11 Sunflower Fields Near Chicago to Brighten Your Day

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Brighten your day by getting lost in a maze and cutting your own fresh flowers at these local sunflower fields near Chicago! These destinations often include mazes, u-pick, kids activities and more. Be sure to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and sunglasses when winding through the sunflower fields. If you plan on cutting fresh flowers to take home, be sure to bring shears to cut the flowers, a vase, and water. Check out the map to find a spot near you and plan your trip for sunflower season, which usually begins in July.

Sunflower Map

Are you searching for a “sunflower field near me”? We have a handy map so you can see where all of the below sunflower farms are located! Scroll down to see features and dates for each location.


Sunflower Fields

M & D Farms and Garden Center
14946 S. Bell Road
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 935-1715
The sunflower field will open in August 2022; check their website or Facebook page for updates.

Johnson’s Farm Produce
8960 East Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 962-1383
The sunflower festival will be September 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2022 from 8:00am – 6:00pm, with the last admission at 5:00pm. Admission is $10/person; sunflower pricing is TBD as of June. Fun Farm admission includes access to the U Pick fields, as well as activities including a jump pad and pillow, obstacle course, pipe swing, triple slide, pedal karts, and more.

Von Bergen’s Country Market
9805 IL Route 173
Hebron, IL 60034
(815) 648-2332
The Sunflower Festival opens July 15, 2022; regular hours are Mondays through Sundays from 10am – 6pm. Hours are subject to change and weather; Von Bergen’s suggests checking their Facebook page or calling ahead for updates. Tickets are $10/person online in advance and $12/person in-person at the farm.

Thompson Strawberry Farm
14000 75th Street
Bristol, WI 53104
(262) 857-2353
Pick-your-own sunflower season is projected to begin late July 2022. Last year, admission was $12/adults and $6/kids 3-10 and included a dozen flowers per adult admission. Check their website or Facebook page for updates.

Lannon Sunflower Farm
W204 N8525 Lannon Rd
Lannon, WI 53051
(414) 803-1542
Opening the weekend of July 16, 2022; check their Facebook page for updates, days, and hours, which change based on availability.

Stade’s Farm and Market
3709 West Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60051
(815) 675-6396
Sunflower picking is already ready for 2022, but check to see if they are available for picking on any given day. They update their Facebook page regularly with the day’s offerings, or you can call. Sunflowers are $2 each, $5 for 3 flowers, $25 per vase all you can fit inside (Zinnias may be picked for vases at the same price)

Heap’s Sunflower Harvest
4853 US Highway 52
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 475-7373
2022 information is not yet available as of July 11, but check back for more information. They are also updating their Facebook page with farm preparations.

Kuiper’s Sunflower Experience
1n145 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL 60151
(815) 827-5200
The 2022 Sunflower Experience will open August 27, 2022.

Tom’s Sunflower Fields
10214 Algonquin Road
Huntley, IL 60142
(847) 669-3421
Tom’s estimates the fields will be ready around July 16 to 18, 2022. Check their website for updates.

The Wildflower Farm
11332 West Dralle Road
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 966-3021
The Wildflower Farm estimates the fields will be ready in mid-July, 2022. Check their website for updates.

Sunflowers for Viewing

Matthiessen State Park
2500 IL-178
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 667-4868  

  • Flowers are ONLY FOR VIEWING and in bloom through July and start to wilt in August.
  • Free, no picking.
  • We recommend calling the state park before going to make sure the sunflowers are still in bloom.

Tips for Picking at Sunflower Farms

We found some great ideas we wanted to pass along to our readers! Jersey Family Fun has 11 tips for visiting sunflower farms.

Other Flower Farms with Picking

Nettle Creek Lavender Farm
8255 Pioneer Road 
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 325-1770

Proclamation Flowers
IL-102 &, S Rivals Rd
Custer Park, IL 60481
(779) 429-2234

  • You-pick sessions from July-September

Interested in more places to go outside? Head to our always updated page of Outdoor Places to Go and scroll through for tons of ideas!

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