Celebrate sunflower season with a trip to the prettiest sunflower patch and farm near you. Here, the best spots across the country to take photos, pick flowers for autumn arrangements, or simply stop to take in the beauty. Sunflower season usually lasts from July through early autumn, so be sure to add it to your fall bucket list and head to one of these fields while you can.
Head to the in for a day of outdoor fun. This pet-friendly destination is the perfect place to bring your pup for a picnic. While you're there, you can purchase freshly picked flowers, local honey, and other fresh treats.
, which is free to visit, packs countless blooms in late August through September. Be sure to bring sharp shears with you when you visit this farm, so you can cut your very own flowers through their honor system, which asks that visitors leave $1 for every flower they take home.
Every August and September, the grows over 1.5 million sunflowers in their field, making it the state's largest sunflower destination. Head to the for a day of outdoor activities, like scavenger hunts and build-your-own scarecrow, or take advantage of their u-pick field.
This breathtaking field of 400,000 sunflowers in is privately owned, but is now open to the public all thanks to the and the . Anyone can visit, though you'll want to be sure to park in the designated areas (not on the side of the road) and leave the flowers in place (these beauties aren't for picking).
If you find yourself on a dreamy Hawaiian vacation, be sure to check out this , a free attraction, located on the North shore of . With several parking lots right next to the 20-acre field, this is a fun place to stop by and visit in November when the flowers peak. Parking will cost you $5, but you can feel good knowing all the money is donated to local schools.
The is a must-see if you're in the area in August. Stop by to make your way through the attraction, or take a walk around the outskirts if you want to skip the maze portion. And while you're there, you can pick up fresh produce or venture through one of the farm's nature trails.
Just outside our you'll find this dreamy 30-acre lot officially known as the . Head to River Road in to take in the beautiful blooms planted and cared for by the state. Though they're not available for picking (they're planted to promote and feed local wildlife), anyone can stop by to take photos.
Don't be confused by the name of this attraction! This large patch of sunflowers, which just so happens to be next to and run by "" is open to the public for photos and frolicking. Years ago, car wash owner, Rick Frey, planted the patch to attract customers to his small business, and now it's one of the most visited spots in town.
While you won’t find miles and miles of sunflowers at the , you will find several sunflower patches to behold, along with a variety of other kid-friendly farm activities and plenty of farm animals to see.
A couple of years ago, this enormous, privately-owned sunflower field become an internet sensation thanks in part to this incredible aerial video of the field that went viral. Now you can visit the flower patch, located at the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 33 in Autaugaville, Alabama, but all visitors should note that flower picking is not allowed. "We are just asking that no one cuts or picks the flowers. They are our livelihood," owner Todd Sheridan told the . Admiring the field and photography are perfectly okay!
At in , you can sit back and relax while you take in the beauty of the sunflower fields on one of the farm's daily hayrides, offered when the blooms reach their peak (usually in mid-August). After your adventure, you can buy freshly pressed sunflower oil and seeds on site, or check out the many farm animals on the property.
Every summer, hosts a five-acre u-pick sunflower maze attraction, in addition to several more kid-friendly activities. Be sure to check out the pony rides, petting zoo, slides, and giant jumping pillow while you visit this destination.
Organized and managed by the local , this sunflower field in is open to visitors for photos and flower picking. Donations are accepted on site and are often donated to local charities, making this attraction well worth the visit.
While you can drive by and gaze at spectacular sunflower fields anytime you want, we recommend taking advantage of their special Sunflower Bloom Weekend package. For a couple days each summer, the hosts the weekend-long event, which includes hotel accommodations, meals, a photography class in the sunflower fields, and more sightseeing fun in .
Spend your weekend taking in autumn's prettiest bloom at in . Each autumn, this sunflower field welcomes visitors for wagon rides, flower picking, family photography, and fun in their annual maze. Once the flowers reach their peak, they're harvested and sold to raise money for hospitals and cancer research in honor of the farmer's late wife.
Just next to in upstate New York, you'll find rows and rows of bright sunflowers ready to be admired. The restaurant grows 75 acres of flowers every year to harvest for sunflower seeds and oil, but locals can admire their beauty and have fun in the maze before they're collected in early fall.
Between the sunflower maze and enormous fields containing 30 different sunflower varieties, there so much to see at the in . Head there early in the day to pick the best blooms ($1.50 per stem), which you can then take home to style into beautiful arrangements.
If you live in the area, be sure to celebrate the arrival of sunflower season at in early September. Stop by to walk around the enormous flower fields, and then finish your visit by heading to their farmstand to pick up fresh produce and bakery treats (pies, cookies, granola, and more).
We recommend timing your visit to , which tends to take place in late July or early August. The festival includes wagon rides, live music, kid-friendly activities, and more. And the best part: 10 percent of the profits from the event are donated to the local Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Bring the kids along to this family-friendly sunflower farm, which features hayrides, pig races, a petting zoo, and more activities for youngsters. You can plan your trip around annual Sunflower Festival, which typically kicks off in mid-June and runs through mid-July, or stop by the destination any time for some farm fun.
Ready for a day of ice cream eating and sunflower gazing? That's exactly what you'll get at the family-owned in . Their 14-acre sunflower field is home to more than 300,000 flowers, all of which are grown, cut, and then sold to raise funds for the local Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. Once you've walked around the field, head to their ice cream stand to try one of 50 flavors they make on the farm.
Anyone can walk, run, or ride their bike along in . Just be sure to bring your camera because you'll definitely want to take a few snaps of the 50-acre flower field as you pass by.
For the best sunflower experience, head to in in June when the blooms are fully grown. While you're there, you can also enjoy the variety of other flowers grown on site including daisies, poppies, dahlias, and more. For the sunflower obsessed, you'll be thrilled to learn you can even host your wedding, party, or special event onsite.
Enjoy 70 sprawling acres of six-foot tall sunflowers in thanks to the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area. Stop by anytime you want in July to see the flowers during peak bloom, or check out their annual free , which includes a guided hike through the blooms and surrounding forest.
Any trip to your local sunflower field is guaranteed to be fun, but you can feel extra good about your venture to this sunflower attraction and charity. Stop by the at this farm and your donation in exchange for entry will given to the .