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’s S’Miles of Sunflowers

9399 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (Website)
3523 East US Rt. 36, Urbana, Ohio

  • When can I visit in 2021?: opening July 16th through mid-September on 2 farms.
  • 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: $8-$10, free for children 3 and under. Free Parking.
  • Special events: Yoga in the Sunflowers, Photographer Nights, and Live Music.
  • 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 fields! MILLIONs of sunflowers span 35 acres; 15 acres in Pataskala and 20 acres in Urbana. 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 2021?: August 8-10, 13-15, & 18-22
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Admission allows you to pick one sunflower per visit of your choice. Add on a “Bucket o’ Sunshine” to fill a bucket or buy a bundle.
  • Admission: $12+, free for kids 2 and under. Season passes are available for $20-33. Tickets MUST be purchased online and will not be sold at the door.
  • Special events: Sippin’ on Sunshine (21+) on Aug 7th and Dog Day! is Aug 22nd
  • More things to do: Food trucks, beer garden, and live music.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Yes, on Dog Day (August 22).

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)

The 2021 Sunflowers should be ready mid-August. We were unable to get information on times and cost for 2021. Information below is from 2020.

  • 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 (2020): $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 2021?: July 19 – mid-August
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Yes, a single stem is $3, 4 stems for $10, or a take home bucket filled for $20
  • Admission: $5/person
  • 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. Stroll the grounds while you sip a glass of award winning Maize Valley Wine or Beer.


Yellow Springs Sunflowers

4633 US RT 68 N, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Sunflower field Ohio Tecumseh Land Trust

The uber-popular Yellow Springs sunflower field will not happen in 2021 (due to the heavy rains). They hope to re-open in 2022.


Ramseyer Farms Sunflower Festival

4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster, Ohio 44691 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2021?: September 11 & 14-19 (festival is Sept. 11, 18 and 19)
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Admission includes one free sunflower to take home.
  • Admission: $10-13 (kids 2 and under are free). Tickets are date specific with limited capacity
  • Special events: Food vendors and live music on September 11, 18 & 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 11, 18 & 19 marks the fourth 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 14-17 for access to the sunflower fields without the extra activities.


Dresbach Farms

255 Higby Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2021?: They are hoping to have sunflowers in late Aug or early 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). Lookout for their post when they are almost ready!


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.
(Website)

image credit to Maria's Field of Hope
Image Credit: Maria’s Field of Hope
  • When can I visit in 2021?: August (Cedar Point) & September (Avon)
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: No.
  • Admission: Free. They do accept donations to help fund more targeted, life-saving treatments for children battling deadly brain tumors. Shutterbug pass $50 – $100.
  • Special events: Sunflower and Wine Festival on July 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 23 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 2021?: They anticipate a field of sunflowers in mid-September
  • Can you pick sunflowers? One stem is included in admission, additional stems are $1 (does not specify if you get to pick them)
  • Admission: included with a minimum purchase of one peck of apples ($20-25); bag price is good for one person, a couple, or immediate family
  • More things to do: you may be able to pick apples here at the same time (depends on crops)
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not specified for sunflowers

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 2021?: Expect to bloom in late August into mid-September. Watch their Facebook page for updates.
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Yes. One flower is included with admission. You can buy additional flowers: $2 for each additional stem or 3 for $5 and $10 for 8 additional stems. They ask that you bring your own pruners.
  • Admission: $5 per person ages 3 and up. You can cut one flower 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.

You will need to bring your own pruners (they have a limited number to share).

1 thought on “The 10 Best Sunflower Fields in Ohio”

  1. Check out SchoolHouse Farms 1862 in Rockford OH… festival August 5-8, 2021. 160 acres of sunflowers, worlds largest hydrological map of Ohio – 23 acres in the middle of one field. UPick, food, farm market.

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