It's almost that time of year again. Pretty soon, your Instagram feed will be flooded with photos of people standing in whimsical sunflower fields that look like they leaped from the pages of a fairy tale and into reality.
Want to experience the majesty of the flowers for yourself? We took the liberty of compiling a list of all the local spots where you can find fields full of the gorgeous, gargantuan blooms.
Scroll all the way down to see the map of where all the fields are located.
This sunflower field is off River Road in Poolesville in western Montgomery County. According to the wildlife area's website, run by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, this year's sunflowers were planted in early May and are expected to bloom in mid-July. To help sunflower fans keep track of them, DNR updates THIS PAGE with pictures of the plants' progress. DNR also has resources on that page to help people find the flower fields, which aren't easy to spot from the road!
Love ice cream as much as you love sunflowers? Head to Rocky Point Creamery on Tuscarora Road in southwestern Frederick County to get your fix of both. The flowers are expected to bloom sometime in August this year. Check out their Facebook page HERE.
The Sunflower Garden is situated off Manchester Road in Westminster. If you're looking for a place that lets you take the flowers with you, this is that place. You can cut your own blooms and use them to decorate your home! The flowers are expected to bloom in mid-August. Find more on their Facebook page.
If you can wait until mid-September, when the flowers will be blooming at Clear Meadow Farm off Troyer Road in White Hall, it's worth it! The field is so huge and magnificent that lots of couples and families get professional photos taken there.
This is another cut-your-own field on Shawan Road in Cockeysville. There's a website, MarylandAgriculture.org, that keeps you up to date on the state of the flowers, as well as rules and regulations for cutting.
Another ice cream/sunflower team up off Fountain Green Road in Bel Air! Check out their Facebook page for daily updates.
The Burnside Farms sunflower field is off Kettle Run Road in Nokesville. They plant successive sunflower crops to ensure at least six weeks of blooming flowers starting around mid-July running through Labor Day. Check their Facebook page for updates.