What is a Corn Maze? What is a Soybean Maze? A corn maze is a maze that has been cut into a cornfield and a Soybean Maze is a maze that has been cut into a soybean field. In a normal cornfield you have corn or beans that are planted in perfectly straight rows. Our corn and soybean mazes are different in the fact that we cross plant the field. This means you don't have straight rows to walk through and that the stalks are closely planted together. This allows for a nice thick over making it difficult to tell North from South and East from West. In the corn maze, corn stalks are tall (not able to be seen over) and turn from a beautiful green color to brown and spindly over a course of several months. Our corn maze is green and lush during the first half of September and then later on in September and October (weather depending) the corn stalks change to the withering brown stalk. Soybean plants are similar to corn as they too will start lush and green and over the course of September and October, they will loose there leaves becoming a stalk with pods.
How do you cut the mazes into the field? Over the last 10 years we have worked very closely with MazePlay. They are a family owned company from Idaho that not only cuts our maze but brings our ideas to life by creating the maze designs. Using a small garden tractor, rototiller, and GPS they are able to create the magnificent works of art.
What is the best age group for this activity? Our corn maze is designed for people of all ages! It offers a great learning experience for younger kids by teaching map reading skills. Teen's love trying to figure out who kidnapped Farmer Joe in "Farm Scene Investigation (FSI)". Adults get into challenging one another at who can find all the checkpoints first. Farm Pass option allows people to fully enjoy the fall season and take time doing the activity because you can come back as often as you'd like at no extra charge.
Is there an age limit for doing the maze unchaperoned? Our corn maze is larger than you might be accustomed to if you have completed mazes at other locations. Due to the large size and level of difficulty, we require that children under 13 be accompanied by an adult. This is not only for the child's safety but also to deter destruction and rule breaking. We have a zero tolerance for destruction of property.
What are the dates of operation Corn Maze? Every year we open the first Friday afterLabor Day and close October 31st.
How much does admission cost? Children 4 and Under are FREE! Single Day Entry (Anyone over 4 years old) - $10.00 Season Pass Entry (Anyone over 4 years old) - 15.00 ***We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Anyone over the age of 4 must have wristband and map ticket available at all times. If staff requests wristband and map ticket verification and none can be provided, you will be asked to leave or purchase new ticket/wristband at full price. Map tickets and wristbands are proof of purchase for admission.
Do you offer any discounts? We do offer group discounts. Please see the "group" tab for more information. Also see the Calendar of Events page for additional discount days. We are proud to offer $1.00 off each entry with the donation of a canned good item, per person. This donation is then given to the local food pantry each week to support our local community.
What are the hours of operation for the Corn Maze? Ticket sales end 1 hour prior to closing hours. Friday's 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday's 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday's 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
How long can we stay? Is there a time limit? You can stay as long as you would like during the Corn Maze Operational Hours. There is not a daily time limit attached to the single day or season pass entries. We close promptly at the hours listed above and request that you find your way out of the corn maze before our closing hours.
What is your goal of the Corn Maze? #1: Have fun spending time with family and friends. #2: Enjoy the outdoors; especially the autumn weather! #3: Find all 18 checkpoints listed on your map ticket. You are given a map ticket of the entire corn maze that has 18 checkpoints listed. Your goal is to walk to each checkpoint and hole punch your map ticket. This seems like an easy task, but when you get into the cornfield and start making turns it can get confusing. #4: Find out who took Farmer Joe! With your map ticket we also provide a Farm Scene Investigation booklet. Inside you find a list of Animals (suspects), Weapons (farm tools), and Farm Settings (locations). Your goal is to find 6 checkpoints that help you cancel out possible suspects, tools, and locations. It is like playing a life-size game of Clue. This seems easy, especially since there is only 6 checkpoints to locate BUT they wont be easy to find. These 6 checkpoints are "hidden" throughout the mazes. When we say hidden, we do not tell you on any map where they are located. You have to walk the maze paths and think about where we might have put those 6 checkpoints. This might take a while since we have over 8 miles of paths! *All checkpoints, even the FSI checkpoints, are along walking paths in plan sight. #5. GET LOST! That is the whole point of a maze anyways :)
How long does it take to do the corn maze? How long can we stay? This is the most asked question every year! Best answer, IT DEPENDS! Our maze is one of the largest corn mazes in the United States each year. It is approximately 25 acres and has over 8 miles of walking paths! People that do our maze each year can normally complete finding all 18 checkpoints within an hour and a half. It all depends on how fast you walk (no running), how good you can read your map ticket, and if you are wanting to complete the FSI game, just 18 checkpoints, or both!
