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We all scream for ice cream!

Summer 2023 Hours

We are now open 7 days a week 12-8pm

We have 36 flavours of Kawartha Dairy ice cream PLUS 8 flavours of non-dairy gelato to choose from!

Reid's Dairy soft ice cream, Sundaes, and Iced Coffee!

See you soon!

Kathy & the staff of Sunflower Fields Ice Cream Shoppe


Frequently Asked Questions about the sunflowers:


When do they bloom? Normally sunflowers will bloom anytime between mid-July and mid-August. We can never be certain - so please don't ask us to pin down a date. It all depends on Mother Nature - sun, rain, warm temps/cold temps - all out of our hands.


How long does the bloom last for? The blooms look amazing for 2 weeks and then start to fade - although they still look good. As the plant matures and starts making the seeds, the yellow flower starts to droop and die off. This is the natural progression for a sunflower.



2023 Sunflower Updates
August 9 , 2023-
The field is now CLOSED for the season.  The sunflowers have finished their bloom and are now making seeds.  Thank you for visiting us this season!
July 28, 2023-
The field looks fantastic!  Here are a few hints to make your visit better:
  • wear older shoes - you are walking in a field that may be a bit muddy in spots
  • bring water and bug spray - we do not provide it
  • there are bees in the field - they will leave you alone because they are much more interested in the flowers.  That said, if you have a bee sting allergy - maybe it's not your choice to go in the field
  • take lots of pictures, leave no trace of you being there - that means take any garbage with you and please don't try to pick the flowers.
  • Enjoy! And tag us on social media!


Adult:       $8.00

2 Adults:  $15.00

Youth (4-15): $5.00

Under 4:     FREE

Family Rate:  $20.00  - includes 2 adults and up to 3 children/youth

CASH at the entrance to the field.

July 23, 2023-
The sunflower field is officially open for the season as of today!  Normal hours will be 10:00-7:30pm daily.  The field will be closed if it is raining - also if we have had a big rain, the field will need a bit of time to dry out.  Follow our social media (Facebook & Instagram) for updates!
Go to our Sunflowers 2023 page for more details!
July 15, 2023-
The sunflowers are about shoulder height as of yesterday.  I suspect that we will be able to open the field in about 10 days.  No promises!  Please watch our social media platforms for updates!


May 23, 2023 -

The sunflowers have been planted!  It's now up to Mother Nature to do her magic!  We need a bit of rain, some sun and some time!  I will keep this space and our social media updated on progress.  Don't expect any blooms until at least mid-July.  Read below to see last year's progression.


August 15, 2022 -

As mentioned below, the field is now CLOSED for the season.   We do keep our social media (Facebook and Instagram) up to date almost daily - and this information has been posted there repeatedly.  This feed is also updated regularly. 


August 10, 2022 -

The sunflower field is now CLOSED for the season.  The sunflowers are busy making seeds now.  Thank you for visiting!


August 9, 2022 -

The sunflower field will open at 2:00pm today - it needs a little more time to dry out from yesterday's rain.


****August 9 & 10th will be the FINAL days that the field is open for the 2022 season.  It has gone into seed production and is past it's peak bloom.  There are still some beautiful flowers in the front half of the field, but the back half has gone to seed. 


August 8, 2022 -

The sunflower field will be closed today due to the impending rain and the extreme heat.  Hopefully we can re-open it again tomorrow after things dry out.  Please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages as we do daily updates there.


***I believe that Wednesday or Thursday will be the final day that the field will be open for this season. 


July 31, 2022 -

The sunflowers are blooming nicely! I figure we have about 7-10 days left of the bloom.  Please check our Facebook and/or Instagram for weather updates.  If the field is closed due to rain, it will be posted on those sites.


For pricing and hours, you can click on the page "2022 Sunflowers" which will give you everything you need to know before visiting us!



July 25, 2022 - The field will be closed to start the day due to almost an inch of rain last night.  It needs some time to dry out!  Stay tuned!  It will most likely be ready for 3:00pm this afternoon!


July 23, 2022 -  We have officially opened the field for viewing! The field hours are as follows:


Opens at 10:00am

Last admittance at 7:30pm


Open every day until the bloom finishes.  ****Weather dependent - so if it is raining the field will be closed.  Also, if we have a big rain the day or night before, the field will need a day to dry out - please check our social media (Facebook and Instagram) before you head out.  I always put updates on those platforms.  As long we have internet! lol


July 13, 2022 - The sunflowers are growing nicely but are NOT IN BLOOM as of yet.  I suspect it will be another few weeks before we have blooms.  Please keep watching our social media for updates as I do post videos and pictures on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.


May 23 & 31st, 2022 -  The sunflowers have been planted!  Now we just wait for Mother Nature to do her magic!  Don't look for flowers before at least mid-July.  Stay tuned to our social media for updates!


May 12, 2022 -  The field is just getting ready to be planted!  Watch our social media for updates!  Remember - sunflowers do not grow back every year, we have to plant them!  And it takes time for Mother Nature to grow them! See the FAQ above!


October 8, 2021-

People keep inquiring - the sunflowers are no longer blooming.  We harvested them for birdseed approximately 2.5 weeks ago.  Thank you!


August 21, 2021 -

The sunflowers are finished for the year.  There are no blooms left.  The field is closed for the season.  The ice cream store is open 7 days a week 12-8pm.  Thank you for visiting the field while it was in bloom!


August 13, 2021 -

The sunflowers are now way past their bloom and are in seed production mode.  We will leave the field open for viewing for this weekend (Aug 13,14 15) from 11-7pm - weather permitting.  There is no charge to visit the field this weekend, but we do have a donation bucket up at the store which we will split between two charities of the staff's choice.


***Please note that you will NOT see a full field of blooming flowers if you come this weekend.  The bloom is finished***


August 9, 2021 -

The 2nd planting of sunflowers are still blooming quite nicely but they will most likely start dropping their heads in the next few days.  The back half of the field is well into seed production now so the heads have dropped their yellow flowers and the heads are full of seeds.  This is the natural progression for a sunflower. 


We are nearing the end of the season - I suspect that Wednesday will be our last day to allow people into the field. 



July 31, 2021 - The sunflowers have been in bloom now for about 10 days.  The 2nd planting is just starting to bloom as well.  That means we probably have about 10-12 days left of the beautiful flowers!  Make sure you check out our new page "2021 Sunflowers" for all the details you need to know before you arrive!



July 20, 2021 -  Check out our new page 2021 Sunflowers for all the details you need for visiting our sunflower field!


July 19, 2021 - We have some blooms starting to open - we may be able to open the field this coming weekend - July 23rd - please stay tuned!


July 14, 2021 - the field is still closed - not blooming yet.



July 4, 2021 - The sunflowers are growing well and are about knee-high as of yesterday.  They are not blooming yet.  Please see the FAQ below about when they bloom.  You can see a video of the field that I took yesterday on our Instagram page or our Facebook page - hint: scroll down to the bottom of this page for the FB feed!

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