Best Corn Maze!
Here is a list of some of the best pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Halloween Trains in the Western US. Don’t forget to share and check out our Eastern US and Central US best pumpkin patches. Have fun and Happy Halloween.
Best Corn Maze in Oregon:
1. Harvest Festival Boot Camp: 2989 Howell Prairie Road, Gervais, OR 97026 (503) 792-3524. Started more than 20 years ago, Bauman’s yearly Harvest Fest has grown to be one of the largest and most popular Pumpkin Patches and Harvest Festivals in the state of Oregon, featuring more than 25 different activities – everything from haunted houses, multiple corn mazes, diving into vats full of hazelnuts, obstacle courses, a Frontier Fort, mining for gems, an apple cannon, zip lining, apple and apple cider tastings, hay rides, pedal carts, huge food court and more. It’s truly like a Harvest Festival Boot Camp!
In addition, Bauman’s hosts the popular Great Pumpkin Weigh Off during Harvest Fest, where more than 30 giant pumpkins are brought in by area farmers and citizens and weighed on giant scales in front of onlookers. Last year, the winning pumpkin weighed in at 1,576 lbs! The giant pumpkins are then on display throughout the rest of the festival. TV, online and print media from all over the state come out to cover the Great Pumpkin Weigh Off.
Owner Brian Bauman estimates that more than 75,000 people visit during the 30 or so days that Harvest Festival runs – which is more than the amount of visitors to the farm the rest of the year combined.
2. Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm: 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd., Portland, OR 97231. Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm offers a bundle of family-friendly fall activities, including: pumpkin patch, hay mazes, pumpkin bowling, and playhouse. In addition, the farm features U-cut flowers, ornamental gourds, Farm Kitchen, and picnic area. From September 28 to October 31, the farm also offers a barrel train, pumpkin flinging machines, hay rides and pony rides. Hours from September 28 to October 31: Open daily, 9 am-5:30 pm
3. Lake View Farms: 32055 NW North Ave., North Plains, OR 97133. From September 28 to October 31, Lake View Farms features a corn maze ($5 per person, $1 for children under 5 years of age), pumpkin patch, train and boat rides (Tickets are $4 for one boat ride and one train ride; last ticket sold half-hour before closing), and farm animals, plus gift shop and coffee cart. On weekends, the farm offers pony rides, caterpillar ride ($2), kettle corn booth, face painting and snack shack. Corn Maze Hours (September 28-October 31): Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pumpkin Patch Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 16511 N.W. Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231. The Pumpkin Patch is more than just a pumpkin patch. Although it’s the quintessential autumn experience, The Pumpkin Patch also is also a family farm, fresh produce market, cafe, gift shop and corn maze. This 45-year-old pumpkin farm has achieve cult status, with families returning year after year. It’s open June thru October on Sauvie Island.
5. Wooden Shoe Pumpkin Fest: 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071. Non-stop activities including a hay pile and slide, tube slide, hay wagon rides, paintball gallery, archery, ‘calf’ roping, giant spider web, horse swings, and the famed Iverson Potato Cannon. Halloween Hauntings for kids 12 and over will take place. Open September 28, 2014 to October 31; 10am-6pm.
Best Corn Maze in California:
6. Shoreline Lake Pumpkin Splash: 3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA. 2014 Dates & Hours for the event: October 17 through Nov. 1, 11-5 (weekends) & 10-5 (weekdays). Nestled within a nature preserve in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Pumpkin Splash! at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View, CA, offers a unique twist on pumpkin patches. Even though surrounded by tech companies, such as Google, the tranquility and beauty of this waterfront oasis (which also provides watersports, lakeside dining, and more) draws local residents, area workers and other visitors who want a true respite from their hectic urban surroundings, and to spice up the “typical” pumpkin picking experience.
