Kc Sunflower Fest

Individual fields are usually only in bloom for about a two-week period, so once you find the field you’d like to go to be sure to follow them on social media to ensure that you get there in that limited timeframe. Cultivated sunflowers (the big ones as seen in the photo above) can be found from late summer (mid-August) to early fall (early October). Fields are planted at different times and weather can affect bloom peaks.This depends! Please remember that not all sunflower fields are open to the public, so please don’t pick any sunflowers from those that are not open. Some publicly open farms do allow you to take a few stems home, they just ask for a small donation so that they can plant again for you next year. Be sure to look for signage at the field that you visit, or better yet, ask the farmer!

Where can I see sunflower fields in Kansas?
A & H Farm. Located in Manhattan, Kansas, A & H Farm is a lovely property owned by Andrea and Hugo. … Arkenberg Farms. … Berry Hill UPick Farm Sunflowers. … Britt’s Garden Acres. … Cedar Creek Farm. … Dailey Farms Pumpkin Patch. … Diana Burress, Augusta Sunflower Field. … Eleanor’s Events Sunflowers.
These beauties aren’t just our state flower but a gorgeous backdrop for photos around Kansas! Sunflowers pop up each summer in the state but remember, not all sunflower fields that are planted are open to the public, so please be respectful of the fields and research before you head out with a camera. Visiting sunflower fields that are open to the public is a great way to support local farmers and Shop Kansas Farms! We’ll add more public sunflower fields to our list as we find them!

Free will donation you-pick June 1-Aug 31 from now on, whenever we are open! I hope to expand my you-pick operation this coming fall. So you can cut flowers today, tomorrow, or any time we are open this week and pay whatever you want. Just ask for a cup and cutters! I will give you a little demo and then you can be on your way.
Sunflower Season is just around the corner! As of mid-June, some farms listed below have even begun to see blooming Sunflowers! We strongly encourage everyone to check each individual farm’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on when and where Sunflowers might be blooming next!

Each sunflower field will have a little different peak bloom (due to planting dates, variety selected, and even weather), but a good rule of thumb is to really start looking in September. We’ll be updating the expected peak blooms at fields around the state below as soon as the individual fams start posting estimates!
Wild sunflowers bloom in natural spaces during the summer months, but cultivated sunflowers (the big ones as seen in the photo above) can be found late summer (mid-August) to early fall (early October). Fields are planted at different times and weather can affect bloom peaks.Each field below has different hours of operation, admission pricing, donation requests, and professional photographer guidelines. Please follow the link to learn more about your field of choice! If you have a question regarding these fields, please contact the farms directly via their website or Facebook pages.

Most sunflower fields have Facebook pages that they update, so keep an eye on those as they share when their fields are at their best. Enjoy the beauty of these yellow flowers while they thrive in the Kansas sun. View the map below for locations!
There’s no better way to connect with your food, fuel and fiber than by connecting with the people that grow it! Agritourism is all about that connection.While sunflower fields can be spotted all over the state, many of the sunflower fields that are open to the public are located in central and eastern Kansas. However, the Goodland area is notable for its large sunflower production with Goodland being nicknamed the Sunflower City of Kansas. Kansas ranks 4 in the US in sunflower production, and we grow both non-oil as well as oil-type varieties. In 2018, 89 million pounds of sunflowers were grown on 65,000 acres,

*Ticket required for entry to Sunflower Fest* No ticket required for children under 24 months. Guests over 21+ must present proper identification to purchase wine. Tickets are non-refundable. No Exceptions. Event is rain or shine.There’s something truly spectacular about the transition between Summer and Autumn when the colors of Kansas scenery create the ideal backdrop for outdoor fun. You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Kansas agriculture for our KC Wine Co Sunflower fest!

*Ticket required for entry to Sunflower Fest* Children older than 24 months require a ticket. Guests over 21+ must present proper identification to purchase wine. Tickets are non-refundable. No Exceptions. Event is rain or shine.
*Ticket required for entry to Sunflower Fest* Children older than 24 months require a ticket. Guests over 21+ must present proper identification to purchase wine.There’s something truly spectacular about the transition between Summer and Autumn when the colors of Kansas scenery create the ideal backdrop for outdoor fun. You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Kansas agriculture at the KC Pumpkin Patch Sunflower fest!

