2022 U-Pick Flower Farms Near Chicagoland

Fall doesn’t mean enjoying a beautiful flower field has to come to an end.

Many sunflower fields are just now blooming!

Enjoy an outdoor, socially distanced activity, and bring home a vase a full of flowers to adorn your home!





Thompson Strawberry Farm

  • 14000 75th Street, Bristol WI
  • Open through mid October
  • Roughly 40 min drive from Chicagoland (15 min north of Six Flags)
  • Visit the sunflower fields everyday, 10 AM – 7 PM
  • $15.00/Adult; $10.00/Child (3-12 Years Old)
  • “Each adult admission fee includes a Thompson Strawberry Farm souvenir cup that you can fill with flowers from our fields. We have sunflower mazes that are cut out of the field for you to walk through the flowers. There are also large grass areas to enjoy the summer sun, or take a leisurely walk around the field. Our goal is to have everyone enjoy a nice summer day in the country and bring home some beautiful flowers.  We have other flower varieties as well including: Zinnias and wildflowers (expecting bloom mid-August). You are welcome to mix & match these flowers with your sunflowers to fill up your souvenir cup!”

  • Each child admission fee includes a Thompson Shaved Ice! We have several flavors for you to choose from.

  • Be sure to bring something to cut your flowers with. They do have scissors available for purchase just in case!



Von Bergen’s Country Market

  • 9805 IL Route 173, Hebron IL
  • The Sunflower Festival has already kicked off and the sunflower maze will be available daily (10 am – 6 pm) during peak bloom! Follow their social media to be updated on the fields
  • There are also U-Pick zinnia’s and snapdragons!
  •  Farm animals, and a giant play area for the kids!
  • Wagon rides to the maze are available on the weekend


Stade’s Farm & Market

  • 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, IL
  • Check their Facebook page for U-pick hours and sunflower field status
  • “Sunflower picking on the farm begins in mid-July and will last through late September. We have 2+ acres and 18 different varieties of sunflowers planted for 2021. We also grow other cut flowers such as snapdragons, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, and amaranthus.”
  • Sunflower Pricing
    • $2 each
    • $5 for 3 flowers
    • $25 per vase all you can fit inside (Zinnias may be picked for vases at the same price)



Harvest Time Farm Park

  • 17904 Grant St., Lowell IN
  • “Come out and explore our acres of flower fields and fresh air! We have a variety of gorgeous blooms including sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, wildflowers, and more!”
  • Acres of sunflowers and other wildflowers and gorgeous blooms, a brand new butterfly enclosure, tasty treats and scheduled fun for the kids depending on the weekend!
  • Follow their Facebook to stay updated!


M&D Farms

  • 14946 S Bell Rd Homer Glen
  • The Grand Opening will be Friday August 12th 2022.
  • Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3.
  • Entry Fees are $7ea, 3 and under are free.
  • 3 new BUTTERFLY Gardens this year!!!


Heap’s Pumpkin Farm

  • Enjoy over 9 acres of sunflowers, zinnias and other flowers to take photos, cut your own flowers to take home and enjoy the other activities on the farm!
  • Daily Pass admission is $12 and includes sunflower field, zinnia field, and one bloom


Richardson Farm

  • Spring Grove, IL
  • “Snap pictures as you wander the trails through acres of brightly colored sunflowers. It’s a sight like no other!”
    • 13 acres of sunflowers planted in a whimsical design with 3.2 miles of flowing trail to stroll through
    • Many different varieties of sunflowers
    • Flowers of many different colors including orange, yellow, gold, red, and peach


Goebbert’s Farm: Pingree Grove

  • 10 AM – 6 PM daily

County Line Orchard

  • 200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart IN
  • Best pick of sunflowers is mid to late September
  • They also have U-Pick apples and U-Pick pumpkins, corn maze, kids farm, and new this year, 25 stunning artworks on barn door canvases by local artists throughout the Orchard!


Proclamation Flowers

  • 33891 S Rivals Rd, Wilmington, IL
  • Check their Facebook for when their colorful, greenhouse, grab n’ go bouquets will be out! Their bouquets are $15, and come in a glass jar. There will also be a pumpkin cart as well for electronic purchase.
  • Electronic checkout only; instructions are posted in the greenhouse. The guaranteed way to get flowers is to preorder through: https://proclamationflowers.square.site
  • You can also book a private session in the field! “For $30, you can have a private photo session (no U-pick), for $45 (1-5 people) and 60$ (6-10 people) you will have unlimited and exclusive access to cut whatever is blooming in the flower field. We grow around 300 hundred varieties of 70 species of cut flowers, many of them unique, heirloom, or specialty blooms you’re not going to find other places. No one else will be in the flower field with you during your time slot. So it’s truly all yours for the picking!” Bring your own cutters and buckets.
  • Book your private cutting session through their website!