Started in 2012 to provide Mountain View residents with their own pumpkin patch, this pumpkin extravaganza has something for everyone, big or little, to enjoy. Visitors to Shoreline’s multi-day celebration of everything pumpkin can expect to find — along with a patch, by the water of course — a variety of weekend access passes, kid-friendly activities, an old-fashioned bake sale, and more… And, for those preferring a more serene orange gourd experience, the patch and seasonal treats (real French and classic American pastries, as well as other gourmet essentials crafted on-site) are also made available during the
7. Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit Pumpkin Patch: Hwy 174, Chicago Park, CA. Located within the small community of Chicago Park in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit is one of the last remaining old fashioned family-owned and operated fruit growing operations in Nevada County. Chris Bierwagen is a fourth-generation farmer, working the same land in the community of Chicago Park that his great-grandfather, Ludwig Bierwagen, first developed in 1902. For more than two decades, the Bierwagen family has offered a pumpkin patch and the chance to come out to the farm for a real, no-frills rural agricultural experience good for the whole family.
The Bierwagen Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week during the month of October, offers a museum, fresh pressed cider and juice, apples and other local foods like Calolea Olive Oil, McClaughry honey and Snow’s mandarin salad dressings. The snack shack is open only on weekends and offers lunch items, including the popular apple fritter nuggets. Families can enter their favorite photos in the annual FamilyPumpkin Photo Contest on the Bierwagen’s Facebook page. The photo with the most likes will win a half of a bushel of apples.
8. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch: 6815 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045. Hunting for that perfect, long stem, “chubby face” pumpkin?
Come to Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch, right here in the middle of the city! With lots of straw bales, corn stalks, mountains of pumpkins, gourds, and more, we’re sure to give you a little of the “country” feeling. And for the young and restless, we have bouncers, ponies, petting zoo, ball house, hand-powered train, Shawn’s Play Land, mechanical animals, spin art, train rides and guaranteed fun for the whole family! At the Culver City location: Pony rides, petting zoo, Thomas the train, Kids’ power train, mechanical animals, Shawn’s Play Land, bouncer, straw maze, face painter, balloon artist, color sand art, spin art.
Best Corn Maze in Washington:
9. Pumpkin Patch Sequim: 260045 Highway 101, Sequim, WA 98382. The 33-acre farm hosts numerous activities each year! hayrides, horseback rides, corn maze and more planned. The patch is open from 9 a.m. until dusk on weekdays, plus evening maze adventures on Fridays and Saturdays, through Halloween. The farm also features horseback rides ($5 each), a pumpkin shoot (launch three pumpkins for $5, for a chance at a $100 prize), a straw maze for youths ($5 each youth for unlimited entry, adults free) and new to the farm this year, the “Hack Shack,” a haunted house-style building ($3 for entry). The farm features U-pick pumpkins and can accommodate field trips and birthday parties. For more information, contact farm owner Theresa Lassila at 461-0940.
Best Corn Maze in Utah:
10. Pumpkin Festival Train: 450 South 600 West, Heber City, Utah, 84032. As indicated by its name, this is the ultimatepumpkin experience. The festival train goes beyond just your average visit pumpkin patch to incorporate a full pumpkin journey along the way. Hosted by Heber Valley Railroad during the month of October, the annual pumpkin festival train rides (45-min) includes seating in the train’s haunted cars where guests are entertained by witches, mummies and even Dracula. To complete the journey, the train stops at the pumpkin patch where guests are able to select their perfect pumpkin straight from the vine.
Best Corn Maze in Colorado:
11. Frederika Farm Festival: Avondale, CO. A centennial farm with an amazing harvest experience. Wind through the Colorado corn maze, pick your perfect pumpkin, and try your skill with thepumpkin trebuchet in the pumpkin fling. A family friendly activity that also educates and informs guests about the incredible value that the small family farm provides to our country.
