If you live in or near Illinois and googled “sunflower fields near me” you are in the right place. There are several beautiful sunflower fields and farms throughout Illinois for those that want to enjoy being in nature or take photos for instagram. Keep reading for a list of the best sunflower fields in Illinois.
Sunflower Fields in Illinois
Below is a list of sunflower fields in Illinois. I have included useful information you need to plan your visit, including addresses, hours, dates as well as links to their websites and facebook pages. Note: Some sunflower farms close the mazes to the public after rain/bad weather so make sure to check their facebook pages and/or websites for the most up to date hours, dates and weather related closures before you go.
Sunflower Farms in Northern Illinois
There are several sunflower fields near Chicago in Northern Illinois. These sunflower fields and mazes make for a great day trip from Chicago in the summer or early fall.
Von Bergen’s Country Market
Von Bergen’s Country Market is hosting its 4th Annual Sunflower Festival with over 30 acres of sunflowers. Pets are not allowed on the farm except for trained ADA service animals. They will have a variety of events throughout the season, and will post regular updates. Reservations are suggested to ensure entry, since this place is very popular and gets crowded especially on weekends.
Check their facebook page or call the sunflower hotline (815) 648-2332 for up to date bloom dates.
Where: 9805 IL Route 173, Hebron, Illinois 60034 about 73 miles northwest of Chicago (close to the Wisconsin border)
Dates: Opening July 15, 2022.
Hours: Open 10:00am to 6:00pm daily
Cost: General Admission Tickets are $10 per person, or at the entrance for $12 per person. Kids 3 and under are free.
M&D Farms And Garden Center
M & D Farms And Garden Center is a large garden center but also has a cut your own sunflower field with 4 different varieties. NO professional photography at this time (this is a cut flower field only).
Check their Facebook page for most current information.
Where: 14946 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, Illinois (about 31 miles from Chicago)
Dates: Sunflower field will open July 29, 2022.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3 (field closes a half hour before closing times). Hours are subject to change.
Cost: The fee for visitors is $7 each which includes 1 sunflower. The entry fee is
3yrs old and under are $2 each which also includes 1 sunflower. Any additional sunflowers are $2 each.
Keller’s Farmstand has a 3-acre pick-your-own sunflower field with 3 acres of sunflowers and over 60,000 blooms. There are photos opportunities in the field. The farm has a children’s play area. Pets are NOT allowed.
Check their facebook page, twitter or instagram for updates on their opening date.
Address: 2500 Johnson Rd, Oswego, IL (about 45 miles southwest from Chicago)
Dates: Open Fridays and weekends from July 29 thorough August 14, 2022 but more dates may be added.
Hours: Fridays from 10:30-5:30 (last ticket sold at 4:30); Saturday-Sunday from 9:30-4:30 (last ticket sold at 3:30).
Cost: Online tickets are $16.99+fees. Walk-ups are welcome but quantities at the ticket booth may be limited, and are subject to a higher ticket price of $19.99. Children ages 4 and under are free, no ticket needed. They offer a discount of $2 to seniors (65+) and to military personnel who present appropriate and valid identification – but only for walk-up customers. One ticket includes access to their Cut Flower Field, Sunflower Field, and their summer playground for children. Go to KellersFlowerFields.com to purchase tickets in advance.
Heap’s Pumpkin Farm
Heaps Giant Pumpkin Farm will have over 9 acres of sunflowers, zinnias and other flowers to take photos and cut your own flowers. Tickets are available for purchase.
Check their facebook page for more information.
Where: 4853 US Highway 52, Minooka, Illinois (about 52 miles southwest of Chicago)
Dates: The 2022 sunflower harvest will be open August 26-September 18, 2022 but additional dates may be added.
Hours: Daily from 10am-7pm.
Cost: $12 per person for ages 3 & up.
Tom’s Farm Market
Tom’s Farm Market has 4 acres of sunflowers with fun photo ops along the way. They do not have a wagon ride to the Sunflower Field. It is about a 0.2 mile walk from their side yard (5 – 8 minutes). Their is also a small play area for children. Pets are not allowed at the farm. Professional Photography needs to be scheduled for before and after regular maze hours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and availability.
Check their facebook page or instagram for daily updates.