Which state has the most sunflowers?
North Dakota South Dakota is the largest producer of sunflowers in the United States followed by North Dakota and Texas.
Grab your friends and family for a day of fun in the sun… and sunflowers! Get lost in our Kansas City Sunflower Field while you snap all the best share-worthy photos!If you have the time, dedication, and the brainpower to plan insanely far ahead, you can plant your own sunflower field and enjoy it for years to come. I know someone that did this right in their own backyard, and then one day she got married among all those beautiful blooms.I seriously love these photos! Such a great list of tips too! Pinning for when I finally get to explore the sunflower field you recommended in Pennsylvania! Swimming pools. Backyard barbecues. Days at the beach. Popsicles and ice cream galore. These are all signs of everyone’s favorite season: SUMMER. You know what else is an indicator for the best time of year? Sunflower fields! And I’ve collected all the best tips for your upcoming visit to a field full of sunshine. Fast forward hundreds of years and sunflowers are still captivating the hearts of artists everywhere – be they painters, photographers, or a family looking for a beautiful spot for a summer picnic.People have been enchanted with sunflowers forever. The famous painter Vincent Van Gogh permantely memorialized the beauty of these fascinating flowers when he painted five canvases of sunflowers in the late 1880s. He once claimed to a his brother in a letter that “the sunflower is mine” and that “the sun itself cannot make the world bright without soul to feel its light.” Hard to argue with that!

While we spend our lives being told not to look directly at the sun, the sunflowers are bold enough to do this every. single. day. And their beautifulness depends on it!Sunflowers bloom in fields, farms, and gardens. There are stunning sunflower fields all across the United States and around the world. You just have to know where to look! Do a little research and Google “sunflower fields near me” – I bet you’ll be surprised by how many are nearby or how close you are to one!

hehe, I haven’t been to a sunflower field yet but I just found out there’s one that’s not toooo far from where I live. I’m hoping to check it out soon so these tips will definitely be helpful! I hadn’t noticed that about not being able to see the feet, but now that you mention it, I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen a single one showing em’…
Um, your cutest outfit, duh? Ha, if only it were that simple! As beautiful as they are, sunflower fields are often muddy messes. Seriously, go look at your favorite Instagrammer’s sunflower farm shots. I bet you won’t be able to see her shoes! Thankfully sunflowers are so tall that it’s super easy to get shots without your shoes in them, so leave the designer sandals at home and opt for something you don’t mind getting a little dirty.That’s so interesting! Georgia has a much warmer climate. I live in the Northeast USA, and August-Sept is definitely the best time for sunflowers here.

Which US state has the most sunflowers?
North Dakota is the leading US state for sunflower production. Thousands of tiny flowers create a sunflower’s head. Each petal on the circumference of a sunflower is a unique flower.
Sunflower fields are like Disneyland for bees; sunflowers are the peanut butter to bees’ jelly. Unless you happen to be a beekeeper, you will never see more bees in your life than at a sunflower field. Thankfully, the bees are SO preoccupied with those sunflowers – can you blame them? – that they won’t bother you unless you bother them. But I always prefer to be better safe than sorry, so bring some bug spray just in case.He painted his masterpiece with only three shades of yellow and nothing else just to prove that even a simplistic painting could be beautiful and eloquent. He used his sunflower paintings to communicate gratitude, and when you’re standing in the middle of a gorgeous sunflower farm, you’ll start feeling pretty grateful for that magical feeling in the air.

Sunflowers generally flourish from mid-summer to late fall, so the high season is typically late July to early September. However, the peak bloom time for sunflowers is only about two or three weeks. Wherever you plan on going, call ahead to find out if the flowers are still in bloom and how long they’ll still be blooming.

Thank you so much! There’s lots of farmland in Pennsylvania, so you should be able to find a sunflower field or two no matter what part of the state you’re in. 🙂
Do I really need to answer this for you? The better question is why not visit a sunflower field? They literally spew happiness. I might sell my house and go start living in one; that is how strongly I feel about their awesomeness.

