The Best Sunflower Farms and Mazes Around New Jersey


Summer just makes everything seem brighter, and visiting the beautiful sunflower farms around New Jersey is one activity that feels so happy. When you pick sunflowers or hang out in a field, you can’t help but soak up their good vibes. Luckily, New Jersey is home to a bunch of sunflower farms where you can bliss out from July into September (check with each farm to find out their peak blooming time). And while most let you pick stems, there are a few fields solely for snapping insta-worthy photos or getting lost in a maze among the blooms. Scroll down for the best sunflowers in NJ, and make sure to check out our pick-your-own guide for fruits, veggies, and flowers. (featured photo credit: @imgoingonannaventure)

Here are (Insta-worthy) Sunflower fields around New Jersey


Sunflower Johnson Locust Hall Farm

Searching for the perfect sunflower at Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm. Photo Credit: Cody Conk

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Kick off September with Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm for their “Sunflower September” celebration. Embrace the beauty of 325 acres as you embark through their sunflower field that consists of THOUSANDS of sunflowers of multiple varieties as well as photo opts throughout the trails for your perfect family photo. Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm also offers other Fall picking and stops with “Fall Park N’ Pick” ticket like apples and pumpkins, Family Corn Maze and Hayride Tractor rides. Enjoy additional festival activities on Saturdays and Sundays in September and October including Live Music, Farmhouse Grill, Shopping in the Fall Harvest Market, Food Trucks and Wine Tasting at Tomasello Winery’s tasting room outlet. The farm is located just minutes from 295, exit 52A and exit 7 on the New Jersey Turnpike. 
2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown NJ 08041
(609) 353-9000


Von Thun

Young sunflower fanatic sits with Liz, the NJ Sunflower Trail’s beloved vintage VW Bug. Photo Credit: It Had To B You Photography

Von Thun Farms
The New Jersey Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms, Washington (Warren County), is guaranteed to be the highlight of your summer! Featuring hundreds of thousands of sunflowers throughout the season, the Trail boasts more than a dozen unique photo ops that are sure to catch your eye. While at the farm, you can pick peaches and berries, put together a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers and summer flowers, visit their farm animals, and shop their fully stocked farm market. Weekend visitors can also play in their all-ages Activity Area featuring 20+ games & activities and take a hayride around the farm. Save the date for their Sunflower Festivals on July 29 and 30 and August 5 and 6, including food trucks, live music, dozens of craft vendors, and axe throwing. The New Jersey Sunflower Trail is open daily through Labor Day, 10 – 5 on weekdays and 9 – 5 on weekends.
The Sunflower Trail is ONLY available at their Washington, NJ, location (438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882) – not their South Brunswick, NJ, location. Tickets are $2 off online:

Atlantic County Sunflower Farms

Timberline Farms
This 2-acre sunflower field with over 35,0000 sunflowers opens in July. You can pick your own and snap photos, but you must make a reservation beforehand.
1413 Mays Landing Road, Folsom, NJ 08037
(609) 666-4920

Burlington County Sunflower Farms


Picking sunflowers is a summer must in New Jersey. Photo Credit: @benswifey and #cnoellephotography

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
At Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm, sunflowers are from July through September. You can pick your own flowers along with peaches, cherry tomatoes, and pumpkins in the fall. 
2691 Monmouth Rd.,
Jobstown, NJ 08041
(609) 353-9000

Johnson’s Corner Farm
At this farm, you can stroll through the fields and walk through their maze. Reserve for a summer night in the sunflowers with a hayride and pick your own. 
133 Church Rd., Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 654-8643

Cape May County Sunflower Farms

Sunset Flower Farm
You can visit this working flower farm to admire and snap photos of the sunny stems on your phone. Sunflower fields are in bloom from late July through August.
550 Hands Mill Road, Belleplain, NJ 08270
(609) 504-4637

Gloucester County Sunflower Farms

Dalton Farms
Dalton Farms is an excellent spot for you-pick sunflowers. Sunflower season runs from Labor Day through September, but stay up-to-date with the blooms on their website.
660 Oak Grove Rd., Swedesboro, NJ 08085
(856) 628-7313

Hill Creek Farms
Look out for sunflower tickets in late July. Kids will love the train ride around the farm and digging for treasure in the Gem Mine, while parents will love the newly opened Wine Garden, with outdoor seating and fresh-from-the-farm fare.
1631 State Highway 45, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
(856) 223-0028


