9 of the Best Sunflower Fields Near Cincinnati

Visiting sunflower fields is one of my favorite ways to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Sunflowers in Cincinnati are essentially one huge field of summer’s last hurrah!

The sunflower fields and farms 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.

Sunflowers at Blooms and Berries in Loveland
Sunflowers at Blooms and Berries Farm Market

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 has some of the best fall fun around!

Fall on the Farm is their big fall event. It includes their beautiful sunflower fields and it’s a must-do for our family each fall.

Sunflowers at this farm are blooming as of September 20, 2023. Be sure to watch their Facebook page for 2023 sunflower updates.

Fall on the Farm dates are September 16 – October 31, 2023.

Be sure to grab your tickets online before your visit.

Sunflowers in a field at Burwinkel Farms
sunflowers at Burwinkel Farms, 2019

🌻 Burwinkel Farms will have acres of sunflower fields with walking paths, a pumpkin patch, and a corn maze and lots more fall fun. Be sure to check with the farm for their peak weekends.

Watch for updates on their Facebook page.

Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale
image credit to Gorman Heritage Farm’s Facebook page

🌻 Gorman Heritage Farm is having their annual Sunflower Festival – October 7 and 8, 2023.

Explore the beautiful historic working farm including several miles of wooded trails, meet the farm animals, buy pumpkins, and, of course, sunflower fields. They’ll also have an opportunity for you to cut your own sunflowers ($1 per stem), food trucks and vendors on site.

Admission: Advance ticket prices are $12 adults, $6 kids ages 3-17, $6 adults 60+, kids under 3 are free. Expect to pay more “at the door”.

Full details can be found here.

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a red sunflower in a field at McGlasson Farms
photo credit: McGlasson Farms Facebook page, 9-19-20

McGlasson Farms in Hebron, Kentucky reports that their first sunflower field is in bloom as of August 13, 2023. Free to walk out and see, $2 per head if you want to cut one to take home. Watch their Facebook page for further updates (link below).

Their fall line-up typically includes a U-pick pumpkin patch plus sunflowers, apple cider, caramel apples, fall squash, corn stalks, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes and more!

Cash or check only for this farm.

Watch their Facebook page for updates.

sunflowers growing on long stalks in a field at Schappacher Farms
image credit: Schappacher Farms

Schappacher Farms hopes to have multiple patches of sunflowers this year!

They plant sunflower fields on the late side so you can admire their sunflowers when the pumpkins are ready too.

The Meade Historic Preserve in Symmes Township has a field that blooms once a year.

This park is free and they encourage you to come visit to see the sunflowers.

Head over to Symmes Twp. Parks for info.

sunset view of the farmer on a tractor working in a field, planting at Niederman Family Farm
photo credit to Niederman Family Farm

It looks like Niederman Family Farm is in on the sunflower action!

Sunflowers at Vogel Farm in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati near
image credit to Vogel Farm’s Facebook page

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 (usually starts in mid-July).

They specialize in cut sunflowers and bouquets which they sell at their farm stand.

They just posted that the sunflowers fields are planted and doing great!

Be sure to “like” their Facebook page to get the open field updates. Bring cash!

The Black Barn behind a field of plants
image credit: The Black Barn’s Facebook page

The Black Barn in Lebanon has sunflowers in bloom as of September 9, 2023.

Natorp’s plants a sunflower field in Mason, found near Cottell Park in Deerfield Township, and it is typically one of the earliest to bloom in Cincinnati. 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.
Sadly, it looks like the sunflower fields won’t be planted in this location any longer. Natorps says: “Sunflower Field Update: Many of you know the land is leased from a farmer who generously allowed Natorp’s to plant sunflowers. Now, after many years he would like his land private for farming. This means saying goodbye to the sunflowers. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful photos and kind words throughout the years.”

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.

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!

10 thoughts on “9 of the Best Sunflower Fields Near Cincinnati”

  1. At the Natorp field, Snider and Irwin-Simpson, PLEASE people, NOT NOT CROSS SNIDER ROAD unless you go to the light!! I live nearby and have had people step into the road in front of me!! The speed limit there is 45!

  2. Is there any way to be notified when the flowers are in bloom, from the various fields? Do you have a distribution email list?

  3. Hi Peggy, I am not currently sending out regular emails. I do plan on returning to sending out info soon though. Sorry to not be of more help on that front.

  4. We went today, and it was great. I just wish people would be more respectful and not pick the sunflowers. We saw groups of people all walking back to their cars, triumphantly holding now-dead sunflowers in their hands.

    If everyone who had come today picked a sunflower for themselves, it’d be an empty, dead field by sundown. The selfishness of some people is breathtaking.😟

  5. Hi Goedela, I don’t think anyone has their 2021 dates out yet, at least for sunflowers. Most, if not all, of the places in our list will repeat next year and there’s a link for each one included. Most will not update before early summer as these crops are so weather dependent.

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