May is Sunflower Season in Florida! Visiting a Sunflower Farm is a great outdoor activity for families. There are local family farms open for U-Pick Sunflowers as well as Sunflower Mazes you can explore in the Tampa Bay and Orlando area.

These beautiful sunflower fields will provide you with a day of family fun and stunning photo opportunities! Take a day trip to find a sunflower farm near Lakeland, farms listed below are approximately 1 hour from Lakeland. These are the farms currently open in 2020.

Sunflower picking tips:

  • Farms tend to communicate via Facebook. Links are provided below to check for recent updates.
  • Dress comfortably for the outdoors with closed toe shoes. You WILL be walking in dirt and you may get dirty!
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen – fields are in the sun. Light colored clothing is best.
  • Pick early in the morning when it is still cool.
  • Take CASH!! Many fields only accept cash.
  • Keep in mind these are working farms, so there will be ants, bees, etc. If you or your children have allergies, take precautions.

Hunsader Farms

5500 C.R. 675 Bradenton, FL 34211 (MAP IT)
Website | Facebook
Hunsader Farms Sunflower U-Pick is open through early June. Sunflowers are open Mon-Sat 8am-3pm and Sunday 10am-3pm, you do not need reservations or tickets.
Prices: $2/person to enter the trail/field. $1 each flower for u-pick. CASH ONLY.

Important info from Hunsader Farms:

  • Entrance to the field and cut flowers are CASH ONLY.
  • Social distancing procedures will be required
  • There is no parking charge. You will enter through our main gate at the address below and follow signs to the field
  • Sunflowers shall be cut at the stem, not pulled out with the root. Bring your own cutters or scissors.
  • Wheel chair accessible: the ground of the field is uneven and in dirt. There is no stairs to get to the field but there is a steep hill. A wheelchair with big tires may work, but we have an alternative area for those in wheelchairs that we will direct you to.

Hunsader Farms also has a Farmer’s Market with a variety of produce available and other U-Pick crops. Visit their website to learn more.

Sweetfields Farm

17250 Benes Roush Rd., Brooksville, Florida 34604 (MAP IT)
Website | Facebook
Sweetfields Farm is open for Sunflower Season through the month of May. Advance ticket purchase is required, tickets provide access to the farm for a 3 hour block of time. Check back regularly on their website, Facebook page, or Eventbrite page for when new dates open up for ticket sales.
Ticket Prices: $8.00 per person + tax and ticket fees (Ages 3 & up). Ages 2 & under are free.
More info from Sweetfields Farm: Each person 3 yrs or older is required to have a pre-purchased ticket to attend their purchased time slot with them for entre. You will only have visitation during your purchased time slot. It will include the ability to walk through the sunflower maze field, access picnic areas, visit with the farm animal areas, beautiful photo opportunities and access the u-pick veggie gardens to pick and purchase this season’s crop. It will also allow access to shop the gathered produce stand in the harvest barn. During this season some unplanned changes have had to be made. Due to Covid -19 restrictions and guidelines our visitor access and activities will be BEAUTIFUL but different than our usual sunflower season event. We are excited to be able to open our grounds and share all the amazing SUNFLOWERS with you. As usual, you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and picnic blanket (No Alcohol). Lots of fresh air and beautiful flowers! Don’t forget your camera, your hat, your sunscreen, your smile.  SORRY NO PETS.
What to bring extra cash for: Sunflowers, Veggie Launcher, Produce, Food, Drinks.
**Unfortunately due to Covid 19 safety restrictions Sweetfields Farm is not expecting to have available: The Hayride, Pitcher Pump Duck Race, Spider Web Rope Maze, Swings, Tree House Play Area, The Tumble Weed Rollers, Peddle Cars, Paint Craft and the Face Painter.**

HarvestMoon Fun Farm

15990 Stur St.,Masaryktown, Florida 34604 (MAP IT)
Website | Facebook
HarvestMoon Fun Farm is open for Sunflower Season through the month of May. They have a sunflower maze and u-pick sunflowers. Advance reservation is required, tickets are free. Reservations are currently available through the end of the month on their website. Please wear face coverings or mask when interacting with staff. {We have also seen on occasion they allow same day visitors if they have had cancelations, check Facebook for details}
Ticket Prices: There is no gate admission, however there is a $10 minimum purchase of flowers per adult (18 & up). Sunflowers are $2 each.

Map of Sunflower Farms & Sunflower Mazes near Lakeland

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