The 10 Best Sunflower Fields in Ohio

Is there anything dreamier than wandering through sunflower fields in Ohio? These bright blooms are the tell-tale sign that the hot summer days will soon be replaced by the crisp autumn breeze we’ve all been waiting for.

We’ve rounded up a list Ohio sunflower fields and farms for you to add to your end of summer and fall bucket list. Which do you think is the best sunflower field Ohio has to offer?

When do sunflower fields bloom in Ohio?

Don’t wait too long to visit these Ohio sunflower fields once they start to bloom! Peak bloom in Ohio is in late summer (end of July) and early fall, and blooms only last for around 3 weeks.

What to know before visiting a sunflower field in Ohio:

  • Don’t pick any sunflowers unless you are sure the location allows it. Some places allow you to take sunflowers home, but many fields are just to admire!
  • Sunflower fields are the perfect backdrop for IG and family pictures. Be sure to check your location’s website before you go to be sure you are adhering to their photography policies.
  • Be prepared for a little mud. Bring an extra pair of shoes and a change of clothes for little ones – you can never be too prepared!

Click here to see all the Cincinnati, Ohio area Sunflower Fields

Lynd Fruit Farm

9399 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2020?: through August 30, 2020
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: All tickets include a sunflower bloom of your choice. You must bring your own hand pruners or purchase a pair at the tent.
  • Admission: $10-15, free for children 3 and under.
  • Special events: Yoga in the Sunflowers, Photographer Nights, and COPA.
  • More things to do: Wagon rides and live music on the weekends.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Yes, but not on the Market Grounds.

Visit S’MILES of sunflowers at Ohio’s largest sunflower field! One MILLION sunflowers span 8 acres for you to explore and snap some fall pictures. Tents and tables can be reserved for family gatherings, work events, and celebrations. For professional photography, be sure to check out the details on their specially designated Photographer Nights.

Coshocton Sunflower Festival

24688 County Road 10, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2020?: August 9-11, 14-16, & 19-23
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: One sunflower per visit of your choice.
  • Admission: $7-18, free for kids 2 and under. 2-day passes are available for $15-25 and season passes are available for $20-32. Tickets MUST be purchased online and will not be sold at the door.
  • Special events: Dog Day!
  • More things to do: Food trucks, beer garden, and live music.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Yes, on Dog Day (August 23).

Wander through over 40 varieties of sunflowers, including the Sea of Yellow with 5-6 foot tall classic sunflowers. Antique photo props are set up throughout the festival grounds so you can snap that perfect autumn photo. A variety of food trucks and a beer garden will be on site for food and drink. Bring your pup along on August 23 to stroll through the fields with your furry friend. Each ticket includes one sunflower to take home with you, and you can purchase an add-on while you’re buying your ticket online to take home a whole Bucket o’ Sunshine!

Hendren Farm Market

14595 Johnstown-Utica Rd., Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2020?: Sunflowers are currently blooming (as of 8-7-20). Hours are Monday-Thursday 10-5, Friday- Saturday 10- 6, Sunday 12-5. Last tickets sold one hour prior to close. Be sure to check for their ending date as they do not have one listed.
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: You get to take home one stem (with admission) and can purchase more at $1/stem. They ask that you bring your own cutter and suggest that you bring a bucket for water.
  • Admission: $5 per person, 3 and under free (includes one stem)
  • More things to do: They sell lots of fresh produce.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not specified

Come check out Hendren Farm Market’s newest adventure, five acres of beautiful sunflowers! Multiple photo ops! Photographers may reserve evenings, please inquire for days of availability & pricing.

