There is nothing better than spending some time in the Sunflower fields of Ohio. Sunflowers in Ohio are in bloom between August and September, so the window for visiting and picking is quite short – you need to plan ahead to enjoy this activity!
Map of Sunflower Fields in Ohio
Visit Sunflower Fields in Ohio
Sunflower picking is great fun and the colors are amazing. Remember though, that they only bloom for 3 weeks of the year, so if you want to visit a Sunflower Farm, you will have to be quick.
What Do I Need To Know About Sunflower Fields In Ohio?
Here are a few simple tips about things to know before you visit a Sunflower field in Ohio:
- These are ideal places to visit if you wish to hone your photography skills. These gorgeous fields provide the perfect backdrops for all kinds of photographs.
- Don’t be surprised to see some mud, especially if there has been rain! Be sure to bring an extra pair of boots or shoes.
- Do not pick sunflowers unless there is explicit permission to do so. A lot of locations do not allow people to pick the flowers.
Ohio Sunflower Fields That Welcome Visitors
Here are our pick of sunflower fields in Ohio that welcome visitors:
Maize Valley Sunflower Festival
This lovely place is usually available for three weeks during August/September. Their Facebook page is the best place for the latest updates. This is not just a Sunflower Field though, it is a bit of a festival as well! Artists and market sellers come from far and wide to sell and exhibit their items.
Some of the items that are on offer include woodwork, candles, clothing, and jewelry. There are also fun and games on offer, such as games with corn holes, food, beverages, and some live music.
This place is well worth a visit and a good time can be had by all.
- Address: 6193 Edison Street NE, Hartville, Ohio 44632
- Phone: 330-877-8344 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Dresbach Farms has a lovely sunflower field and it is advised to phone ahead before you want to visit.
This farm is also an interesting place as they use ethical methods with regard to their products and they do not partake in non-GMO products.
The farm works in a sustainable fashion and works hard holistically. Open for 2 weeks at the beginning of September.
This farm is actually an Apple Picking farm. However, at the right time of year (mid-September), they have some amazing Sunflower Fields.
Sunflower picking is allowed here, but there will be a nominal charge for the Sunflowers and it is best to ask about this when you visit. One Sunflower is allowed as part of your admission fee.
If you are lucky, then you may have the opportunity to do some Apple Picking as well, but please bear in mind that this will depend on the local conditions.
Dates are still not available for this year’s sunflower fields, so please keep an eye on their website for the dates.
- Address: 16220 Springdale Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040
- Phone: 937-642-6442 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Maria’s Field Of Hope
The bloom times for the Sunflowers vary, sometimes they can be in July or it could be as late as September. It is best to check ahead of your visit.
There are 2 locations, Avon and Cedar Point. Avon is an impressive 23-acre field that has lots of sunflowers in it and Cedar Point is a bit smaller at 8 acres of land but still has impressive sunflowers.
It must also be pointed out that sunflower picking is not permitted here. Sometimes there can be a special event that takes place. Last year there was a Sunflower and Wine Festival.
Please keep an eye on the website or Facebook page to see if there is another upcoming festival.
- Shop address: 20226 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116
- Phone: 216-727-3511 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Ramseyer Farms Sunflower Days
Ramseyer Farms is a great place to visit as on set days there is lots of stuff to do.
This great place is not just about Sunflower fields. Of course, they have the Sunflower Festival in September (Please check the website for their dates when released). If you can get down for the festival, you will be able to enjoy some great music, local food, and various vendor options.
Sunflower picking is also allowed here for a nominal sum and one free pick is included in the price of admission.
Pumpkin picking, hayrides, and animal petting are also available here. The Sunflower field is an impressive 9 acres and is a wonderful place to marvel at the Sunflowers and simply relax.
This lovely field usually opens in July. Due to weather conditions, the day of the opening may change, so we recommend you give them a call or visit their website before you plan a visit.
