All about the amazing sunflower maze at Von Bergen's Country Market in Hebron, Illinois as well as where else to find sunflowers in the Midwest.

Did you know you can see sunflowers in McHenry County? When I first heard that Von Bergen’s County Market had a sunflower maze, we were all ready we couldn’t wait to visit.  The sunflowers were just beautiful! I highly recommend a visit before the season ends. Here’s what you need to know about the sunflower maze. If you can’t get enough of sunflowers, I’ve also included a few spots where you can find them in the Midwest.

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Our experience at Von Bergen’s Sunflower Maze:

 

All about the amazing sunflower maze at Von Bergen's Country Market in Hebron, Illinois as well as where else to find sunflowers in the Midwest.

We couldn’t wait to get started. The kids were more than happy to lead as our guide us through the maze. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep it interesting and fun.

All about the amazing sunflower maze at Von Bergen's Country Market in Hebron, Illinois as well as where else to find sunflowers in the Midwest.

We admired the sunflowers up close, amazed that the sunflowers were taller than us and some even bigger than our heads!

 

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If you need a break, about halfway through is a bench and a raised platform for a great overview of the sunflower field.

After about 20 minutes of going through the maze, we saw our exit.

All about the amazing sunflower maze at Von Bergen's Country Market in Hebron, Illinois as well as where else to find sunflowers in the Midwest.

The fun didn’t end there though. After the exit, there are plenty of other spots to take pics – a huge Von Bergen chair, as well as tractors and platforms. 

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The kids had a blast in the play area with fun activiites as well as farm animals. We absolutely wanted to take home their pot-bellied pig, Turbo. He was too adorable oinking his way around the pen.

 

Tips to enjoy Von Bergen’s Sunflower Maze:

  • Bees. Lots of bees. Don’t bother them and they won’t bother you.
  • Two acres takes about 20 minutes to go through unless you stop and take pictures.
  • Visit early in the day. We visited towards the end of the day, and found that most of the pictures were against the sunlight which made for darker photos.
  • They no longer offer a free sunflower with admission.
  • Make sure to stop by their market for their sweet corn.
  • Make sure to check for updates on their Facebook page. The sunflower season is short! 
  • For more fun, come during fall where they have a fall festivities beginning September 28.
  • Getting hungry? Head into town for food!  For a sit down affair and all-you-can-eat broasted chicken, delicious pot pie, and homemade pies, look no further than Crandall’s Restaurant. If we came earlier in the day for breakfast or lunch, Hazel’s Diner and Bakery would have been our #1 pick with it’s homemade comfort food and large portions. Soft serve or ice cream? How about both! The Dari has been a Hebron institution celebrating 50 years of serving the community soft serve ice cream, shakes, burgers, and more. For a variety of flavors of Cedar Crest Ice Cream, head across the street to Main Street Ice Cream. The super cool retro feel and decor definitely wins points for a fun atmosphere (and A/C!) 

Bottom Line:

We had such a wonderful time with the family. I would make plans to come visit as soon as possible! 

Nitty Gritty:

Website: https://www.vonbergens.com/
Address: 9805 RT 173, Hebron, Illinois
Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Admisson: $5/person or $10/family. 2 and under are free! Credit cards accepted.
Parking: Free with parking on grass

Want to enjoy more sunflowers in the Midwest?

Sunflowers are blooming all over the Midwest. Here’s more inspiration in case you happened to be in the area.

 

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Columbia Bottom Conservation Area 

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