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
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. 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 17, 2022
Tickets: Save and guarantee your spot with pre-purchased tickets. Tickets at the door subject to availability.
Prices: $13-$19/pp at the door.
Save: Save $3/pp with pre-purchased tickets. Follow Pinehaven on Facebook for special promotions.
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 24-Oct 23, 2022. The maze is open weekends 11am-3pm. Wed-Fri, 1-3pm starting Oct 5.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
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 weekends and MEA, September 17-October 30, 2022 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: September 17, 2022
Tickets: Tickets to corn maze available onsite.
Prices: $12.00/pp on weekends & MEA
Save: Find lower-priced tickets and ticket pack deals by purchasing online.
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: September 17, 2022. Open 6 days/week (closed Tuesdays ), 10:00am – 6:00pm. (Flashlight nights are open until 9pm)
Tickets: Timed tickets sold online only.
Prices: $14.99/pp, includes all Joyer Adventure Farm activities.
Save: Season Pass $37.00
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 $30/family or $5/pp to cover all activities (nighttime events are $10/pp; $45/household). Open daily, 10am-6pm.
Opening Day: Open all of September & October.
Tickets: Get wristbands at the barn.
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 17th, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, & Sun 10am-6pm (plus MEA hours). $10-$12/pp, under 3 free.
Opening Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Tickets: Pay at the gate. Online Tickets coming soon.
Prices: More Details TBA. 2021: 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: 2022 TBA.
Tickets: Purchase at the ticket booth.
Save: Admission to the farm is free, so you can budget by activity.
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 early September, 11am-4:30pm. Free admission to orchard, $5 to ride the tractor to the corn maze.
Opening Day: Closed in 2022; Check back in 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.
August 27, 2022. Cancelled in 2022.
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: 2022 TBA.
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 17-Oct 30, 2022, 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: Friday, September 17, 2022.
Tickets: Pre-purchase Online.
Prices: $19/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 5 more ideas:
More North Metro
Eveland Family Farm | Andover
The farm will open September 24, 2022, but the cows ate this year’s corn maze. Check back next year.
Opening Day: September 24, 2022.
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: Saturdays, September 17th & 24th, 2022.
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 10, 2022-October 30, 2022 & MEA 10am-6pm. $10/pp; 3 and under free (Discounts for first responders and military).
Opening Day: September 10, 2022.
More South Metro
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 daily in October — Weekdays 11am – 6:30pm and weekends 9am – 6:30pm. Free admission.
Opening Day: October 1, 2022.
4. 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 27, 2022 for Fall Fun. We recommend calling ahead to verify the corn maze is up and running. 952-492-2785.
Prices: $15/pp ages 2+.
6. 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.
Watch for Again in 2022
101 Market has made the decision not to do a corn maze in 2020 or 2021. We are watching for 2022.
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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