My family and I love to go to a corn maze every fall, and since moving to the Midwest we’ve been pleasantly surprised at just how much you can do at a corn maze! Whether you love the maze itself, or relish in the caramel (or candied) apples, the giant slides, or the fun activities, Lake County has some of the best corn mazes around. Pick one from our list and schedule some corn maze fun today.
Corn Mazes In and Around Lake County
Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm offers a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, pumpkins for purchase, and a harvest gift shop to browse. Be sure to bring CASH, but there is an ATM on site. Entrance to the farm is free, but admission is charged for both the corn maze and hayrides. The hayrides are narrated with information about local farming and the crops you will see on the ride.
If you want to mix your love of the Cubs with your corn maze experience, then this is the year at Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze. Every year this great corn maze wins World’s Largest Corn Maze and has been featured on CBS’s Sunday Morning. This year their maze is a depiction of the 2016 Cubs World Series win. Don’t worry about someone in your party getting bored, Richardson’s doesn’t have just a corn maze, but also has pig races, a 700 foot zip line, wagon rides, giant slides, ORBiting, picnic area, camp fire pits, pumpkin patch, and more! My family had so much fun here, I’d recommend it to anyone visiting from out-of-town or only living here for a short while (ahem, that’s you, military families!).
Stade’s Farm (pronounced Stah-Dees) holds it’s annual Shades of Autumn every weekend starting on Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, October 29, 2017. The corn maze is always a big hit and the farm also has slides, wagon rides, Sunday morning worship and food vendors. Be sure to check out the petting zoo which houses a Llama and Alpaca, and don’t miss the pumpkin barrel train and pumpkin cannon demonstrations.
If you have small kids or big kids, you’ll be able to keep them both happy with All Season’s corn maze, which has a 20-minute maze for the littles and a 45-minute maze for the bigger kids. Be sure to check out the apple orchard when you go, but check the apple availability calendar before you plan your trip if you are thinking about picking apples. The busiest days are on the weekend, but the farm is open weekdays rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in September and October. Grab your phone and text a friend you’ve been meaning to get together with to meet you there on a weekday so you can catch up without losing your little ones. Bonus — your Boy Scout or Girl Scout can earn a patch after going through the maze!
Tom’s Farm Market & Garden Center
10214 W. Algonquin Rd, Huntley | (847) 669-3421
Fall Festival runs October 1 – 31.
See website for hours and prices.
Tom’s is Little Lake County writer Shelby’s favorite fall farm; she even went so far as to list out her top-10 reasons to visit. With a six-acre corn maze (and straw maze for young children), playland, animal land and barrel rides, there is a harvest-themed activity to suit everyone in your family. And that’s just the beginning. Kids of all ages will delight in activities such as a climbing spider web, straw mound, goat walk, corn crib box, petting zoo, bunny village, jumping activities, inflatables and a tire mound to climb.
With just five acres of corn, this maze takes about 30 minutes to complete, but make sure you check out the pumpkin patch and kids’ activities.
Land of the Giants Pumpkin Farm
11823 Durand Ave., Sturtevant, WI | (262) 886-6690
Saturday September 26 through Halloween
Open every day 10:00 a.m. – dark.
With $2 admission and nine acres of corn to make your way through, this maze will be worth it for the price alone. Be sure to check out the army truck hayride and pumpkin bounce house as well as the mini donkey at the petting zoo.
Bonus — you get $1 off if you take the army truck to the maze and get lost!
Have you gotten lost in a corn maze? Tell us where your favorite one to visit is located.