Get Lost! 12 Bay Area Corn Mazes to Visit This Fall

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Getting lost in a corn or hay maze is practically a childhood rite of passage and with these locations in the Bay Area, there’s one not too far from you! Choose from world-record holding mazes that will take the kids hours to find their way out or mini mazes created especially for shorter legs. Night mazes, haunted mazes and a minotaur maze round out the mazes and increase the intensity factor!

G & M Farms

Nestled in gorgeous Livermore Valley, G & M Farms has a six acre corn maze, enormous pumpkin patch and fresh produce to take home. The weekend features include pony rides, a cow train, pedal cart and their newest attraction: Jumping pillows (think: large, inflatable pillow). 

487 East Airway Blvd
Livermore, CA

Opens Oct 1
Online: gmfarms.com

Webb Ranch - Portola Valley

Haunted house inside the corn maze? Yep, this spot has that plus more! With over 30 acres to stroll along, kids can let off steam in the jumpy houses before picking their pumpkins. They also offer train rides, hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a bird zoo and a reptile zoo. Weekend visits are by reservation only. 

2718 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA

Opens Sep 24
Online: webbranchinc.com

Minotaur's Labyrinth Hay Maze at Arata's Pumpkin Farm - Half Moon Bay

This year’s world-famous Minotaur's Labyrinth hay maze is all new but the minotaur remains! A visit to Arata’s Farm in the Bay Area's pumpkin capital, Half Moon Bay, is a whole day event with train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Combine all the attractions in an all-access pass or pay for individual tickets but make sure to take a pumpkin home! 

185 Verde Road
Half Moon Bay, CA

Maze is open, other attractions open Oct 1
Online: aratasfarm.com

Spina Farms
Spina Farms is a South Bay tradition and for good reason—it has something for everyone! Pick a sunflower, get lost in the corn maze, ride their new Spina express train, let a pumpkin rip from their Pumpkin blaster cannon or let your littlest pumpkin take a ride in their barrels.

8820 Santa Teresa Blvd.
San Jose, CA

Opens Sep 27

Online: Spinafarmspumpkinpatch.com

 

Swank Farms

If there were ever a one-stop shop for fall festivities, this would be it! In addition to a corn maze and pumpkin patches, you will find pig races, a hay jump, gem mining, bouncy houses, a jumping pillow and…. beer!  Still looking for fun? Try the family-friendly Trail of Frights which is a magically light journey through the farm. 

4751 Pacheco Hwy
Hollister, CA

Opens Oct 1
Online: swankfarms.com/fall

Gilroy Ostrich Farm

This spot is the only only one on this list that involves ostriches. Make sure to see the ostriches, get your pumpkin and let the kids run through the hay bale maze. Order your tickets online and save $3. 

5560 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Gilroy, CA

Opens Oct 1
Online: gilroyostrichfarm.com

photo: Santa Rosa Patch

Santa Rosa Patch

Not to be outdone by anyone, this 8-acre corn maze has two different routes so it's perfect for kids of all ages. The short route takes about 25 minutes while the longer route can take up to an hour with night mazes until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. This spot also has a pumpkin patch, inflatable jumping pillow, petting zoo, hay ride, u-pick sunflower fields to fill your day.

5157 Stony Point Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA

Opens Oct 8
Online: santarosapumpkinpatch.com

COVID-19 Updates: Check out their precautions here

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & A'Mazing Corn Maze

Farm animals, a bouncy house, pony rides and food vendors on the weekends will keep the entire family entertained. The maze is open daily and the night maze is open on Friday and Saturday nights (kids 15 and under must stay with an adult inside the night maze).

450 Stony Point Rd
Petaluma, CA

Opens Sep 24

Online: petalumapumpkinpatch.com

Cool Patch Pumpkins - Dixon

Why take a road trip up to this spot? Only because it holds the world record for the largest corn maze! Whether your crew chooses to use a map as a guide or attempts to do it on their own, fun hours are guaranteed. Littles can tackle the mini-maze on site and enjoy the pedal cars. 

6150 Dixon Ave West
Dixon, CA

Opens Sep. 25
Online: coolpatchpumpkins.com

COVID-19 Update: You can expect widened paths in the maze this year as well as other precautions

Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch

We love this spot up north because it has a massively-fun hay maze for kids seven to 97, a smaller one for the under seven plus a hay pit for toddlers which means everyone is covered. A kids music hour from 11 to 12 noon on Sundays 10/10-24, face painting and petting zoo will work up a big appetite for their on-site BBQ and ice cream. Cash only. 

5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA

Opens Sep. 25
Online: nicasiovalleypumpkinpatch.net

photo: Three Nunns Farm

Three Nunns Farm - Brentwood

A $7 tractor ride takes your family to this beautiful property with corn mazes and a pumpkin patch. The kids can then be let loose in the five acre corn maze while a mini-maze promises to be more relaxing for the younger ones. In addition to pumpkins, U-pick and pre-picked produce is also on hand for purchase. 

550 Walnut Blvd
Brentwood, CA

Open Sep.18-Oct.31
Online: threenunns.com

 

Dell'Osso Family Farm - Lathrop

This spot is about 90 minutes east of Fremont and totally worth the drive for a day of fall fun. Your daily wristband gets you into the massive corn maze as well as on other attractions like the hay ride, Dell'Osso Express train, tire pile and more. Upgrade your day to try out the ziplines and pony ride. Don't forget to come back here in the winter to ride the snow tubes!

501 Manthey Rd.
Lathrop, CA

Opens Oct 2nd
Online: pumpkinmaze.com

—Christine Lai & Kate Loweth

Featured photo: Alan Batt via Pixabay

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