Some of us here at FFTC have recently learned the hard way not to let our minis out of our sight in the local corn maze. Others have kids that are ready to tackle those rippling rows of corn on their own. Whatever the ages and abilities of your family members, there is something for everyone at these 10 Twin Cities-area corn mazes plus a harvest of other classic fall fun:
NORTH METRO CORN MAZES
101 Market Harvest Corn Maze & Fall Festival, Otsego • Maze open daily 9/24-10/30, 10am-6pm. Fall festival hours run weekends, MEA & Halloween, 10am-6pm • Festival tickets: $1-$15/pp – see what is included here. Details: For an all-inclusive fall festival, opt for the $15 ticket covering unlimited maze runs, train rides, jumping pillow, corn cannon, corn box and much, much more.
Eveland Family Farm, Andover • 3-7pm weekdays & 10am-6pm weekends, 9/24-10/31 • $3/pp • Details: Admission includes the run of the farm, meeting the animals, a hayride and the corn maze, great for the youngest members of the family.
Pine Tree Apple Orchard, White Bear Lake • Maze open weekends 11am-4pm 9/24-10/23 & weekdays 1-4pm starting 10/5. Last guest admitted at 4pm • Details: This might be a maze for the big kids; plan to spend 20-30 minutes in the corn. Little ones can enjoy pony rides and the pumpkin patch. Get the complete lineup of fall entertainment for 2016 here.
Shafer Corn Maze, Shafer • Open 9/10-10/30, Fri 4-9pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-6:30pm • $8.50/adults, $5.50/ages 4-11 • Details: Something for everyone – mazes of varying degrees of difficulty, a one-way path for the youngest, treasure hunts and games within the mazes, a rope maze, obstacle course and farm animals to meet. All are included in admission.
Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Corn Maze, Brooklyn Park • Open weekends 10am-6pm starting 9/24 thru 10/30 plus MEA Friday • $11/pp online or $12 at the door • Details: Ticket includes admission through Minnesota’s largest corn maze and various festive fall activities; extra fees apply to concessions, pony rides, slides and more.
Waldoch Farm Garden Center, Lino Lakes • Open daily 10am-7pm, 9/17 thru Halloween • $10 day pass/pp ages 3+ • Details: Waldoch Farm’s 2016 corn maze celebrates century farm status this year! In addition to the maze, a day pass includes pedal carts & trikes, an obstacle course, corn box, farm animals, a mini maze for the littlest, and more.
EAST METRO CORN MAZES
Afton Apple Orchard, Hastings • Maze open 9/17-Halloween, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, & Sun 10am-6pm • $7-$9/pp, under 3 free • Details: Challenge yourself within the 15-acre corn maze; three levels of difficulty suit all ages plus additional mazes to keep you busy. The orchard has more to explore, from pick-your-own apples and pumpkins to seasonal entertainment. Get the lineup here.
Country Sun Farm, Lake Elmo • Maze and fall activities are open weekends through Halloween, Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 10am-5pm • Details: Admission to the farm and garden center are free, as are a limited number of fall activities; small fees apply for the corn maze, corn pit and hayrides.
Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard, Hastings • Maze open weekends through 10/27, 11am-4:30pm, farm open Tues-Sun 9:30am-5pm • Details: Admission to the orchard is free; the corn maze is $3/pp and includes a wagon ride to and fro. Fall activities such as apple picking round out the day.
SOUTH METRO CORN MAZES
Sever’s Corn Maze & Fall Festival, Shakopee • Open now through 10/30, Fri 1-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm & Sun 10am-6pm • $15/pp ages 4+ or get a $1 off coupon here • Details: Sever’s has a head-spinning lineup of activities at their annual fall festival in addition to their challenging corn maze – many, such as the extreme corn pit (think playground within the corn), jumping pillow and zip lines are includes. Many, including the giant slide and pony rides, cost extra.
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