Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on July 14, 2023.
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When it comes to enjoying fields of sunflowers near Pittsburgh, we have to admit that we're quite spoiled. Between the many farms open to get photos within a field and others open for pick your own bouquets, you really have a number of options to get out and see these gorgeous flowers in southwest Pennsylvania.
But there is one caveat- most of the fields require a bit of a drive outside of the city.
In this one, we wanted to share a few fields you can visit as well as give you an idea of costs and their respective opening dates as these flowers can have quite a limited blooming period!
Note: We are updating this article for 2023 dates and pricing as they become available, but note that many listings still include 2022 information. Please reconfirm at the farms directly via their respective links below as prices, dates, and times are liable to change based on bloom progress. Most of the farms below are cash only.
Stroll Through a Monster Field at Schwirian Farms
If a large field of sunflowers is what you seek, the field at Schwirian Farms near Elizabeth, PA, is for you. This one is open for a few weeks each year for their annual sunflower festival (tentatively July 22nd-30th in 2023) which allows visitors to stroll through thousands upon thousands of sunflowers!
While we are hesitant on using the word festival in a traditional sense (there are only a few vendors on-site selling coffee, snacks, and the farm selling sunflower-themed products plus opportunities for pick your own), we'll take whatever we can get to be outside in a field as stunning on this one. Be sure to pick up a bottle of the farm's own sunflower oil to take home with you too.
Schwirian Farms sunflower field is located near 392 William Penn Road in Monongahela, PA (just outside of Elizabeth), and they post more information about the festival on their Facebook page at the previous link. Please note in 2023, parking is $3 so please take cash.
Photos and Pick Your Own at Renshaw Farms
Renshaw Farms is located just a short drive off Route 28 in Freeport and has two modest sunflower fields for visitors to enjoy. One sunflower here is for pick your own flowers and the second is set up with many props like chairs and large picture frames to get the perfect portrait.
Entry to this one in 2023 is $10 per carload and $1 per flower for pick your own (we grabbed one to use as an additional prop!). It is worth noting that Renshaw Farms is only allowing the public into the sunflower fields on select days and times July 21st to 30th (check their website below for the full schedule/times). That being said, the farm may have another field blooming in late August or early September so keep an eye out for more information on that if they open it to the public!
Renshaw Farms is located at 318 Ford City Road in Freeport, PA.
Wildflower Festival at Freedom Farms
Freedom Farms in Butler is one of the more limited sunflower fields in the area (part of the Wildflower Festival). In 2023 they are only open for two dates- July 15th and 16th. This one features $10 admission, picking of wildflowers like sunflowers, zinnias, and snapdragons, and a whole lot more.
Freedom Farms is located at 795 Pittsburgh Road in Butler, PA.
Enjoy Sunflower Mazes at Maple Bottom Farm
Note: 2023 dates have not been announced yet but they are targeting late July to late August.
Did you know southwest Pennsylvania is home to a sunflower maze? This one can be found south of the city at Maple Bottom Farm. While the maze here is mostly just carved paths within the sunflower fields, it makes for a unique way of getting to enjoy these gorgeous flowers- from within the fields themselves!
In 2022, Maple Bottom Farm charges $8 per person for entry with pre-cut flowers for sale as well. Maple Bottom Farm is also a working dairy farm so you can see many dairy cows and even pick up some cheese curd during your visit too!
Maple Bottom Farm is late July through late August opening dates. As the farm has roughly five sunflower fields planted to grow between opening day and Labor Day but may have some periodic closures depending on bloom schedules. So be sure to check their social media for updates!
Maple Bottom Farm is located at 1119 Cunningham Bridge Road in Dawson, PA.
Enjoy Sunflowers North of the City at Fair Haven Farms
Looking for a sunflower patch north of Pittsburgh? Fair Haven Farms in Grove City will be hosting their annual sunflower festival on August 26th and 27th in 2023 (pending bloom). This one is slated to have food, craft vendors, pick your own flowers, and is even dog friendly!
Visitors to Fair Haven Farms must pay a $10 per person admission fee for all those two and older, and sunflowers are sold at $2 per stem.
Fair Haven Farms is located at 206 Lee Road in Grove City, PA.
Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Trax Farms and Triple B
Finally, we end with two of our favorite berry farms that also have modest sunflower fields open for pick your own flowers- Triple B in Monongahela and Trax Farms in Finleyville.
Both of these farms are worth visiting if you are looking to combo your trip with more pick-your-own fruit opportunities (or other farm activities) as opposed to visiting simply for sunflowers. Both farms require a hayride to get into the fields, so you may not be able to see much without committing a bit of time here!
At this time, we are unsure of how long the season at Triple B will last, and Trax Farms typically offers a one-day only sunflower festival in mid-August (2023 dates TBD) with $12 admission. All the more reason to visit these if you can combo them with other farm experiences!
Have a favorite place to view or pick your own sunflowers near Pittsburgh? Comment below to share and we will add it to this list!
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