Sunflower season is here and Pennsylvania is home to some spectacular flower fields. Whether collecting a bouquet for your home or looking to snap the perfect Instagram-worthy photo, Happy Travelers can pick from the prettiest of patches.
1. Grim’s Orchards & Family Farms
The annual Sunflower, Zinnia, Rose & Cut Flower Experience at Grim’s Orchards & Family Farms is a perfectly picturesque way to dream away a warm summer day. Snap away in the sunflower fields, then pick your favorite flower to remember your awesome experience — all for just $8.95! If a handful of sunnies is more your speed, extra flowers are just $2 each or fill a jar for $15.99.
2. Wild Sonshine Factory
Happy Travelers will go wild for sunflowers at the Wild Sonshine Factory. Located on the grounds of a local farm, this stunning sunflower field will soon be home to a unique distillery that produces high quality distilled spirits are produced solely from the seeds of sunflower. Plan your visit for mid-August to catch the sunflowers in full bloom, making the perfect photo opp.
3. Maple Lawn Farms
Celebrate the season of the sunflower in a big way with two weekends filled with food, music, and fun at Maple Lawn Farms‘ fifth annual Sunflower Festival, Aug. 13-15 and 20-22. With 187,000 planted sunflowers in 28 varieties on eight acres of farmland, you’re sure to snap the perfect Insta-worthy picture! Just can’t wait until mid-August to spend a day amongst the flowers?! Their "Early Bloomers" Sunflower Days feature a tractor ride and picking, Aug. 6-8.
4. Country Barn
Delight in Country Barn‘s fields of “living sunshine” at its fourth annual Sunflower Festival, Aug. 2,21,27,29 and Sept 3,4,5! A fun-filled day awaits with Sunshine Wagon Tours, live music, a corn maze, jump pad, pig races, pedal karts, barnyard animals, giant slides, and, of course, fields bursting with sunflowers! Bonus: Everyone gets one cut-your-own sunflower with more available for purchase.
5. Simmons Farm
“Pick Your Own” doesn’t mean just fruits and veggies at Simmons Farm! Grab a flower bucket, then stroll through flower fields bursting with sunflowers, dahlias, eucalyptus, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragons, status, zinnias, and a host of other bouquet-worthy flowers, not to mention photo ops galore!
6. Putnam Place
Grace your home with the freshest of fresh-cut flowers from Putnam Place. The fifth-generation, family-owned farm sports more than 150 types of annual and perennial flowers. While you can’t cut your own, you are more than welcome to wander through acres of their beautiful gardens. Surrounded by so much beauty, just imagine all the Instagram-worthy photos you can take!
7. Brown Hill Farms
Stroll through 15 acres of gorgeous sunflowers along Brown Hill Farms‘ Sunflower Trail, Aug. 7-22. Snap some simply spectacular pictures at sunset when the fields are all aglow with light cast from the setting sun. Take the beauty of these golden fields home with you, plucking a perfect blossom from the variety of flowers in their cutting field to or snap a photo using one of their many photo props.
8. Maple Acres Farm
Joining Pa’s roster of stunning sunflower locales, Maple Acres Farm invites you to join them for their first summer of cut your own sunflowers, or treat yourself to a bouquet of colorful zinnias handpicked by you. Pack your scissors and bucket and bring a little piece of the farm home with you!
9. Second Mountain Sunflowers
Second Mountain Sunflowers is excited to welcome guests once again to their sunflower fields this summer. As you stroll along the pathways of their beautiful golden fields, feel free to cut a few stems as you go to create a stunning bouquet for yourself or a loved one.
10. Terra Farms
Bring your own bucket and scissors and start clipping at Terra Farms. This family-owned farm is famous for their U-Pick field. On designated U-Pick days, families and friends can gather to create their own bouquets of beauty-filled, fresh-cut flowers.
11. Smithmyer’s Farm
You love a corn maze, now is the time to try something a bit different! Throughout August, get lost in one of Smithmyer's Farm’s two, stunning Sunflower Mazes, each featuring acres upon acres of sunflowers in which to lose yourself.
Bonus: A scavenger hunt is included in the admission fee that both children and adults love to complete!
12. Gunther Sunflower Field
The sunflowers will be blooming in mid- to late-August at Gunther Sunflower Field and they can’t wait to show off all their beauty. Spread the word to your friends and family as this may be the last summer the farm will be doing sunflowers and this is one sunflower showcase you simply have to experience!
13. Hellerick’s Family Farm
Open through October, be sure to book your reservation to enjoy Hellerick’s Family Farm’s 2021 Sunflower Experience in beautiful, bucolic Bucks County. Walk or take a hayride to their Sunflower fields planted for you to photograph, explore and appreciate. While sunflowers are the main attraction, there are also 40+ family friendly activities to enjoy including goat yoga!
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