Squeeze a little more sunshine out of your summer with a visit to the Wagner Farms sunflower fields in Rome, NY.
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This year’s sunflowers bloomed the second week in August and there are eight acres to enjoy. Sunflowers are not u-pick, but you can buy stems to take home.
In addition to the sunflower fields, Wagner Farms offers a variety of other activities and offerings, including:
- u-pick raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and eggplant depending on season and availability
- fully stocked farm stand with seasonal items including apples, pumpkins, honey, maple syrup, dried lavender, figs, produce, freeze dried fruit, gladiolus, and more
- specialty popcorn featuring a variety of flavors from Dill Pickle, Tomato Basil, French Toast, and Pumpkin Spice to Caramel, Spicy Cheese, and Milk & White Chocolate Coated
- food tent with rotating specials like farm-raised elk burgers and fresh lemonade
- wagon rides, weather dependent
- corn mazes
- farm museum and farm trails
- CSA memberships
- Haunted Halloween events in October
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Wagner Farms is currently open daily from 10 am until dark. They accept cash or card for their $8 admission fee. At times due to inclement weather they reduce the admission fee to $5. The admission fee does not apply if you’re stopping by for the farm stand only.
The entire space is ADA compliant and accessible, including the wagon rides, corn mazes and sunflower field pathways.
Hoping to stop by this season in time to enjoy the sunflowers? There’s still time, but don’t wait too long!
You can always check the farm’s Facebook page before you go for details on how the blooms are doing and what else is going on – they post frequent and informative updates to help guests plan their visits.
Finding the Farm
Wagner Farms is located at 5481 Old Oneida Road in Rome, NY. It’s about 20 minutes from Utica and New Hartford, 40 minutes from Cazenovia, Manlius and Syracuse, and 1 hour and 10 minutes from Cooperstown and Norwich.
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To my fellow Northern Hemisphere dwellers, what activities are you hoping to fit in before summer ends? Have you visited any flower fields yet, sunflowers or otherwise? Let me know in the Comments!
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