I love this whole idea and never thought to do it! Now I have to Google “sunflower fields near me.” Thanks for the great tips, especially for photographers. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. You are a guest and a visitor on someone else’s land. PLEASE don’t harm the sunflowers or pull them out of the ground to take photos with them. So many locations suffer from overcrowding because photographers flock to these Insta-worthy spots. People come to admire the beauty but end up ruining it by squashing the flowers! I’m so glad you found one near you! Yes, definitely plan to go sooner rather than later because they probably won’t be blooming for much longer! But yea it’s actually pretty tough to get a shot with your feet in it because the flowers are so tall haha

What time of year is best to see sunflower fields?
Best time to visit a sunflower field Sunflowers generally flourish from mid-summer to late fall, so the high season is typically late July to early September. However, the peak bloom time for sunflowers is only about two or three weeks.
One of my fave past times is taking pictures in flower fields ..my husband hates it hahah but I can’t help myself! Gorgeous shots of the sunflowers and appreciate the detailed info!The best time to plant sunflowers in Georgia is around March to May, after the last spring frost if you garden outdoors. However, if you prefer to seed plants indoors, you can start growing sunflowers in Georgia two to four weeks before freezing weather passes.

The “golden hour” is, like the name suggests, pure GOLD for photography, especially when it comes to sunflower fields. Lucky for us, golden hour is longer than just one single hour. It’s actually the few hours after sunrise and before sunset. This time of day is so beloved by photographers everywhere because it gives the softest light and the fewest shadows. Plus, most people usually aren’t out taking photos this early/late, so you’ll probably have the space to yourself.I personally had better experience visiting a little before sunset. The sun wasn’t in my eyes and the sunflowers and I were facing the same direction. What more could you ask for? So repeat after me: I will not trample the flowers. I will not pick the flowers (unless allowed, because some farms allow you to pick your own, like the one I visited. If you’re not sure, just ask!). GREAT tip about how to avoid the mud on your shoes!! That is so true w/ the fields, they are messy. My mom lives in Asheville, NC, and that’s a great place to see the sunflower fields each spring.Use that backlight! Take advantage of that lovely golden hour! You will literally be GLOWING, and it’s stunningly beautiful. But if you have that lovely glow, your photographer will not be able to see AT ALL because they’ll be staring at the sun. If you’re shooting with a partner, I suggest bringing an umbrella (I used a big purse) so they can shade their eyes from the harsh sun or else they’ll be shooting blind!

I was searching about the benefits of visiting a sunflower field and I found your blog. I was having fun reading your blog and got helpful tips about taking pictures of these beauties as I am a photography nerd! We have also numerous sunflower fields in Japan and they are great places for summer sightseeing 🙂
I love the shirt you chose to go on your shoot!! We usually have a sunflower field near me, but they didn’t plant this year. Your post is making me miss it so much!Because sunflowers are only around in the summer, there’s a good chance it’ll be sunny and hot. Props are a girl’s best friend, so bring along a cute hat and sunglasses. It’ll up your photo game and save your skin!

During August and September — prime time for sunflower spotting — large groups travel to one of the dozens of public fields available. Whether it’s to snap the perfect picture or quietly admire the yellow beauties, blooming pastures are popular spots.
True to their name, sunflowers need a healthy amount of sunshine each day — who would’ve guessed, right? — which Kansas offers in abundance. Similar to our citizens, sunflowers are tough and able to survive a multitude of environments. The plant can thrive in the different soils, clays and sands that cover much of Kansas’ ground.

Sunflowers play a key part in the circle of life throughout Kansas. Animals such as squirrels, rabbits, deer and more consider the flower a tasty snack. Insects like bees and butterflies take on the job of pollination. Cattle also reap the benefits, as sunflowers are an ingredient in many feeds.
First and foremost, Kansas is the sunflower state because our weather is perfectly suited for them. The plant is native to North America and grows well in many locations throughout the continent. Kansas is special, however, because the flower can be found in every county.Maybe the most obvious example of Kansas’ love for sunflowers can be seen with a quick look at our flag. And while the design went through a few phases before being passed, a sunflower was always part of the plan.

