Funtober lists Iowa corn mazes in major cities like Des Moines, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and more. Visitors this fall can get lost in a daytime corn maze, the daylights scared out of them in haunted mazes with bloodied actors and actresses wielding weapons, as well as more difficult options such as flashlight and moonlight mazes. You’ll find options with small mazes designed for kids and large, challenging ones to keep adults occupied for a long time. And don’t forget about the other fall activities that occur on these farms including pumpkin patches, hayrides, farm animals and children’s activities. It’s one of the best parts of September and October!
Be sure to check out their websites for further information, hours and prices. Many also have a pumpkin patch, hayrides, haunted attractions, live animals and so much more fun things to do this fall which may have different hours.
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Farm Activities Across Iowa 2015
Pumpkinville & Corn Maze in Mitchellville – Mitchellville, IA.
Opened August 7, 2015! Theme is Ancient World!
They have a 20 acre big corn maze that runs from August through October 31st. Of course Pumpkinville has lots of pumpkins of all sizes. Take part in a scavenger hunt as you work your way through this maze. Bring your flashlight to try out the maze after dark. There is also a mini maze for kids that takes about 15 minutes to complete. When you have had enough cornfusion, it also features are a straw trains, hayrack ride, and games. Their address is 618 Center Ave. S, Mitchellville, IA 50169. It is about 18 miles east of Des Moines.
Center Grove Orchard – Cambridge, IA.
Farmyard opens September 12, 2015!
The orchard features pumpkins, apples, hayrides, farm animals, and a corn maze. They are open daily in the fall with live music entertainment on weekends. Their address is 32835 610th Ave., Cambridge, Iowa. It is about 26 miles north of Des Moines.
Geisler Farms – Bondurant, IA – 10 Acres
Opens September 5, 2015!
Geisler Farms is a third generation family farm 14 miles northeast of Des Moines that is run by Darrell and Malinda Geisler.
Location: 5251 NE 94th Ave., Bondurant, IA 50035
Howell’s Pumpkin Patch – Cumming, IA. The farm is known for pumpkins and their corn maze. They also have a gift shop, homemade ice cream, greenhouse, and kids activities including barn yard, live animals, hay stacks, and more. The fun starts around September 19th. Their address is 3145 Howell Court, Cumming, Iowa 50061. It is about 21 miles southwest of Des Moines. A popular farm with over 3,795 Facebook likes.
The Pumpkin Ranch – Winterset, IA.
Opens September 18, 2015!
A family owned honey and pumpkin farm. They feature zip lines, horseback rides, face painting, and kids games. They also feature Iowa’s Mega Corn Maze at the Pumpkin Ranch – The Handsaker Family opened the Pumpkin Ranch in 2010 to share their love of fall with others. Traversing this 9 acre maze takes about two hours with miles of paths. Past themes have featured James Brown (2014). Farm Scene Investigation (2013) and Toyota of Des Moines (2011). There are 12 different check stations. They usually are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from the last weekend in September through late October. Their address is 2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset, IA 50273. It is about 39 miles southwest of Des Moines.
Will’s Family Orchard – Adel, IA. A fun orchard with organic apples, u-pick pumpkins, an Apple & Pumpkin Fest. Pumpkin picking starts around September 19th. They have hay wagon rides, a corn maze, gift shop, great foods, and a barnyard full of goats and chickens. The festivals run the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October. Their activities continue every weekend in October. Their address is 33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel, IA 50003. It is about 29 miles west of Des Moines.
Harvest Barn – Osceola, IA.
Opens September 5, 2015!
A fun place with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, barnyard, mini golf, duck races, wagon rides on weekends and so much more. It opens daily starting around the first weekend in September and lasting through October. Their address is 2721 US Hwy 34, Osceola, Iowa 50213. It is about 55 miles south of Des Moines.
Uncle Bill’s Farm – Grinnell, Iowa. This farm used to be called Carroll’s but it was purchased three years ago by Bill Owen and the name changed to Uncle Bill’s Farm. Same family values-just a different name. In 2014, They officially open Pumpkin Season in September and October with both their pumpkin patch and corn maze. Over 3 miles of trails through their 10 acre cornfield. Admission on weekdays is $7 per person. Weekends admission is $10. Children under the age of three are admitted free. Week day school tours $6 per person by reservation. Parking is always free. Admission includes access to the playground, Big Orange Jumping pillow, picnic area, corn pit, trike ride area, pumpkin patch, gift shop, fast food restaurant, weekend magic and puppet shows in the Big Barn loft, weekend amusement rides (cow train, electric train, jump house), hourly wagon rides to the field (weather conditions permitting-prior to 5 pm each day.) They’ve added real bathrooms (instead of porta-johns), a greenhouse for year round plant sales, a swamp themed kettle corn kitchen, and a farm themed children’s book shop. Folks can take a wagon ride to the field to pick their own pumpkins or pick one from the green house at .49 cents a pound. We also have decorative gourds, mini pumpkin, corn shocks and fall mums for sale. The address is 244 400th Ave., Grinnell, IA 50112. It is about 52 miles east of Des Moines.
