What could be more glorious for the end of summer than some time spent picking—or even just admiring—sunflowers? Here are the best sunflower fields in the DC area for seeing sunflowers from late summer to early autumn, in fields planted on public lands (no cutting allowed), at pick-your-own farms, and at all-out festivals of the giant golden blooms.
Heading out to buy or see sunflowers in the DC area? Be sure to pack:
- bug spray
- a hat
- long clothing (to protect against bugs and sun)
- a container for carrying your flowers home
- scissors or clippers (some farms don’t provide them)
- snacks or a picnic
As with all pick-your-own produce or flower sites, please be sure to call or check the web ahead of time to confirm times, prices and availability, as well as any site-specific rules or COVID-related guidelines.
p.s. Have a favorite sunflower locale that’s not listed below? Drop us a note!
Where to Find Sunflowers in the DC area
🌻 = sunflowers to pick
🚫 = no cutting — only looking!
💲 = admission fees
🎟️ = advanced tickets or reservations required
✂️ = bring your own clippers
Butler’s Orchard 🌻 💲 🎟️ ✂️
22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD 20876
Sunflower Spectacular is planned for Sept. 2-5. Check the site for updates.
Clarksville Sunflower Market 🌻 💲 🎟️
4979 Sheppard Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Weekdays and weekends in August at Mary’s Land Farm. Entry is timed and tickets are limited; purchase online to guarantee admission.
Godfrey’s Farm 🌻 ✂️
302 Leager Road, Sudlersville, MD 21668 (a bit farther afield)
Check in at the market (during regular market hours) before picking.
Goldpetal Farms 🌻 💲
37254 Manor Rd, Chaptico, MD 20621
Sunflower mazes and pick-your-own flowers. The 2022 season celebrates butterflies.
McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area 🚫
See map on website for details — Poolesville, MD
Sunflowers are planted at this wildlife area as a food source for mourning doves and other songbirds. Visitors are welcome to admire and photograph the flowers, but please, no cutting — removing or destroying the plants is prohibited.
Summers Farm 🌻 💲 🎟️
*new location* 7503 Hollow Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Festival starts Aug. 27. See the website for details on prices and season passes.
Sunflowers of Lisbon 🌻 💲
Lisbon — 15875 Frederick Road, Woodbine, Maryland 21797 | Maple Lawn — 11788 Route 216, Fulton, MD 20759
Two locations! Sunflower festival at Lisbon through July 31; at Maple Lawn Aug. 6-31. Tickets can be purchased online or with cash on site.
Valley View Acres 🌻💲
4005 Valley View Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Sunflower Festival is weekends through Aug. 14. Admission paid on site — cash only.
Braehead Farm 🌻
1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pick-your-own farm offers produce and flowers. No entry fees or reservations required for picking. Check the website for current produce.
Burnside Farms 🌻 💲
11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181
Sign up to get notified when tickets are available for purchase.
2411 Flook Lane, Keezletown, VA 22832
Planned to begin Sept. 24. Check the website for updates.
Great Country Farms 🌻 💲 ✂️
34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135
Sunflower festival through July 31. Pick-your-own farm offers peaches, blackberries and more.
Liberty Mills Farm 🌻 💲
9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972 (a bit further afield)
Sunflower festival will take place Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 3-5. Golden Hour tickets (for Saturday evenings) must be purchased in advance.
Got a favorite sunflower field in the DC area or sunflower location to add? Drop us a note!