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
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. In order to maintain social distancing requirements, pre-purchased, timed tickets are required in 2020.
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 26-Oct 25, 2020. The maze is open weekends 11am-4pm. Wed-Fri, 1-4pm starting Oct 7.
Twin Cities Harvest Festival Corn Maze | Brooklyn Park
Note: In 2020, only the pumpkin patch, sunflower field, market & corn maze will be open. General admission is free; corn maze tickets are $6-$8/pp.
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, Sept 19-Nov 1, 2020. Weekdays 12-6pm, weekends & MEA 10-6pm. FREE admission to pumpkin patch & sunflower field. Corn maze, $6-$8/pp.
Pearson Family Farm | Ramsey – Reader Recommendation
Activities include a maze, 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. Open daily, 10am-6pm.
TWIN CITIES EAST METRO CORN MAZES
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 open Saturday, September 19 through Saturday, October 31, 2020, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, & Sun 10am-6pm. $8-$10/pp, under 3 free.
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 the corn maze, corn pit and hayrides. Season starts Sept 24, 2020. Maze ($4/pp) and fall activities are open weekends through Halloween, Sat & MEA weekend 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm.
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 8, 2020, 11am-4:30pm. Free admission to orchard, $3 to ride the tractor to the corn maze.
TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO CORN MAZES
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 11-Nov 1, 2020, 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 and season passes will not be offered in 2020.
Taking a break for 2020 – look for these in 2021!
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. Maze open daily late September through late October. Weekends: 10am-6pm. Weekdays 9am-8pm. $6/maze only. $15/all inclusive.
Rockpoint Church | Lake Elmo
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. Free admission and open to all.
Waldoch Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze | Lino Lakes
Fall weekend activities include a scenic drive to pumpkin patch, Joyer Barnyard with all the animals, pedal trikes, playhouses and a mini tractor train ride. Open daily Oct. 2 – Oct 31, 10:00am – 6:00pm. Corn maze and maze area admission is $12 a person ages 3+.
Applewood Orchard | Lakeville – Day out with the Teen!
No corn maze happening in 2020, but check back next year. You can read our full review here. 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.
Want to explore beyond our top ten? Here are some more ideas:
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Eveland Family Farm | Andover
Admission includes the run of the farm, meeting the animals, a hayride and the corn maze, great for the youngest members of the family. Open Sept 26-Oct 31, 2020. 4-7pm weekdays & 10am-6pm weekends. $4/pp.
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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.
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.
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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