You don’t have to visit the open fields of Tuscany for this colorful and cheery photo op. Head to local farms to check out these end-of-summer blooms. Be sure to check farm websites for the latest updates on blooming conditions.
This post is generously sponsored by local favorite Topaz Farm. This year they’ve planted 14 acres of sunflowers for you to explore! Come walk through the maze, enjoy a photo op, or look for frogs on the blooms.
This Sauvie Island farm hosts a sunflower maze, which means you don’t have to wait for fall to puzzle your way through a farm field. The sunflower field hours are typically the same as their market, and they are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Enjoy great food at the grill, visit the animals, and make a day of it! Their 14 acres of sunflowers provide plenty of opportunities for a photo op.
Cost: A day pass is $7 for ages 3+, season pass is $20, and a season family pass is $50. It costs $25 to fill up a 5-gallon bucket, or $2 per stem.
Address: 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland
Peak Bloom Prediction: Opening day is August 12. The 14 acres of sunflowers at Topaz were planted in stages, which means that there will be new sections of the field blooming for many weeks, through September and possibly into October. Look for fun surprises as more of the field blooms.
Admission typically includes entrance to the sunflower fields, 2 sunflower blooms, and access to play areas and activities. The farm store is open with baked goods, fresh fruit, canned goods, gifts and ice cream.
Cost: Field access passes typically start at $8/person
Address: 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River
Peak Bloom Prediction: Typically early August. Follow their social media accounts for the latest updates.
This seventh-generation family farm is hosting their annual Sunflower Harvest two weekend only this year, August 4-6, 11-13. Admission includes a hayride, several fields of sunflowers to explore, a sunflower maze, bounce pillow and jump pad, and an opportunity to visit the farm animals, plus one flower bloom. There’s a bakery and well-stocked market, plus there is live music and food onsite for lunch, snacks and dinner. You may add on a “butterfly release” for $10.
Cost: General admission $25 for ages 11+, $15 for ages 3-10, free for ages 0-2. If you purchase tickets online, they are currently discounted to $18 for adults and $11 for children. Season + flex passes available.
Address: 21975 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin
Peak Bloom Prediction: August.
This popular family farm in Hillsboro is well-known for their large sunflower field. They also have pre-picked berries and vegetables for sale, as well as u-pick items in season.
Cost: $5 per person, discounts for groups and season passes available.
Address: 7775 NW Cornelius Pass Rd., Hillsboro
Peak Bloom Prediction: Mid-August. Follow their social media accounts for the latest updates.
Stafford Acres is the agricultural outreach program of The Neighborhood Church. They are hosting a sunflower festival in August, on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There will be a bounce house, farm animals, kettle corn and drinks for purchase.
Cost: $5 entry, kids 5 and under are free. U-cut blooms are $2 each or twelve blooms for $20. One-day bounce house pass is $5.
Address: 21065 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin
Peak Bloom Prediction: August
Join Liepold Farms for their annual sunflower celebration. Explore 5 acres of sunflowers, and enjoy a hayride, sunflower maze, great food and delicious berry cider.
Cost: In 2022, cost for ages 2 and under was free, youth $10 online/$15 on site, general admission $15 online/$20 on site. Dogs on leash are welcome!
Address: 14050 SE Richey Rd., Boring
Peak Bloom Prediction: TBD.
Beyond the traditional photo op, enjoy great food, music, a rope maze and sunflower maze, obstacle course, super mega ride n’ slide, tube slide, farm ninja course, farm animals and more!
Cost: In 2022, price was $13 online, $18 onsite. Slide pass, animal feed bags, picnic packs and additional flowers available for an extra fee.
Address: 17673 French Prairie Rd., St. Paul
Peak Bloom Prediction: Festival runs three weekends only: September 16-17, September 23-24, and October 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Come for the plentiful u-pick orchards and view, stay for outstanding pizza and made-in-house drinks. The beautiful sunflower field is adjacent to the outdoor dining area, so you can snap photos while you wait for your food. Bring your pup, too, as these orchards are dog-friendly.
Cost: No charge to visit the sunflowers, but you’ll definitely want to buy pizza and pick fruit while you’re there.
Address: 6670 Trout Creek Ridge Rd., Mt. Hood
Peak Bloom Prediction: Blooms should correspond with u-pick apples, but check their website for daily updates on field conditions.
New in 2023! Yesteryear Farms now hosts a sunflower field, including just over a mile of trails throughout the blooms, with almost a dozen photo ops. Bring your pup, too, as Yesteryear is dog-friendly.
Cost: $8 online, $12 onsite for ages 13+; $4 online, $8 onsite for ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and under. Free bloom with admission.
Address: 26801 SW Stafford Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070
Peak Bloom Prediction: August 17-September 3
Admission at the Brush Prairie farm includes two u-cut flowers and unlimited time to stroll the fields and take pictures. Kids 5 and under receive one free flower. Enjoy food carts and craft vendors, plus live music on select dates. Well behaved pets allowed on leash.
Cost: $10 for ages 13+, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under
Address: 17604 NE 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie, WA 98607
Peak Bloom Prediction: August
Please note that Plumper Pumpkin Patch is not hosting a sunflower festival this year.