Visiting a sunflower field is one of my favorite ways to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It’s kind of like one huge field of summer’s last hurrah!
The farms and fields are a wonderful place to walk and take in all the season has to offer. Be sure to bring the camera as this late bloomer holds nothing back and the sunflower fields make for a wonderful backdrop for family pics. And a few of the farms will even allow you to cut a few to take home.
Get out there and enjoy our list of sunflower field favorites! Let us know if we missed YOUR favorite by leaving a comment below.
Blooms and Berries will open for the fall season on September 21. Enjoy both Fall on the Farm and their Sunflower Weekend on September 21 and 22, 2019. The farm reports that the sunflowers are blooming early this year so don’t miss out on that first weekend opportunity! They’re also hosting a “Sips and Sunflowers” event on September 24 which is an adult only evening celebrating fall, a chance to enjoy the sunflowers, and to break in the new Beer Garden! That evening will include live music, food trucks, hayrides, sunflowers, and drink samples. Check out their website for admission prices and to purchase tickets.
Burwinkel Farms is hosting their Sunflower Weekends on starting Sept 28, 2019, running through October October 26/27. They have acres of sunflower fields with walking paths, a pumpkin patch, and a corn maze and lots more fall fun. They’re also offering a “Sips in Sunflowers” event on September 28. At that event, the Burwinkel Farms hayride will take you from the farm market to their pumpkin and sunflower fields where you will enjoy featured hors d’oeuvres, music by the Mad River Band, sips in sunflowers, a silent auction, and splendid evening views. Be sure to check with the farm for their peak weekends.
Gorman Heritage Farm has a Sunflower Festival in early October each year (Oct. 5 and 6, 2019). This is a working farm so expect to see farm animals, explore the Farm Fun Education Station, take a hayride, and admire their HUGE field of sunflowers. The festival also features live music, pumpkins, craft vendors, food trucks, a corn maze, a sunflower maze, the MadTree Beer Garden, and cut your own sunflowers ($1 per stem or 12 for $10). The Sunflower Festival admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3-17, $5 for seniors 60+, kids under 3 are free. GHF Members receive free admission.
The Mason area sunflower field, found near Cottell Park in Deerfield Township, is typically one of the earliest to bloom in Cincinnati. This field was in full bloom in July, 2019 (and then again in late August). This field of flowers is free and open to the public but they do ask that you respect the field, don’t pick the flowers, and park at Cottell Park.
Vogel Farm in NKY has lots of sunflowers and will often post (to their Facebook page) about times when they have the fields open to the public. They specialize in cut sunflowers and bouquets which they sell at their farm stand. They had some open field times in August, 2019 and hope to have another round in September sometime. Be sure to “like” their Facebook page to get the open field updates. Bring cash!
Like all flowers, sunflowers bloom for a short time. It’s always a good idea to check the status of the sunflower fields before you head to the farm.