If you’re scrolling Instagram in late summer, you will most likely see beautiful fields of sunflowers filling your feed. Want to jump on the Insta trend? Well, you’re in luck, McHenry County is home to 4 farms filled with sunflowers for days. Below is a list of our local farms offering sunflower fields, mazes and special events. Always check each of their social media channels before visiting to ensure the blooms are ready as things change quickly based on the weather. Many farms also require purchasing tickets ahead of time.
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Richardson Adventure Farm –
Address : 909 English Prairie Rd | Spring Grove, IL 60081
Phone : 815.675.9729
Website : https://richardsonadventurefarm.com
Opening : August 21, 2021
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/richardsonfarmexperience
Instagram : @richardsonadventurefarm
Don’t miss Richardson Adventure Farm’s first ever sunflower festival. If you have visited their Tulip Festival, World’s Largest Corn Maze or Christmas Tree Farm you know you to expect an epic experience. The Richardson family has planted over 20 different varieties of sunflowers for you to explore. Don’t forget to swing by the gift shop and grab some world-famous Richardson Farm donuts and popcorn!
Von Bergen's Country Market –
Address : 9805 IL Route 173 | Hebron, IL 60034
Phone : 815.648.2332
Website : https://www.vonbergens.com
Opening : Summer maze is closed, check back for details on the fall maze!
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/VonBergens
Instagram : @vbveggiefarm
Reservations : Encouraged
Tickets : https://www.vonbergens.com/sunflower-festival/
Von Bergen’s Country Market is hosting its 3rd annual Sunflower Festival with over 30 acres of sunshine. Enjoy the day with your friends and family making memories on the farm. Stroll through the sunflowers, take pictures and enjoy the fresh country air.
Stade’s Farm & Market -
Address : 3709 Miller Rd | McHenry, IL 60051
Phone : 815.675.6396
Website : http://www.stadesfarmandmarket.com/
Opening : Now open
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/stadesfarmandmarket
Instagram : @stadefarm
Reservations : Not required
Tickets : Purchased at the farm
Stade’s Farm & Market’s u-pick sunflowers should begin in mid-July and lasts through late September. They have over 2 acres of 18 different varieties of sunflowers. They also grow other cut flowers like snapdragons, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds and amaranths. Know that there is a bit of a walk to the sunflower picking area so make sure to bring comfortable clothing, strollers and anything else you may need.
Tom’s Farm Market -
Address : 10214 Algonquin Rd | Huntley, IL 60142
Phone : 847.669.3421
Opening : **Season has ended, check back for 2022 dates**
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/tomsfarmmarket
Instagram : @tomsfarmmarket
Reservations : Must be purchased online ahead of your visit
TOM’s sunflower maze is a great event for families. Spend time walking through their 4 acres of sunflowers and stop along the way to experience their fun photo ops. Children can also enjoy the small play area. Ticketing is limited and must be purchased online to guarantee admission to the event. TOM’s will also be hosting Sip N’ Sunflower events for those 21 and over. Grab your friend sand enjoy the sunflowers will sipping on wine and local craft beer from Sew Hop’d Brewery and light appetizers.