Visiting a sunflower field 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 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 has some of the best fall fun around. Fall on the Farm (Sept. 18-Oct.31, 2021) is their big fall event. It includes their beautiful sunflower fields and it’s a must-do for our family each fall. Be sure to grab your tickets online before your visit.
🌻 Burwinkel Farms has 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. They had some early bloomers in July and will have more fall crops later. Be sure to watch for updates on their Facebook page.
🌻 Gorman Heritage Farm is having their annual Sunflower Festival – October 2 and 3, 2021. Grab your tickets online (no tickets at the gate). Explore the beautiful historic working farm including several miles of wooded trails, meet the farm animals, buy pumpkins, cut your own sunflowers ($1 per stem), food trucks and vendors! Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids ages 3-17, $5 adults 60+, kids under 3 are free. Full details can be found here. No pets.
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McGlasson Farms in Hebron, Kentucky should have sunflowers in late September/ early October, 2021. It’s a perfect fall weekend! U-pick pumpkin patch plus sunflowers, apple cider, caramel apples, fall squash, corn stalks, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes and more! source
Schappacher Farms will have multiple patches of sunflowers this year! They plant on the late side so you can admire their sunflowers when the pumpkins are ready too. They expect to have blooms in October of 2021.
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. Contact Symmes Twp. Parks for info.
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 in Lebanon has a one acre sunflower field. The field has been planted and they anticipate having blooms in early August, 2021.
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 sunflowers 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.