2023 Amazing Michigan Sunflowers and Where to Find Them | 26 Sunflower Festivals, Fields, Farms, U Pick, Mazes (Best Sunflower Fields Michigan)

Sunflower Fields Michigan | Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Updated: July 16, 2023

Every late July through early September, stunning Michigan Sunflowers are a sight to behold! But these Michigan sunflower fields can be hard to find!

Check out our Sunflower Map for Sunflower Fields and Sunflower Farms in Michigan. Plus, many farms offer sunflower u pick!

Sunflower fields, mazes and gardens can be found in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Howell, Detroit region, Ann Arbor and all across west Michigan, southeast Michigan and Northern Michigan!

Don't you just love the cherry faces on Sunflowers?

“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.” 
― J.R. Rim

Michigan Sunflowers Map! Easily find the best Sunflower Fields Michigan

*Be sure to click this link to open the Michigan Sunflower Map in Google Maps so you can see where they are as you drive!

Michigan Sunflower FAQ's

What month do Sunflowers bloom in Michigan?

Sunflowers bloom in July and continue throughout the months of August, September and into October.

Where can I see sunflowers in Michigan?

Sunflowers can be seen in farms and fields all across Michigan!  Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Howell, Ann Arbor and west Michigan are popular locations.

Are sunflowers grown in Michigan? 

Absolutely!  Sunflowers grow very successfully here in here in Michigan.  You can visit the many farms and fields in Michigan for amazing photography and u pick experiences! 

Sunflower Farms and FieldsMichigan Sunflower Fields and Farms! Great Photo Opportunities!

Best Michigan Sunflower Fields and Farms

Below are our favorite Michigan sunflower fields and sunflower farms in Michigan.

1. Leabo Farm (Suttons Bay) Sunflower Farm Michigan

Directions: Leabo Farm; 9224 E. Duck Lake Road, Suttons Bay, MI.  Head north on M22, turn left onto M204 which is also E. Duck Lake Road.  It is around a mile down the road on the left.

I am newly obsessed with Michigan sunflowers after we happened across a glorious field with rolling hills of happy yellow sunflowers while on a road trip across Sutton's Bay in the Leelanau Peninsula this summer. 

Leabo farms are super sweet to put out a ladder so viewers can have a birds eye view of the colorful flowers.  You can park in their yard and take as many photos as you like and buy some blooms to cheer up your home or office!

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Do Sunflowers Produce Seeds?

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YES! Per, How Stuff Works, each sunflower head can contain as many as 1,000 to 2,000 seeds.


2. Uncle Johns Cider Mill in St John's Michigan

Address: 8614 US-127, St Johns, Michigan

We love visiting Uncle Johns Cider Mill as they have tons of activities and their barn is gorgeous!  Plus they have sunflower picking, flower picking (like zinnias), bbq food trucks, and live music at their Sunflower Festival in early September. 

It's a great sunflower field in Michigan. You can buy a jar with their name on it and pick sunflower to your heart's content!

3. Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill

Blake's Sunflower Festival - August 11 - 13, 2023. 10am - 5:00 pm daily.  100+ artisans featuring handcrafted products. Enjoy a short walk to the sunflower fields to cut your own sunflowers and enjoy endless photo opportunities. Classes, speakers, and demonstrations on topics such as natural wellness, aromatherapy, farming and gardening, benefits of local honey and more! Sunflower workshops, u-pick sunflowers, wild flowers, fruits, and vegetables.  17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI.

4. Grandpa Tiny's (Frankenmuth) - Incredible Sunflower Fields Michigan

7775 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Pop on over to Frankenmuth to wander the extraordinary Bavarian village in August.  While you are there, you absolutely MUST go to Grandpa Tiny's Farm to pet the cute horses, donkey and reindeer. 

See the cute pig behind the barn and cluck back at the chickens!  Their peacocks just might show off their magnificent feathers if you are lucky!

At the end of July each year, Grandpa Tiny's hosts the Frankenmuth Flower Festival!  Holy moly, it's an explosion of color!  You must absolutely see these exquisite Michigan sunflower fields!

I loved seeing the Plein Air painters throughout the sunflower fields at Grandpa Tiny's Farm! What incredible works of art!

4. Gull Meadow Farms-Amazing Sunflower Farm Michigan 

Address: Gull Meadow Farms, 8544 Gull Rd., Richland, MI 49083

Be sure to stop into Gull Meadow Farms in August for their Sunflower Festival!!!  

Families are invited to explore five acres of sunflowers colored yellow, plum, red, white and more!

Farm Manager Justin Wendzel said the multi-colored sunflowers are planted in mid-May and bloom for about two full weeks in August. 

“We love seeing families make memories here at the farm," Wendzel said. "What better way than a field full of beautiful sunflowers? When you see a field of sunflowers you just can’t help but smile.”

Tickets are around $13 per person, though children under 36 inches tall are admitted free. Each ticket gets visitors a wagon ride out to the sunflower field and one sunflower to take home. This is an incredible sunflower field in Michigan!