The food and nutrient benefits of sunflowers don’t stop in the wild! Sunflowers are used for human consumption, too — ever been to a baseball game? Byproducts include cooking oil and flour made from ground seeds. And, of course, the crunchy seeds are a favorite in bird feeder mixes.
While the honor became official in 1903 when the Kansas Legislature named sunflowers the state’s official flora, the root of the answer goes even deeper.

As with any nickname, success comes with authenticity. Kansas wouldn’t be the Sunflower State if its residents didn’t embrace the title. Luckily, we’re proud to boast the name and have incorporated it into our identities.No matter which corner of the state you’re from, sunflowers are a part of our past, present and future. We’re proud to call sunflowers ours and hope you’re able to get out and admire their beauty this season.Back in 1916, the Daughters of the American Revolution solicited design submissions for the state flag. The winner, Esther Northrup, included a sunflower on her flag. However, her design was rejected by the legislature. It wasn’t until 1927 when a version of our current flag was passed — sunflower and all.

Kansans everywhere are united by our love of the sunflower. There’s something nostalgic and just plain happy about bright yellow petals bursting in full bloom.Klausmeyer Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Clearwater is a dairy farm and they also grow sorghum, corn, soybeans and wheat. (As you might have guessed, they have a pumpkin patch, too!) They started their sunflower field just last year and it was such a hit, they’ve planted the crop again this year for us to enjoy. therefore, Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: That the helianthus or wild native sunflower is hereby made, designated and declared to be the state flower and floral emblem of the state of Kansas. Goodland in Sherman County is known for its giant Van Gogh sunflower painting, but the sunflower theme is more than a roadside attraction. Goodland is nicknamed Sunflower City and all of Sherman County boasts the greatest number of sunflowers in Kansas.Walters’ Pumpkin Patch in Burns was started as a hobby farm with small pumpkins and grew — literally — from there. Don’t let the name fool you. They do sunflowers, too! In fact, they’ll be hosting a Sunflower Festival in August, too.

What is the best time of day to visit the sunflower farm?
It’s actually the few hours after sunrise and before sunset. This time of day is so beloved by photographers everywhere because it gives the softest light and the fewest shadows. Plus, most people usually aren’t out taking photos this early/late, so you’ll probably have the space to yourself.
Eleanor’s Farm in Scranton is the former Lyndon Leaders 4-H Sunflowers. The Lyndon sunflowers were a popular local treasure. With the change in operation, there will be some changes to this year’s fields. Follow them on Facebook for more information.

and WHEREAS, This flower has to all Kansans a historic symbolism which speaks of frontier days, winding trails, pathless prairies, and is full of the life and glory of the past, the pride of the present, and richly emblematic of the majesty of a golden future, and is a flower which has given Kansas the world-wide name, “the sunflower state”:
Britt’s Garden Acres in Manhattan is well known for a great variety of seasonal produce and fall activities. In 2017, they planted eight acres of sunflowers and the field was such a draw for visitors, they’ve kept it going. They charge a fee to cut blooms, as well as for professional photographers to do photo shoots there.The good news is, no matter where you live in Kansas, chances are you’re closer to a field than you realize! Here are a few spots throughout the state known for their bright yellow fields.

If you head out in search of sunflowers, here are some fun facts you can share along the way to impress your family (or just keep yourself entertained!).
Berry Hill in Berryton is a you-pick farm with succulent strawberries. Once that season is over, they roll into wheat harvest before — you guessed it! — sunflower season begins. While it’s free to visit the fields, they do ask visitors to leave donations if cutting flowers (and donations in general are welcomed).Sunflowers bloom for a short window of about two weeks. Depending on when farmers plant them, they could bloom any time from mid-August to early September. Because weather plays a big factor, some farmers will plant fields earlier or later than usual depending on Mother Nature. Follow your farm of choice on social media or reach out directly to find out exactly when they expect this year’s blooms.Grinter Farms in Lawrence is one of the most well known sunflower fields in the state. They started growing sunflowers for seeds and oil, but so many people wanted to see the flowers in bloom, they kept it up. They’ve made several best-of lists for viewing sunflowers in the United States! They also grow soybeans and corn on their farm. Kansas Maze at Gaeddert Farms in Buhler hosts an annual Sunflower Festival with lots of activities. You can even cut stems to take blooms home. Visit their website for fees and other details. And keep them on your radar because they also feature a corn maze in the fall! If you’re more adventurous, Kansas photographer Mickey Shannon created a round-up of sunflower fields he’s discovered in the past. Many of these are private and mapped according to where they’re located along state highways. There’s no guarantee the fields will be planted this year and visitors should be respectful.

