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 sunflower fields once they start to bloom! Peak blooms for sunflower fields in Ohio are late summer (end of July) and early fall. The 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 in Ohio present 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

9851 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2022?: August 5-14: S’Miles of Sunflowers is happening daily at the Pataskala location, 10am-5pm.
  • 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. Additional sunflowers may be purchased for $15 (glass mason jar) or $25 (galvanized French vase).
  • Special events: Photographer Nights with live music and food trucks on select weekends
  • More things to do: live music on August 13 and 14.
  • Are dogs allowed?: no info mentioned about dogs

Visit S’MILES of sunflowers at Ohio’s largest sunflower fields! MILLIONs of sunflowers span 35 acres; 15 acres in Pataskala, 20 acres in Urbana, and the Patch on 37 in Alexandria. 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 2022?: August 8-9, 12-14, & 18-21
  • 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: Admission ranges between $7 and $18 for the day. The price varies by day of the season based on what is happening that day. Season passes are available.
  • Special events: Sippin’ on Sunshine (21+) on Aug. 6th and an “Early Bloomers Day” on Aug. 7th.
  • More things to do: Food trucks, beer garden, and live music.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Yes, as long as your furry friend(s) is well-socialized and friendly to fellow canines and other humans.

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. 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 2022 sunflowers should be ready (date TBA for 2022, should be around August).

  • When can I visit in 2022?: They have not announced any timing for their fields but their site says August. 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 2022?: August 13 and 20, 2022; 10am-4pm
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Yes, a single stem is $TBA, 4 stems for $TBA, or a take home bucket filled for $TBA
  • Admission: $TBA/person
  • More things to do: Explore the Maize Valley winery, restaurant, and vineyards.
  • Are dogs allowed?: Not permitted

On August 13 and 20, 2022: Visit 100 various artisans, crafters and makers who will be on site displaying their wares – jewelry, clothing, candles, woodworking, leather craft, pottery and more.  Live music, corn hole games, food trucks, wine & beer.  Sip, shop, stroll the beautiful grounds of Maize Valley.  There is no charge to visit the festival portion of the event.


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 should be producing flowers in September, 2022 per this Facebook post.


Ramseyer Farms Sunflower Days

4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster, Ohio 44691 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2022?: The sunflower field will be open Sept. 16-18 and Sept. 21-25, weather permitting. Their Sunflower Festival days are Sept. 17, 18, 24, and 25. Festival days include local vendors, live music, and additional food options.
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Admission includes one free sunflower to take home. Extra u-pick flowers can be purchased.
  • Admission: 2022 admission TBA
  • Special events: Food vendors and live music on September 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2022.
  • 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 17, 18, 24, and 25 marks the fifth 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 also visit September 16 and Sept. 21-23 for access to the sunflower fields without the extra activities.


Dresbach Farms

255 Higby Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 (Website)

  • When can I visit in 2022?: 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)

  • When can I visit in 2022?: they are expecting blooms in July/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 9, 2022.
  • 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 2022?: Dates are not out yet for this year; last year they had a field of sunflowers in mid-September
  • Can you pick sunflowers? One stem is included in admission, additional stems are $TBD (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?: Dogs are not allowed in the main orchard or the 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 2022?: The sunflower field opened July 22, 2022. Visit for $5 and cut two flowers while there. They expect the field to be open for two weeks.
  • Can you pick sunflowers?: Yes. Two flowers are included with admission. You can buy additional flowers: ? for each additional stem. They ask that you bring your own pruners.
  • Admission: $5 per person. 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.

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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