Sunflower picking is quintessential summer fun. We spent the last several days of summer (before school started) on outdoor activities we enjoy, including sunflower picking at Thompson Strawberry Farm in Bristol, Wisconsin.
If you’re in the northern Chicago area, it’s about 45 minutes to an hour north. Things were a bit different at the farm this year: They added zinnias and wildflowers and cups for holding the sunflowers, plus kids’ admission prices now include shaved ice cups.
Sunflower picking pricing
- $15 per adult
- $10 per child (3-12)
- Children 2 and younger get free admission
If you find you need another souvenir cup, it costs $10. Be sure to also bring scissors, unless you want to buy theirs for $3. Children don’t get their own souvenir cups, but each adult does.
We went to the farm on a weekday, and at times we were the only family in the field. It was nice having the farm almost to ourselves. On weekends it’s busier, so if you want to avoid the crowds, be sure to visit during the workweek. Be sure to take your time to find the perfect flowers to pick.
You are also free to pick from the wildflower section.
Thompson Strawberry Farm has lots of photo opportunities throughout the fields, including a piano, a butterfly, a small bench and a red tractor.
A visit to the farm is a worthwhile activity for families or couples who want to take adorable photos.
Wood Sunflower Magnet
This wood sunflower magnet looks great on any refrigerator.
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