7 Philly-Area Sunflower Farms to Brighten Your Summer

Where to go for picture-perfect fields, pick-your-own flowers, and fun on the farm.

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Close out summer with a day trip to a Philly-area sunflower farm. / Photograph by David Dibert

Without fail, sometime around late summer you open your Instagram to find it awash in bright yellow. Influencers in floppy hats all seemed to find a field blooming with sunflowers over the weekend. Your friends and their kids swapped the city for the country, too, and have the picture-perfect family photos to prove it. If you’re looking for some idyllic photos of your own, some freshly picked flowers, or just some fun on the farm, we’ve got you covered with a list of sunflower farms around Philly.

Shady Brook Farm


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Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
When: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 (online)-$7 (on site); free for children 23 months and younger. Picking passes do not include crops, which are sold by the container.

Head to this Bucks County farm, hop on a wagon to the fields, and create gorgeous bouquets (and selfies) to your heart’s content. Shady Brook Farm also has pick-your-own crops including peppers, tomatoes, kale, and herbs in August; come for apples and pumpkins in September, when you can still get sunflowers while they last. The Sunflower Festival, happening August 13th and 14th, includes family fun like go-karts, live music, obstacle courses, a cow train, and much more. But after the festival ends, you can still visit the fields and pick the cheerful blooms through the end of the month.

Highland Orchards


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Where: 1000 Marshalton Thorndale Road, West Chester
When: Saturdays and Sundays through August 13th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person (free for kids under 3); $3 per stem

Weekends mean wagon rides to the sunflower patch, with sunflowers of varying colors to choose from. Reservations are not required, but space on the wagon is limited. Tickets are available at the farm market and the wagon ride leaves from the parking lot about every 30 minutes. This summer, part of the proceeds from Highland Orchards’ Sunflower Experience will be donated to the Ukraine War Refugee Aid Fund at Bethany Slavic Church in Ephrata. Highland Orchards also has pick-your-own crops including berries, pears, peaches and corn.

Johnson’s Corner Farm


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Where: 133 Church Road, Medford, NJ
When: Through mid-September; hayrides run Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday and Friday evenings 5-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 per hayride (babies under 12 months free); $1 per stem

Take a scenic hayride through Johnson’s Corner Farm’s fields to the popular and picturesque Sunflower Maze, where you’ll be able to pick your own. While at Johnson’s Corner Farm, you can also pick crops like tomatoes and zucchini, plus enjoy kids’ activities in the Discovery Barnyard ($10 admission) like feeding animals, play areas, splash pads, go-karts, and more.

Linvilla Orchards


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Where: 137 West Knowlton Road, Media
When: Through mid-September, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Cost: Hayrides are $9 (online) or $10 (walk-up); babies under 12 months are free. Sunflowers are $9 for five stems.

You’ll find eight different varieties of sunflowers in the fields at Linvilla. Take a hayride to the sunflower-laden fields, where you can pick five for $9. Linvilla also has a great on-site market, playground and barnyard, as well as pick-your-own peppers, peaches, grapes, corn, zinnias and more. And while you’re there, fishing at Orchard Lake is also open right now.

Hellerick’s Family Farm


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Where: 5500 North Easton Road, Doylestown
When: Daily through September 5th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Reservations are required.
Cost: $15; free for children ages 2 and under. Sunflower stems are $2 each, $5 for three, or $8 for 10.

Head to this Bucks County farm for the Sunflower Festival, which includes hayrides to the sunflower fields, plus admission to the Adventure Farm which has lots of family-friendly fun including games, playground and climbing activities, farm animals, photo ops and more. This year, $2 per ticket and 10 percent of sunflower sales will be donated to the Ukrainian Federation of America.

Dalton Farms


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Where: 660 Oak Grove Road, Swedesboro, NJ
When: August 25th through September
Cost: Tickets will be available online soon

You’ll have to wait a little longer for Dalton Farms’ sunflowers — their festival doesn’t start until August 25th, and it runs until October. During that time, you can visit the farm and stroll through rows and rows of sunflowers, take pictures, and pick flowers to take home with you — but come on weekends for festival activities like live music, wine tastings, paddle-boating, and more early-autumn fun. Tickets will be available online soon.

Country Barn


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Where: 211 South Donerville Road, Lancaster
When: Sunflower Festival on August 21st, 27th, and 29th; September 3rd-5th
Cost: $13

Looking for a sunflower-filled day trip? Head to Lancaster County for Country Barn’s annual Sunflower Festival. Take a Sunshine Wagon Tour to the fields, where you can pick your own flowers to purchase (your first stem is free). Plus, there’s fun for the whole family with a corn maze, pedal-carts, playground activities, live music, watching pig races, and much more.