Sunflower picking is allowed here, but you may want to bring your own pruning equipment, as they only have a limited number of pruners to go around.
There is an Orchard here as well and at certain times of the year, fruit picking takes place.
An added bonus is that well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed to visit, but they are not permitted to enter the market.
- Address: 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd., Utica, Ohio 43080
- Phone: 740-892-3989 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Lynd Fruit Farm’s S’Miles of Sunflowers
August is the month if you want to visit this cute place. There are S’Miles of Sunflowers as this farm boasts a whopping 35 acres of Sunflower fields. There are masses of Sunflowers in the fields and professional photography can take place here as well.
If you are a professional photographer, you should contact the farm directly for more information. The photographer nights are good fun as well, as there is live music and food trucks will pay a visit.
Every purchased ticket includes a Sunflower of one’s choice. Please be aware that you should bring your own pruner, however, pruners are available for purchase. Additional Sunflowers can be purchased as well. Please ask staff about prices.
- Address: 9851 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062
- Phone: 740-892-3989 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
This winery is located in Harpersfield and offers wine tasting, fine wines, and fine dining. During the sunflower season, visitors to the vineyard are welcome to take photos among the sunflowers and to pick a flower at no charge. There are also many events held at this winery. Be sure to check out the website for events, and to know when the sunflowers are ready for picking, check their Instagram page.
- Address: 636 Ohio 534, Harpersfield, Ohio 44041
- Phone: 440-361-4573 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Check out our article about Kosicek Winery!
Coshocton Sunflower Festival
This is a unique sunflower field that is open for 10 days during August. In this sunflower field, they grow over 50 varieties of sunflowers, some of which have names almost as beautiful as the flower itself, such as Starburst Lemon Aura, Ruby Eclipse, Florenza, and Shock-o-Lat.
Early August you can experience Sippin’ on Sunshine – wander the pathways through the field to tasting bars nestled among the flowers. With vendors and live music.
Early U-Pick Days are three days in early August. There are no vendors or live music here, just spend a day among the sunflowers!
The main festival weekend is at the peak of the sunflower blooming season, with wagon rides, vendors, live music, and more.
The month is rounded off with Late U-Pick Days, which has no vendors or live music, again, just a day among the sunflowers.
You need to pre-book your visit here. The rates, dates, and passes information is available on their website.
- Address: 24688 County Road 10, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
- Phone: 740-502-9245 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Lohstroh Family Farms
Sunflower ‘Pic and Pics’ starts as soon as the sunflowers are in full bloom, usually at the beginning of September, and runs for approximately two weeks. You can pick your own sunflower, or just have a photography session in the field, however, you will have to purchase a ticket, so you should really pick one as it’s included! You need to bring your own pruners.
- Address: 15632 SR 56 SE, Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143
- Phone: 740-869-4208 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
(Lynd Fruit Farm) This review is specifically for the S’miles of Sunflowers they have in the summer. It was a great event. There are plenty of sunflowers and a lot of variety. There are also a lot of photo ops at different places within the fields. We did not get to all of them. I went on a weekday, so there was not a lot of activities going on, but on the weekends I believe they offer different events. On the weekday, however, it’s less crowded, making it easier to take pictures at your own pace.Yadira Y. (Yelp)
Cindy’s Insider Ohio Tips!
I really love to go sunflower picking in the summer. I choose a warm day and make sure to go to one of the farms that offer activities and/or relaxation areas. For me, the sunflowers are not really the attraction, as beautiful as they are, it is the whole experience that appeals to me! When you plan to visit a sunflower farm, check their website or social media for opening hours and if you have to bring your own clippers.
Let’s Visit Sunflower Fields In Ohio
Have you found your way to the Sunflower Fields In Ohio yet? What is your favorite Sunflower Field? We have focused on a few places here, but if you’ve visited an outstanding sunflower field we’d love to know where it is! Leave a comment below and share your favorite sunflower field!
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