Address: 10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley, IL 60142 (about 53 miles northwest from Chicago)
Dates: Opening July 17, 2022. Season is expected to last about 2-3 weeks.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm, last ticket entry at 3:00pm; Saturday: 9:30am – 5:00pm, last ticket entry at 4:00pm & Sunday: 9:30am – 4:00pm, last ticket entry at 3:00pm
Cost: Tickets are $12.39 per person which includes access to their small children’s play area. Ticketing is limited and MUST be purchased online to guarantee admission to the event.
Stade’s Farm and Market
Stade’s Farm and Market has 2+ acres and 18 different varieties of sunflowers planted for 2022. They also grow other cut flowers such as snapdragons, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, and amaranthus. Flower clippers are provided if needed. Sunflowers are available for picking right now!
Check their facebook page or call (815) 675-6396 for most current information.
Where: 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, Illinois (about 60 miles north of Chicago close to the Wisconsin border)
Dates: Sunflower picking on the farm begins around the beginning of July and will last through late September, 2022. Sunflowers are available for picking right now.
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm.
Cost: Price for cut your own sunflower flowers is $2 each or $5 for 3 flowers or fill a vase full for $25. (Zinnias may be picked for vases at the same price). They accept all forms of payment except American Express.
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch has 4 acres of bright sunflowers and has strategically placed some fun stops along the path to stage your own photos. No pets are allowed. Check their Facebook page for current updates.
Where: 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove, Illinois 60140 (50 miles northwest from Chicago)
Dates: The sunflower maze is opening July 30, 2022.
Hours: 10am-6pm daily
Cost: $5 per person. Tickets only available at the maze entrance.
Kuipers Family Farm
Kuipers Family Farm will have over 7 acres of 20+ different sunflower varieties in the fieldss. The experience goes ‘full bloom’ on weekends with live music and delicious farm-fresh food options on the scenic orchard lawn. More information will be posted soon.
Check their facebook page and website or call (815) 827-5200 for most current information.
Address: 1N145 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL 60151 (about 58 miles west of Chicago)
Dates: The 2022 Sunflower Experience opens August 27, 2022.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9AM-6PM and Sunday 10AM-6PM (Last admission to the field is 5:00 PM M-F and 5:30PM weekends)
Cost: $14.99 admission Per Person which includes 1 Bloom; $2.00 per extra bloom. Children 2 and under admitted free. They also offer combination tickets for those that want to go apple picking. Admission available on-site only (no online tickets).
Sunflower Fields in North Central Illinois
Matthiessen State Park
Matthiessen State Park is an Illinois state park with beautiful rock formations located a few miles south of the more famous and popular Starved Rock State Park. This underrated park has a 60-acre sunflower field (in the southern part of the park behind the model airplane field).
Where: 2500 IL-178, Oglesby, Ilinois 61348 (about 96 miles southwest of Chicago)
Dates: Sunflowers are usually in peak bloom around mid-July to late July.
Hours: 7 am– 8:30 pm daily
Cost: Free (picking flowers is not allowed)
Sunflower Farms in Central Illinois
L&A Family Farms
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L&A Family Farms has 3 separate flower fields (sunflowers, zinnias and a new wildflower meadow), nature trails, farm animals, and concessions. They will have two NEW offerings this year, Sunflower Yoga and Professional Photography. They ask that visitors sign the WAIVER on their website before coming to the farm.
Check their facebook page and twitter for most current information. They also have a dedicated sunflower page on their website with daily updates.
Where: 21661 Staley Rd, Paris, Ilinois 61944. It is located close to the Indiana border about 186 miles south of Chicago and 90 miles west of Indianapolis.
Dates: Opening July 16, 2022. Sunflowers are expected to be in bloom until early August.
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Cost: General admission is $8/person on weekdays and $10/person on weekends. Admission includes one free sunflower bloom (u-pick). Kids 2 & under are admitted for free.
Sunflower Farms in Southwestern Illinois
Eckerts Farm is the largest family-owned pick-your-own orchard in the US. They have a 2-acre Sunflower Trail.
Check their facebook page and twitter for most current information. They also have a dedicated sunflower page on their website.
Where: 951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220 (about 20 miles from St. Louis, Missouri)
Dates: The sunflower field is now open from July 29 through August 7, 2022.
Cost: $5.00 per person (plus $6.50 field admission fee) which includes a cut sunflower, sunflower sticker, and a sunflower cookie from the Eckert’s Bakery. Click here to purchase tickets to the Sunflower Experience (a field access pass is also required).
Have you visited any sunflower fields in Illinois?