The beauty of sunflower fields is absolutely timeless and breathtaking. The sea of bright yellow, fragrant flowers throughout the fields is truly a magical sight to see.
So, without further ado, here are some of the most beautiful sunflower fields stretching for miles upon miles, farms, and mazes that you can add to your bucket list.
1. Rocky Point Creamery in Tuscarora, Maryland
What’s better than over 80 flavors of homemade ice cream to choose from with a dreamy background of sunflowers to enjoy it? Well, isn’t it the little slice of sunshine we all need in our lives?
Rocky Point Creamery is a family-owned dairy farm that was established in 1883, and every year, they plant two acres of sunflowers as a fundraiser for Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can be made as you enter the field or at the register while cutting flowers worth a dollar each – 100% of donations go directly to St. Jude’s.
2. Brooklyn Grange in Brooklyn, New York
Another magical sight to witness is the Brooklyn Grange in New York. What’s best about this place is that it offers two stunning views – in addition to the glorious stretch of vibrant sunflowers, you will also get to enjoy the iconic skyline of New York City.
And for all the yogis out there, you can enjoy a rejuvenating workout by joining Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop yoga classes all through the months of summer – the sunset is such a sight to see.
3. Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, New York
If good wine and sunflowers are two of your favorite things, then this one’s for you – the Pindar Vineyards offers two of the best things in the world.
The iconic Pindar Sunflower field – they’ve been planting for more than twenty-five years – will be in bloom through mid-August. This will provide the perfect backdrop for your photos while posing with a glass of wine as your prop.
4. Southern Hill Farms in Clermont, Florida
This 120-acre farm includes a glorious sea of sunflowers. And during weekends in October, Southern Hill Farms host a family-friendly Fall Festival where you can enjoy fragrant, fresh-cut sunflowers.
The farm also grows other types of crops; this includes strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and zinnias.
5. Coppal House Farm in Lee, New Hampshire
Make sure to save the date! As early as now, Coppal House Farm is already planning for the 2021 Sunflower Festival that takes place on the last day of July and stretches through the first week of August.
The farm has announced that they’ve planted a one-acre field of ornamental sunflowers that they have named “Variety Garden.” This is different from the oilseed sunflower field that they used to have. The varieties of ornamental sunflower actually branch out and endlessly produce new blooms you can revel in all through the month of August.
6. Colby Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts
The sunflower fields in the Colby Farm have since become a roadside attraction for both little kids and professional photographers alike. Their farm stand is as famous too! It’s nestled in the green pastures of scenic Newbury, Massachusetts, just right outside the historic Newburyport.
When you get there, make sure you get a bite of their legendary whoopie pies.
7. Field Of Sunflowers in Dixon, California
Is there anything more iconic than Dixon’s Field of Sunflowers that sprawls for miles and miles? One look at these gorgeous blooms will absolutely make you smile from ear to ear. It will make you want to just lie in the middle of it and soak upon its surrounding splendor.
Make sure you capture the golden hour during sunrise or sunset for the best photo of your life.
8. Thompson Strawberry Farm in Bristol, Wisconsin
Thompson Strawberry Farm has been around for more than seven decades already, growing strawberries for everyone to enjoy. But with the series of unfortunate events that happened in 2020, the Thompson family knew that people across the country needed extra reasons to smile about – so the 22-acre sunflower field followed! It offers over two million blooms that will fill your eyes and heart.
9. Mick Farms in Saint Cloud, Florida
The farm’s 32-acre sunflower field in Mick Farms will never fail to impress you. In addition to that, this family-owned farm prides itself on its capacity to deliver and harvest fresh farm produce every day – this includes strawberries, kales, pepper, lettuce, oranges, and so much more. Just don’t forget to contact them and ask what’s in season.
10. Graham’s U-Pick Farm in Umatilla, Florida
Operated by Graham’s family, it all started as an orange farm for over a century before it expanded into growing of peaches, sunflowers, and other blooms. In addition to that, there are also a number of gorgeous and vast grounds on the farm where gatherings such as weddings and photoshoots can be held.
The farm also partners with local photographers, so you no longer have to worry if you want some photoshoot sessions.
11. The Sunflower Field in Autaugaville, Alabama
Pretty sure you’ve already seen this vibrant gem popping up on your social media feed one too many times. Well, the enormous sunflower field became an internet sensation a couple of years ago – thanks to the sunflower field’s phenomenal aerial video.
But just a gentle reminder, cutting or picking flowers is not allowed! Surely, marveling at the field and taking photos would definitely be enough.
12. Grinter Farms in Lawrence, Kansas
This list would never be complete without Kansas’ Grinter Farm, which boasts a 40-acre sunflower field. And the best part is that admission is totally free!
According to the farm operator, they originally intended to use the sunflowers for birdseed, not a bustling tourist destination. But seeing the smiles on their visitor’s faces, they decided to keep an open-door policy – all they are asking for is the on-your-honor donation for every sunflower you pick.
13. Copper Creek Farm in Calhoun, Georgia
Hayrack ride, juvenile pigs racing against each other, a petting zoo – your kids will definitely enjoy the family-friendly Copper Creek Farm. The best time to visit the farm is during the annual Sunflower Festival that usually begins from June through July.
14. Stanley Pond Adventure in Astatula, Florida
The 25-acre Stanley Pond Adventure is both for kids and adults alike! There are incredible fun zones for youngsters, such as a jumping pillow, barnyard ball, trike racing, and splash pad. While adults can take pleasure in enjoying catch-and-release fishing (but you will have to bring your own fishing pole and bait) and taking photos. It’s also the best place to hold parties and special events.
