Who doesn't smile when they see a sunflower? Tall, bright yellow, and always cheery, these blossoms are a classic sign that summer is coming to a close. These sunflower fields near our Harrisburg homes for sale offer you the chance to spend an afternoon among the blooms and even take some home for a personal display. Many of these locations also offer extra activities to complete your fun family outing.
- Second Mountain Sunflowers - 324 Second Mountain Rd., Orwigsburg, PA 17961
Second Mountain Sunflowers is a peaceful sunflower farm surrounded by tall trees, rolling hills, and other natural beauty. Admission is just $10 for people over 12, and you can cut your own sunflowers as you walk through the fields. You're allowed to take as many blooms as you can carry, so this is a great stop for people who want to pick up a whole bouquet.
The farm's owners also encourage guests to stay as long as they want and suggest you try picnicking on the premises. Some of our real estate agents have done it and say it's great! If you visit on select weekends in September, you can also participate in the farm's sunflower painting workshops to create your own works of art.
- Gunther Sunflower Field - 180 Little Conestoga Rd., Chester Springs, PA 19425
Want to celebrate your love of sunflowers with others? The Gunther Sunflower Field holds a yearly Sunflower Festival that will let you do just that. This event offers everything from yoga classes and face painting to chair massages—and don't forget all the food and drink! Proceeds from the festival go to the Believe and Achieve Foundation, which helps provide basic needs like food and shelter for at-risk local youth.
Dates for this year's festival have not been finalized due to uncertainty about when the flowers will be ready, but the field's proprietors make sure to post regular updates on their Facebook page. You can even watch the flowers grow in amazing time-lapse videos that chart their progress from spring to early fall.
- Maple Lawn Farms Farm Market and Orchards – 2885 New Park Rd., New Park, PA 17352
The Maple Lawn Farms Farm Market and Orchards is holding their 5th Annual Sunflower Fest this August. The event begins with the Early Bloomers Weekend on August 6 to 8, offering a chance to get out and see the flowers before the crowds come. Tickets for this event are sold at a slight discount and include a wagon ride and one sunflower from the fields.
The festival kicks off in earnest the two following weekends (August 13 to 15 and August 20 to field during this time, you'll be able to enjoy live music during your visit and grab a snack from one of the food vendors parked on the farm's grounds. Adult guests can also enjoy sipping a selection of artisan wines from the farm's on-site winery.
- Country Barn - 211 S. Donerville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603
Want to turn your quest for sunflowers into a full-day outing? The Country Barn Sunflower Festival is the place for you. This year's event runs on August 20, 21, 27, and 29, as well as September 3 to 5. Guests get one free sunflower with admission and can spend as much time in the fields as they please.
After you leave the fields, you'll still have plenty to do. Your children can get to know the farm's barnyard animals or enjoy some of the many kid-friendly amenities on-site, including slides, pedal carts, and a corn maze. Adults can enjoy live music and a wine tasting courtesy of Grandview Winery.
- Creekside Farm and Market – 240 Markle Run Rd., East Berlin, PA 17316
The quiet Creekside Farm and Market has been run by the same family for five generations and counting. Their gorgeous sunflower field spans an impressive 10 acres and features pink, orange, red, and burgundy sunflower varieties alongside the traditional yellow blossoms. Each variety is planted at a different time to ensure that one of the many is always in bloom.
Each guest receives one flower with admission, and you can roam the fields and take pictures for as long as you want. If you'd like to take home some additional flowers, you can purchase them for just $1 apiece or pay $10 for a bouquet of 15.
The fun doesn't end after sunflower season at these Pennsylvania farms. The Harrisburg area holds some of the most picturesque farm landscapes in the Northeastern U.S. If you're interested in living nearby, contact us today. We'll connect you with one of our agents and help you start looking for your new Harrisburg home.