Our annual guide to best sunflower farms, fields, and festivals in the DC area has arrived!
What could be more glorious than some time spent picking — or even just seeing — sunflowers? Our region has plenty of sunflower-filled locations, great for visiting from now until early autumn. Find fields planted on public lands (no cutting allowed!), at pick-your-own farms, and at all-out sunflower festivals.
If you’re heading out to the sunflower patch, you might want to pack:
- bug spray
- a hat
- long clothing (to protect against bugs and sun)
- a container for carrying flowers home
- scissors or clippers (some farms don’t provide them)
- snacks or a picnic
As with all pick-your-own produce, please call ahead or check the website to confirm times, prices and any site-specific rules.
Have a favorite sunflower locale that’s not listed below? Drop us a note!
Where to find sunflower farms, fields, and festivals in the DC area
🌻 = sunflowers to pick
🚫 = no cutting — only looking!
💲 = admission fees
🎟️ = advanced tickets or reservations required
✂️ = bring your own clippers
Clarksville Sunflower Market 🌻 💲 🎟️
4979 Sheppard Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042
Buy tickets online for the 4th Annual Sunflower Market at Mary’s Land Farm, featuring six acres with dozens of sunflower varieties.
(a bit farther afield)
Godfrey’s Farm 🌻 💲 ✂️
302 Leager Road, Sudlersville, MD 21668
Check in at the market before picking from the U-Cut Sunflower Field at Godfrey’s Farm. Minimum one bucket purchase per group.
Goldpetal Farms 🌻 💲
37254 Manor Rd, Chaptico, MD 20621
Sunflower mazes and pick-your-own flowers. Admission paid on site; no reservations required.
McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area 🚫
See map on website for details — Poolesville, MD
Sunflowers planted at this wildlife area help to feed mourning doves and honey bees. Visitors can admire and photograph the flowers, but cutting is prohibited.
Magnolia Meadow Farms 🌻 💲
13001 Creagerstown Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
Fall Festival, including sunflowers, set to begin Sept. 23.
Rocky Point Creamery 🌻
4323A Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora, MD 21790
Sunflowers planted each year to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Check Facebook for the latest updates.
Serenity Farm at Benedict 🌻 💲
6932 Serenity Farm Rd, Benedict, MD 20612
Sunflower Festival scheduled for Sept. 2 and 3, with six acres of sunflowers, petting pen and more. Discounted tickets available online.
Summers Farm 🌻 💲 🎟️
7503 Hollow Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Festival set to start Aug. 19, with eight acres and 35 sunflower varieties. Admission includes a wagon ride to the sunflower field and one sunflower bloom to take home. (More blooms can be purchased.)
Sunflowers of Lisbon 🌻 💲
15875 Frederick Road, Woodbine, MD 21797
11788 Route 216, Fulton, MD 20759
Two locations! Check the website for dates. Tickets can be purchased online or with cash on site.
The Sunflower Garden 🌻 💲 🎟️
2390 Manchester Rd, Westminster, MD 21157
Opening July 14, featuring sunflowers plus 30 types of wildflowers and cut varieties. Check the garden’s Facebook page for updates.
Valley View Acres 🌻 💲
4005 Valley View Road, Middletown, MD 21769
The 6th Annual Sunflower Festival in 2023 taking place weekends beginning July 15. Admission paid on site — cash only.
Auburn Farm Sunflower Patch 🌻 💲
17736 Auburn Road, Brandy Station, VA
Festival expected Sept. 2-3 and 9-10. Check Facebook for details.
Braehead Farm 🌻
1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pick-your-own farm offers produce and flowers.
Burnside Farms 🌻 💲
11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181
Summer of Sunflowers, with 70 acres of sunflowers, begins July 14. Thursdays-Mondays, times vary.
(a bit further afield)
Chiles Peach Orchard 🌻
1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932
Pick-your-own orchard offers sunflowers to pick, too, plus a market and bakery. Check “Now Available” produce on the website.
Every Soul Acres 🌻
2411 Flook Lane, Keezletown, VA 22832
Pumpkin and Sunflower Harvest Festival expected in September. Call or check ahead to confirm availability and pricing.
Great Country Farms 🌻 💲 ✂️
34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135
Pick-your-own farm offers sunflowers, peaches and more. Check the website for updates.
Hollin Farms 🌻
1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA 20144
Farm offering pick-your-own fruits, vegetables and flowers. Check website for updates.
(a bit further afield)
Liberty Mills Farm 🌻 💲
9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972
Sunflower Festival with six acres of sunflowers set to begin Aug. 26.
Sunflower Watch at Lesher Poultry Farm 🌻 💲
Chambersburg, PA (exact location TBA)
Family owned and operated farm growing more than 200 acres of sunflowers. Exact location of the patch will be announced closer to bloom.
Have fun (and get your camera ready) to explore the best sunflower farms, fields, and festivals in the DC area.