Here is a list of sunflower fields in Texas for summer/fall 2023 visits.
The Lone Star State has over 15 Sunflower Fields in Texas to visit. Did you know that Texas sunflowers have only 1 season for growing? Sunflowers grow tall bright yellow flowers making a landscape appealing to the eye in the summer and fall. Numerous sunflowers commonly bloom during summer, the peak season for the flower; however, late-blooming sunflowers grow from September to October. But it’s still just one growing season.
Sunflowers are perennials (meaning they come back each year) and bloom for 8-12 weeks.
If you’re looking to grow your own sunflowers, it’s best to plant the seeds in late spring after the last signs of frost, and you’ll have beautiful sunflowers in mid-summer (early June) through the first frost during the sunflower season.
Sunflower Fields In Texas
Visiting sunflower fields is something the whole family can enjoy. Whether in the summer or fall, there are usually extra farm activities that visitors can partake in. There could be an opportunity for family photos amid sunflowers.
You’ll find sunflower fields throughout the Lone Star State – from North Texas to West Texas, Houston, and south.
Also, if you can’t hire a professional photographer to come along with you, don’t worry – your phone camera will do. I take all my photos from my Apple 10 phone, and they look amazing every time.
Sunflower Fields In Texas To Visit
Like any other flower, Mother Nature controls when the flowers will bloom. It’s always best to check the farm’s website to ensure crops bloom, especially if you’re going out there to pick sunflowers. I do love a beautiful flower bouquet like the one above. But be sure to bring a pocket full of money – they aren’t cheap.
2023 Summer Sunflower Blooms
The sunflower farms below offer summer blooms.
Pro Tip: Bring your own heavy-duty scissors to cut the sunflowers
• Hamilton Farms
Shallowater (West Texas)
Hamilton Farms near Lubbock offers cut-your-own fresh sunflowers in June & July. You’ll find acres and acres of fresh sunflowers to pick, food trucks, photo ops., feed the animals, and more during their Sunflower Days.
$6 Admission fee.
• Western Bell Family Farm
West, TX (Near Waco)
Their first annual Sunflower Festival is from May 7 to June 27, 2022. Western Bell is hopeful that the sunflowers will be out in May, but they may extend all the fun to June if they are not (due to the weather). Keep up to date on Western Bell Facebook. The city of West is 10 minutes north of Waco.
$10 Admission fee.
• Bloomer’s Garden (formerly Wild Berry Farm)
Sadler (North Texas)
Located in Sadler, TX, almost to the Oklahoma-Texas border, you’ll find nine varieties of cut-your-own sunflower summer blooms, including red sunflowers and Mexican sunflowers. Also, cut-your-own zinnias and cosmos. They will also have blackberries and blueberries to pick in mid-June. Check the website before you go – Bloomer’s Garden.
$6 Admission Fee. $1-$3 per sunflower stem. Bring heavy-duty scissors. No pets.
Editors Note: We visited on June 26, 2022, and picked zinnias and cosmos AND the biggest sunflower I have ever seen. The head of the sunflower is about 5 inches all around and will feed my birds for a while. Also, if any seeds drop to the ground (and they will), I will likely have sunflowers growing in my own garden. Those are $5.
• George Farms
Poteet (South Texas)
Pick-your-own sunflowers and zinnias on Mother’s Day weekend. There will be vendors, food & drinks, pony rides, a petting zoo, hayrides, kid’s crafts, games, wine, and more. George Farms will open every weekend in May.
$5 Admission fee.
• Wildseed Farms
Texas Hill Country
Fredericksburg – Wildseed Farms – late summer blooms of sunflowers, but there is no wrong time to go March through October at this farm. It seems there is always something growing in the fields. Plus, you can take a hike on the walking path while viewing the gardens. Note – this is not a cut-your-own flower farm but a store where you can buy seeds and Texas memorabilia.
• Sweet Berry Farms
Marble Falls (Texas Hill Country)
Starting in June, they will have cut your own sunflowers. Sweet Berry Farms offers so many activities for families.