12. Colon Orchards: 3175 Grandview St, Cañon City, CO 81212. Located in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, Colon Orchards is a fourth generation farm that offers both a 5-acre maze and 10-acre corn maze in the fall, in addition to hayrides (on the weekends and a pumpkin patch for selecting the perfect pumpkin. Admission is $8 and includes a pumpkin. Children under 5 are free (pumpkin not included in their entrance). Hours of operation for Colon Orchards Farm is 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.daily through October 31.
13. Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze: 1649 Poplar Ave, Cañon City, CO 81212. This 8-acre maze will keep patrons on their toes as they wind their way through a unique maze every year. Bring flashlights and enjoy s’mores and hot cider on Friday and Saturday evenings. Diana’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze is open Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through October 31, and groups can visit by appointment Monday – Thursday. New this year, Diana’s Pumpkin patch will offer Paint Balloon wars from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. on November 1st and 2nd.
14. Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, CO. During the 1/2 hour train ride to the Pumpkin Patch, children will receive a trick-or-treat bag to get goodies at the Pumpkin Patch. At the Pumpkin Patchyou will have about 1 1/2 hours to enjoy live musical entertainment, hay wagon rides, Charlie Brown Game Alley, bounce house, costume contest, straw bale maze, face painting, and trick or treating! Kids will especially enjoy going through the maze to get to the pumpkin patch to pick out their own ‘perfectpumpkin‘!
15. Andersons Farms, Erie: Terror in the Corn maze is all the rage at Andersons Farms in Erie, CO. This year the maze hosts an impressive cast that includes the Pumpkin of the Opera, the Mine Hagg Lady and the Wagon Wheel Insane Asylum. The thirty-five minute, 4 part haunt is one you won’t forget; highlights include the Haunted Hayride and Ghost Town Experience. The Zombie Paintaball hunt, along with the above activities, runs from September 26- November 1, with activities happening at various times (available on their online calendar). Activities range from $20 – $55/person, and camping is available at the farm.
16. Studts Pumpkin Patch: 21 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505. A day corn maze, night haunted corn maze, hay mountain, pumpkin jump, pumpkin patch, and redneck bazooka (paintball without the paint), are just a sampling of the activities offered at Studts Pumpkin Patch. Studts is open Sunday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. The Dark Acres Haunted Hours are Friday and Saturday nights beginning at dark until 10 p.m. General admission is $8, and the Dark Maze is $10 (*Dark Maze begins October 12).
17. Pumpkin Patch Train: The Depot, Alamosa, CO 81101. A twist on the traditional pumpkin patch excursion, the Pumpkin Patch Train invites guests to enjoy the vibrant colors of fall in the Southern Rockies from the Rio Grande Railroad on October 25. Haybale mazes and fun fall activities greet guests, and everyone is invited to pick their favorite pumpkin to take home and decorate. Kids are encouraged to don their Halloween get-up and to Trick-or-Treat on the train. Tickets are $25/person and the train departs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
18. Tigges Farm: 12404 Weld County Road 64 1/2, Greeley, CO 80631. Grab a wagon and head to the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect gourd! This farm has been run by the same family since 1935 and exudes a unique and precious love for the land. From August – October check out the outdoor Tigges Farm Equipment museum, which showcases some of the original equipment used to till the land. Watch for pink pumpkins to support breast cancer research.
Best Corn Maze in Wisconsin:
19. Miller Farms: Country Club Ct, Platteville, WI 53818, (970) 785-6133. The Haunted Adventure kicked off its season on October 10 and runs through October 31. Guests will spend about 30 minutes wandering through this truly scary maze. Miller Farms’ Fall Harvest Festival also runs through mid-November and offers hayrides, corn mazes and a petting zoo, in addition to the 180 acres of fields to pick ripe vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, squash and more. New this year is a mysterious swamp Monster driven by the recent floods to the dark and scary corn maze! Admission is $10 per person, or only $5 dollars if they come from the Harvest. The Fall Harvest Festival is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily; Haunted Adventure is open nightly after dusk.
— Mary (@xxplumcrazeexx) October 7, 2014
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