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 3 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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Von Bergen's Country Market –
Address : 9805 IL Route 173 | Hebron, IL 60034
Phone : 815.648.2332
Website : https://www.vonbergens.com
Opening : Friday July 15, 2022
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 4th 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 : Approx. July 16th - 18th, 2022
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.