Pumpkin Patch and Straw Maze
Will be open September 23- October 31, 2016
Monday – Thursday 3-8 PM
Friday and Saturday 10-10
Last passes for big maze sold an hour before closing. Maze pass is for the both the maze and playground area. All children 3+ and adults will need a pass to enter. The playground area is completely enclosed to make watching little kids easier. The big maze is very large, children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.
What is the buzz about a Straw Maze?
Big Straw Bale Maze and Slides: This year we have a giant ton bale maze and slide, over 1000 bales and lots of fun. If you don’t make any wrong turns you can get through it in 20 minutes. Most take significantly longer. Admission lets you go through as many times as you want on the day of purchase. We recommend you allow an hour to get through! Glow sticks and flashlights will be available for purchase (or bring your own) for maze after dark on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our Giant Straw Slides have been a big hit, this year we have 3 large slides, and 2 small ones!
Kid playground: This is geared to the under 10 age group for families with little kids. This year it includes a kid size straw maze, rubber ducky raceways, pumpkin bowling, straw slide and tower, grain box (sandbox), and more! Playground has one entrance and is fully enclosed to make it easier for parents to keep an eye on their kids!
Admission to straw maze and playground is $7/person on Friday and Saturday, $6/Person on weekdays and Fridays before 2. Kids 2 and under are free. Group rate: $1 off regular maze admission (Applies only to 10 or more maze passes purchased in one transaction)
There is no charge for admission to the pumpkin patch, we just charge for the pumpkins! Pumpkins are priced by size, 50¢ and up. Most are in the $1-$5 range. We do have some giant pumpkins in the $20 range this year. Yes, you can actually pick pumpkins out of the field they are grown in, we provide nippers for you to cut the pumpkins off the vine. Our pumpkins are grown without herbicides or pesticides so you can feel good about letting your kids run in the field, and almost all the pumpkins are great varieties for eating! There lots of different colors and sizes of pumpkins to choose from, as well as several varieties of squash and gourds.
Corn Cannon and Pumpkin Slingshot
Yes, we have a shooting range at the pumpkin patch! This year we have 2 corn cannons and 3 slingshots. You can shoot for prizes, or shoot for fun. Shots are 2/$1. We have some great sponsors this year and some great prizes we are giving away. Tell them thank you if you do business with them. We are still taking sponsors for targets if you know a business that might be interested.
As always, we have the hayride. The hayride takes you on a small tour of the farm. This year we have an old John Deere tractor that was lovingly restored by Kirk’s uncle and an old running gear from Grandpa Higley’s place that Kirk has turned into a hayride wagon. These may be up and running on some of the days in addition to the wagon we generally have. Hayride is by donation, we appreciate your generosity which allows everyone the opportunity to ride!
Yes, the animals are excited to see you this year! There are goats, sheep, calves, chickens, and more! Animals will be accessible both inside and outside of the maze area. Feeders take quarters.
This year the farm stand will have raw honey, jams, handmade soaps, lip balm, lotion bars, pumpkin decorating items, corn stalks, small straw bales, Indian popcorn, hotdogs, pop, chips, and more!
Please note that this is a working farm and activities are held in a field. There are outhouses but no running water. Pop and water bottles are available for purchase. Children should dress appropriately for activities and could get dirty. Weather can change quickly in the fall, so access to hats, coats, and gloves is recommended!
Due to the risk of fire there is absolutely no smoking or open flame allowed on the premises.
For the safety of our animals and because of health requirements in produce fields, pets are not allowed near the petting zoo or in the field, or in the maze areas. Thank you!
You are welcome to use our Party rooms if they are open, or they may be reserved, $10/hour. You can also schedule a party under our Party link!