Best sunflower fields in the Twin Cities Minnesota

One of the best kid-friendly sunflower fields in Minnesota for families is at the Joyer Farm Adventure at Waldoch Farm Garden Center in Lino Lakes. Located in the northern Twin Cities metro area, you’ll find a sunflower field walk where you can pick your own sunflowers as well as lots of other fun activities.

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Fun things for kids to do at the best sunflower field in Minnesota

Trike races at Minnesota sunflower field

Joyer Farm Adventure in Lino Lakes offers lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. While there is an entry fee of $14.99 per person three years and above, this sunflower farm is worth the price of admission. Some of the fun kid-friendly activities you’ll find include a maze, tractor pedal races (for small and big kids), an obstacle course, playhouse, tug-of-war, a fun slide.

Tip: Visit the sunflower fields at Joyer Farm Adventure in early August at a discounted rate.

And you’ll even find a barnyard full of animals. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to visit the Joyer Arm barnyard and the petting zoo during our visit. We had a baby in a stroller (my nephew). And it was a very hot day. Not lots of shade here so remember to wear sunscreen and a hat. And I was wearing sandals. This sunflower field’s barnyard requires closed-toe shoes.

The highlight of our visit to the 106-year-old family-owned Joyer Farm Adventure was taking a tractor ride to the Sunflower Walk. Here you’ll wander through fields of tens of thousands of happy sunflowers growing in all stages – from sprouts to mature sunflowers. The sunflower field also serves as a great backdrop for some candid shots with lots of props.

Once you’ve explored the Sunflower Walk, you can cut your own sunflower from the vast U-Pick sunflower field. Bring your sunflower of choice to the table in the field. Staff will wrap it up in a bag with water and a paper towel. It was very hot so was grateful we could also purchase beverages in this sunflower field.

Frequently asked questions about the Joyer Farm Adventure and the best sunflower fields in Minnesota.

Happy sunflower in kid-friendly sunflower field

Here are a few FAQs and things you need to know before you visit one of the best sunflower fields in Minnesota.

How much does the sunflower field at Joyer Farm Adventure cost?

As of this publication date, admission to one of the best kid-friendly sunflower fields (with lots of fun family-friendly things to do) near the Twin Cities in Minnesota is $14.99 per person. Come early in the season (early August), and it’s only $10.99.

They also offer season passes to the Joyer Farm Adventure Farm, which gives you unlimited visits throughout the growing season and to all their special events including pick your own produce, sunflower walk, garden tour and corn feed, corn maze and pumpkin patch in the fall, as well as the maze area activities (Zoom Mountain slide, low-ropes course, playhouses, and more), and the Joyer Barnyard of farm animals.

Do you need to reserve your tickets to this sunflower field in Minnesota ahead of time?

Yes, you must reserve your tickets for the Joyer Adventure Farm sunflower fields ahead of time online. We reserved our tickets for 2 p.m., but even though we were running behind schedule (kids and then traffic), they still honored our tickets when we arrived late. It wasn’t busy the day we visited, but I’m sure the weekends get super busy.

Make sure you download or print your tickets before you arrive. They will scan your ticket and give you a wristband, which allows you access to all the cool things to do at the best kid-friendly sunflower field in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Is parking free at the Joyer Adventure Farm’s sunflower fields?

Yes, parking is free at these sunflower fields in Lino Lakes, Minn.

What are the days and hours of operations for this sunflower field at Joyer Farm Adventure?  When is this sunflower field in Minnesota open?

The best Sunflower field in Twin Cities Minnesota

The season for the Joyer Adventure Farm’s sunflower field in Minnesota runs from early August to mid-September (but check their website or sign-up for the latest information on bloom times). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The last hayride to the sunflower field is 4 p.m. The hayrides run every 30 minutes.

What’s the address of the sunflower field at Joyer Farm Adventure?

Located in the northwestern metro area of the Twin Cities, this sunflower field is located at Waldoch Farm Garden Center, 8174 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55014.

Is it a long walk to the sunflower field?

Kid in a hayride to best sunflower field in Minnesota

You don’t need to walk to the sunflower field. In fact, they pick you up from the main part of the Joyer Farm Adventure. Then they drive you to the sunflower fields in a tractor with an open-air passenger trailer. It’s like a hayride without the hay.

How big is the sunflower field at Joyer Farm Adventure in Lino Lakes, Minnesota?

Sunflower field Minnesota twin cities

The best kid-friendly sunflower field in the Twin Cities, Minnesota is big! You’ll be treated to six acres with tens of thousands of sunflowers growing at all stages.

Are there bees at the sunflower fields?

