Kansas is the "sunflower state" and wild sunflowers and commercial
sunflower fields can be found across the state, but in recent years, cultivated
sunflower fields which are open to the public have become phenomenally
popular. So many people want a chance to walk through the sunflower fields
and take family photos that one location has had lines of cars up to a
half mile long.
But other farms have responded to the demand and here
is a list of the sunflower fields we have had a chance to visit. Several
of them have pages devoted to them and we will be adding more. There are
still more public sunflower fields, including KC Farm School at Gibbs Road
in Kansas City, Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch in Maize, 3 Oaks Barn
in DeSoto, and Hickory Hollow Pumpkin Patch near Spearville. We are attempting
to visit them when they are in bloom. If you have a public sunflower field
we have not listed,
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|Alma, Kansas - Little Munchkins Pumpkin Patch
has the newest & smallest public sunflower field we have found. The
small field is at the back of Little Munchkins and their many other attractions
were drawing all of the attention in 2020 when this photo was taken. 2022
prices were $10/ages 2-16, $5 for Adults, cash or check and the sunflowers
bloomed October 1 until about the middle of the month. They are timing
the planting to try to have them bloom in late September / early October
29583 Low Water North Road, Alma, Kansas 66401
|Augusta, Kansas - Since 2016, Diana Burress
- B Realty Realtor/Broker has planted a field of sunflowers, open to
the public at no charge. The period this field was pretty was short in
2020 and the bloom was over in mid August. In 2022 there was not enough
rain and so few flowers bloomed that the field did not open to the public.
2023 seeds were planted June 23, plants bloom August 14 and lasted about
Take SW Thunder Road southwest of town to SW 115th Street,
and a half mile west.
|Baxter Springs, Kansas - For several years, the
City of Baxter Springs, Kansas has planted a sunflower
field along Historic Route 66 to give folks a photo opportunity
along The Route. It did not happen in 2020 & 2022. but there were sunflowers
in 2021 and they are back in 2023. Finished for 2023.
|Burns, Kansas - Walter's
Pumpkin Patch is one of the growing number
of pumpkin patches which are extending their season by adding sunflowers.
Last year they planted two crops side by side.
They offer many activities, such as a corn maze, two gift
shops, play areas, but the $22.78 admission seems high if you are just
there for the sunflowers. We liked the fresh warm donuts for a dollar.
The sunflower fields were open in August 2021, but were in bloom only briefly
in mid September 2022. They hope the sunflowers will be in bloom on
September 16 when the Pumpkin Patch opens for the season.
|Buhler, Kansas - 2023 is the fifth year of sunflowers
at Kansas Maze Sunflower Festival,
and it was open August 23 - September 7.
There are a few other things to do, such as jumping pillow,
giant puzzle and photo opportunities. 5K & 1 mile runs are scheduled
on August 26, 2023, but stay tuned.
|Clearwater, Kansas - In recent years, Klausmeyer
Farm & Pumpkin Patch, north of Clearwater, Kansas, has added
sunflower fields which are open to the public for a $2 fee. In 2022 they
planted three 40 acre fields with sunflowers, a few weeks apart, so they
bloomed over a longer period of time. In 2023 the first two Sunflowers
have bloomed and one more is anticipated in mid September.
We like a number of the things which Klausmeyers are doing,
including providing paths to make it easier to go into the fields. In addition,
they have left props for better photo opportunities like benches and round
|Edgerton, Kansas - Gieringers
Family Orchard & Berry Farm is a busy "u-pick farm" farm from
April through October. Since 2015, they have also offered public sunflower
fields. In 2022 there have been multiple sunflower fields in bloom different
times. Your $10 fee includes corn maze & kids mini maze, combine
slide & truck slide, kids play area, picnic area, food trucks and more.
first 2023 sunflower bloom was in July with just a few blooms remaining
on August 5. More flowers will come in the fall.
|Edgerton, Kansas - 2023 is the 5th year for sunflowers
at Lewis Farms. They have a large field, right next to Edgerton
Road, with better parking than most of the public sunflower fields. They
are open dawn to dusk. Taking photos is free, though there are donation
boxes. You can cut and purchase sunflowers for $2 each or 3 for $5. Mums
& pumpkins are also for sale after 3PM and all day on weekends. Sunflowers
are expected in September 2023.
18100 Edgerton Road, Edgerton, Kansas 66021
|Edgerton, Kansas - White Tail Run Winery &
Vineyard has small sunflower patches which are grown by the owner's
son and are open to the public for free when the wine tasting room is open:
Friday & Saturday noon-6PM and Sunday noon-4PM. The first small
2023 sunflower bloom is over with more expected sometime in the fall.
