash. The treasure is hidden on the Sunflower Trail, located along Highway 3049. The prize must be claimed at the Sunflower Festival.

Here's Clue #1
Travel the byways and Trail with sunflowers of yellow alone or with your special girl Or fellow. Be observant as you ride The Treasure is hidden near the roadside

Get daily clues right here.

Here's how you can follow the Sunflower Trail:

Turn right at Old Dixie Gin and Sentell Road and drive the loop around the levee. Sentell Road circles back to Highway 3049 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, just north of Dixie. This scenic drive features several sunflower blossoms and wildflower fields. Sunflowers along the trail are expected to be in full bloom from June to July.