Dog-Friendly Sunflower Fields in Washington State

Cherry blossoms and tulips get all the attention in Washington, but they’re not the only flowers in town worth celebrating. We’re entering peak sunflower season in the Evergreen (or should we say, Everyellow?) State. Usually blooming from August through September, expect to see vibrant fields filled with little slices of pure yellow sun on display for all. And if you want to take pupper along for the perfect photo opp, you’re in luck! Sniff out these dog-friendly sunflower fields in Washington state.

Note: All farms ask that dogs be on leash and cleaned up after. You know, normal good dog etiquette! 

Maris Farms

Sunflower Days at Maris Farms in Buckley takes place Aug. 5–21. Puppare yourself for 7 whole acres of sunflowers! Each ticket gets you access to over 20 varieties of sunflowers, the Feed Mill Ropes Course, barnyard ball zone, wall mazes, wagon rides, tether ball, and corn hole games. Take the whole fur (and hooman) family, and call it a day! 

Rutledge Corn Maze

Running only one week in August (20–28), if you blink, you just might miss the Sunflower Festival at Rutledge Corn Maze in Olympia. Pup definitely doesn’t want you to do that. Think you know what a sunflower looks like? Sure, maybe one variety, but how about 46?! That’s how many different types of sunflowers are on display on the farm’s 4 acres of land. Included with your ticket is a wagon ride through the fields, one bloom to take home, and access to music and food vendors galore during your visit. Snag your tickets today and plan a pawesome outing with your lil’ ray of sunshine.

Note: Dogs are only allowed during daylight hours to ensure everypuppy’s safety.

Sterino Farms

Wait ’til pup sees the sunflower field at Sterino Farms in Puyallup—one of the first in the state to light up yellow each year! Another huge plus? It’s FREE to walk through the u-cut sunflower field, and you know doggo loves a good deal. You can even cut your own to bring home for a small fee. Sunflowers need lots of sun to bloom (go figure) so call ahead to make sure the sunnies are in bloom for optimum photo opps!

Fun Fact: If you plan on visiting and love pickles, you’re in luck. It’s Picklemania at the adjacent fruit stand, where you can grab some pickles, dill, and jars for your own canning needs. Would ya look at that!

Thomasson Family Farm 

The Thomasson Family Farm in Enumclaw ruvs your flower-lovin floof like one of the family, and pup loves anybody handin’ out belly rubs. Head to the farm from Aug. 26–Sept. 5 to wander the sunflower path and find all the best Insta spots. Price of admission ($18/person) gets you Mastiff perks like one u-cut sunflower, tractor train rides, yard games, wagon rides, giant bubbles, a zipline, and more. Granted, pup isn’t the bestest zipliner, but he can live vicariously through you. He will be grrreat at helping you make the pawfect bouquet of u-cut sunflowers ($3 each), though. So much master florist work sure makes a pup hungry so bring a lunch (and plenty of treatos) for a picnic at the farm. 

Did we miss any dog-friendly sunflower fields in Washington state? Woof at us in the comments, and pawlease tag us @SidewalkDog in your sunflower adventures so we can follow along.

Featured photo: Vien Dinh

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