Peony Hill Farm

  • 1015 Zola Road, Harrisburg, IL
  •  A Peony Farm with 12 acres of fresh cut flowers. They sell the cut flowers in the spring and root divisions in the fall.
  • 2022 blooms and roots are closed for the season


Shawnee Hills Lavender Farm

  • 480 Brown Section Rd, Cobden, IL
  •  U-Pick lavender farm
  • Closed for the 2022 season, lavender blooming season usually the first weeks in June

Juneteenth in Chicago 2022

June 19th is the REAL freedom day when the word that slavery had ended finally reached the enslaved people of Galveston, TX.

A holiday just as important as the 4th of July, and with Chicago being a major destination of freed African Americans

fleeing the Jim Crow south in the Great Migration, this is the perfect city to celebrate in!



Here are some fantastic ways to celebrate this weekend!




Juneteenth Story Time

  • Remember our virtual story time from 2020? If you can’t make it out to any of the below events, watch our Colors of Chicago story time of Juneteenth For Maisie!


Clear The Shelves w/ Semicolon and Kido!

  • June 18th, 2022 from 10 AM – 1 PM
  • 150 WEST, located in the Roosevelt Collection Shops at 1023 S. Delano Ct.
  • Free books, toys, and good vibes for kids!
  • If you have or know of a CPS student or child in need, register! They will be giving away books for all ages and baby gear.
  • “Since the first donation, we’ve given away over $650k worth of books to Chicago’s students! While it isn’t always what’s best for turning a profit-it IS always best for the literacy levels of families who cannot otherwise afford access to books that they can keep for a lifetime.”


Juneteenth at Bronzeville Children’s Museum

  • Saturday, June 18th from 1 -3 PM
  • 9301 S. Stony Island Ave
  • $5 per person, members free
  • Masks required
  • Crafts, storytelling, live music, and more!


Juneteenth: The Celebration

  • Harold Washington Cultural Center: 4701 S. King Dr.
  • 6-19-22 at 1:00 PM
  • “M.A.D.D. Rhythms returns on SundayJune 19 at 1 p.m. with the arts partners of the Harold Washington Cultural Center and Bronzeville businesses, for its annual Juneteenth celebration. This afternoon celebration includes live dance, DJ and music, complimentary food, workshops, raffles, art and children’s activities.”
  • Performances by M.A.D.D Rhythms, Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre, Blu Rhythms Cru, Broadway In Bronzeville, The Happiness Club, & Chicago Tap Theatre


Beverly / Morgan Park Juneteenth Family Festival

  • Saturday, June 18th 2022
  • Beverly / Morgan Park: 110th Place and Longwood
  • 11 AM – 7 PM
    • Storytelling
    • African Djembe Drumming Lessons
    • Thrive Cardio Dancing
    • African Dancing
    • Vendors
    • Food
    • Music
    • Live Entertainment
    • Activities for Kids and the Entire Family
    • And So Much More…


1865 Fest

  • Friday – Sunday, June 17th – 19th 2022
  • Friday:
    • 3 PM: Military Honors & Flag Raising Ceremony
    • 6 PM: Night Light Football
  • Saturday & Sunday:
    • 11 AM – 8 PM
    • “The Circle” Family activities & workshops
  • Sunday
    • 12 PM: Fathers Day Grill and Live Entertainment


Juneteenth “Community Recommitment” Celebration

  • Monday, June 20th 11 AM – 10 PM
  • “Neighborhood parade starts at 9 AM at Gately Stadium Park. The parade will conclude at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum entrance (817 East 104th Street, between Corliss & Maryland Ave) followed by a community festival that will take place on the museum grounds, Corliss, and Butler College Prep directly across the street from the Museum.”
  • “Our annual free celebratory event will have something for everyone including live performances, vendors, speakers and interactive activities for children,” said NAPRPPM President David Peterson, Jr. “The goal of this event is to create a festive environment in the community, where individuals or, the whole family can come out to enjoy and celebrate African-American history, heritage, and culture.”


Juneteenth Festival On The Square

  • June 19th at 1 PM
  • 1016 North Dearborn Street
  • “Congo Square Theatre presents its 2022 Festival on the Square–a celebration of arts, healing, and Black joy, including live music, theatrical readings, and much more!”