Mile-long fields of yellow. Photo Credit: @imgoingonannaventure

Hunterdon County Sunflower Farms

Melick’s Town Farm
At Melick’s Town Farm’s Oldwick location, sunflowers are pick-your-own from July-September. Kids can say hi to the pot-bellied pig at the farmstand.
170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858
(908) 439-2955

Mercer County Sunflower Farms

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A day among the sunflowers calls for a family pic. Photo Credit: @jamiengrose

Terhune Orchards
If you’re picking at Terhune Orchards, it’s a family-friendly activity. Sunflowers are available for snapping photos and admiring, but they do not have pick-your-own.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-2310

Monmouth County Sunflower Farms



Sunflowers bigger than your head. Photo Credit: @mermantha_

Bullock Farms
Bullock Farms’ sunflower season starts in September when they open Bullock Barnyard, a family activity area. Take a stroll and photos in the fields, then visit with barnyard friends like rabbits, goats, and sheep. Call ahead to the farm for opening dates.
83 Emleys Hill Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
(609) 758-8726

Holland Ridge Farms
Holland Ridge Farms’ Sunflower Festival opens in September. You can also bring your own photographer for fun photos of your fam or your littles—the farm stays open until sunset.
86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
(609) 448-7483

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Soaking in the sun and sunflowers. Photo Credit: @sufiii

Happy Day Farm
The season starts on July 12 and goes through late August. Kids will love the tractor ride to the fields—just make sure to bring your own shears and a bucket to transport your sunflowers home.
106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 977-3607

Arrowhead Farmstead
Over 15 acres of sunflowers cover this Manalapan farmstead. This year, due to a lack of rain, the crops won’t be coming in, so there won’t be any to pick or see. You can find sunflowers up the street at their sister spot, Happy Day Farm. 
135 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 977-3607

Middlesex County Sunflower Farms

Clark Farms
Sunflowers are available for u-pick and photographs. If you forget your snipping shears, they can give you ones to use. 
416 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 947-9529

Morris County Sunflower Farms

Alstede Farms
At Alstede Farms, you can take a tractor ride through the Blooming Giants Sunflower trail. It is typically open from July through October and is included with the price of pick-your-own admission.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 258-6245

Ort Farms
Take a stroll through their colorful sunflower farm in New Jersey, pick sunflowers, and then head to the vegetable-picking areas. They have fall festival weekends and pick your own pumpkins and apples in September.
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
(908) 876-3351

Stony Hill Farms
With 8 varieties of sunflowers and 2.5 acres of beauty, the Sunflower Festival is a must. The first blooms start August 5, and tickets include a wagon ride (on weekends only), live music, vendors, and sunflowers. You can also pick your own during the week.
15 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-2608

Ocean County Sunflower Farms

Silverton Farms
At Silverton Farms, sunflowers are pick-your-own starting around the end of July and August—check their Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.
1520 Silverton Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 244-2621

Emery’s Farm
At Emery’s Farm, head to the picturesque sunflower patch to snap selfies and sunny moments. Afterward, say hi and feed the resident farm animals, including a miniature donkey, goats, and chickens. 
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 758-8514

Salem County Sunflower Farms

Ward’s Farm NJ
Cut a bunch of sunflowers, gladiolas, and dahlias at this specialty flower farm spread over 10 acres. They also host special events in the sunflower fields during the season, including BYOB date nights and picnics, and yoga.
120 Bassett Road, Mannington, NJ 08079
(609) 385-6278

Somerset County Sunflower Farms

Snyder’s Farm
The sunflower trail offers picking in late September and October with spots for photo ops. You can bring your own shears or rent them (the fee will go towards purchasing the sunflowers). 
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 496-0441

Sussex County Sunflower Farms

Brodhecker Farm
Brodhecker Farm will have sunflowers blooming in August. Though you can’t pick, stop by the fields to admire and snap photos of the black oil seed beauties, which produce high-quality seeds and oil. 
2 Branchville-Lawson Rd., Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-3592


The biggest smiles worthy of the ‘gram. Photo Credit: @amcpix

Sussex County Sunflower Maze
With over a million seeds planted each year, the sunflowers usually bloom in mid to late August, where you can take photos among the cheery blooms. Check back on the Sussex County Sunflower Maze Facebook page for reservation updates.
101 Route 645, Sandyston, NJ 07826

(973) 219-6356

Warren County Sunflower Farms

New Jersey Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms
Kids will have a ball on the sunflower trail, which opens in early July. Besides photo ops and picking, there are weekend hayrides, activities and games, and a sunflower festival last weekend in July and the first weekend in August. 
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882

(908) 689-3761

Where do you love to go for sunflowers in New Jersey? Let us know!

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