The actual statute stated: WHEREAS, Kansas has a native wild flower common throughout her borders, hardy and conspicuous, of definite, unvarying and striking shape, easily sketched, moulded, and carved, having armorial capacities, ideally adapted for artistic reproduction, with its strong, distinct disk and its golden circle of clear glowing rays — a flower that a child can draw on a slate, a woman can work in silk, or a man can carve on stone or fashion in clay;The Peterson Farm Brothers — yes, those brothers of farm song parody fame — open up their sunflower field near Lindsborg for visitors to enjoy. They charge an entrance fee and a fee for cutting blooms.

What does the sunflower mean in Kansas?
The bright, sun-seeking helianthus variety of the sunflower—prominent in historic Kansas as an enduring symbol of the state’s wide and vast open spaces—speaks of a life-giving past, a present steeped in pride and a golden future.
When it comes to getting Instagram-worthy pictures of gorgeous sunflower fields, no other state can compare to Kansas. (We are The Sunflower State, after all!) But figuring out exactly where — and when — to get those stunning photos is another matter. Never fear! We have your sunflower bloom primer right here.

Located about 1.5 hours from Kansas City, Russell Sunflower Patch typically plants their sunflower patch in the first week of June, and they will bloom around 50 days later. According to a 2022 Facebook post, on July 23rd, the sunflowers were already growing! So, we can expect sunflowers to start blooming the second week in August.

Hunsinger Farms is another sunflower field you can visit in Kansas. The farm has named their field the Hunsinger Sunflower Patch. This 6-acre sunflower was started by owners, George and Cheryl Hunsinger, back in 2016. The couple’s goal was to provide people with another place to see the sunflowers without having to battle against the growing crowds that came to the state searching for the beautiful yellow blooms.
Admission is $5 per person or $20 per carload. They also offer season passes for $20 per person, which gives unlimited access to the sunflowers and their pumpkin patch.Here we are, in the heat of summer – and you know what that means, right? The sunflowers are in bloom! Across the Great Plains, both wild and cultivated sunflower fields are at their peak; towering stalks and brightly-colored heads look skyward and you can’t help but smile when you see them. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, and this is the best time of year to seek them out.

Located in Manhattan, Kansas, A & H Farm is a lovely property owned by Andrea and Hugo. Together with their eight children, they host an extensive array of events, from spring samples, so you can taste the veggies and fruits they grow, to strawberry festivals.
For a few years, they’ve joined the Kansas sunflower scene and host what they call the Sunflower Bazaar. In 2023, the bazaar will take place on Sunday, August 27th from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There’ll be a U-Pick sunflowers plus food trucks, live music, local handmade goodies, and lots of lavender-themed food!Also known as The Walters Farm, the Walters Sunflower Field is located 10 miles north of El Dorado, Kansas. Walters is known for its family-friendly pumpkin patch. However, as of 2019, the farm started celebrating a sunflower festival. During the sunflower festival, visitors can walk the gorgeous sunflower fields and take photos with a professional photographer for an additional charge.

Every year, when the sunflowers bloom, Kansas Maze celebrates the Sunflower Festival at Gaeddert Farms. In 2023, the sunflower festival runs from August 19th to September 9th. They’ll have 20 acres of gorgeous sunflowers for you to see and take pictures in. If you want to run through the flowers, they also hold the Sunflower Trail Run.
It’s still too early to know if the farm will be open in 2023. For reference, in 2022, the bloom reached its peak in the 3rd week of August and by August 28 most of the bloom had past, but the farm remained open to the public until around Labor Day.

