Sunflower Farms in Illinois – there are some amazing sunflower fields and sunflower mazes. Perfect for a family day out or to snap some photos for your Instagram! You can even pick the blooms at some farms and take them home.
Have a look at our post on the best places to visit Sunflower Fields in IL!
Richardson Adventure Farm
909 English Prairie Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081
Many farms have cool corn mazes, “but not many can live up to the size and detail of the Richardson Adventure Farm Corn Maze! With its 9 – 10 miles of trail winding through 28 acres of live corn, you are in for a challenge and a treat!
- 13 acres of sunflowers planted in a whimsical design with 3.2 miles of flowing trail to stroll through
- 25 different varieties of sunflowers
- Flowers of many different colors including orange, yellow, gold, red, and peach
- A “pick-your-own” Sunflower area
- Food trucks, beer and wine tent, and free use of picnic tables in the Festival Area
- Plentiful free parking
- Free carousel rides
- Free games to play – giant checkers, Jenga, cornhole, etc.
- Live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons
- Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome
McCann Berry Farm
18110 Kishwaukee Valley Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098
For a rustic, no frills picking experience then head on down to McCann Berry Farm where you will be made very welcome, whilst enjoying some fresh air and picking your berries.
“McCann Berry Farm in Woodstock, Illinois is celebrating 38 years of u-pick berries! Bob and Mary McCann planted their first strawberry crop in 1982, in rural Woodstock, on land bordering the North Branch of the Kishwaukee River.
While not certified organic, we use an Integrated Pest Management Approach to control crop pests, and use as little pesticides as possible. Our berry plants are selected for their disease and pest resistance, as well as, their taste. We monitor the crop for pests and use controls only when pest populations reach a level of potential crop destruction.”
McCann Berry Farm grows Blueberries and Sunflowers.
Stade’s Farm and Market – U-pick Sunflowers IL
3709 Miller Rd, McHenry, IL 60051
Stade’s Farm and Market has everything you need for a fun packed family day out in the country!
“Located in scenic McHenry County, Stade’s Farm & Market is approximately 50 miles Northwest of Chicago, Illinois. We produce 2,200 acres of corn, soybeans, and fresh fruits and vegetables that we sell directly to consumers through our Farm Market.
Stade Farm is a popular pick-your-own destination. We are offering both fruits and vegetables for you to harvest, including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, green beans, peppers, and more. We offer a beautiful apple orchard with many of your favorite apples and about 30 acres of pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall. Stade’s is home to a large entertainment area, including a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slides, hayrides, and a large variety of unique attractions. Our fall festival, Shades of Autumn, is a harvest time extravaganza featuring 35+ farm-related attractions, pumpkin picking, special events, great food, and lots of family-orientated fun.
Sunflower picking on the farm begins in mid-July and will last through late September. We have 2+ acres and 18 different varieties of sunflowers planted. We also grow other cut flowers such as snapdragons, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, and amaranthus.”
L&A Family Farms – Sunflower Maze and You-Pick Flower Meadow
21661 Staley Rd, Paris, IL 61944
L&A Family Farms have a sunflower maze, you-pick flower meadow, corn maze and pumpkin patch.
“Many people are familiar with corn mazes in the fall, but a summer sunflower maze is a new twist. In 2015, we planted a couple acres of sunflowers for bird seed. When the sunflowers were blooming, it was a beautiful site, and the idea of a sunflower maze was born.
If you are unfamiliar with outdoor ag mazes, you enter the maze at the starting point and wander your way through the paths looking for the exit. Don’t be surprised to find a few dead ends along the way.
The sunflower maze is dependent on Mother Nature, so be prepared. The paths could be muddy or dusty. The summer sun may make it hot and muggy. We suggest you bring bottled water and wear sun protection. Please be aware of the weather conditions while you are on the farm. If the weather becomes severe, we will close the maze until the threat passes.
Since this is a farm field, we recommend you wear closed toe shoes. If you are allergic to bee stings, exercise caution in the field because it will be full of pollinators while the sunflowers are in bloom.
Sunflowers are only in full bloom for a short period of time. They usually only last a week or two, depending on the weather. If you want to witness this spectacle, be prepared to act quickly! This is not the time to procrastinate.
We’ve got more than just sunflowers this year! Be sure to walk through our you-pick three acre cut flower meadow and one acre zinnia fields while visiting the maze. We also have bouquets of flowers for sale at the farm store!”
Von Bergen’s Country Market
9805 IL-173, Hebron, IL 60034
“Are you ready for another Sunflower Maze adventure?
Von Bergen’s Country Market is hosting its 3rd Annual Sunflower Festival with over 30 acres of sunshine.
Enjoy the day with your friends and family…making memories the old fashion way! Stroll through the beautiful sunflowers, take pictures, enjoy and breathe in the fresh country air.
Reservations are suggested to ensure entry, so make yours as soon as the blooming dates become available.”
Also see our post on the best farms in Illinois as well as our post on Sunflower Fields Near Me.