Yes, you will see lots of busy bees at this sunflower field. But they didn’t bother us.

Can you take photos at this sunflower field?

Two girls at sunflower field in Minnesota

Yes, you may take photos at this sunflower field – a lovely photo of my two nieces.

Does the sunflower field at Joyer Farm Adventure have photo props?

Girl standing with colorful chicken in Minnesota sunflower field

Yes, you’ll find several fun photo props at this sunflower field in Minnesota.

Can you pick sunflowers at Joyer Farm Adventure? Are the sunflowers free to pick at Joyer Farm Adventure?

Best sunflower fields in Minnesota

Yes, you may pick sunflowers at Joyer Farm Adventure in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. You are given a wristband after you submit your ticket. This allows you to pick one sunflower per person. You may also pick more sunflowers for an additional fee. You’ll receive instructions on how to cut your sunflower from the U-Pick field. Then they’ll wrap it up in a bag with water and a paper towel for you to take home.

Are snacks available at the Joyer Farm Adventure sunflower field?

I did see a popcorn kiosk near the low-ropes course. But it wasn’t open the day we visited the sunflower field. However, we were able to purchase water, soda, and Powerade near the U-Pick field.

Is there a restroom at the Joyer Adventure Farm sunflower field?

Yes, you may use the restroom that’s inside the Waldoch Farm Garden Center. It’s located next to the Joyer Adventure Farm.

Is the Joyer Adventure Farm dog-friendly? Can you bring your dog to Joyer Adventure Farm?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at the Joyer Adventure Farm or in the sunflower fields at this time.

Does the Joyer Adventure Farm offer other activities in addition to the sunflower fields?

Obstacle course at Minnesota sunflower field

Yes, the Joyer Adventure Farm offers lots of fun summer activities for the kids especially, such as:

  • Hayride to the sunflower fields (sans the hay)
  • A maze
  • Pedal trike races (little and big kids)
  • Low-ropes obstacle course
  • Zoom Mountain (big slide)
  • Tug-o-War
  • Hook the Ring game
  • Playhouse and sand box
  • A barnyard of farm animals

I hope you enjoy the sunflower fest at Joyer Adventure Farm in Lino Lakes. It’s one of the best kid-friendly sunflower fields in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Find other sunflowers near you.

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  1. The Sunflower fields at Minnesota seems to be totally kid friendly. The tractor pedal races, and the maze sound like fun even for adults plus the barnyard animals too. I would be petrified of the bees but it’s great they let you pluck the flowers. I will try to visit here when I am at Minnesota. 🙂

    1. I hope you get the opportunity. Fortunately, the bees didn’t bother us. It’s such a fun, family-friendly sunflower field in the Twin Cities.

  2. This sounds like such a fun, family-friendly activity. I love sunflowers and would love to go sunflower picking. Thanks for sharing these tips about Joyer Farm!

  3. There is something about seeing sunflowers that is just so uplifting eh!? This is such a cute activity to do as a family (and I didn’t even know Minnesota was a good spot for sunflowers!)

    Now they just need the snack stand to be open in case the kids are hangry! 😀

  4. Every summer we plan to visit a sunflower field or two. And every year we miss it by a week or two. It looks like there are some great sunflower fields in the Twin Cities area for families to enjoy. I love that there are so many fun things set up to enhance the sunflower enjoyment at the Joyer Adventure Farm.

    1. Yes, we do have some great sunflower field options in Minnesota. What’s great about the Joyner Adventure Farm is that they plant their sunflower fields in stages so they bloom over a longer period of time.

  5. What a cool sunflower field in the twin cities! It almost sounds like a pumpkin patch with all fun activities, but sunflowers instead of pumpkins 🙂

    1. Thank you! It is a fun sunflower field with lots of activities for kids. And they do something similar in the fall with pumpkins.

  6. This kid friendly sun flower field looks awesome! Are there lots of bees? We had sunflowers when I was a kid and they attracted tons of bees!

  7. Joyer’s sunflower field looks like so much fun! When I was a kid, we had a lucky mishap and ended up with a field full of sunflowers in our backyard. I LOVED every minute of it!

  8. This looks like so much fun! My daughter loves sunflowers. We have fields here in Georgia but they are MUCH taller than the ones in your pictures. Sometimes they even make a sunflower maze out of them. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Joyer Farm looks like a fun sunflower field! I’ve never been to one. I hadn’t thought about a farm having extra activities to do while you’re there. I’d really appreciate the tractor ride to the field when it’s hot!

  10. Lots of fun things to do at this sunflower farm! We have a similar farm in my area that transitions to a pumpkin patch and fall activities in late September.

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