The Peterson Farm Brothers charge an admission fee of $5 per person or $10 per family; $5 per sunflower picked (for families over 5 people it will be an additional $2/person).Britt’s Garden Acres is another place where you can stop and see some amazing sunflowers in Kansas. Found along the Native Stone Scenic Byway, this farm has 30 acres of sunflower fields, with props and paths that allow visitors to access the heart of the field. Thanks for the feedback, Teresa. I’m going to update this post soon, and will be sure to verify locations for each field – but some of them you need to contact to confirm each year. Cedar Creek Farm is a lovely farm run by the Smith family, who offer their place to other families looking to enjoy farm life with the little ones. The Cedar Creek Farm hasn’t announced yet if they’re opening in 2023 – at least on Facebook. But if they do, it’s usually in August. The best thing about Cedar Creek Farm is its outstanding variety of sunflowers, including red, purple, strawberry lemonade, green, blue, and even teddy bear sunnies.

In this post, I promote travel to destinations that are the traditional lands of the Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Washtáge Moⁿzháⁿ (Kaw / Kansa), 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, [Gáuigú (Kiowa), Wichita, Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche), Pâri (Pawnee) peoples. With respect, I make a formal land acknowledgment, extending my appreciation and respect to the past and present people of these lands. To learn more about the peoples who call these lands home, I invite you to explore Native Land.
Located South of Topeka, Berry Hill UPick Farm is one of the newest sunflower fields in Kansas. In 2022, one of their 15 fields started blooming in the first week of August! The farm hasn’t mentioned when the blooming will start in 2023. Anyway, when the season starts, the farm opens every day from sunrise to sunset until the petals fall off.

Why are there so many sunflowers in Kansas?
The Climate First and foremost, Kansas is the sunflower state because our weather is perfectly suited for them. The plant is native to North America and grows well in many locations throughout the continent. Kansas is special, however, because the flower can be found in every county.
Okay, this is a sneaky one – but stick with me. This great Missouri farm is located on the outskirts of Kansas City. But, they’re less than two miles from the Kansas-Missouri border, so I’m including them on the list.

What is the best month for sunflowers?
Sunflowers typically start blooming in August, with longer-season varieties and later-planted crops blooming into September. Peak sunflower season is late August to early September in many temperate climates.
Eleanor’s Events Sunflowers is another sunflower field in Kansas you can visit. This public sunflower field near Scranton started opening to the public in 2018. They have over 60 acres with sunflowers sprawling everywhere. They still haven’t updated their 2023 sunflower viewing on their website. However, if we use 2022 as a guide, they expect the fields to start blooming in the last two weeks of August.Located in Leavenworth, Kansas, Schwinn Produce Farm is currently known for its lovely barn where weddings are celebrated. This farm has planted sunflower fields in past years, but they didn’t plant in 2020. Unfortunately, the Schwinn Produce Farm hasn’t yet announced if they’ll have or plant a sunflower field in 2023 either. Still, keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for updates!

In previous years, they’ve charged a $10 fee that includes a corn maze & kids mini-maze, combine slide & truck slide, kids play area, picnic area, food trucks, and more.
Dailey Farms Pumpkin Patch is another place where you can admire sunflowers in Kansas. Located in McLouth, Dailey Farms comes back for its third year to share a little bit of its property with anyone who wants to have some fun and get a glimpse of farm life.This field is free to visit, and sunflowers are free to pick; they just ask that you bring your own stem cutters and pick sunflowers in an area where people are not taking pictures.

No entrance fee is charged to visit the Russell Sunflower Patch. Also, they offer great parking right next to the sunflower fields and are located on paved highways.
Keith and Brianna are known for growing some of the best greens in Tecumseh. But, they’re also known for having one of the most beautiful sunflower fields in Kansas. They opened their farm, Akenberg Farms, to the public every season so you can explore their sunflower fields and get some nice pictures to frame back home.

