BEFORE SUMMER COMES TO A CLOSE, take advantage of one of the state’s most natural (and Instagram-able) beauties: sunflowers. Just outside the Milwaukee area, there are a handful of fields housing these hidden gems. In Wisconsin, sunflowers typically bloom for a mere 1-2 weeks, with early August being prime time.
DAILY 7 A.M.-7 P.M. | W204N8525 LANNON RD., MENOMONEE FALLS
Husband and wife, Gary and Melanie, are passionate about nature, so they created Lannon Sunflower Farm for all to enjoy. Melanie continually encouraged her husband to plant more flowers, and her wish was Gary’s command. Lannon Sunflower Farm is a 3-acre field housing sunflowers, pumpkins, raspberries, wildflower butterfly gardens and a corn maze. A $20 cash admission fee includes entrance to the farm and 12 sunflowers which you can pick throughout your visit.
DAILY 10 A.M.-7 P.M. | 14000 75th, BRISTOL
With Thompson Sunflower Farm doubling their sunflower production this year, visitors should expect to see 4 million sunflowers on a 40-acre field. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Fees include 6 flowers (bring your own scissors and vase) and access to sunflower mazes.
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 12 P.M.-8 P.M., SUNDAY 10 A.M.-5 P.M. | 6138 S. PINE ST., BURLINGTON
This year, Oak Rest Farm will be predominantly pink. While the field will still showcase some sunflowers, the middle will house pink cornflowers standing 36”-tall planted in the shape of a ribbon. The ribbon aims honor Breast Cancer patients, specifically Jan Greeter. Admission to the farm is $5 cash per person. Visitors may pick as many pink cornflowers as they wish; however, they are advised to refrain from picking the sunflower due to this year’s limited quantity.
DAILY 8 A.M.-SUNSET | 7150 18TH (HIGHWAY L), KENOSHA
This sunflower field is open now through August 15. It is free to visit and take pictures at, but there is a $1 fee for every flower you cut and take home.
WEDNESDAY-MONDAY 10 A.M.-5 P.M. (LAST ADMISSION AT 4 P.M.) | 3865 WI-138, STOUGHTON
Eugster’s Farm Market houses 500,000 sunflowers on a 15-acre field. At the moment, the fields will only be open until Aug. 9, but additional dates will be announced depending on the life of the flowers. Admission is $7.50 per person and includes access to the sunflower fields, U-Cut flowers, a 15-acre petting farm and a wagon ride (only on weekends from 10 A.M.-3 P.M.) to the sunflowers.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY 10 A.M.-4 P.M. | W2095 COUNTY RD. E., CECIL
Admission is a $2 suggested donation per person and includes access to three sunflower trails with viewing platforms, wagon rides, live music and activities for kids. Sunflowers can be picked: one for $1 or six for $5.
11 A.M.-DUSK | W5215 COUNTY RD. B, FOND DU LAC
Visit Kelley Country Creamery for the “best ice cream in the middle of nowhere.” It’s old fashioned and hand crafted. Oh, and beginning in early August, there will be a sunflower field right next door. Admission to the field is a suggested $3 donation. Sunflower bouquets are available for a suggested $10 donation and t-shirts can be purchased for a suggested $15 donation. All of the money from the bouquets and t-shirts will be given to the Old Glory Honor flight.