Sunflower Fields in Michigan: 18 Fairytale Fields to Explore, Plus Sunflower Mazes & Sunflower Festivals

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Why Visit Sunflower Fields in Michigan?

Sunflowers for miles.

It’s a view you won’t get over anytime soon, and if you have a camera on you, you’ll be snapping photos from every imaginable angle.

What months do sunflowers bloom in Michigan?

Late summer is sunflower season in most of Michigan. The lower part of the state tends to harvest sunflowers earlier, but the bloom time really depends on the variety of sunflowers being grown on the Michigan farm.

If you’d like, you could chase sunflowers around Michigan starting in July and ending in September. You’ll find them planted in the Lower and Upper Peninsula of the Mitten State.

What Can I do at a Sunflower Field?

Farmers have gotten creative with their sunflower crops. Many now offer special photographer sessions.

Sunflower festivals are on the agenda (there’s one at Lewis Farms in New Era), and we even found one farm planning a maze through their sunflower fields in September.

Please follow farm rules and respect the crops these farmers work so hard on.

Where Are the Sunflowers in Michigan?

Sunflowers grow all over the state, in both the upper and lower peninsulas. Use this list of sunflower locations to discover when and where you can see sunflowers in Michigan.

 See also: 11 tips for visiting sunflower farms by my friend Jennifer of Jersey Family Fun.

Where to Find Sunflowers

Take a look at all of the Places you can Find Sunflower Fields Near You

Use the search bar below to sort sunflower fields by what is offered or region in Michigan.

Leabo Farm Sunflower Field and Sunflower Mazew

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

This Leelanau County sunflower field is located on a family farm near Suttons Bay, MI, with great views of West Grand Traverse Bay.

In addition to sunflowers, they have a farm-stand and a really cool old barn on the property.

Mitten Tree Sunflower Field

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Huge sunflower field includes a tree-shaped like a mitten on top of the hill. Fun photography spot.

This is a private farm. Take photos from the road.

The Lone Oak Sunflower Farm

Self-Serve, Mom and Pop, Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Come visit our 16 acre Sunflower field.
We will be opening in summer 2021, We will offer "cut your own sunflowers", as well as various scenes for amateur and professional photographers, and more.
Welcome to The Lone Oak Sunflower Farm. The farm is owned and operated by Matt and April Bobby.

Despite a few hurdles, the sunflowers seem to be growing quite well. The two decided they will open their farm to the public when the flowers start to bloom, the estimated time to be July or August.
They are allowing visitors to cut their own sunflowers as well as ready-cut sunflowers for those who do not wish to cut their own.

They are putting in various pods where there will be different scenes set up for photography.

You will be able to make an appointment to have your photos done at the farm by the Bobby's or you can bring your own photographer (fees will be posted at a later time). Their Facebook page will have updates on the progress of the flowers and when they will be able to open to the public. For this first "trial run" at farming on their own, they decided to sell the "cut your own" sunflowers for only a dollar each (NO LIMIT).

Munsell Farms Sunflower Fields in Michigan

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Free admission to the 60-acre sunflower field. Please be respectful of the plants, the field, and pay it forward to your customers ( if you are a photographer) in some way.

Full bloom expected to be mid-August 2021.

Westview Orchards Winery Sunflower Fields in Michigan

Festival Held at this, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

U-Pick Sunflowers by the half-dozen, dozen, or an all-you-can-fit bucket, includes a wagon ride to the field.

Note: when purchasing the bucket, all flowers must fit with the stem in the bucket.

Sunflower Days begins July 23, 2021, and includes wagon ride, access to the sunflower fields, Farm Fun Area, and sunflower field photo props.

Special Sunflower events includes yoga and craft nights.

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U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Updates on the status of sunflowers are posted on their website and Facebook page during the season.

Debucks Sunflower Fields in mIchigan

Photography, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Ten football fields of sunflower excitement, family activities, corn mazes, and a pumpkin patch.

Sunflower Mania is typically held in September, so be sure to check their website for dates.

Schell Family Farm Sunflower Fields in Michigan

Photography, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Starting around August we have over 7 acres of a beautiful Sunflower bloom PLUS newly added 3 acres of Wildflowers.

Stop by and wander through our maze, take pictures, and pick flowers to share with loved ones. We have multiple picnic tables or throw a blanket down and bring a lunch.

Hours for flower season are Thursday-Sunday 9am-4pm.

Grandpa Tinys Farm Sunflowers in Southeast Michigan

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

The fields are ONLY open for visiting and photography during the Frankenmuth Flower Festival, August 6-15, 2021.

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Photography, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

The 10 acres of u-pick flowers include 10 different sunflower varieties and over 35 different flowers.

U-Pick hours:
Closed Mondays-Wednesday
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Private photography field available for booking. No picking flowers from the photography field - and no professional photos in the U-Pick field.

blake farms sunflowers in michigan

Photography, Festival Held at this, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

This sunflower farm has two fields: Shorties (1-3ft) and Skyscrapers (up to 12ft)!

Open daily from 8am-5pm. They also offer PRIVATE after-hours photo sessions so bring your own photographer, crew and props.

Stop by Blake's for the inaugural Sunflower Festival September 4 - 6, 2021.

Admission includes a train ride to sunflower fields and maze, artisan market, free parking, live music, and more. Many photo ops, DIY crafts, food & drinks.

Eaton Kids Farm sunflowers

Self-Serve, Mom and Pop, Photography, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

The farm is a small plot approximately 75 yards by 30 yards.

You can private message us your order and we will have them ready for you on the day and time you need them if we are available.

