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Your guide to sunflower fields around the Kansas City

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Look on the sunny side of the flower field.

Photo by @scottblairphoto

Grab your clippers, vases, outfits, and selfie sticks. Sunflower season is upon us.

These beautiful, symbolic, and photogenic flowers are in full bloom from mid-August to early Octoberevery farm does it a little differently. Here’s your complete guide to flower fields around the KC metro.

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KC Pumpkin Patch, 13875 S. Gardner Rd., Olathe, KS

It’s the last weekend for Sunflower Fest at this family-friendly destination. For those 21 and older, walk across the property to KC Wine Co.Editor Travis recommends the Sunflower Red.

Grinter’s Sunflower Farm, 24154 Stillwell Rd., Lawrence, KS

One of the most popular fields around KC (and a ~30-minute drive from downtown), this location is best visited during the week when it’s less crowded. Entry is free, but there’s a box for donations.

Gieringers Family Orchard & Berry Farm, 39345 W. 183rd St., Edgerton, KS

Head out this weekend and pick your own sunflowers, zinnias, and apples. There’s a $3 access fee. When you’re done, you can enjoy the farm market — this year with soft serve ice cream.

The Pumpkin Pad, 35100 E. Outer Belt Rd., Lone Jack, MO

A hop, skip, and a jump away from those out in Eastern Jackson County, this U-pick location boasts four sunflower fields planted in different stages (plus, rides and attractions for the young + young at heart). Admission is $14.

Atkins-Johnson Farm, 4109 NE Pleasant Valley Rd., Gladstone, MO

This historic Northland farm is less than 20 minutes from downtown. Visit its exhibits + gardens, and take home sunflowers, pumpkins, and sweet corn grown seasonally. Admission is free.

Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins, 17701 Holmes Rd., Belton, MO

This popular south-metro farm is expecting sunflower season to start on Fri., Sept. 2 (one week from today). Check Facebook to see exact days, times, and prices.

The Fun Farm, 650 N. Jefferson St., Kearney, MO

This prime Northland spot right off of I-35 is bursting with activities. U-pick apples and peaches is still happening now, but tickets go on sale Mon., Sept. 8 for the Fall Festival (featuring sunflowers).

Lewis Farms, 18100 Edgerton Rd., Edgerton, KS

Unable to make it this month? Another sunflower field in Edgerton expects the sunflowers to be in bloom late September or early October. Check Facebook for the latest.

Jingle Bell Trees and Pumpkins, 7821 SE 240th St., Lathrop, MO

Way up northbetween KC + St. Joseph — is another charming family farm and gift shop with sunflowers. Check Facebook for updates.

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