If you want to pick some sunflowers on the farm, the entry prices come with a free vase. Isn’t that amazing?
15. Sunflower Maze at The Inn Between Restaurant in Camillus, New York
The Sunflower Maze can be found just right beside The Inn Between Restaurant in New York’s upstate – and they’re just ready to be appreciated. The restaurant grows 75-acre of bright sunflowers annually, where they harvest sunflower oils and seeds – but guests can marvel at the glorious blooms and enjoy in the maze before they are collected by early fall.
16. Burnside Farms in Nokesville, Virginia
Here you will find rows and rows of bright sunflowers in thirty different varieties in the middle of the sunflower maze and massive fields. Head to the Burnside Farms early in the morning, and you can pick the best blooms that will make every room in your home as lively as ever; every stem costs $1.50.
17. Sledd’s U-Pick Farm, Mims, Florida
The Sledd’s U-Pick Farm has been famous for its fresh strawberries, but more locals began paying attention when they started growing sunflowers. You will absolutely have fun exploring and getting lost in the farm’s flower maze. Since this is a U-Pick farm, you will have to bring your own clippers or scissors.
The gorgeous sunflowers are grown all through the year, along with other crops such as eggplants, squash, okra, and zucchini.
18. Whitehall Farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio
This privately owned farm boasts 400,000 sunflowers and it’s just breathtaking. But just a note to all guests, you will have to leave the blooms in place – the sunflowers are not for picking.
19. The Sussex County Sunflower Maze in Sandyston, New Jersey
Through August and September, The Sussex County Sunflower Maze grows more than 1.5 million sunflowers, making it the biggest sunflower destination in New Jersey. It also offers outdoor activities, such as build-your-own scarecrow and scavenger hunts.
20. Fausett Farms Sunflowers in Dawsonville, Georgia
This farm in Georgia started as poultry six decades ago. But in 2011, the 13 acres of sunflowers have been added, and it’s nothing but stunning.
In addition to that, Fausett Farms Sunflowers also offers mule-drawn wagon rides. And for just a fee of $10, you can bring your horse with you and enjoy a day of riding on the farm’s horse trails. Make sure to give their BBQ sandwiches and local honey a try too!
21. The Wish Upon a Sunflower Fields in Cold Spring, Minnesota
Any trip to The Wish Upon a Sunflower Fields feels like a wish comes true! Not only will you enjoy the stunning view, but your entry fee will also help Minnesota’s Make-a-Wish Foundation.
22. Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, Connecticut
Griswold City’s Buttonwood Farm has been considered as the sunflower capital of Connecticut. The 13-acre stretch of striking sunflowers is not only for your eyes’ pleasure but over the past thirteen growing seasons, the farm has donated over a million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Connecticut.
Not only that, but the expired blooms were used in feeding the cows.
23. Hunsader Farms in Bradenton, Florida
The Hunsader Farms in the city of Bradenton is only open every spring. Still, it offers several activities for your family to enjoy in the picnic area, zoo, playground, and farmer’s market. Take your kids on the Hunsader Farms field trip to learn about farm life and how to grow vegetables.
24. HarvestMoon Farm in Masaryktown, Florida
During the summer season, HarvestMoon Farm offers a u-pick sunflower maze attraction that stretches to five-acre. There are also kid-friendly activities such as pony rides, slides, giant jumping pillow, among others.
25. Frederick Farms in Clifton Springs, New York
The best thing about Frederick Farms is that you can marvel at the sunflower fields’ beauty while taking one of the farm’s daily hayrides. This will be available every time the blooms get into their peak – which typically occurs in the middle of August.
Once your adventure is done, you can purchase freshly pressed sunflower oil and seeds or take a look at the various farm animals in the area.
26. Jimmy Mc’s Sunflower Farm in Spring Hill, Florida
Sit back and relax while you marvel at the beauty of Jimmy Mc’s Sunflower Farm. And to make sure you are well entertained, the farm also holds games and tournaments on their grounds. The kids will also enjoy all kinds of domestic animals they can interact with.
Head there during the spring season, and you’ll also get to enjoy strawberry U-pick season.
27. Please Wash Me Car Wash in Elverson, Pennsylvania
Try Googling the phrase “please wash me car wash,” and the first photo you will find will not be a car wash but instead of a sunflower field.
When the owner of Please Wash Me Carwash observed how the corn stalks blocked his business view from the road, he started planting an acre patch of sunflowers, trying to draw some customers – much to his surprise, it was an effective strategy.
But due to the new normal, the field is a bit smaller than usual, so the management is asking for visitors to remain in their cars if possible.
28. Babbette’s Seeds of Hope in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
The Babbette’s Seeds of Hope Sunflower Maze aims to support cancer patients going through cancer treatments and hospitals’ cancer research – in honor of the farmer’s wife Babbette, who died in 2014 due to the disease. So even though you can walk through the fields, take pictures and even bring home fresh blooms from the picking patch for free, it’s highly recommended to make some donation.
29. McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, Maryland
The 30-acre sunflower field was originally planted for the local wildlife and not as a tourist attraction, but it’s still one of the most gorgeous views you can revel in. Guests are welcome to park at no cost and take photos in the fields, but picking flowers is strictly prohibited.
30. Sweet Fields Farms in Brooksville, Florida
Though the farm grounds are currently closed this year as they will be harvesting, they will once again accept guests this spring. Sweet Fields Farms boasts growing its crops organically – such as eggplants, berries, zucchini, among others – for more than eleven years.
So, did you enjoy this list of sunflower fields? Which one are you planning to visit first?