By Heather Rader
Posted On: Aug 20, 2021
It's sunflower season in Ohio! The cheerful blooms dot farms across the state from late summer to early autumn. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly excursion, to cut your own bouquet or for a fun colorful photo backdrop, these sunflower farms in Ohio will certainly brighten your day. Now is the perfect time to experience the bright golden fields and Ohio has some of the prettiest sunflower farms in the country!
Check out these sunflower fields in Ohio that are currently in bloom:
22 Acres Farm in Heath
This charming family farm in Heath features fifteen sunflower varieties planted across five acres. Designed to be more of a garden, the sunflower fields at 22 Acres Farm can be enjoyed by all, as the connecting paths are handicapped accessible. Admire the pretty blooms, snap lots of photos, shop the Sunflower Store for locally made products, and visit the Honey Hive for delicious mixed lemonades.
S'miles of Sunflowers in Pataskala
Lynd's S'miles of Sunflowers features over a million blooms on thirty-five acres. Thirty sunflower varieties can be found at three separate locations: Pataskala, Urbana, and The Patch on 37 (blooming in September). You'll find miles of sunflowers, lots of fun photo opportunities and plenty of great spots to picnic amongst the cheerful blooms.
Maria's Field of Hope in Avon
Maria's Field of Hope is inspired by the memory of Maria McNamara, who at just 7-years old lost her battle with cancer. The Prayers from Maria Foundation is dedicated to funding global research for childhood glioma. Each year, thousands of people visit the golden fields located in Avon (blooming in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) and at Cedar Point. While these sunflowers are to admire only, visitors can dedicate a flower in memory of a loved one or to honor a special occasion or person in their life.
There's even more sunflowers currently blooming at Lohstroh Family Farms in Mt. Sterling, Hendren Farm Market in Johnstown, Maize Valley in Hartville,Coshocton Sunflower Festival and SchoolHouse Farms in Rockford.
These sunflower fields will bloom in September:
Ramseyer Farms in Wooster
Celebrate the joyful blooms during Sunflower Days at Ramseyer Farms with thousands of sunflowers awaiting to be admired in their nine-acre field. Admission includes access to the u-pick sunflower field, one free sunflower and over fifty farm activities.
Branstool Orchard in Utica
Acres of sunflowers await at Branstool Orchards in Utica. Cut Your Own flowers, snap colorful photos (be sure to take a selfie with the LOVE sign made of fruit boxes), visit the farm market or pick your own seasonal fruit.
Tips for visiting sunflower farms:
- Sunflower growing season is dependent on the weather, they typically bloom early August through late September. Be sure to check with the farm for availability prior to visiting.
- Sunflowers attract bees, other pollinators, and insects, be prepared to share the fields with these little creatures.
- Bring your own shears to cut the sunflower stems as most farms have a limited supply of shears available to borrow.
- Please be respectful of the farm's property and follow posted rules.