17 Sunflower Fields in Minnesota You Have to SEE!
Nothing brings a smile to my face more than the sight of a bright sunflower. One thing I wasn’t expecting driving around Minnesota this summer was to see all the best Sunflower Fields in Minnesota. They have become a new summer tradition for many and for some, it’s a perfect way to wrap up the summer.
Positioned between berry picking season and fall favorites like apple picking and corn mazes. You’re probably wondering, where to find sunflower fields in Minnesota? The good news is, that they are hiding in plain sight. You’ve probably been by a few already and didn’t even know it.
A few sunflower fields in Minnesota were affected and lost their crops and annual sunflower festivals were canceled. I’ve been able to verify that all these locations are up and running in 2023. Hopefully, I’ll we’ll be able to add a few more next year.
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Where to find Sunflower Fields in Minnesota in 2023
Crazy Legs Farm and Pumpkins
Location: 19151 Biscayne Ave, Farmington, MN 55024
Crazy Legs Farm and Pumpkins has a beautiful Sunflower Field to explore. Hidden inside you’ll find a whimsical swing set. This is a perfect location for a fun photoshoot. In addition, you’ll also see that they have an epic corn maze, vineyard, and pumpkins!
Fish Sunflower Field | Multiple
Location: Buffalo, Monticello, Zimmerman, Big Lake, Kimball, Montrose, Gibbon, Andover, Braham, and Albert Lea
Fish Sunflowers Fields have been growing in Minnesota for the last seven years. All of their farms are free to enter and roam around. Their goal is to ‘Spread the Sunshine’.
Fish Sunflowers have 11 different fields located all near the Twin Cities. Keep an eye on their website to see when each field is blooming. Come get your photos taken in their beautiful flower field. Each of their fields has a different theme, including one for hometown heroes.
Green Barn Garden Center | Isanti
Location: 26501 Highway 65 NE, Isanti, MN 55040
Sunflower Farm at Green Barn Garden Center have been growing sunflowers for 25 years. They plant the black oil sunflower seed. Their sunflower field flowers start blooming from the end of July through August. Each weekend, a new food truck stops by.
This garden center does a great job of helping you get the cute family pictures you are looking for with props throughout the field like tractors, a fire truck, a piano, a wagon to stand on, and more. Get your photos taken for your family to remember. Tickets are per person.
Minnesota Harvest Craft Cider Bar & Orchard | Jordan
Location: MN Harvest Apple Orchard & Event Center, 8251 Old Hwy 169 Blvd, Jordan, MN 55352
There is always something blooming at the Minnesota Harvest Craft Cider Bar and Orchard in Jordan MN. The Sunflower season starts in August with multiple patches all blooming at different times.
Check their website for hours. In addition to Sunflowers, you can also get a craft cider, apples, a corn maze, and more!
Sunflowers may have brought you to Jordan but there is a bunch of other stuff to do while you are there. Some of my favorites are MN’s Largest Candy Store and ZAPs Arcade.
Treasured Haven Farm | Rush City
Location: Treasured Haven Farm, 53407 Government Rd, Rush City, MN 55069
In Rush City on the Scenic St Croix Riverway, Treasured Haven Farm is a working farm, growing organic black oil sunflower seed for pet treats, bird seed, and animals. They have spaced out their sunflowers to ensure that their beautiful sunflowers are in bloom from mid-July through mid-September. This is a sunflower experience not to be missed.
One thing I like about visiting this property is that photo opportunities are not limited to the sunflowers, there are also natural prairie areas, woodlands, and overlooking the other farm fields and animals. There is a nominal fee to enter per carload.
Twin Cities Maze | Brooklyn Park
Location: 8001 109th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
The Twin Cities Maze is a new location for sunflowers. In Brooklyn Park Minnesota, on Highway 169, is their Pumpkin Patch and Sunflower Field. Opens daily starting in September through November. you’ll be able to walk through their field. When you’re done, buy a ticket to their corn maze.
See Related: 9 of the Best Corn Mazes in the Twin Cities in 2021
Sever’s Festivals | Shakopee
Location: 3121 W 150th St, Shakopee, MN 55379
This was a completely hidden treasure. While enjoying Severs Fall Festival in September we spotted a whole field of Sunflowers still in bloom. In a variety of different colors. To see them, you’ll need a ticket to the fall festival.
I’ve got a full review: 10 Top Experiences at Severs Corn Maze in Shakopee You Can’t Miss
Or check out some of the other great things to do in Shakopee MN!
Waldoch Farm | Lino Lakes
Location: Waldoch Farm Garden Center, 8174 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN, 55014
Waldoch Farm has planted six acres of gorgeous sunflowers, with 150,000 seeds. You’ll be able to stroll through this amazing landscape. What makes Waldoch Farm different from the others is the Joyer Adventure Farm with activities for the kids like Farm Animals, Low Ropes Course, Zoom Mountain, wagon ride, and more.
They also have U-Pick flowers, allowing you to take home sunflowers from your adventure. Tickets are on sale now with the field ready for bloom in late July – August.
When to see Sunflowers in Minnesota
Sunflowers typically bloom in Minnesota in August and September, making this the best time to see them. Sunflower fields in Minnesota scan start blooming as early as July.
Most fields will plant fields at different times to ensure there is always something blooming. Each individual bloom lasts for about 10 days. Depending on the farm, you may need to hurry. Other farms have multiple crops growing at different times.
What is the best time to see sunflower fields in Minnesota?
The best time to see the sunflower fields in Minnesota is during August and September, when the sunflowers are in full bloom.
What are the best sunflower fields to visit in Minnesota?
There are many beautiful sunflower fields in Minnesota, but some of the best ones to visit include the Sunflower Ranch in Forest Lake, Fresh Acres Farm in Monticello, and the sunflower fields at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.
What are some fun facts about sunflowers?
Sunflowers are native to North America and were cultivated by Native Americans for food and medicinal purposes. They can grow up to 5 acres in size and are known for their ability to turn their heads to face the sun as it moves throughout the day.
Where are the best sunflower fields in Minnesota located?
Some of the best sunflower fields in Minnesota are located in Monticello, Forest Lake, and Chaska.
How many acres of sunflowers are planted in Minnesota?
It is difficult to determine how many acres of sunflowers are planted in Minnesota each year. It is estimated that Minnesota is the third largest producer of sunflowers in the United States.
How do you plant sunflower fields in Minnesota?
If you are interested in planting a sunflower field in Minnesota, it is important to choose a sunny location with well-draining soil. Sunflowers should be planted in late May or early June, and should be spaced about 2 feet apart.
Tips for seeing Sunflowers Fields
- Bring a Camera
- Most fields, especially free fields, don’t have amenities.
- Pick up after yourself.
- Remember that you are on someone’s private property and are a guest. In years past, I’ve heard some stories about people trampling fields and being obnoxious to get their picture. Don’t ruin it for everyone. Please be respectful.
- I always recommend calling, or checking online before visiting, especially with the short bloom window.
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What are you waiting for?
Sunflowers bring so much joy to people’s faces. With so many sunflower fields in Minnesota, there really isn’t a good excuse not to go. If you are like me and love these flowers, pick up a sunflower seed kit and grow some in your house.