Beautiful Sunflower Fields in GA Near Atlanta

Last Updated on September 26, 2022

It’s sunflower season and you might be wondering where you can find sunflower fields in GA that are within driving distance from Atlanta. Well, you’ve landed in the right place as this guide contains gorgeous sunflower farms that you can visit that will make the perfect day trip. I’ve also included what you should know before you go and photography tips for capturing these beauties. 

What to Know Before Visiting a Sunflower Field 

  • Sunflower blooms in GA usually last around 7 to 20 days, so you want to be ready to go before these flowers start to drop and wither. Of course, this depends on the weather, the type of sunflower, and how it is grown. Check out the farms’ website, Facebook, or other social media outlets for when their sunflowers are ready to welcome visitors. 
  • Wear a good pair of closed-toed walking shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy, especially if you visit in the morning and there is dew on the grass. Or bring an extra pair of shoes you can change into after seeing the sunflower field. 
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, bug spray, and water. Also, use sunscreen with a higher SPF! These fields don’t offer much shade; if you are from Georgia, you know summer and early fall are hot and humid!
  • Try to visit early in the morning or towards the evening as it will usually be less hot and there will be fewer people. 
  • Be careful where you walk or set a tripod while taking photos, as you might accidentally step on a sunflower and its leaves or stems. 
  • Sunflowers mean lots of bees. You will want to be extremely cautious if you are allergic to bees. 
  • You can usually take some sunflowers home, but not all sunflower fields in GA allow you to pick or cut your sunflowers. Some places cut them for you and sell them by the stem or bouquet.
Yellow sunflowers

Tips for Taking Sunflower Photos 

  • Don’t forget a macro lens to get up-close photos of the sunflowers, bees, and butterflies. Or bring a wide-angle lens to get a sweeping landscape image of all the sunflowers. 
  • Go early in the morning or during golden hour in the late afternoon for the best lighting conditions. You will want to know which way you will face for photos, as sunflowers typically face east when they are mature. 
  • If you want to make, the sunflower colors pop, bring a polarizer to make your photos more vibrant. 
  • Try different angles for your composition! Don’t be afraid to take pictures really low, pointing your camera upwards towards the flowers or taking a photo from above if you have a way to get above the flowers. Some farms have stools or ladders that you can use to get shots from above.
  • Utilize the props that some sunflower fields provide for more interesting photo composition. These can be tractors, hay bales, and chairs. 
A bee on a sunflower
Sunflower field in GA

When Is the Best Time to Visit Sunflower Fields in GA? 

Sunflower season in GA usually runs from June to early October, depending on which farm you visit and when their sunflowers are ready for visitors. Depending on how many crops they grow, some farms will have multiple chances for you to see them during various times of the year. For example, Henderson’s Lakeside Farm had sunflowers in late July this year, and they have another crop that will welcome visitors again in early October. 

Four Sunflowers Fields in GA Within Driving Distance of Atlanta 

Below are four beautiful sunflower fields in GA that you do not want to miss. However, before going, you will want to check their websites and social media for any updates or changes regarding their opening day, hours, and prices. Also, while these farms take Venmo, it is probably best to bring some cash just in case. 

Fausett Farms Sunflowers in Dawsonville, GA

Address: 11336 Highway 136 West, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Seasonal Hours: Opened 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm. Hours are subject to change.

Price: $6 per person; children five and under get in free. Prices are subject to change.  Professional photography is $35 per session.

Welcoming sign for Fausett Farms in front of a red tractor and hay bale

Fausett Farms is a family-owned farm in North Georgia with over 900,000 sunflowers on their large thirty-plus acre farm! Plus, you will have many chances to see their numerous sunflowers since they remain open for a few weeks. For example, this year (2022), they plan to be open for around five weeks.

We visited on their opening weekend when their side field was in bloom, but they have different fields of sunflowers that bloom in stages. They are usually ready for visitors around mid to late September or early October. 

