2023 Frankenmuth Flower Festival Schedule: U-Pick Sunflower Fields, Giggling Selfies with Goats, Fun Color Run at Grandpa Tiny's Farm in Southeast Michigan | Fun Things To Do

2023 Frankenmuth Flower Festival Schedule: Sunflower Fun Color Run, Dinner, U-Pick, 25 Acres of Sunflower Fields at Grandpa Tiny's Farm in East Michigan

By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Last updated: August 2, 2023

This July, you absolutely MUST come to Grandpa Tiny's in Frankenmuth to see acres of cheery sunflower fields. It's a photographer's dream and I love it so much!  Book a special dinner in the sunflowers, limber up for the Sunflower Fun Color Run, sunflower u-pick, and shop the Frankenmuth Flower Festival craft vendors! 

There will also be fun food trucks at Grandpa Tiny's Farm so you won't go hungry. There are so many fun things to do in Michigan!

But my favorite thing?  Wandering through the 25 acres of incredible sunflower fields in Frankenmuth Michigan during this lovely floral season!

Keep reading for the list of events and fun things to do at the Frankenmuth Flower Festival!!

When is the Frankenmuth Flower Festival?

August 4-6, 2023, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where is the Frankenmuth Flower Festival?

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Grandpa Tiny's Farm in Frankenmuth Michigan!

Address: 7775 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

​Parking is Free! It's in a dirt lot next to the entrance. 

Tickets to the Frankenmuth Flower Festival!

Get your Frankenmuth Flower Festival tickets early! Tickets can be used on any one day of the festival with no re-entery when you buy them online.

Admission tickets: $17 per person

BULK sunflowers bucket: $20.50

You can also get t-shirts. Enjoy acres of sunflower fields and u pick!

Fun Video of the Frankenmuth Flower Festival! See Cute Critters and the Horse...lol!

Watch the Plein Air Painters!

I love watching the Plein Air painters work diligently painting the glorious sunflower fields. It's one of the reasons why I go to this incredible Michigan sunflower festival every year.

What's Plein Air?  It's artists working outside to paint an actual object in nature, landscape or event (not working on a still life in a studio or from a photograph).  It's so inspiring!

Frankenmuth Flower Festival Schedule: Friday, August 4th General Admission 10am - 9pm

Yoga in the Sunflowers 3pm & 3:45pm (BYOM, free with admission)
Craft Vendor Show 10am onward
Sunflower U-pick 10am 9pm
Petting Farm 10am - 7pm

Frankenmuth Flower Festival Schedule: Saturday, August 5th, General Admission 10am - 9pm

  • Sunflower Fun Color Run 9am - 10am (5k signup ticket needed)
  • FOAM Party 2pm
  • Yoga in the Sunflowers 1pm & 1:45pm (BYOM, free with admission)
  • Craft Vendor Show 10am onward
  • Sunflower U-pick 10am - 9pm
  • Petting Farm 10am - 7pm
  • Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather pending-tickets onsite only)
  • Dinner in the Sunflowers 5pm & 7pm (dinner ticket needed)
  • Band: The Messarounds Quartet 5pm - 7pm

Frankenmuth Flower Festival Schedule: Sunday, August 6th General Admission 10am - 7pm

  • Yoga in the Sunflowers 1pm & 1:45pm (BYOM, free with admission)
  • FOAM Party 2pm
  • Craft Vendor Show 10am onward
  • Sunflower U-pick 10am - 7pm
  • Petting Farm 10am - 7pm
  • Band: Reeds & Steel Acoustic Duo 12pm - 3pm

Sunflower Fun Color Run | Great Exercise With Incredible Scenery! 

5k run/jog/walk at Grandpa Tiny's Farm. Along the path there will be color powder blasting stations! 

Limber up as it's time for the Sunflower Fun Color Run!  The route will take you through lovely scenery at Grandpa Tiny's Farm, over the Black Iron Bridge, and at the completion of the run, it's time for a color party! Your white race shirt (and you) will get doused in color!  ​

Runners will receive a t-shirt and finishers medal. So many fun things to do!

See Cheery Sunflowers that Bloom in July and August

Just walking near these lovely sunflowers makes me happy!

U-Pick Sunflowers at Grandpa Tiny's in Frankenmuth Michigan!

Did you know there are over 25 acres of glorious, golden faced sunflowers at Grandpa Tiny's Farm in Frankenmuth?

Your general admission ticket to the Frankenmuth Flower Festival includes access to the flower fields and you can pick one sunflower to take home.

Hot Tip: I know it's tempting to pick a fully open sunflower, but try picking one that is about to bloom as it will open up once you get home! 

If you love picking flowers, check out: U Pick Flower Farms in Michigan and Best Michigan Sunflower Fields!

See Super Cute Farm Animals at Grandpa Tiny's Farm!

I just love this tiny horse, I mean what a great personality! And he's so adorable and soft! 

Shop the Craft Vendors at the Frankenmuth Flower Festival!

The Frankenmuth Flower Festival is a great time to buy birthday, anniversary and "thinking of you" gifts as there are several craft venders offering jewelry, home décor, artwork and more. 

Dinner in the Sunflowers

Book Dinner in the Sunflowers! Enjoy an expertly crafted, multiple course meal in a lovely shaded sunflower field. Your meal will be paired with delicious wines and Michigan-made food by the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.

Things to Do in Frankenmuth While You Are Here...

Grab our Frankenmuth Michigan Guide! Explore the breathtaking beauty of the town aptly nicknamed "Little Bavaria"

Oh, and if you have time, check out the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge!

If You Love Flowers....

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