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) 101 Market Harvest Corn Maze & Fall Festival | Otsego
Maze open daily Sept 21-Oct 27, 2019; Weekends: 10am-6pm. Weekdays 9am-8pm. $6/maze only. $15/All Inclusive.See what is included at 101 Market’s Corn Maze page. For an all-inclusive fall festival, opt for the $15 ticket covering unlimited maze runs, train rides, jumping pillow, corn cannon, corn box and lots more.
2) Berry Hill Farm | Anoka
Open September 29th – October; Weekends 12pm-6pm; and MEA 10am-3pm. $6 admission includes wagon ride and maze ticket plus farm admission. ($2 admission for those not doing the maze/wagon). Best known for its spring berry picking, in the fall, pick your own pumpkins, visit the petting zoo and other fall fun.
3) Pine Tree Apple Orchard | White Bear Lake
Maze open weekends 11am-4pm 9/21/19-10/20/19, & weekdays 1-4pm starting 10/2/19. Last guest admitted at 4pm. 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.
4) Rockpoint Church | Lake Elmo
Open Saturdays, Sep 21-Oct 5 2019, 11am – 3pm. Free admission and open to all. Fun for families and people of all ages. Corn maze includes: corn cannon, pedal karts, tractor-wagon rides, and more (all free) Find more info on Rockpoint’s website.
5) Twin Cities Harvest Festival Corn Maze | Brooklyn Park
Open Saturdays and Sundays 9/21/19-10/27/19, 10am-6pm. Plus additional MEA Hours. $12 Online, children under 36” admitted free. 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.
6) Waldoch Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze | Lino Lakes
Open daily Sept 21- Oct 31, 2019 10:00am – 7:00pm with *last entry to the corn maze at 6:00pm. Corn maze and maze area admission is $12 a person ages 3+ (or $30/season pass). Other fall weekend activities include hayrides to pumpkin patch, Joyer Barnyard with all the animals, pedal trikes, playhouses and a mini tractor train ride.
TWIN CITIES EAST METRO CORN MAZES
7) Afton Apple Orchard | Hastings
Maze open Sept 14-Oct 28 2019, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, & Sun 10am-6pm. $8-$10/pp, under 3 free. 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.
8) Country Sun Farm | Lake Elmo
Opens Sept 19, 2019. 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.
9) Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard | St. Croix Trail South, Hastings
Maze open weekends mid-September thru the October 27, Tuesday – Sunday; 9:30am – 5:00pm. Free admission to orchard, $3 to ride the tractor to the corn maze. Plus pick-your-own apples, a pumpkin patch, farm animals and space to run and play.
TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO CORN MAZES
10) Sever’s Corn Maze & Fall Festival | Shakopee (NEW 2019 LOCATION)
Open Sept 13-Nov 3, 2019, Fri 1-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm & Sun 10am-6pm. Tickets are $17/pp ages 4+ with discounts for military, seniors and groups. If you plan to go more than once, a season pass may be your best bet. 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.
Want to explore beyond our top ten? Here are some more ideas:
More North Metro:
Eveland Family Farm | Andover 2019 Info TBA
2018 Info: Open 3-7pm weekdays & 10am-6pm weekends. $4 admission includes the run of the farm, meeting the animals, a hayride and the corn maze, great for the youngest members of the family.
Reader Recommendation: Pearson Family Farm | Ramsey
2019 corn maze shaped like a scarecrow, u-pick pumpkin patch, free hay rides, free corn pit, huge bale climbing area. 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. Please check the website and/or call ahead for current hours.
More South Metro
Day out with the Teen: Applewood Orchard | Lakeville
Open daily 10am-6pm during apple season. $7/adult and $5/teen; not recommended for small children due to length of the 10-acre maze. Not all corn maze details have been released yet for 2019. Watch for more details around mid-September. You can read our full review here.
Time This For a Fall Foliage Trip: Center Creek Orchard | Fairmont (2 1/2 hours southwest of the Twin Cities)
Open September-October weekends & MEA 10am-6pm. $8/pp; 2 and under Free. 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.
Last Chance: Tweite’s Family Farm | Byron (Near Rochester, 90 minutes south of the Twin Cities)
Opens September 21, 2019 for its final year. $8/corn maze; $10/fun park or $16/both. The fun park includes unlimited wagon rides, trike racing track, pirate ship, castle, fort, rope maze, bolo, rope-a-steer, orange tunnels, agility park and yard game zones, plus a lot more.
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