The Community Orchard – Fort Dodge, IA. Another fun orchard that opens for fall in August with their Apple Fest. They are open weekends all fall. They feature a pick your own pumpkin patch, a corn maze, apple cider, wagon rides, and Orchard Café. The Community Orchard is popular with over 4,122 Facebook likes. Their address is 2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge, IA. It is about 100 miles north of Des Moines.
Deal’s Orchard – Jefferson, IA
Open daily starting September 5, 2015.
2014 Theme: Farmer J.
Bloomsbury Farm – Atkins, IA – 10 Acres
Opens September 1, 2015! Theme: University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
See if you can put together the puzzle map while you work your way through this 10 acre corn field maze. They also grow 15 acres of pumpkins with a u-pick field. A variety of other farm fun activities are available including hayrack rides, farm animals, pumpkin cannon, jumping pillow, pig races, gemstone mining and more. The farm began as a greenhouse and landscaping business in 1995. Agritourism activities started in 1997. Past designs included Al Roker (2014), March of Dimes (2013), Bloomsbury Farm Zip Line and St. Luke’s Child Protection Center (2012), and Four Oaks (2011).
Harvestville Farm – Donnellson, IA.
Opens September 5, 2015!
Visit their working farm just one mile east of Donnellson, Iowa, where they feature over 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, and ornamentals at our roadside open air market. Saturday nights in October is the moonlight maze from 7 to 10 pm, so don’t forget your flashlight! Past corn maze designs included Farmers Feed the World (2014), Ragbrai (Bicycle Race) (2013) and Buy Fresh Buy Local (2011). Their mission is to provide a fun, safe, educationally based rural fall festival experience for families by offering unique hands-on agricultural related activities, food, and an outdoor market featuring our homegrown pumpkins, squash, gourds, and ornamentals. Some of their attractions include: a 10 acre professionally designed corn maze, horse drawn wagon rides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, bonfires, educational field trips-tours open to schools, youth groups, boy-girls scouts, and any other group or party interested. Their address is 1977 Highway #2, Donnellson, IA 52625. It is about 75 miles south of Iowa City.
Genoa Bluffs Pumpkin Farm – Marengo, IA. Join their Punpkin Fest on weekends from the middle of September through October 31st. They feature pumpkins and a corn maze.
3 Bee Farms – Griswold, IA. Over 80 years old this orchard features more than 1300 apples trees. It has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, live animals, and playground. Their address is 14922 535th Street, Griswold, IA 51535.
Ditmars Orchard – Council Bluffs, IA. They keep expanding their pumpkin patch and improving their popular corn maze. They are open daily during the fall. Their address is 19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. It is just 8 miles east of Council Bluffs.
Pride of the Wapsi – Long Grove, IA. A pumpkin patch and corn maze with lots of fun kids activities this fall. Their address is 14600 305th Street, Long Grove, IA 52756. It is about 18 miles north of Davenport.
Barnyard Blooms – Grandview, IA. A corn maze, gift shop, garden center, pumpkin patch with fall activities. They are about 40 miles west of Davenport.
Carter Farms – Princeton, IA – 4 Acres
2013 Theme: G.M.Z.
2011 Theme: The Dead Matter
A haunted corn maze open Friday and Saturday nights in October, plus Halloween.
Location: 28322 Great River Road, Princeton Iowa
Country Heritage Maize Maze – Elgin, IA – 3.3 Acres
2015 Theme: Go Hog Wild in the Maze
Opened on August 2, 2014. This cornfield is open from late-July into early-November to welcome visitors who want to get lost. They have been holding the maze annually since 1998 when it opened. Past designs included Udderly Amazing (2014), Students OK without Drugs and Alcohol (2013), Bike and Turkey River Corridor Trails (2012) and The Telephone (2011).
Location: Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, just east of Elgin on Highway B64
Schuster’s Pumpkin Patch – Dubuque, IA. Open for 18 years they feature a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and wagon rides. Their address is 7541 Schueller Heights Road, Dubuque, IA 52003. It is about 7 miles south of Dubuque.
Pinter’s Gardens and Pumpkins – Decorah, IA. They open around September 19th this fall for their corn maze and pumpkin patch activities. They feature a bakery, gift shop, garden citer, and fall events. Their address is 2475 State Hwy 9, Decorah, IA. It is about 100 miles northwest of Dubuque.
PumpkinLand – Orange City, IA – 7 Acres
Opens September 1, 2015!
PumpkinLand is less than an hour from Sioux City and Sioux Falls, Iowa. Truly a family farm since 1911. Features include a petting zoo, children’s free corn maze, adult corn maze, pumpkin patch, retail store, school field trips and on Saturday’s special events every weekend. PumpkinLand is open September 1 – October 31, 2014. It takes 45 minutes to an hour to navigate the approximately one mile of trails through the cornfield. The fall festival has pre-picked and u-pick pumpkins. Past themes featured Stegosaurus Dinosaur (2013) and Cow Jumping Over Moon (2012).
Location: 4123 Jackson Ave, Orange City, IA 51041
Solsma Pumpkin Patch – Sanborn, IA – 4 Acres
Opened Sept 1, 2014. A northwest Iowa pumpkin farm with a maize maze in the fall.
Location: 6190 320th St., Sanborn, IA 51248