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Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze is the state’s largest corn maze, spanning almost 20 acres. In spring 2017, they added a Spring Babies Festival.
Twin Cities Harvest Festival:
Each year, the Harvest Festival features a new maze design. The 2018 design features the Timberwolves.
The following activities are included with a harvest festival ticket:
- Corn Maze
- Corn Pit
- Straw Bale Maze
- Kids play area
- Live Music
- Petting Zoo
Extra amenities available for purchase at Twin Cities Harvest Festival:
- Climbing Wall
- Pumpkin Slinger
- Food Vendors
- Pony Rides
- Gunny Sack Slide
- Helicopter rides--weather permitting
- Pumpkins (3 for $10)
A percentage of ticket sales have historically been donated to charities each year. Sticking with the maze theme, the 2018 charity is Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation.
Parent Pointers for the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
- Be ready for a walk. It takes an average of 45 minutes to navigate the maze if you stop and look at all 20 fact stations.
- If you need to get out quick, look for maze employees, there are a few shortcuts and they'll be able to help.
Tickets to the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
Beginning September 1, tickets can be purchased online by visiting The Maze's Website. Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are free.
Back in 2018 - Twin Cities Spring Babies Festival
The spring farm babies are coming! April 14 marks the grand opening of Twin Cities Festival's new spring event. Admission covers a farm animal petting zoo, the kids corn pit and play area, the straw bale maze and a hayride. Additional activities and food can be purchased onsite.
2018 ticket prices are $9 online or $10 at the gate; children under 2 years are admitted FREE. The festival will run weekends from 10 am – 5 pm beginning April 14, 2018 through April 29, 2018. Click here for More Twin Cities Farm Babies ideas.