I think this list is pretty exhaustive and covers all of the best Kansas sunflower fields. Do you know of others or have any questions? Let me know in the comments!
This family-run farm opens in the month of October only. The general to public is welcome on the weekend, from Saturday 10-5 to Sunday 12-5. Be ready to find your way out of a haybale maze, see your kids swim in a corn pit, and indulge in delicious roast hot dogs and smores. They have announced they’re opening their sunflower field to the public in 2023. Usually, their opening date varies each year depending on Kansas’s crazy weather; tentative dates are between August 30- September 25 and October 8-18, and their sunflowers blooms tend to stay beautiful for 10-14 days. Located southeast of Augusta, this Kansas sunflower field managed by realtor Diana Burress has become an annually popular field. Back in 2019, this was one of the first sunflower fields to pop up. In 2022, she had a really hard time growing sunflowers as Kansas didn’t get enough rain!Located in Edgerton Gieringer’s Family Orchard & Berry Farm is yet another Kansas sunflower field. Gieringer’s Family Orchard & Berry Farm is a busy “u-pick farm” farm from April through October, and since 2015, they have also offered public sunflower fields. In 2022, the first sunflower fields and sunflower patches bloomed in August. Sadly, they haven’t communicated anything regarding the 2023 sunflower bloom. You can check on the status of the sunflower bloom on their Facebook Page. Grinter Farms is home to a beautiful sunflower field that goes on forever. This is one of the most popular sunflower fields in Kansas, so you’re likely to have heard of it. It has drawn so many people in previous years that they had traffic shutting down the entire road! The Grinters plant their sunflowers in July, and the crops typically bloom in late summer from Labor Day weekend through mid-September. The 2023 sunflowers bloom is expected to be in near the end of September 10. In this post, I’m highlighting the best sunflower fields all across Kansas – the Sunflower State! (Yep, that’s the official nickname of Kansas, which is pretty much perfect!) If you’re in Kansas, or just passing through on a Great Plains road trip, you may want to stop at one – or more – of these fantastic fields to smell the sunflowers and cut a few stalks (where allowed!).You can visit Grinter Farms’ sunflower fields for free. Since crowds can get a bit intense on weekends, it is recommended that you go in the daytime on a weekday for the best experience.

How long do the sunflowers last in Kansas?
about two weeks Sunflowers bloom for a short window of about two weeks. Depending on when farmers plant them, they could bloom any time from mid-August to early September. Because weather plays a big factor, some farmers will plant fields earlier or later than usual depending on Mother Nature.
There are no dates yet for 2023, but Diana Burress is very active on her Facebook page, so she’ll share a video showing the sunflowers popping up if she’s opening in 2023. Usually, the field is expected to bloom from late August to early September.The winery always combines a visit to the sunflower patch with some sort of drinking event. The most popular is the Sunflowers & Slushies event. Although they also have an event where you can sip on sangria! You can take as many photos as you want and buy some of the stems that are for sale in the tasting room.

Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins’ 140-acre farm offers great plants and produces during the spring and fall. They also have amazing fields of sunflowers! They are closed until August, however, as soon as the fall starts, visitors are welcome to discover their beautiful sunflowers. According to their website, the first crop of sunflowers is expected to open for harvest in late August.
Admission to the festival is $9 per person. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or live-cut sunflower. More sunflowers can be purchased singly, in half-dozen bunches, or one-dozen bunches. As regards parking, Gaeddert Farms has free parking areas for you.

Admission to Klausmeyer used to be $2 per person. There’s no info on how much it’ll cost in 2023. They’ll be open every day – sunup to sundown- until flowers no longer look good. You can also visit the farm for an additional fee.
Owned by the oldest Peterson Farm Brother Greg and his wife, BrookeAnna, the Heights Sunflower Field is a 7,200-square-foot venue that hosts weddings, receptions, and large group gatherings. The venue is also home to “sunflower trails,” and every August/September, the couple invites people to see and walk through trails in a sunflower field. In 2022, they took a year off of sunflower trails as they had a baby. The couple hasn’t shared information about the sunflower fields in 2023 yet.

Klausmeyer Farm has some of the best sunflower fields in Kansas! And one of the earliest, too. What makes them unique is that they usually have multiple fields each year. In 2021, they had two fields. The first field opened for visits on July 17th! The second field was ready sometime in August. They always post information about the sunflower fields on their Facebook page, so make sure to check it.
Set near Assarias, Kansas, is the Peterson Farm Brothers. Their website still has no information regarding 2023 sunflower fields, but we expect them to update it soon! The brothers tend to plant the sunflower fields in July. Like in 2020, the fields are expected to bloom in late August or early September, and visitors can walk through the trails in the fields. If you’re interested in knowing what type of sunflower they plant, it is the high Oleic.There’s no information about 2023 yet. If they do open, the admission fee costs $5 per car and $1 per sunflower. You’ll have to bring your own cutters to cut stems; though they will have some pre-cut Sunflowers as well!