No fee to park or enter but most activities costs. Cash or credit cards are accepted.
• Traders Village – San Antonio
Year-round fun and events happen at Traders Village San Antonio. The website says the last weekend in May to see the sunflower field, but please check the website or their Facebook page to ensure the sunflowers are out.
$5 Parking fee.
• Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
Their Sunflower Festival is set for June & July 2023. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm will have a Wine Your Way Out for 22 yrs and older.
Buy tickets online for cheaper. $17.95 and up.
Extra sunflower field viewing
- I got a whiff that you can see a beautiful sunflower field in Whitewright on Fiddler’s Road right off State Highway 160. I’m not sure, but I believe this is on private land, so please respect that.
- You can find sunflower fields right off Hwy 287 in Ennis, just a short drive from Dallas. This route is such a lovely scenic drive.
- The sunflower field in Waxahachie is no longer there.
2023 Summer dates will update soon.
Fall Sunflower Fields In Texas To Visit
Late summer blooms or late-blooming sunflowers usually bloom in September, just in time for all the fall festivals and pumpkin patches. A sunflower field full of yellow and green makes an awesome photo drop for your Instagram photos!
• Lone Star Family Farm
Stephenville (North Texas)
Located 90 minutes southwest of Fort Worth in Stephenville at 4199 US-67, Lone Star Family Farm. Visit the sunflower fields in the fall for fantastic photo ops. Their Facebook page says they will have more giant sunflowers this year (fall).
Dates: September 24- November 5, 2022, Fri., Sat., and Sun. only. See times on the website.
Admission tickets are $17 per person and must be purchased online for crowd control. Admission includes train rides and corn cannon shots.
• Robinson Family Farm
Temple (Near Waco)
The Robinson Family Farm will have a new location. I’m not sure if sunflowers are included in their new location.
Dates: September 17 – October 30, 2022, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Admission: $10.95 online and $19.95 at the gate. Tickets are available to purchase now.
• Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm
Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm – a country farm in Amarillo since 2007, kicks off its fall season of cut-your-own sunflowers in September.
Dates: September 24 & 25, 2022, and October 1 & 2, 2022. You can cut sunflowers during these dates.
Acres of sunflowers begin in September, sunflower fields will be open until they are picked over or bloomed out! Don’t miss this perfect photo op! Lots of fun for the whole family with many attractions to boot.
Fall Days at Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm
Dates: September 24 through October 30, 2022, on weekends only.
Admission: $16.95-$17.95 online or $22.95 at the gate. See all activities on its website.
• Dewberry Farm
Brookshire (Near Houston)
Dewberry Farm is another farm going all out this fall with a petting zoo, sunflowers to pick, games, rides, a Ferris wheel, and more.
Cashless. Entertainment on Saturdays in October.
Dates: Starts September 24, 2002, through November 13, 2022.
Admission: $35-$42 – includes 40+ family activities
• Froberg’s Farm Fall Festival
Alvin (Near Galveston)
Froberg’s Farm is open year-round, and its fall festival starts in October. Sunflower picking will start then.
Dates: Opens Sept. 24 – Nov. 6.
Admission: $12. Activities are extra $.
• P-6 Farms
Montgomery (Houston Area)
P-6 Farms, a family farm since 1973. One of the best, if not the best U-pick-Em farms in southeast Texas. You-pick sunflowers & zinnias, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, kids’ activities, and more.
Dates: October 1- November 6, 2022, Saturday & Sunday from 10-7 pm.
Admission: $15. Must be bought online.
• Yesterland Farm
Canton (East of Dallas)
The fall festival at Yesterland Farm will include a corn maze, farm animals, a Texas wall, an amusement park, a pumpkin house, etc. TBA.
You-Pick Sunflowers are only available in September.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, September 17, 18, 24 & 25.
Admission: $15 online, $30 at the gate
Stay tuned for more fall updates later in the year (2023).