IT’S AUGUST, which unfortunately means summer is winding down. The good news: sunflower season is in full swing! Sunflowers, which can reach heights of 5 to 10 feet, only bloom for two to three weeks at a time. They’re beautiful to look at and walk through, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better backdrop for your next Instagram post. Now’s the time to seize this opportunity, so here are some of Wisconsin’s most sensational sunflower farms.
DAILY 7 A.M.-7 P.M. | W204 N8525 LANNON RD., MENOMONEE FALLS
It’s $20 per vehicle to visit this field and pick 12 sunflowers of your choice. There’s also a wildflower area for viewing and picture-taking.
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TUES-SAT NOON-SUNSET, SUN 10 A.M.-5 P.M. | 6138 S. PINE ST., BURLINGTON
An uber-natural sunflower field like this one is perfect for pictures. Admission is $5 per person (children under 10 are free) and it’s $1 per sunflower you pick.
WED-MON 10 A.M.-5 P.M. | 3865 WI-138, STOUGHTON
This family-owned farm’s official Sunflower Days event may be over, but it’s 15-acre field is still lush with 500,000 sunflowers. Guests can also enjoy a farm fresh market and animal petting experience. Admission is $7.50 per person.
DAILY SUNRISE-SUNSET | W2095 COUNTY ROAD E, CECIL
Along with four walking trails through its expansive sunflower fields, this farm offers goods including sweet corn, sunflower oil and popcorn seeds. A $2 donation is suggested for visiting, and if you’re planning on a professional photo shoot, it’ll cost you $25.
DAILY SUNRISE-SUNSET | S5875 FULLER RD., EAU CLAIRE
This field is free to visit, as is a second field at W5725 State Rd. 85, Eau Claire, which is expected to bloom around Aug. 15. Donations are welcome to the Babette’s Seeds of Hope Fund, which is put toward cancer research and treatment.