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.
TWIN CITIES NORTH METRO MAZES
Please note that these farms are mainly run by busy families. While we have been checking and updating continually, information is subject to change, and changes are not always shared with us. We recommend calling ahead to verify.
1. Rockpoint Church – Our Budget Pick
Rockpoint Church, 5825 Kelvin Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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: Saturdays, September 16, 23 & 30 and October 7, 2023
450 Apple Orchard Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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 23-Oct 22 2023. The maze is open weekends 11am-3pm. Wed-Fri, 1-3pm starting Oct 4th.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
8001 109th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
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 weekends and MEA, from 10-6pm. FREE admission to courtyard, pumpkin patch & yard games. Corn maze is included in the Activity Area for $12/pp. Smaller mazes, corn pits, hayrides and play areas are also included in this admission.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Tickets: Tickets to corn maze available onsite.
Prices: $13/pp. Kids 36″ and under FREE.
Save: Find lower-priced tickets and ticket pack deals by purchasing online.
8174 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
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: Saturday, September 23, 2023. Open 6 days/week (closed Tuesdays ), 10:00am – 6:00pm. (Flashlight nights are open until 9pm)
Tickets: Timed tickets sold online only.
Prices: $10.99-$17.99/pp, includes all Joyer Adventure Farm activities.
Save: Season Pass $46.00
5. Fresh Acres | Monticello
8102 72nd St NE, Monticello, MN 55362 (45 minutes northwest of the Twin Cities)
Maze, petting zoo, combine slide, inflatables, bale mountain, giant yard games, climbing tires and corn cannon. Open select days September 9th through October 29, 2023. Fridays 11-4, Saturdays and Sundays 10-6. $12/pp; ages 3 and under or over 69 are free (Discounts for first responders and military).
Opening Day: September 9, 2023.
TWIN CITIES EAST METRO CORN MAZES
14421 90th St S, Hastings, MN 55033
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 23, 2023, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, & Sun 10am-6pm (plus MEA hours). $10-$12/pp, under 3 free.
Opening Day: September 24, 2023
Tickets: Pay at the gate. Online tickets coming soon.
Prices: Adults $12; Children 3-10 $10; 2 and under: Free. Orchard admission and other activities separate. General orchard admission onsite is $7 for ages 5 and older and $5 for ages 4 and younger
11211 60th St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Admission to the farm and garden center are free, as are a limited number of fall activities; small fees apply for many activities. Maze ($5/pp) and fall activities are open weekends through Halloween, Sat & MEA weekend 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm.
Opening Day: September 20, 2023
Tickets: Purchase at the ticket booth.
Save: Admission to the farm is free, so you can budget by activity.
8. Applewood Orchard – Sept 2, 2023 – Our Pick for Families with Small Kids
In 2021, the corn maze was replaced with a hedge maze and we feel the hedge maze is a little more manageable for families with small kids than a giant corn maze. Small children will also enjoy the pedal tractors and play equipment. You can read our full review here.
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
9. Ferguson’s Minnesota Harvest | Jordan, MN
We reviewed this farm when it was Sponsel’s. It has recently been purchased by new owners. More activities have been added. Admission price includes a FREE season pass. Pay once, go all season.
Opening Day: August 19, 2023 for Fall Fun. We recommend calling ahead to verify the corn maze is up and running. 952-492-2785.
Tickets: MUST purchase tickets online.
Prices: $15/pp ages 2+.
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 16-Oct 29, 2023, Weekends & MEA 10am-7pm. Tickets are $12-$19/pp ages 4+ with discounts for military, seniors and PCAs. Tickets must be pre-purchased online.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Tickets: Pre-purchase Online.
Prices: $19-$26/pp; Under 4 free
Save: Save by purchasing online and/or by purchasing a season pass.
Want to explore beyond our top ten? Here are more ideas:
More North Metro
2575 Andover Boulevard Northwest, Andover, MN 55304
Waiting to hear what the plan is for 2023. In 2022, the cows ate all the corn in the corn maze!
Opening Day: Sept 23, 2023.
A 5-acre maze families can explore as part of their visit during daytime hours or come for special evening flashlight hours on Friday’s and Saturdays in October from 7pm-9pm. Daytime maze is included with the $10 activity wristband. Evenings is maze-only for $10.
Opening Day: Sept 23, 2023
More South Metro
Peter’s Pumpkins & Carmen’s Corn | Shakopee, MN – Bargain fun!
No corn maze, but on weekends, take a free hayride to the pumpkin field. Open daily in October — Weekdays 11am – 6:30pm and weekends 9am – 6:30pm. Free admission.
Opening Day: October 1, 2023.
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. $10/pp; 2 and under free.
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.
101 Market has not created a corn maze in since 2020. They have some 2023 Holiday events updated and the corn maze is not among them. We’ll keep watch, but we don’t think the corn maze is coming back.
Pinehaven Farm — Corn Maze Closed for 2023
28186 Kettle River Blvd N, Wyoming, MN 55092
The rest of the farm will be open and full of fun. Learn why Anne’s family enjoyed their visit to this busy family farm with over 30 attractions to choose from. Opening Day: September 16, 2023
Pearson Family Farm — Changes are in progress. Stay tuned for updates
8846 US-10, Ramsey, MN 55303
Croix Farm Orchard – TBD for 2023
12971 St Croix Trail S, Hastings, MN 55033
Plus pick-your-own apples, a pumpkin patch, farm animals and space to run and play. Maze open weekends beginning early September, 11am-4:30pm. Free admission to orchard, $5 to ride the tractor to the corn maze.
Opening Day: TBD for 2023
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.
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