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:
Best Value Twin Cities Harvest Mazes
From the four corners of the metro, Gianna breaks down the corn mazes of best value for you and your family.
TWIN CITIES NORTH METRO MAZES
1. Pinehaven Farm | Wyoming
Learn why Anne’s family enjoyed their visit to this busy family farm, with over 30 attractions to choose from, a corn maze is just one option.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Tickets: Pre-purchased, timed tickets are recommended in 2021, but they are not required.
Prices: $11-$17/pp at the door.
Save: Save $2/pp with pre-purchased tickets
2. Pine Tree Apple Orchard | White Bear Lake
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 at Pine Tree’s website. Weather permitting, Sept 25-Oct 24, 2021. The maze is open weekends 11am-4pm. Wed-Fri, 1-4pm starting Oct 6.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021
3. Twin Cities Harvest Festival Corn Maze | Brooklyn Park
This is the king of all Minnesota corn mazes at 20 acres. Plus there’s all the extras to keep the family busy – petting zoo, corn pit, play area, the works. Concessions and some activities are extra. Open daily, September 18-October 31, 2021. Weekdays 12-6pm, weekends & MEA 10-6pm. FREE admission to courtyard, pumpkin patch & sunflower field. Corn maze, $7-$11/pp.
Opening Day: September 18, 2021
Tickets: Tickets to corn maze available onsite.
Prices: $11.00/pp on weekends & MEA
Save: Save $4/pp with a weekday visit.
4. Waldoch Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze | Lino Lakes
Admission to the Joyer Adventure Farm at Waldoch gets you access to all the Fall weekend activities including their 2-phase corn maze (one shorter for younger kids). Other reasons to spend a day — a scenic pumpkin patch, a sunflower walk, Joyer Barnyard with all the animals, pedal trikes, playhouses and a mini tractor train ride.
Opening day: Now open, 6 days/week (closed Tuesdays), 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Tickets: Sold online only for 2021, must come during your time slot.
Prices: $15/pp in Sept, $17/pp in Oct, includes all Joyer Adventure Farm activities.
5. Pearson Family Farm | Ramsey – Reader Recommendation
Corn maze, antique tractors, games for the kids, popcorn pit. Weekends include hay rides and food trucks. Shopelocal honey, popcorn, squash, pumpkins and autumn decor. Note: The Pearsons tell us that, while they don’t turn anyone away, they ask for $20/family or $5/pp to cover all activities. Open daily, 10am-6pm.
Opening Day: Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Tickets: Pay at the gate.
Prices: $20/family or $5/pp
Save: The farm does not turn people away who cannot pay
TWIN CITIES EAST METRO CORN MAZES
6. Afton Apple Orchard | Hastings
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 on Afton Apple’s site. Maze opens September 18 through October 31, 2021, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, & Sun 10am-6pm (plus MEA hours). $10-$12/pp, under 3 free.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 18th.
Tickets: Pay at the gate.
Prices: Adults $12; Children 3-10 $10; 2 and under: Free. Orchard admission and other activities separate.
7. Country Sun Farm | Lake Elmo
Admission to the farm and garden center are free, as are a limited number of fall activities; small fees apply for many activities. Season starts Sept 22, 2021. Maze ($4/pp) and fall activities are open weekends through Halloween, Sat & MEA weekend 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm.
Opening Day: Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
Tickets: Purchase at the ticket booth.
Save: Admission to the farm is free, so you can budget by activity.
8. Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard | St. Croix Trail South, Hastings
Plus pick-your-own apples, a pumpkin patch, farm animals and space to run and play. Maze open weekends beginning September 7, 2021, 11am-4:30pm. Free admission to orchard, $5 to ride the tractor to the corn maze.
Opening Day: Sept. 7, 2021.
Tickets: Purchase at the apple house.
Prices: $5/pp; Under 3 free
Extra Fun: Sign up for the 5K Orchard Race which winds through the corn maze and orchards. August 28, 2021.
9. Applewood Orchard | Lakeville
In 2021, the corn maze has been replaced with a Hedge Maze. Open daily 9am-6pm during apple season. Normally, we would not recommend this maze for small children due to length of the 10-acre maze. However, this year’s hedge maze looks a little more manageable, plus small children will enjoy the pedal tractors and play equipment. You can read our full review here.
Opening Day: Sept. 4, 2021.
Tickets: Purchase at the farm
Prices: $7/adult and $5/teen
Extra Fun: “Little Farmville” is a course with little pedal tractors for kids to drive around. They also have playground equipment for small kids.
TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO CORN MAZES
10. Sever’s Corn Maze & Fall Festival | Shakopee
Sever’s has a head-spinning lineup of activities at their annual fall festival in addition to their challenging corn maze – jumping pillow and zip lines are included. A few attractions, including the giant slide and pony rides, cost extra. Open Sept 10-Oct 31, 2021, Fri 1-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm & Sun 10am-6pm. Tickets are $17/pp ages 4+ with discounts for military, seniors and PCAs. Tickets must be pre-purchased online.
Opening Day: Friday, September 10, 2021.
Tickets: Pre-purchase Online.
Prices: $17/pp; Under 4 free
Extra Fun: Buy Season passes for $40/pp; or get discounted tickets for military, seniors, groups and PCAs.
Want to explore beyond our top ten? Here are 5 more ideas:
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1. Eveland Family Farm | Andover
The big corn maze is not happening in 2021 due to the drought, but there is a small corn maze perfect for preschoolers. Admission includes the run of the farm, meeting the animals, a ($3/pp) add a hayride ($5/admission), great for the youngest members of the family. Open Sept 25-Oct 31, 2021. Mon, Wed, Thur 4-7pm; Tues 1-7pm (senior day), Fri 3-7pm and weekends 10am-6pm . $3-5/pp.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021.
2. Rockpoint Church | Lake Elmo
Fun for families and people of all ages. Corn trail includes wagon rides and a 1/3 mile trail. Find more info on Rockpoint’s website. Free admission and open to all. Saturdays 11am-4pm.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 18, 2021.
3. Fresh Acres | Monticello
(45 minutes northwest of the Twin Cities) Maze, petting zoo, combine slide, inflatables, bale mountain, giant yard games, climbing tires and corn cannon. Open September 11-October 31 weekends & MEA 10am-6pm. $10/pp; 3 and under free (Discounts for first responders and military).
Opening Day: Saturday, September 11, 2021.
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4. Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn | Shakopee, MN – Bargain fun!
The corn maze is open all week. On weekends, take a free hayride to the pumpkin field. Open weekdays 11am – 6:30pm and weekends 9am – 6:30pm. Free admission.
5. Center Creek Orchard | Fairmont
(2 1/2 hours southwest of the Twin Cities) – Time this for a fall foliage trip! Besides the giant maze, enjoy hayrides, jump pad, bouncers, corn pile, apple sling, barrel rides, scarecrow building, super slide, storytelling, scavenger hunt, crawling tunnels, duck races, roller slide, mini golf, apple treats and haunted forest. Open September-October weekends & MEA 10am-6pm. $8/pp; 2 and under free.
Watch for Again in 2022
101 Market has made the decision not to do a corn maze this year. Check back in 2021.
Where did my favorite maze go?
Berry Hill Farm | Anoka
2019 was the farm’s last year for fall festivities. After 20 years of fun, Cliff and Amy Rowe have decided to step back.
Tweite’s Family Farm | Byron
(Near Rochester, 90 minutes south of the Twin Cities) – 2019 was their final year.
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