Need something beautiful to look forward to? Everyone flocked to Stonebank Sunflower Farm in 2019, and there won’t be sunflowers there this year again, but there are many places to look for sunflowers. What I love about the sunflowers is their beautiful heads, sticking up into the sky, standing so tall. A magnificent plant, don’t you think so, too?! Find where you can find sunflower farms locally in and around Waukesha County and Lake Country!
Before you hop in the car, be sure be prepared. Be prepared to respect the farm that you are going to. These beautiful plants should be enjoyed by all. Please follow all farm rules as to where you can walk or stand and what you can touch. Please also give back if there is an option for a donation. Lastly, if you are going to the farm to pick the sunflowers (if allowed), please be sure to bring your own scissors or container with water if noted by the farm. Find 11 tips for visiting sunflower farms by my friend Jennifer of Jersey Family Fun.
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Bloom Fine Arts for Preschoolers
Our Academic Year (September – May) program is designed to be a 2-day per week creative fine arts educational program for preschoolers (ages 3 and 4). Families may choose a Monday/Wednesday program or a Tuesday/Thursday program. We can also accommodate families seeking a 4-day program (Monday – Thursday). The program runs from 8:30am – 11:30am. Snack is provided.
Please send us an email at info@bloomforpreschoolers(dot)com
and we’ll get back to you ASAP!
Sunflower Farms in and Around Waukesha County
*Please call ahead, check the sunflower farm websites or Facebook pages to make sure they are open for visitors and to abide by their rules so no sunflowers are ruined or trampled.
W2364 Cty Rd Y, Mayville, WI 53050
The sunflower field is past it’s full bloom for the 2021 season. They are no longer taking photo opportunities by appointment for August. Please contact the farm directly for details, linked above for additional questions.
Lannon Sunflower Farm
W204 N8525 Lannon Rd, Lannon, WI 53051
Sunflowers are planted and growing! They are OPEN and in PEAK Bloom as of July 26, 2021! Admission is $20 (cash) per vehicle. Open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Labor Day/while supplies last. Be sure to bring your own container/vase and clippers/scissors. See our 2020 visit below and above.
W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson, WI
Anticipated blooming dates are September through October, 2021. Opening day for fall fun is September 18, 2021!
Basse’s Taste of Country
3190 County Line Q, Colgate, WI 53017
Basse’s is hosting their second annual Apple and Sunflower Fest in September 2021. It will be September 9th through the 12th, 2021. The experience includes a bag of apples, a sunflower maze, zinnia walk through, photo opportunities, and an optional grain train ride!
Thompson Strawberry Farm
14000 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104
2020 was the first year with the pick your own sunflower patch. AND they are back in 2021! Doubling their production from last year, find 40 acres of sunflowers with paths that are cut out of the field for you to walk around. There are large grass areas to enjoy the summer sun, and take a leisurely walk around the field. The goal is to have everyone enjoy a nice summer day in the country and bring home some beautiful flowers.
$12 adult/$6 child (3 -10 years old)
July through September 2021
Bring your own shears/scissors and a vase for the flowers. Admission includes 6 sunflowers.
The farm will provide water.
1326 US Highway 12 and 18, Deerfield, WI 53531
The sunflower and zinnia fields are in full bloom for you (and the butterflies!) to enjoy. They open August 6, 2021 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in August. The mega-sized wagons will allow for socially distanced rides to the fields. The farm has worked with nature to provide amazing photo opportunities amongst the sunflowers and zinnias (including gorgeous sunset shots!). The backyard is abounding with activities to playfully run off some energy. Oh and don’t forget to visit with the sweet, new baby goats! With plenty of space to social distance, the whole family can have safe fun. Online tickets are highly encouraged.
9616 W. Bonniewell Road, Mequon, WI 53097
Sunflowers should be available for pick-your-own through the end of September 2021. Please bring your own shearers or scissors. It’s recommended to wear bug repellant while visiting the farm. Admission is $5 (under three are free). Included in admission is 3 stems. Additionally you can purchase 6 stems for $10 or 12 stems for $20.
