The end of July and into August is a beautiful time at fields across our area that are blooming with sunflowers! Whether you want to snap some photos with a lovely backdrop, pick flowers for a bouquet, craft project or just enjoy some time outdoors, it’s the perfect activity! Scroll down for a list of sunflower fields and events in Connecticut and New York this season!
Buttonwood Farm’s Sunflowers for Wishes
Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT
July 22 – July 30, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Offering cut your sunflowers with a $3 per flower donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. 100% of proceeds of our sunflower sales are given directly to Make-A-Wish, as well as proceeds from t-shirt sales, which feature a unique sunflower design each season.
The Farm’s Annual Sunflower Festival
281 Weekeepeemee Road – RT 132, Woodbury, CT
August 3 – 20, Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last ticket entry is 6 p.m.)
Enjoy a leisurely walk through 4 acres of many varieties of one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful flowers. From towering giants, to more compact varieties of many colors, you will be amazed when you look out across our fields.
4th Annual Sunflower Festival
Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY
Friday, August 25, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 27, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, September 1, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 2, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 3, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, September 4 (Labor Day), 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Take a hayride up to a breathtaking five-acre rolling field with about 100,000 sunflowers in a variety of sizes and colors. Take your time cutting your own sunflowers and taking pictures in one of the most photographed spots in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy live music, wine and beer served next to the field, entertainment as well as a variety of craft vendors.
2022 Sunflower Maze
Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT
The maze is open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. July 29 – August 27
Navigate your way through Connecticut’s original Sunflower Maze! 350,000 blooming yellow, red, and orange sunflowers are crafted into a design featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog®! $1 of every admission goes to support Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. The Lyman Orchards family wants children battling cancer to reach for the stars and never lose hope.
Brown’s Harvest, 1911 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT
Friday, August 11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday August 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday August 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, August 18, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday August 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday August 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 6th annual Sunflower Festival at Brown’s Harvest. Enjoy a day (or an evening!) on the farm, walking through over 3.5 acres of sunflower fields! We proudly grow over 20 varieties of sunflowers ranging from white, yellow to even a deep red. They can grow anywhere from 3 to 10 feet tall! Each ticket will include 1 bloom for you to pick yourself.
403 Orchard Hill Road, Pomfret Center, CT
Pick Your Own flower cutting open daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The annual Sunflowers for Kids event is held the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend when all proceeds collected from flower sales are donated to United Community and Family Services to help fund local children’s programs. The event includes hay rides, PYO apples, and children’s activities.
Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton CT
Enjoy the sunflower field and purchase sunflowers at the Wilton Farmer’s Market and Farm Stand.
Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY
Old Bishop Farm, 500 South Meriden Road, Cheshire, CT
Every summer they grow a wide variety of flowers for cutting!
Easy Pickin’s Orchard, 46 Bailey Road, Enfield, CT
Pick your own flowers!
Raspberry Knoll Farm, 163 North Windham Rd. (Rt. 203), North Windham, CT
The Flower Field offers beautiful colorful flowers for cutting. Price is by the pound.