“A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.” 
― Corina Abdulahm-Negura

5. Rasch Sunflower Maze Near Grand Rapids Michigan

Rasch Orchards Address: 17647 40th Ave, Conklin, MI 49403

Visit Rasch's to see their fall harvest SUNFLOWER MAZE🌻!

You can visit them in September and October for U pick Apples, U pick pumpkins, flowers, plus their corn maze. 


6. Zilke Vegetable Farm in Milan (Near Ann Arbor)

Address: 12491 Carpenter Rd, Milan, MI 48160

Come out to ZIlke Vegetable farm for the glorious weeks long sunflower festival! Take photos and enjoy a couple hours wandering the beautiful fields!

Zilke Sunflower Festival - Open for visitors the last three weeks of August!  See our August events page for updated dates!

7. Fairview Berry & Flower Farm

Address: 3788 Mast Rd, Fairview Michigan.

Open early June. They have a lovely wildflower area as well as fields of Sunflowers and Zinnia, just to mention a few. Available for u pick. Oh, and check out their walking trails as well as the Flower Barn to purchase gifts and artwork from local artists. Workshops are listed on their website.

8. VanHoutte in Armada Michigan

Address: 69475 Romeo Plank Rd, Armada, MI 48005

Do you love flower picking?  VanHoutte farms in Armada Michigan welcome you to their U-Pick Flower & Vegetable Farm! They have grown flowers and 80 acres of produce for over 30 years! 

Their u-pick flowers are incredible!!  They have hundreds of varieties and succession plants so their fields are full of flowers from July through October!

9. Westview Orchards and Winery

Address: 65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095

Westview Orchards is located near Van Houtte (above) so you could visit both!  Come out for Westview Orchard's Sunflower Days during the last three weeks of August!  See our August events page for updated dates!

Westview Orchards and Winery's Annual Sunflower Days is mid August.

10. Gust Flower and Produce Farm

Gust Flower and Produce Farm - 11998 Rodesiler Highway, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267. 

Gust Flower and Produce Farm offers visitors an opportunity to cut their own flower bouquet, take a stroll through their sunflower trail, or pick-your-own vegetables.  There is a small fee to enter the sunflower trail.

11. Hubbard's Corey Lake Orchards

Address: 12147 Corey Lake Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093.  

Visiting Hubbard's Corey Lake Orchards' sunflower fields is so relaxing! They encourage you to stroll through their fields, take pictures, and just sit and relax among the thousands of sunflowers in bloom.  

12. Dow Gardens (Midland Michigan)

Dow Gardens is a 110-acre stunning botanical garden located in Midland, Michigan. It is open to the public (fee) and currently contains over 1700 varieties of plants hardy in mid-Michigan.

Address: 1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Dow Gardens is one heck of a botanical gardens to visit throughout the year.  They also have several sunflower gardens located throughout the gardens, including the Children's Gardens.  Definitely worth a visit!!

How long does it take to walk through Dow Gardens? I would plan on about 3 hours to enjoy Dow Gardens and their connecting Whiting Forest. I go there for exercise and can easily spend one hour just power walking!

Pretty SunflowersVisit Dow Gardens to see lovely flowers including Sunflowers

13. Liefde Farm

Address: 9400 104th Ave, Zeeland, MI

Liefde Farm is a lovely hobby farm located in West Michigan. They grow strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers and honey.

This farm features spectacular sunflowers so come check out this Michigan sunflower field!

14. Ankley Family Farm 

Address: The Ankley Farm is located at 6669 Clear Lake Rd. Imlay City, MI 48444

I just love the Sunflower Trail at Ankley Farm in Imlay City! They have an abundance of gorgeous large black oil sunflowers abound along the sunflower trail. Stop to take some lovely pictures along the way. There is a small trail admittance free. They have set up a variety of props near the sunflowers for some unique picture opportunities!

Ankley Farms also have U-pick flowers!! I had a blast picking a large boutique to take home!  What a great day!  

15. Hall Farms

Address: 2623 St Nicholas 31st Rd, Rock, MI 

Hall Farms opens its 20-acre Michigan sunflower field to anyone who wants to celebrate the beauty of summer by wandering among their huge, friendly blooms. Be sure to wander the pathways they’ve made through the 440,000 flowers...so bring a snack, wander and enjoy the beauty of the day!

Oh, and it's FREE!  There’s a donation box if you want to contribute toward the items they created to enhance your visit: Observation decks, a hay wagon for photos, giant Adirondack chairs and fun sunflower cut-outs.

Awesome sunflower fields Michigan!

16. Sunshine Acres at Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm

Sunshine Acres at Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm - 11025 S Jackson Rd, Cement City MI, 49233

Come visit their apple orchard, bakery, brewery, cidery, and farm that is open year round with fresh donuts daily, hand crafted cold beer, specialty hard ciders, homemade pizzas, and more! 

This spring, be sure to visit their 9 acre sunflower field with 14 varieties of blooms! It will be open the first week of August. 