You are welcome to stay all day during regular operation hours with a single day or season pass tickets. Party and group events are welcome to stay past the party rental time frame during regular operation hours.
What other activities are available and how much do they cost? We have a wide range of games and activities for all ages in Activity Acres. All activities, except the corn cannon are included with your paid admission. Please see the "Activity Acres" page for additional information.
What happens if it rains? All of our activities are outdoor and possibly unavailable if it is or has been raining. We recommend you have a backup plan if you have scheduled a party or event. We are okay with reschedules of parties or group events pending your schedule allows. Please watch the weather the week leading up to the event. Please see the weather policy below for more information.
If we get rain during early September the paths will most likely not be firm enough to allow walking. Later in the season, late September or October, the paths have had more foot traffic and normally dry more quickly. If it has been raining previously that week or if you want to double check, please call us before coming out to make the Corn Maze is open. (Additional weather information can be found near the bottom of this page.)
What forms of payment do we accept? We accept cash and all major credit cards.
Are there indoor facilities for parties? We do not offer indoor facilities for parties at this time. We do offer a covered area (not enclosed) with picnic tables that can be reserved for private parties. Please plan for weather and wind. Please see the "Birthday Party" or "Corporate" page depending on your needs.
Are there restrooms available? Yes, we offer a single stall restroom. We also have two port-a-potty's (with wash stations) available in the commons area. There is not a restroom available out in the Corn Maze.
Are pets allowed? We all love our pets but we ask that you do not bring your pets to our farm. We do have a lot of food products on site and not everyone is comfortable around animals. Pets are not allowed in the corn maze or in activity acres. We do allow service animals but we ask that they have their vests on and proper identification during your visit.
Is this activity handicap accessible friendly? We welcome everyone to our Corn Maze! Our parking lot is gravel and the corn maze paths are uneven dirt walkways. We have had strollers, wheel chairs, and electric mobile chairs successfully navigate through the corn maze each year. Please keep in mind that during the first few weeks (before the paths have had a chance to get packed down) it can be difficult to get mobile chairs through the maze, so a later in the year visit might be best.
What should we wear? Please remember this is an outdoor activity and you are walking in a cornfield (uneven terrain and made of dirt). You will want to dress accordingly. Normally jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirt (depending on the temperature), and tennis shoes are best for attending the corn maze. When the corn is still green and tall (early September), it can be very hot and allow for little breeze, so you might want to wear shorts, t-shirt, and tennis shoes. If we get rain or it has rained the days prior, it will be muddy and/or slippery; boots might be best. We offer a shoe washing station if it is muddy. Please see the "weather" category for more information regarding rain.
WEATHER POLICY: Sometimes we are unable to make a decision to close the maze due to weather until right before we are suppose to open. If you have a scheduled party, please keep in contact with us as it might be the night before or morning of that we make the decision to close. If the party is early in the season (September), the paths have not been walked on enough to make them firm. This means even a small amount of rain could cause us to close. Later in the season (late September or October), the paths have had more people walking them, making them more compact, so the rain tends to dry faster and not be as muddy.
If you purchase a corn maze ticket and it starts raining, we do not offer refunds. Again, this is an outdoor activity and you must use your own judgement upon purchasing tickets.
DESTRUCTION/MISCONDUCT POLICY: We have a zero tolerance destruction policy. Rules are posted at every entrance to the Corn Maze and upon receiving your wristband the rules are explained. If anyone is witnessed, by staff or other attendees, as being destructive, inappropriate, or breaking the rules they will be asked to leave immediately, escorted outside of the maze area, and the tickets and wristbands will be revoked. This applies to parties, groups, and corporate events.
STROLLERS/WHEELCHAIRS/ELECTRIC MOBILE CHAIRS POLICY: We welcome all forms of mobility devices. Please remember you are walking through a cornfield. The terrain will be uneven. Depending on weather conditions it could be muddy, slippery, or soft ground. These items can become easily stuck. Please call ahead and ask field conditions if you are planning on bringing any of these devices. The Corn Maze has over 8 miles of paths. It is best to bring electric mobile chairs with a full charge.
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Throughout the year our hours change depending on the season. Please note - maze hours differ. Today's Harvest is closed for all major holidays.