The kids do 90% of the work on this farm and the money goes to them for their savings, car, spending, and giving funds.

If there is room in the driveway you are more than welcome to park in our driveway. If not, please park between the roundabouts on Dort Hwy between Cook Rd and I-75. We have a path mowed to our stand.
The first plot is likely to last for about 3 weeks and appears that it will be the tallest plot for pictures.

We are likely to have cut flowers until October 2021.

Please be mindful where you step when entering the sunflower so we want to preserve as many flowers as possible.

Tips for cutting flowers: Cut on an angle. Remove leaves.

Keep as cool as possible. Get into water ASAP. Change water daily.

Zilke Vegetable Farm sunflowers

Photography, Festival Held at this Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

There are paths throughout the fields to explore.

There are cute little photo-op setups, tractors to sit on, shady places to sit, kid-sized flowers to walk through, and more.
There are a half-million sunflowers to take pictures of, plus birds and butterflies and bees.

This is NOT a U-Pick farm. Pre-cut flowers are available for purchase.

Bring your camera and take lots of photos.

Professional photographers coming to our fields for a professional photo shoot for commercial use or profit, must purchase a Season Photography Pass.

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Photography, Festival Held at this Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

5-acres of brilliant-colored sunflowers for the 3rd annual Sunflower Days at Gull Meadow Farms. With more than 20 different varieties of sunflowers, this is an event you do NOT want to miss! We have many amazing “prop-stops” along the paths for you to capture those perfect photos as well.

Admission is $15/person (children under 36" tall are free) and will include entrance to the sunflower field, access to more than 10 different photo spots/prop stops, 1 u-cut bloom, family activity areas, and petting farm. New this year is a scenic wagon ride throughout the farm’s beautiful property on your way to the sunflower field.

There will also be an opportunity to add a French bucket with up to 10 u-cut blooms (limited quantity available) for $20, or purchase additional blooms on the day of your visit.

Purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee entry to Sunflower Days at the farm as capacity will be limited to ensure all our guests have some space to enjoy the field.

About this Sunflower Field

There will be pop-up U-pick opportunities for the 2021 season, but no official hours or festivals as the farm tries out new planting methods. Check their Facebook page for picking announcements.

Sunflowers are $1 each.

Corey Lake Orchards Sunflower Fields

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

They have two sunflower fields. Our smaller (2 acre) sunflower field has about 15,000 blooms, and the second, larger field typically blooms later in the year.

Check their website and Facebook pages for seasonal updates.

Professional photography sessions are available evenings and after hours for a fee. Check our photography policy for more information on this: https://coreylakeorchards.com/photo-policy/

Hall Farm Sunflower Fields in Michigan

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Guests can look out from a viewing platform at over 20 acres of sunflowers planted with over 400,000 plants.

bremer produce sunflower fields

Self-Serve Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Sunflowers are blooming!
- U-Pick Sunflower field is now open to the public!
- It is self serve (open 24/7) with an honors system cash box.
- $1 per cut flower (We accept Cash, Check, Venmo or Cash app)
- $2 per vase
- String and clippers and water are provided.

Would be a fun date night or family outing!

lisa hovinga sunflower fields west michigan

Self-Serve, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

If you type “Old 99 Hwy” into your GPS, you’ll likely be directed to this glorious field of sunflowers, according to Lisa Hovinga.

For those wanting more concrete directions, take 31 north to Fruitvale exit. Go west….(right) about 4.5 miles down and OLD 99 HWY is on your left!

Lisa tells us that “You will see the YELLOW FOR MILES! It’s awesome!”

Also….there is a box….it’s $2 for a sunflower stem. Just put in your money and cut your own bouquet!

Watch their Facebook page for updated procedures for 2021.

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Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Photography only, no U-pick. Pre-cut flowers available for purchase at the flower stand.

Full bloom is anticipated for late August - early September, 2021. Check their Faceboook page for updates.

Please not block the driveway or park on the road.

Rasch Sunflower Maze in West MI

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Stop by in September for the sunflower maze, u-pick apples, pumpkins, and fresh peaches complete with fall attractions and hayrides. The sunflower maze is haunted in October.

Liefde Farm sunflower field michigan

Photography Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

Hobby farm in West Michigan, we grow strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers and honey. Liefde is the Dutch word for Love (pronounced leaf-duh)

We grow the sunflowers for fun and like to share it with others. Our field is open to use for photography, but we ask that if you’re able to leave a donation to help with the cost, there is a mail box set up at the edge of the field.

Lewis Farms Sunflowers in Michigan

Photography, Festival Held at this, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

A full day of fun awaits at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo where we grow Fruit, Fun, & Memories on West Michigan’s lakeshore!

SHOP the market for fresh produce and homemade goodies, EXPLORE over 46+ activities for all ages, and MEET over 100+ unique animals including camels and kangaroos!
Explore fields of brilliant sunflowers during our Sunflower Festival.

Over 30 varieties of colorful blooms with lots of great photo ops.

Admission includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields, farm park attractions, and zoo access!

U-pick bouquets and vases will be available for purchase.

Deep Roots Produce sunflowers

Self-Serve, Mom and Pop, Photography, U-Pick Sunflower Field in Michigan

About this Sunflower Field

This family-owned farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables using sustainable practices.

They also provide produce from other local farms.

Lots of fall fun activities.
2.5 acre sunflower path.

The sunflowers are a paid attraction - admission is a small fee and u-cut stems are an additional fee.

Purchase individual stems or a bucket full.

Photographers will be allowed to take photos by scheduling time slots; check their Facebook page for more information.

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