N5648 S. Farmington Road, Helenville, WI 53137
The Sunflower Field will open on Saturday, July 31! It is now the end of the season. They are no longer charging admission to the sunflower field. Sunflower heads are $1 a head. Come out and enjoy our beautiful flowers, pick some blueberries, get some sweet corn, and treat yourself to some of our famous donuts and delicious baked goods. They are open 7-7. In 2019, team member Heather took the above picture at Jelli’s in front of their beautiful sunflowers. They welcome all ages to the field, including aspiring photographers. Additional sunflowers may be purchased. The field will be open for approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
The Bowery Barn
N2201 County Road P, Rubicon, WI 53078
The Bowery Barn is hosting Sunflower mini-sessions. Last call for their Sunflower Field Elopement & Vow Renewals August 13th, 2021; they only have 2 timeslots left. 8-10 am and 2-4 pm are still available.
Appleland Farm Market
4177 WI-57, Fredonia, WI 53021
Appleland Farm Market will be holding their annual Fall Festival Sept 18 & 19. They are open daily in-season. Sun-Wed 10-5 and Thu-Sat 9-6. Follow on Facebook. They also have a corn maze and will have a field of sunflowers that should be in bloom in mid September.
Christmas on Indian Lore
7790 Indian Lore Rd, West Bend, WI
ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: The sunflowers are just STARTING to bloom (August 2021). Christmas on Indian Lore will be taking reservations beginning in August 2021 for the sunflower fields. If interested you can call or text at 262-689-2234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for available times, and prices.
They welcome anyone who wants to take pictures.
Oak Rest Farms Sunflowers
6138 S. Pine Street, Burlington, WI 53105
NOW CLOSED for 2021 season.
Please enter at your own risk and no pets. It’s a field and the ground will be uneven in areas. Please consider shoes without heels. Parking is only allowed on the road on the same side as the flowers. Closing first week of September 2021.
Shimon Sunflower Farm
2575 County Road Cc, Slinger, Wisconsin 53086
Open for the 2021 season. Sunday through Friday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Saturdays 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. They feature 10 different types of sunflowers.
Admission is $20 per car, which includes entrance to the farm and one dozen u-pick sunflowers. They recommend bringing your own scissors and a vase.
*September 2021 is the end of the season. The flowers are starting to reach their final stages of beauty.
N7416 County Road I Juneau, WI 53039
September is Sunflower time at Waldvogel’s Farm! They will have thousands of sunflowers blooming. Bring your camera and create many instagrammable moments! They will be open from September 18 thru September 30th (closed on Mondays) in 2021 for sunflower pictures. If you just want to see the main sunflower patch, there is no charge for admission. However, if you want to do their 70+ activities at their farm, tap the link above for pricing.
The Orchard Store at Old Homestead/Flower Bee
7814 Raynor Ave, Franksville, WI 53126
22428 7 Mile Road, Franksville, WI 53126
Flower bee flowers – The flowers at the U-Pick flower farm (FLOWER BEE) look like they will be prime for picking! They opened on July 24 and 25, 2021. They will be open Saturday and Sundays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in 2021.
Sunflowers – Sunflowers at the orchard will be ready Labor Day weekend (Sept 4-5) . This year we have an EIGHT ACRE Sunflower Maze planted just for you. Find their apple picking info here.
Roots and Stems Flower Farm
11627 W. Highland Rd. Mequon, WI
The sunflower path will be open everyday from 7am – 7pm, weather dependent. Late July and early August 2021 will be the best times to visit!
Gwenyn Hill Farm
N130W294, Bryn Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188
Gwenyn Hill is a sustainable, integrated, organic farm. They care for the livestock, crops, orchard, and market garden, as well as for the soil, woods, water, and wildlife. Conservation and farming go hand-in-hand. This Wisconsin farm is an interconnected, ecological web.
They did not plant sunflowers in 2021, check back in 2022!
Stonebank Sunflower Farm
N68W33866 County Road, Oconomowoc 53066
Not in bloom for 2021 – stay tuned as the flowers are planted in different fields due to crop rotation. They hope to be back in Stonebank in the future years!
If you feel like hopping in the car for a short road trip, find sunflower farms near Appleton, WI or 6 sunflower fields near Chicago to brighten your day! A longer car ride, might find you in Michigan. They have sunflower fields to visit as well!