Maize Valley Sunflower Festival

6193 Edison Street NE, Hartville, Ohio 44632 (Website)

Sunflower field Ohio Maize Valley Sunflower Festival Ohio
Image Credit: Maize Valley Website
  • When can I visit in 2020?: August 21 & 22
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Yes
  • Admission: TBD
  • More things to do: Explore the Maize Valley winery, restaurant, and vineyards
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not specified

Stroll through sunflower fields, sip on wine, shop at 100+ local artisans… what could make a better fall day? This Sunflower Festival would make a great romantic weekend getaway or road trip with friends. Sunset Sip in the Sunflowers will take place on Friday, August 21 for those who want an earlier look at the sunflowers.

Tecumseh Land Trust

4633 US RT 68 N, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 (Website)

This popular Yellow Springs sunflower field will not be open in 2020 for health and safety concerns. We can’t wait to see their blooms in 2021!

If you can’t wait til next year, you can sign up for the Sunflower Club with a $10 donation. The land trust gets 70% of the sale proceeds, and you get a packet of sunflower seeds, an official TLT Sunflower sticker, and information about growing other pollinator friendly plants.

Ramseyer Farms Sunflower Festival

4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster, Ohio 44691 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2020?: September 12 & 15-19 (festival is Sept. 12 and 19)
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Admission includes one free sunflower to take home.
  • Admission: $10-13 (kids 2 and under are free)
  • Special events: Food vendors and live music on September 12 & 19.
  • More things to do: Corn mazes, hayrides, animals, pumpkin picking, and more!
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not specified.

Ramseyer Farms is home to thousands of sunflowers spanning over 9 acres of land. September 12 & 19 marks the third annual Sunflower Festival at Ramseyer Farms, complete with 50+ activities, live music, food vendors, and access to their sunflower field. If you can’t make it on the weekend, you can visit September 15-18 for access to the sunflower fields without the extra activities.

Dresbach Farms

255 Higby Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2020?: They are hoping to have sunflowers in Sept.
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Not specified (details are few)
  • Admission: TBD
  • More things to do: Not specified (details are few)
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not specified

Dresbach Farms does not have a website and we are relying on information posted on their Facebook page (linked above). On June 30, 2020 they posted the following: “We will hopefully start wheat harvest this week, then sunflowers will be planted so anticipate them ready the first of September.”

Maria’s Field of Hope

Avon: At the corner of Chester Rd. and Jaycox Rd.
Cedar Point: Next to Cedar Point’s Express Hotel, 1201 Cedar Point Dr.

  • When can I visit in 2020?: August & September
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: No.
  • Admission: Free.
  • Special events: Sunflower and Wine Festival on October 17.
  • More things to do: None listed.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not specified.

The Prayers for Maria Foundation planted Maria’s Field of Hope in memory of Maria McNamara, and to honor the courageous children who are battling cancer and those who have lost. It has now grown to 2 locations: Avon and Cedar Point. At Avon, you will find 5 varieties of sunflowers in a 26 acre field. The Avon sunflower field should be in full bloom in September, which is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Cedar Point sunflower field spans 8 acres of land with over 240,000 sunflower seeds planted and eager to bloom.

CherryHawk Farm

16220 Springdale Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2020?: They anticipate a field of sunflowers in September
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Not specified
  • Admission: Not specified
  • More things to do: you may be able to pick apples here at the same time (depends on crops)
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not specified

CherryHawk Farm is primarily a U-Pick apples farm. They are hoping to have sunflowers in early to mid-September.

Branstool Orchards

5895 Johnstown Utica Rd., Utica, Ohio 43080 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2020?: August 7, 2020 through around August 23, 2020. They expect 100% bloom on August 10. Watch their Facebook page for updates.
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Yes. Two flowers are included with admission. You can buy additional flowers: $2 for each additional stem or 3 for $5 and $10 for 8 additional stems.
  • Admission: $7 per person ages 3 and up. You can cut two flowers with your admission.
  • More things to do: This is an orchard so they offer fresh fruit and produce.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Leashed dogs are welcome but they ask that they do not go into the market.

They are not having a festival in 2020 but you can still go to the sunflower field to cut your own flowers. You will need to bring your own pruners (they have a limited number to share).

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