White Tail Run Winery, besides vast rows of vineyards, has a picturesque sunflower patch that comes into full bloom every July.. well, that’s depending on Kansas’s crazy weather.

Regarding fees, Berry Hill UPick Farm Sunflowers doesn’t charge people who visit their fields. However, donations are highly appreciated, and it is recommended to leave $1 for each sunflower you take with you. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest news!
Like many other farms, 2022 was a difficult year for sunflowers due to the lack of rain. But, luckily for the Arkenberg’s, the draught just made the field a bit smaller.

Kansas City’s sunflower fields will be in bloom this fall. It’s the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy the Kansas state flower, so be sure to visit these beautiful sunflower farms.
Sunflowers bloom from August through September in most areas, so Fall is the perfect time to visit sunflower farms & fields. Some patches may be an hour drive away, but they’re totally worth it. You could even turn it into a day trip or weekend getaway! Goodland in Sherman County is known as “Sunflower City” with the most sunflowers in all of Kansas! You can just drive through the countryside and check out tons of sunflowers It’s best to visit on weekdays as it gets quite crowded on weekends. You can expect some flowers to bloom in late August/early September, as well as more blooms in October. Call (785) 749-1325 to learn more.This sunflower farm is 30 acres, with sunflowers available for purchase ($1 per head). They estimate sunflowers will be in bloom by the end of August and last through September.Come tour these sunflower fields near Lindsborg, KS. Tentative dates are late August to early September, but check online for updates as it depends on sunflower blooms. Restrooms on-site!This farm in Gladstone features sunflowers in the fall, as well as other produce such as corn! They hold regular events, so check out their page for upcoming things to do.

What month do sunflowers bloom in Kansas?
When Is Sunflower Season In Kansas? Wild sunflowers bloom in natural spaces during the summer months, but cultivated sunflowers (the big ones as seen in the photo above) can be found late summer (mid-August) to early fall (early October).
This is an amazing farm located in Maize, KS (about 3 hours SW of KS).They have had a beautiful Sunflower crop in the past as well as a lot of family friendly activities.No update for 2022. Check out the 20 acres of sunflowers from from the end of August to September. Sunflowers are expected to be in full bloom then, so it’s perfect for pictures! This sunflower patch expects their sunflowers to bloom around August 20th. Visitors are welcome from sunrise to sundown as long as there are yellow petals blooming, so stop by in late August. You can also check out their Facebook page for updates or call (620) 212-4964.This sunflower patch is in full bloom from beginning of August through the end of Fall. They also offer on-site mini photo shoots by their daughter. (10 or 20 minute options) You can find more information about that on their website. The sunflower field and u-pick farm expects some sunflower blooms late August/early September. So, start planning your visit! Call (785) 633-7374 for more info. Sunflowers are in full bloom from late August to the middle of September. Sunflower crops will reach their full height at the end of August beginning of September, so there’s a limited time to enjoy!

In general, sunflower cultivars that form a single head will bloom for 2-3 weeks. This includes many giant varieties and florist sunflowers like the ProCut line. Branching varieties will start to bloom in the summer months and will continue blooming until frost. These types produce about 20 heads per plant over a period of about 2 months. Sunflower season falls in August-September in most climates. The peak of the flowers blooming usually occurs in late August to early September. Sunflower blooming season generally aligns with back-to-school and with annual fall fairs and events to mark the start of the harvest season. Sunflower seeds are typically harvested later in September. It is a good idea to research the specific variety of sunflower you are growing to get a better idea of when it will be in bloom. The seed packet typically lists the “days-to-bloom” or “days-to-maturity” of the variety so that you can calculate when to expect your plants to bloom. Quick-growing varieties usually grow in 50-60 days, while the taller plants can take 70-95 days to bloom.Sunflowers are so easy and fun to grow! It’s worth thinking a bit more about which varieties to choose, plus whether you’d like any specialty types for your yard that you can’t buy at the farmers market.