Do you love sunflower fields?
I have written about Michigan many times before. That's because there are many things to see and do, including camping in the Upper Peninsula.
What you might not know, is that Michigan is also known for its spectacular sunflower fields!
Jennifer and I love to explore the sunflower fields in Michigan that bloom from late July through mid-August.
It is the place to be if you want to pick flowers or get your sunflower fix!
Best Sunflower Fields in Michigan
The sunflowers bloom from late July through early August. If you cannot make it this year, it's never too early to plan a visit for next year.
The following is my list of the best sunflower farms and fields in Michigan.
Location: 7775 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Not your average sunflower field, Grandpa Tiny's Farm hosts the Frankenmuth Flower Festival. It's more than just acres of sunflowers. You can experience u-pick offerings, food trucks, Dinner in the Sunflowers, the Sunflower Fun Color Run, Plein Air Painters, and craft vendors.
The sunflower festival is held annually in early August.
Location: 10055 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney, MI 48169
This lovely family farm is owned and operated by Chris and Dea Schell. It sits on 250-acres and offers entertainment from July through Christmas.
The farm features apple picking, a pumpkin patch, and Christmas trees. Plus, you can hop into their wagon ride to experience one-of-a-kind trails.
In late July, early August, come experience their more than seven acres of sunflowers. They even have an additional three acres of wildflowers to see!
If you love sweets, pick up some of the Schell Family Farm Syrup made completely in-house. They have different flavors to choose from, including walnut, hickory, maple, and an exclusive, “mickory.” They will release a new apple-flavored version this season.
Location: 50240 Martz Road, Belleville, MI 48111
This farm knows how to do harvest season with a pumpkin patch and sweet treats from the country kitchen! They also have summer fun covered between their 15-acres of corn mazes and u-pick sunflowers.
The DeBuck family started growing their sunflowers in 2017. Then a few years later, they added 5 acres of lavender for you to enjoy.
You need an admission ticket to visit the farm. Sunflowers cost $5 for a one dozen bag, $10 for a two dozen bag, or $25 for a bucket that can hold three to four dozen. You can also purchase a $10 lavender bundle. Always call ahead to check current prices.
4. Leabo Farm
Location: 9224 E. Duck Lake Road, Suttons Bay, MI
If rolling hills of yellow flower fields are what you are after, head over to Leabo farm. They even provide you with a ladder to climb for a birds-eye view of the spectacular acres of sunflowers.
This family-run farm offers an exceptional u-cut bloom sunflower season. Cheer up your RV with a gorgeous yellow bunch today!
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Location: 8614 US-127, St. Johns, MI
Uncle John's Cider mill will serve you fresh cider and a donut, but that is not all.
During the season sunflower days, you can enjoy BBQ and live music, all while you cut sunflowers.
Location: 8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083
Don't miss Gull Meadows Farms Sunflower Festival in August. You can check out their five acres of sunflowers, in colors of yellow, red, plum, white, and more!
The farm manager, Justin Wendzel, says that the multi-colored sunflowers are planted in mid-May. That way they can bloom for about two full weeks in August.
An admission ticket costs about $13 per person, with children under 36″ admitted for free. Always call ahead to check current prices.
Each ticket provides visitors with a wagon ride out to the fields filled with sunflowers in full bloom. Each visitor can also take home a free flower. There is fun to be had by the whole family!
7. Dow Gardens
Location: 1809 Eastman Avenue, Midland, MI 48640
Dow Gardens is a gorgeous botanical garden site to visit any time during the year. If it's sunflowers you seek, they have several gardens featuring beautiful sunflowers planted throughout the property. They even have a children's garden!
The entry fee is $10 for adults and $2 for kids between the ages of six through 17. Or you can get an annual pass for an additional fee of $10 per person (for a total of $20 per person). Always call ahead to check current prices.
They also offer college students entry for the small fee of $2. Children under the age of five are free.
8. Hall Farms
Location: 2623 St. Nicholas 31st Road, Rock, MI
Hall Farms boasts a 20-acre sunflower field each summer, complete with 440,000 flowers. Walk the path they have carved out to immerse yourself in this stunning sunflower experience.
The farm features family activities like fun sunflower cut-outs and a hay wagon for pictures.
Other farm attractions include free admission, observation decks, and giant adirondack chairs. Well, maybe the chairs just feel giant after a long day of walking through the fields of sunflowers.
9. Degen Farm
Location: Old Highway 99, Montague, MI 49437
Last, but not least, of the sunflower fields in Michigan that I want to include is Degen Farm. It is a beautiful farm located in Montague, MI.
Of course, the best time of year to visit is during August. They offer flower picking for $2 per stem. Always call ahead to check current prices.
If you've visited any of these sunflower fields in Michigan, we'd love to hear about it! Please share your experience in the comments.
This ebook is a seven day guided exploration of the Michigan Upper Peninsula.
We provide a suggested route and itinerary, links to multiple campgrounds and boondocking spots, and the best spots to see along the way.
Don’t plan your trip to the UP without it!
You can hit everything in seven days, do a whirlwind weekend tour, or you can take your time and explore the area over a 2+ week period.