Dusable Museum of African American History

  • Saturday, June 18th: 10 am
    • The DuSable Museum of African American History is entering a new era. After more than 60 years, the nation’s first independent museum of Black history will unveil exciting new changes during a special announcement and media event on June 18. The historic announcement event will feature speeches from various museum executives and board members such as DuSable President and CEO Perri Irmer, along with other special guests.”
    • Following Dr. Irmer’s remarks, the museum will be FREE and open to the public from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 19th: 11 am – 8 pm
    • The Juneteenth BBQ & Block Party
    • “The DuSable Museum and Chance the Rapper present The Juneteenth BBQ & Block Party! A family Affair!
      Come for the Good Conversations, Special Performances, History + Art + Food + Fashion.”


Civil War to Civil Rights at Oak Woods Cemetery

  • Sunday June 19th & Monday June 20th at 1 PM
  • Advance reservations required
  • 1035 E. 67th St., by the S. Greenwood Ave. gate
  • “Hear the stories behind the people buried at the beautiful and tranquil Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago’s South Side, from important local African Americans who fought for Civil Rights to Confederate prisoners of war.”


Freedom Ride Chicago

  • Saturday June 18th from 12-2
  • This two (2) hour bike ride will start at the Harold’s Chicken, 35th and Indiana (located in Bronzeville) at 12:00pm, and end at Harold’s Chicken #88, 1450 South Michigan. at approximately 2:00pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the end of the ride!


Chicago Mahogany Tours

  • Come explore Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood w/ Dilla!
  • Book online to reserve a time slot for Saturday June 18th or Sunday June 19th
  • “Visit sites like the birth place of Black History Month, the Eighth Infantry Armory, and the Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Building. Gain a better perspective of the historic south side and learn how it changed the world. From the 1st open heart surgery, to Ida B. Wells-Barnett mansion there is a ton of history to be seen. And we can’t forget Pilgrim Baptist Church, which is consider the birth place of gospel music.”


The Woodlawn’s Juneteenth Block Party

  • Sunday, June 19th from 12 PM – 10 PM
  • The Woodlawn 1200: 1200 East 79th Street Chicago
  • Rooftop parties, spoken word, live music, cultural activities, kids club, and more!
  • Purchase tickets online


Opal’s National Walk For Freedom

  • Saturday, June 18th, 2022
  • Evanston
  • The parade will start route at 10 a.m. staging at the Robert Crown Center area lot. Parade will travel down Dodge street and end at the Civic Center parking lot (Ingraham Park) with additional festivities food and vendors.
  • “Juneteenth, now officially Juneteenth National Independence Day commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people which occurred two and a half years after the emancipation proclamation and originated in Galveston, Texas.”


Oak Park’s Juneteenth Celebration

  • June 19th at 11 AM
  • “Oak Park’s Juneteenth celebration culminates with a parade and community cookout on Sunday, June 19. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. from Longfellow Park near Jackson Boulevard and will march north on Ridgeland Avenue to Augusta Street. Community groups and organizations are invited to participate in the parade.”
  • Following the parade, a community cookout will be held starting at 1 p.m. at Taylor Park, 400 Division St.


Berwyn Juneteenth Fest

  • June 18th, 2021 from 12 -7 PM
  • Proksa Park, 3001 Wisconsin Ave
  • “Happy Juneteenth! Our goal is to infuse Black Lives Matter & Black Liberation content with Black Music Month into a celebration of life and manifestation of freedom while showcasing unity.
    Please join us in advocating and in celebrating!”
  • Children’s activities include:
    • Bouncy house
    • Seed planting station
    • Biodiversity maze
    • Obstacle course / scavenger hunt
    • Face painting


Juneteenth Pier 31 Fest (All Day Beach Bash)

  • June 19th. 10 AM – 10 PM
  • 3100 S. Lake Shore Drive
  • DJs, beach games for all ages, and reservable beach tents!
  • “Everyone’s invited to join us at PIER FEST 2022 to celebrate the freedom and power of Black Ownership.”


Eat at a Black owned restaurant. The full list of restaurants is available at the Black People Eats Instagram account: 

  • Juneteenth restaurant list drops on Thursday, June 16th!


Don’t forget about our Bronzeville Scavenger Hunt!

  • Thousands of African Americans fled the Jim Crow south and created a Black metropolis in the Bronzeville area of Chicago.
  • Juneteenth is the perfect day to explore this historical area and our scavenger hunt from Black History Month is a wonderful way to explore!


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