Sunflower Fields In East Tennessee


Just imagine looking out and seeing beautiful tall, yellow sunflowers as far as the eye can see! There are a few spots in East Tennessee where you can do just that! Knoxville Moms rounded up a list of the local sunflower fields and farms including details about what you can enjoy and expect when you visit.Sunflower Fields in East Tennessee

Keep in mind, the sunflower season is short. It’s about two weeks once they start blooming. That means you and your family should start making your plans to see this incredible natural wonder right in our own backyard!

Sunflower Fields in East Tennessee

Narramore Farms

199 Laurel Bluff Road
Kingston, TN 37763
(865) 403-9335

Narramore Farms has once again planted acres and acres of sunflowers. The farm will be hosting a Sunflower Festival on Friday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 25th and Friday, June 30th to Saturday, July 1st. The hours will be 4pm to 9pm. General admission is $12 and includes one free bloom. Children two and under are free. Guests may pick their included sunflower or pick their pre-purchased 6, 12 or 18 sunflowers from a mixture of over 20 different varieties. In addition, to fun farm activities there will be live music, food and local vendors on Saturdays. Please no pets.

Nightfall Acres

13100 West Lee Highway
Philadelphia, TN 37846
(423) 781-6191

A new sunflower farm is open in Loudon County but the farmers are no stranger to the area. Nightfall Acres is a project of the family behind the popular Halloween attraction Dead Man’s Farm. The new endeavor is scenic, not scary. This year Nightfall Acres is holding a Sunflower Fest from June 30th to July 5th. Visitors can explore the sunflower fields, take plenty of pictures and even pick a bouquet of sunflowers or zinnias to bring home. There will also be photo ops, hayrides, food and more! Adult tickets are $8. Admission is $5 for children ages four to nine and children two and under are free. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted.

Rustic Gate Farm

830 Dunlap Hollow Road
Friendsville, TN 37737
(423) 228-0774

This you pick flower farm is new in 2023!  It offers sunflowers and other flower varieties like zinnias. A quart jar bouquet is $25, a vase of flowers is $28, and a kid’s jar is $10.  Cash and cards are accepted.  Rustic Gate’s hours vary so be sure to check the farm’s Facebook page before you make the drive.

Smith-Perry Berries

9626 Ooltewah Georgetown Road
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 228-0774

This sunflower spot may be a further drive from Knoxville, but Smith-Perry Berries is well-known for a reason. The farm typically plants about 34-acres of sunflowers. That’s about 850,000 blooms! The farm is open during daylight hours for guests to view, pick and photograph the sunflowers. It is free to visit and you can purchase a bucket and cut as many sunflowers as you like for $15. The sunflowers are expected to be ready in mid-July. The exact opening date hasn’t been set yet, so follow along on the Smith-Perry Facebook page for updates.

Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area


3140 McClure Lane
Knoxville, TN 37920
(800) 332-0900

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials said this year there will be no sunflowers at Forks of the River. The soil needs to aerate before the next planting. Knoxville Moms wanted to share this information because we know its a popular spot to visit for sunflowers. Forks of the River is still a wonderful place to visit even without sunflowers! There are no fees to visit Forks of the River. It’s open during daylight hours. Forks of the River is located just past the Ijams Nature Center. 


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