The Sunflower Field: Adventures with Adamson


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Blue skies and golden flowers, what more could you want? Photo via Bham Now

The Sunflower Field is one of the most popular summer day trip destinations in Alabama. They’ll still be open for another week or so, but if you can’t make it down this year, don’t worry. Our friends over at Adamson Ford helped us to go capture the experience for you. It’s less than an hour and a half from downtown—come tag along!

The Sunflower Field

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The Sunflower Field is located in Autaugaville, Alabama. It’s directly south of Birmingham and about halfway between Selma and Montgomery.

Made up of two massive fields just under 20 acres each, it truly does look like a sea of sunflowers stretching as far as the eye can see. I can honestly say I’ve never experienced anything like it in person.

It’s a favorite spot for tourists and Alabamians alike. A viral video showcasing the sunflowers launched the field into the spotlight a few years ago, and it even made Country Living’s list of the 30 best sunflower fields across the U.S. in 2019.

A Quintessential Summer Spot

Nothing screams summer quite like a field of golden sunflowers. Bring the whole family along to explore—the kiddos will love craning their necks up to see the towering stalks.

No pets are allowed—the fields can be a little tricky to navigate even without the extra mess. Don’t worry though, you can bring a flower back for your favorite four-legged friend!

Flowers are available for purchase for $1 each, or you can get a bucket for $10 that fits approximately 14 flowers. Don’t forget to pick up your fresh watermelon, boiled peanuts or t-shirt before you leave.

Here are the basics:

  • Address: 3301 Hwy 14 West, Autaugaville
  • Admission: FREE to the public
  • The field is open from 6AM-8PM every day of the week while the sunflowers are in bloom.
  • Dates vary year to year, and they’re currently reporting the field will close around July 26 for the 2020 season.
  • Follow The Sunflower Field on Facebook to keep up with updates on when you can visit.

Tag Along All Over Alabama

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Does it get more beautiful than this? Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The Sunflower Field isn’t the only neat spot within a day trip’s distance of Birmingham. One local company that’s been part of the community for more than a century wanted to help us show off some of the most unique places in Central Alabama.

Adventures with Adamson is a series where we scope out the best day trips within a few hours of Birmingham and bring you along with us. Here’s where we’ve gone so far:

We’ll be continuing this series for a few more months, so be sure to stay tuned to Bham Now and share our adventures with your road trip buddies. These are destinations you’re definitely not going to want to miss.

A Picture Perfect Summer

As you can tell by now, this sea of sunflowers is nothing if not photogenic. It’s a popular backdrop for everything from senior portraits, family shoots, engagement/couple sessions, etc.

Although The Sunflower Field is free for the public to enjoy, they do charge a $20 fee for professional photographers to do photoshoots in the field. It’s worth every penny!

The Truck: 2020 Ford F-150

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Tractor not included. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

As soon as we knew we were headed to a farm, we knew just what we needed to get there. Our friends at Adamson Ford hooked us up with a 2020 F-150 to hit the road.

As a twenty-something with a creative job, I don’t do a whole lot of activities that require a pickup truck. But let me tell you, that didn’t stop me from thinking more than once that maybe I do need a vehicle like this one.

It drove incredibly smooth and handled as well as my sedan. Blind spots are always my worry with bigger cars, but the side mirrors came equipped with warning lights that let me know when something was coming up on either side.

After this road trip, I was about ready to trade in my ride and upgrade to something equipped to handle any adventure I can think up.

Be Ready for Anything

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Don’t miss your chance to see the sunflowers! Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’re gearing up for your next adventure, Adamson Ford is ready to get you there. Whether you need a new car, a tune-up or anything in-between, they’ll treat you like family.

Whether you’re headed out to the farm or just headed into the office, you deserve an upgraded ride. Give them a call today!

Do you have a favorite hidden gem that we need to check out? Shoot me an email at to let us know!

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Beth Cunningham
Beth Cunningham

A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.

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