17. Bremer Farms U-Pick Sunflowers in Hudsonville, Michigan (Near Grand Rapids)

Cute Couple standing in sunflowersPhotos Provided by Bremer Farms U-Pick Sunflowers
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Sunflowers in the eveningBremer Farms U-Pick Sunflowers

Address: 5845 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 (Near Grand Rapids, MI)

Jordan Bremer of Bremer Farms says, "Last year we grew around 40,000 sunflowers as a U-Pick in Hudsonville, MI. This year, because of the tremendous success, we decided to plant three times as many! It was incredible to witness as the community enjoyed a fun, safe, outdoor activity."

She continued saying, "We see this U-Pick sunflower field as a means in which to sow generosity, love and encouragement throughout the community, by means of cut flowers, and watch the joyful harvest of smiles of friends and loved ones."

  • Jordan says the flowers will be ready to harvest at the end of July. Their U-Pick season is late July to mid September. Admission is FREE. Pictures are FREE.

Open daily from dawn until dusk.

18. The Wild Pumpkin

Address: 5799 Beaverton Rd, Beaverton, MI 48612

Visit The Wild Pumpkin for their Sunflower Days weekends in mid September.  Check our September Calendar for current dates.

There will be couple of sunflower fields where you will be able to walk in the sunflowers, take pictures, and even cut sunflowers ($1/stem) to take home.

There is an admission fee and the farm will be open for animal petting, wagon rides and corn mazes.  

19. Debucks Sunflower Farm - Near Ann Arbor Michigan

Address: 50240 Martz Rd Suite 1, Belleville, MI 48111 (Near Ann Arbor)

Holy moly, they have 15 acres of sunflowers!! It's also a U-pick so check it out!

  • DeBucks Sunflower Farm Sunflower Festival - August 10 - August 27, 2023. 50240 Martz Rd, Belleville, MI 48111. Buy your tickets early! They have 15 acres of sunflowers for you to experience. That’s 12 football fields of sunflowers!

They currently have over 19 farm attractions, wagon rides, tractor pulled barrel ride, Linda’s Kitchen, Donut Bakery and lots more to see and do! Check out their 13 acre corn maze and 20 acre U-pick pumpkin patch!

20. Schell Family Farms

Address: 10055 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Pinckney, MI (Near Howell or Ann Arbor Michigan)

The Schell Family Farm-Starting early August stop out to see over 7 acres of a beautiful Sunflower in bloom! PLUS, they just added 3 acres of Wildflowers! This is a perfect time to stop by and wander through their maze, take pictures, and pick flowers!  How Fun!!

21. Munsell Farms in Fowlerville, MI

Address for Munsell Farms: 6850 W Mason Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836 (Near Howell Michigan)

This sunflower field is magical! There is a viewing deck to see above the sunflowers so you can have a great view of all the glorious sunflowers! If you are a sunflower lover, this is a must see spot!

22. Leaman's Green Apple Barn

Sherry holding a pumpkin patch sign inside the shopLeaman's Green Apple Barn's Cute Shop - I love their signs!

Leaman's Green Apple Barn: 7475 N River Rd, Freeland, MI 48623

Sunflower Days- weekends end of July to first week of August.  Wander amongst the cheerful sunflowers! Check our August schedule for the updated dates. 

Come out and enjoy the beauty of sunflowers! Vendors such as face painters, live music, rope makers, food trucks, caricature artist or other vendors will be there too!

23. Dunneback and Girls Farm Market - Grand Rapids

Address: 3025 6 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Their sunflowers are absolutely divine!  Come out and visit the farm and market! They also offer u-pick asparagus, strawberries, sweet & tart cherries, apples & pumpkins.

PLUS: fresh produce market, gift shop, bakery, kitchen & tap room! It's a great place to spend a couple of hours!!

24. Spicer's Orchard

Address: 10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI

Play on the playground and see the cute farm animals!!

  • Bakery
  • Donuts, Cider, Pies, Fudge
  • Ashby's Ice Cream

You might be able to pick blueberries at the same time, depending on the season and the weather.  

Grab a few photos in front of their gorgeous sunflower fields!

25. Gorby Sunflowers

 Address: 2426 30th Street, Allegan, MI 

Visit these sunflowers during their antique festivals!  Make it a full day in beautiful Allegan!

26. Lavender Hill Farms

Address: Lavender Hill Farms, 7354 Horton Bay Rd. North, Boyne City, MI 49712

Come on out to Lavender Hill Farm’s annual Sunflower Festival in September!! Pack a blanket or lawn chair and relax for an afternoon. Attend a yoga class, take a guided sunflower tour (pre-schedule), paint a pumpkin, shop the Barn Market, and listen to live music while you play lawn games and enjoy food and drink. There is no charge to visit and explore the farm.

For My Sunflower Lovers!

Isn't this sunflower maxi dress so freakin' cute?  It even has pockets! You can find it on Amazon and it's super popular with lots of other patterns and colors!

This sunflower sundress is super cute too.  I'd wear it with cute black sandals. 

This ladies super soft sunflower t shirt is so adorable! I love that it comes in different styles and colors, so check it out!  

Love Sunflowers?  Here's more information on growing your own sunflowers from a Michigan gardener!

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