White Tail Run Winery & Vineyard, 2327 North 400 Road,
Edgerton, KS 66021 (913) 893-4003
|Lawrence, Kansas - Ted and Kris Grinter's
Sunflower Farm in Leavenworth County, between Lawrence and Tonganoxie.
have been inviting the public to see their sunflowers for over a decade
and it has become a phenomena. The Grinter family let the public come into
the fields and take photos for free. There is a place to leave a donation
and a dollar is requested if you take a flower with you.
The Grinters planted sunflowers in mid July and they
started blooming days before Labor Day. The fields should be good for photos
through about September 13th.
|Lawrence, Kansas - Hunsinger
Sunflower Patch is a 6 acre sunflower farm on the south side of
Lawrence. George and Cheryl Hunsinger started the field in 2016 to provide
a free place for the public to enjoy sunflowers without having to battle
the crowds that were growing at a nearby public field. In 2022, the bloom
reached its peak in the 3rd week of August and by August 28 most of the
bloom had past with one group of smaller plants still in bloom at the far
south end. There were still many people having a good time. The 2023
bloom will be over by the end of the first full week in September.
|Lindsborg, Kansas - After taking years off in
2020 and 2022, the Peterson
Farm Brothers Sunflower Trails are back. This year the field is
located outside Lindsborg, Kansas, just a couple of miles from Coronado
Heights Park, The flowers were at just about the perfect stage when
we visited on September 3, 2021. Trails were open through September 19!
Only a small part of the field still looks good.
Sunflower peak bloom was Labor Day weekend in 2023
and ended September 7.
|Manhattan, Kansas - A & H Farm is a farm market
with some attractions for children. The sunflower field in 2021 it was
small, sparse and you have to wade through a few inches of mud & water
to get to the sunflowers. The 2022 $15 fee is a little high if you are
just going for the sunflowers, but is more reasonable if you are there
to see goats and do other things. The produce market was nicer than than
the farm. Sunflowers are expected abut the first of September 2023.
1516 Collins Lane, Manhattan, Kansas 66502
|Manhattan, Kansas - Britt's Sunflower Field is
a 30 acre sunflower field operated by Britt's Garden Acres, a farm market
on the southwest side of town. Go to the market first to pay $5 for a wristband
and they will direct you to the field a couple of miles away. The sunflowers
were a little beat down from heavy rain the day we visited in 2021. There
were Guinea fowl in the field from nearby. Peak Sunflower bloom
in 2022 was about September 18. 2 fields are planted in 2023. The first
field is in bloom Labor Day weekend and should be good until about September
1000 South Scenic Drive, Manhattan, Kansas 66503
|Pomona, Kansas - Aunt B's Blossoms grows hand
picked seasonal flowers and has a sunflower field near Ottawa, Kansas which
blooms in early September each year. Visitors can reserve a time
slot between 6:30-8:30PM each evening for free. Donations are accepted
to benefit the Franklin County Cancer Foundation in memory of Cole Hayden,
Aunt Bís nephew. Reservations required.
The final day of the sunflower bloom was September
1720 Sand Creek Road, Pomona, Kansas 66076
|Scranton, Kansas - Eleanor's
Events is a public sunflower field a few miles south of Scranton,
Kansas. It grew out of a public service project by the Lyndon Leaders 4H
Club. No admission is charged, but donations are appreciated. Eleanor's
Events sunflower field was open August 24 - September 3, 2022. Final
day to visit is Labor Day in 2023.
1000 East 189th Street, Scranton, Kansas 66537
|Topeka, Kansas - Berry
Hill UPick Farm in Berryton, Kansas, just south of Topeka
is a public sunflower farm. The owners of Berry Hill UPick decided to plant
sunflowers to help draw attention to their strawberry farm. The farm started
growing sunflowers in 2017 and with the popularity of the Grinter's Sunflower
Farm in Leavenworth County, this seemed like a great way to gain visibility.
The first sunflowers bloomed in June 2023. The second
bloom concluded the first weekend in August and there will be one more
|Tecumseh Kansas - Arkenberg Farms is a CNG Certified
Farm grown natural vegetables near the Kansas Turnpike East Topeka Toll
Plaza. Each year they have a sunflower field open to the public. Admission
is $5 at a self pay station. In 2023 they do not have a sunflower field.
Arkenberg Farms, 645 Southeast Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh,
Kansas 66542 (785)231-9018
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