2019 UPDATE: There are no sunflowers this year at Hopkins Farm in Pittsford at the corner of Clover and Calkins. So head over to Frederick, Wickham, Lincoln Hill, Thorn, Stokoe, or the Sunflowers of Sanborn instead!
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.
Frederick Farms in Clifton Springs
Frederick Farms’ sunflower field is located about 45 minutes from Rochester. [get directions]
There are sunflowers for days, with a large pathways carved right down the middle making it easy for everyone to find the perfect backdrop for family photos and sunflower selfies.
The farms offers hayrides at no cost, though encourages a donation to benefit House of John–a hospice in Clifton Springs. You can also purchase sunflower seeds, oil, and flowers.
Wickham Farms in Penfield
The sunflower field is located at the Wickham Farms Fields & Orchard. [get directions].
Wickham hosts a weekend, ticketed Sunflower Spectacular Festival around the last few weeks of August and first week of September.
The event feels very much like their fall harvest events: family oriented, playful, cut-you-own sunflowers, hayrides, corn maze, etc.
Sunflowers of Sanborn
Head toward Niagara Falls on NY-31 about 90 minutes. The Sanborn sunflower field is near the intersection of NY-31 and Baer St. [get directions]
The field is always free to view, but help the family farm out by purchasing concessions & novelties. They also host events like Food Trucks in the Field, art shows, and cosplay day.
Opposite of Wickham Farm, the activities seem geared more toward adults.
Need a few more places to enjoy the sunflowers while they last?
Thorn Farm in Clyde
Stokoe Farms in Scottsville
Lincoln Hill Farms in Canandaigua
Where are your favorite spots to find sunflowers?
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