The Best Sunflower Farms, Fields, and Festivals in the DC Area


What could be more glorious for an end to summer than some time spent picking — or even just admiring — sunflowers? The DC area has plenty of locations for seeing sunflowers from late summer to early autumn, in fields planted on public lands (no cutting allowed!), at pick-your-own farms and at all-out festivals of the giant golden blooms.

Heading out to buy or see sunflowers in the DC area? Be sure to pack:

  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • a hat
  • long clothing (to protect against bugs and sun)
  • a container for carrying your flowers home
  • scissors or clippers (some farms don’t provide them)
  • water
  • snacks or a picnic

As with all pick-your-own produce or flower sites, please be sure to call or check the web ahead of time to confirm times, prices and availability, as well as any site-specific rules or COVID-related guidelines.

Happy admiring!

p.s. Have a favorite sunflower locale that’s not listed below? Drop us a note!

best sunflower fields in the DC area
The DMV offers a variety of places to see sunflowers as summer winds down. (Photo by Bonnie Kittle via Unsplash)

Where to Find Sunflowers in the DC area

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🌻 = sunflowers to pick
🚫 = no cutting — only looking!
💲 = admission Fees
🎟️ = advanced tickets or reservations required

Maryland Sunflowers

Butler’s Orchard 🌻💲
22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD 20876
Sunflower Spectacular runs Aug. 6-15. Check the website for other pick-your-own produce availability.

Clarksville Sunflower Festival 🌻💲 🎟️
4979 Sheppard Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042
Weekends in August at Mary’s Land Farm. Entry is timed and tickets are limited; purchase online to guarantee admission.

Godfrey’s Farm 🌻 
302 Leager Road, Sudlersville, MD 21668 (a bit farther afield)
Check in at the market (during regular market hours) before picking.

Goldpetal Farms 🌻💲
37260 Manor Rd, Chaptico, MD 20621
Sunflower mazes and pick-your-own flowers. Admission paid on site; no reservations needed. The 2021 season is dedicated to the painter Bob Ross.

Homestead Farm 🌻💲
15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, MD 20837
Call or check ahead for sunflower availability.

McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area 🚫
See map on website for details — Poolesville, MD
Sunflowers are planted at this wildlife area as a food source for mourning doves and other songbirds. Visitors are welcome to admire and photograph the flowers, but removing or destroying the plants is prohibited.

Rocky Point Creamery 🌻
4323A Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora, MD 21790
Sunflowers are coming! Check the Facebook page for the latest details.

Summers Farm 🌻💲🎟️
5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, MD 21703
Festival starts Aug. 21. Admission includes a wagon ride to the sunflower field and one sunflower bloom to take home. (More blooms can be purchased.)

Sunflowers of Lisbon 🌻💲
11788 Route 216, Fulton, MD 20759
Sunflower festival at Maple Lawn runs through Sept. 6. Tickets can be purchased online or with cash on site.

The Sunflower Garden 🌻 💲 🎟️
2390 Manchester Rd, Westminster, MD 21157
Advanced tickets sometimes required — check the garden’s Facebook page for updates.

Valley View Acres 🌻💲
4005 Valley View Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Sunflower Festival is weekends July 24-Aug. 22. Admission paid on site — cash only.

sunflowers dc areaVirginia Sunflowers

Auburn Farm Sunflower Patch 🌻💲
17736 Auburn Road, Brandy Station, VA
Coming in September.

Braehead Farm 🌻
1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pick-your-own farm offers produce and flowers, with no entry fees or reservations required (except for special events). Call ahead for sunflower availability.

Burnside Farms 🌻💲
11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181
Save a few dollars by purchasing tickets online. Sunset visits available.

Every Soul Acres 🌻
2411 Flook Lane, Keezletown, VA 22832
Coming in September. Call or check ahead to confirm availability and pricing.

Fresh Branch Farm 🌻💲
13801 N Ivey Mill Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23838
Check the Facebook page for dates and times.

Great Country Farms 🌻💲
34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135
Pick-your-own farm offers sunflowers, peaches and more. Check the website for sunflower availability.

Liberty Mills Farm 🌻💲
9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972 (a bit further afield)
Sunflower Festival will take place Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 4-6. Golden Hour tickets (for Saturday evenings) must be purchased in advance.

Messick’s Farm Market 🌻
6025 Catlett Rd, Bealeton, VA 22712
Check the Facebook page for sunflower availability.

Got a favorite sunflower location to add? Drop us a note!

best sunflower fields in the DC area
Strike a pose at these sunflower locales. (Photo by Chris Hardy via Unsplash)


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