You have to pay extra if you plan to do professional photography ($35), but they welcome people to take as many pictures as they like! There are props, including tractors and hay bales. And don’t forget to get a nice photo on the bridge if you visit while their side field is in bloom. 

Can you cut your sunflowers here? No, you cannot, but they do pre-cut sunflowers ready to purchase. They also have cold drinks to help keep you hydrated in the hot GA sun.

Regarding crowds, expect more people on the weekends or if you visit during fall foilage in North GA. We had no trouble finding a parking spot on their grassy field, but there were quite a few people there on their opening weekend on the late Sunday afternoon. 

Fausett Farms’ location is in a great spot if you plan on picking apples at the nearby apple farms in Ellijay, GA or if you want to visit Amicalola Falls or Burt’s Pumpkin Patch. Or, if you have a horse, you can enjoy their horse trails for an additional fee. 

Henderson’s Lakeside Farm in Cumming, GA 

Address: 3055 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041

Seasonal Hours: Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday 1pm to 7pm. They welcome visitors when staff is not there but ask that you pay using the honor system with Venmo or the cashbox on the property. Hours are subject to change. 

Price: $25 per car if you want to walk the sunflower field or take photos. Professional photography costs $60 for up to a one-hour session. Prices are subject to change. 

Henderson’s Lakeside Farm is a lovely sunflower field located near Lake Lanier. The farm is not hard to miss as it is located right on Pilgrim Mill Road. When you arrive, you are welcomed by the warm and hospitable family that operates this farm. 

It is a smaller farm, but they have many gorgeous sunflowers and props you can use for pictures. They even had a small stepping ladder available so that I could take overhead shots of the flowers! 

They also have a cute red barn across the street that you will probably want to include in your pictures. If you angle your camera just right, you can make it seem like the barn is in the field of sunflowers without the road in between. With that said, however, there are power lines, but nothing a little Photoshop editing can’t fix!

Another thing I love about Henderson’s Lakeside Farm is that you can pick and cut your own sunflowers here. They give you a reusable cup along with a cutting tool, and you can collect however many sunflowers you can get into that cup for $10! And if you don’t want to cut the flowers yourself, you can buy pre-cut flowers at $1 per stem. 

Hopewell Sunflower Farm

Address: 4745 Hopewell Road, Cumming, GA 30028

Seasonal Hours: Friday through Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Hours are subject to change. 

Price: It’s free to roam the field with the purchase of flowers. Flowers are $20 for the arrangement and $2 per stem. Professional photography fee is $35. Prices are subject to change.

Hopewell Sunflower Farm is a small beautiful farm located about fifty minutes from Atlanta, and it is easy to spot the sunflower field next to Hopewell Road. 

The farm is family-owned and makes a great place to take sunflower pictures with fewer crowds. Their flowers usually bloom around mid-August, lasting for a few weeks before the sunflowers start to wither. 

You cannot cut your sunflowers here, but you can purchase a gorgeous arrangement they’ve assembled in a mason jar. I thoroughly enjoyed having these flowers on my dining table for weeks! 

Copper Creek Farm 

Address: 1514 Reeves Station Road, Calhoun, GA 30701

Seasonal Hours: Open 10am to 5pm on Thursdays, 10am to 6pm on Fridays, and 10am to 7pm on Saturdays. Hours are subject to change. 

Price: $17.76 plus tax per person; children three and under get in free. Prices are subject to change. 

One of the most popular sunflower fields in GA, Copper Creek Farm, has a sunflower festival that is great for the whole family. There are thousands of sunflowers and many activities, including wagon hayrides, gem mining, pony rides, kids’ zip lines, and a petting barn. They even have a Fourth of July fireworks show! You can find their complete list of activities on their website

Their farm is usually open from mid-June to late July, but you will probably want to visit in June or early July to see the best blooms. Free parking is available, and they provide options for food, drinks, and many choices for your sweet tooth! 

What is your favorite sunflower field in GA? Please comment and share below!

A woman on a bridge facing a field of sunflowers.

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